Well, I did get the job at Hewlett Packard, started on the 7 July, after being promised there would be a laptop waiting for me and my security clearance would be through ready for me to start here we are 10 days into the job and still no security clearance and, apparently, my laptop will be delivered tomorrow.
That is going to allow me to start work finally, complete the onboarding tasks and begin training for my role. I really can’t wait as it’s very boring when you can’t do anything and are being paid to go into work to read all the bits they can give you which isn’t a lot and after reading them 4 times you seem to know all there is to know.
I feel guilty that I’ve not started yet, even though I have been getting paid for going in every day.
On a much lighter note, getting off benefits feels absolutely terrific and I never want to go back to not having a job until I retire which may not be at 65 as long as I’m able to keep working then I want to do so. My pension won’t be paid until November 2019 anyway.