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05:43 pm: It's been a long time coming
A few minutes ago, I received an offer of a job with a bank in Chester. I have accepted this provisionally, and will now have all the paperwork and stuff to work through. So ends the process of relocation to the UK: the boys are in school, we are settled in a home with social, church and other commitments. Now, the last part, paid work for me, is complete.

Current Location: CH63 0EB
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant

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From:jaq
Date:December 5th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
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Well done!
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From:lexin
Date:December 5th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations!

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From:ibid
Date:December 5th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations!
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From:natesmountain
Date:December 5th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
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Oh, Ian, that is brilliant. And since you have so successfully achieved all those other things, this is probably the best time to get a job too. Congratulations!
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From:ringbark
Date:December 6th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
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Thank you. There are always so many things still to do, both in the short term and in the long term.
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From:sheaj34
Date:December 5th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)

Praise The Lord!

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I knew it felt more right praying for a job in Chester than any of the other places you have been to for interview this year! Such a great time to be told about the job too, the season of advent with expectations of the best gift of all. (the wait made you know more about great endurance and patience - ref. Collosians 1)
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From:ringbark
Date:December 6th, 2006 10:54 am (UTC)

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Thank you. After I started looking further afield, the right job came along just down the road. Life is like that, and not just for jobs. And, as ever, the timing is perfect.
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From:louderback
Date:December 5th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)

Congratulations!

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Think of it as an early Christmas present!

I wish you well and hope you enjoy your new employment.
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From:ringbark
Date:December 6th, 2006 10:55 am (UTC)

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Thank you. Certainly my wife vivh also sees it as an early Christmas present.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:December 5th, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)

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Many congratulations! I hope it works out really well for you. :-)
From:ciarang
Date:December 6th, 2006 10:44 am (UTC)
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Needless to say there's a small part of me that will miss your fortnightly tales of signing on, but hearty congratulations come from the rest of me.
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From:ringbark
Date:December 6th, 2006 10:58 am (UTC)
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Oh, the signing on system is far more cunning than that. After three months, you have to sign on weekly to improve your chances of getting a job, because they can offer so much more help...
But as soon as you step away for even a moment, to travel overseas for example, you have to go back to day 1. This also means that you reduce the long-term unemployment figures.
Of course, if you have any worthwhile savings or other assets, you don't get any benefit anyhow. But I am looking forward to signing on next Monday. And the Monday after.
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