Daves' Diary

Welcome to my very own slice of the world wide web. This is an account of my trials and tribulations as I try to forge ahead on this spinning globe and get myself a 'career' in the process. Please read on and make sure your feet are clean. Thanks!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

What to do what to do....

Interview in one place
Life in another
What to do....

Coffee shop

In another (my regular) coffee shop. Why? Well, this is where I can relax and plan my day.....actually I can sit and ponder all the great questions of life. What is happening to my career? What changes can I make? Why are my legs stiff? How big is the universe? Can I work for the DSS?

These are all burning issues for me. Not ranked in order but work comes first. At least I have a paper to read and a window to stare out...

Monday, 24 August 2015

DSS irony....

Odd isn't it. I go and sign on always slightly sarcastically but up ear nonetheless. Seems there might be done fixed term opportunities emerging there. These would be ideal for me. It all changes shape. Odd isn't it..?

DSS appt

Good morning 
Quiet today?
Still here I'm afraid
Going ok but no breaks yet

Maybe see you soon but hopefully not.....nothing personal!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015


Despite all my negative background noise about the council I quite enjoyed the interview. Told them always best to employ the first candidate. Was quite light hearted whilst keeping a serious face. Might work for me. Might work against me.....again!

3rd strike

Have interview number 3 with Aberdeen Council today. Getting selected is good but am I applying for anything I see? Haven't felt a spark with any of these jobs. They would pay the bills (just) but not much else. Where's the excitement and stimulation in being an Admin Assistant?

Sunday, 9 August 2015

New perspective

Got engaged this weekend. Pretty grown up decision. Smartest thing I have ever done.

Thursday, 6 August 2015


Was told I would hear that night or the next day. The next day has come and gone. Still no word.....?


Public sector v private sector. Two different beasts 

and I have worked in both. Can see good and bad in all. I have one or is it better not to consider the minutiae of life too deeply? This public sector interview (in one hour from now) will keep me in Aberdeen, give me an income and, ironically, a pension. Don't forget self esteem and adding new skills to my profile (will lengthen  my CV too!). More importantly it means a lot for me and Marie.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Student Loans Company interview in Glasgee. Sitting in Costa coffee doing my prep and looking out window at Pret a Manger (next to Run 4 It). Confidence, fulled by caffeine, is HIGH!!