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I still need something to occupy me until January.
Dressing up as santa?
Delivering heavy bags of post?
Driving the coke lorry?
(if you're a student)
i did it for a couple of years and got roped into postman-ing
Recommended reading: The Jolly Christmas Postman
(so I've heard)
Seems really easy to get, I get to do the nightshift, an excuse to move to London earlier than I need to, money I suppose, I can pretend I'm Bukowski
I don't like working
is if you are a massive fan of programmes that feature auctions.
I hate people
I hate sunlight
I got to bed at 3am anyway wth is another couple of hours
I've never done it before and quite fancy giving it a go
for the bukowski reason. there was no romanticism to it, whatsoever. lasted a day. If you know its gonna end though, more than manageable.
that sounds like a pretty Bukowski experience anyway
A ringing endorsement from a man who did a lot of dead-end jobs.
I found it very interesting in a way, seeing how the sorting office all worked. You can get away with doing absolutely fuck all if you play your cards right as long as you look busy. We were paid better as temps than the full timers.
in some ways very depressing, but I made some decent friends for that time.
* You could bring in headphones, which was cool. Me and my frequent compadre would designate times for using them though, and talk about Star Wars or talk trash about the other, lesser, postal sorting partnerships. This was a particularly good time for listening to podcasts, too (looked like a right weirdo during funny bits).
* I conditioned myself to going for dumps at times equidistant between the beginning and the break period (and the break period and hometime) as an anarchic stealth-mini-break (thank you, phones with Internet access)
I've got more stuff which I might post later, but I'm in a moderate rush.
Stole loads of stamps
Hi all who know about these things - What are the general dates for these things? What's the last day for christmas sorting? Got an interview for it and wondering if I'd be able to fly out to Italy on christmas eve or not. So far the automaton that is RM won't get back to me and I don't want to wait two weeks to find out.
but once you're working there it becomes pretty flexible and i'm sure i continued on after xmas (optional) and some days i did sorting and some days postman-ing.
and plenty of xmas cards and gifts are delivered after xmas, i'm not liking your chances. that said, if it's agency work or zero hours, fuck it.
I don't know if I'm going to go to it yet though got other temporary fish to fry in other temporary kettles iykwim wink wink one nudge.
Probably will though.
I will also be coming back to Wales for christmas day if they bloody well like it or not, so they better finish before Christmas eve.