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Month: July, 2014

Welcome to my nightmare

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.

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This used to be my playground

When we were young life was a magical place where we lived. Now it seems there were as many (if not more) child abusers preying on the weak and innocent as there are today.

The latest big name trial has ended with a guilty verdict. While I feel no affection for the predator I do feel compassion for their victims. They hid their guilt and shame, sometimes for decades, when they had done nothing to feel guilty or shame about. I think the law needs to be changed, protect the innocent at all costs but those accused should be investigated and their lives, whether public or private, should be examined in minute detail.

In the instance of historical cases every perpetrator should have every alibi checked and if not possible to confirm an alibi then this should be counted against them. Children are always innocent and we have to ensure that this innocence is not tarnished by the actions of a predator.

Children should be allowed to grow at their own pace, in a world where they are kept safe and allowed to enjoy their childhood. If we can name and shame and stop these paedophiles in their tracks then we can move closer to allowing children freedom from attack and safe places to live, grow and develop without limiting their imaginations.