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Hubby and I have just been made simultaneously redundant after 11 years working at the same place, so a bit of a shock to the system.
We're in North Herts/South Cambridge. Our last day where we are is 31st May, and if we haven't found 'proper' jobs by then, then it's temping and minimum wage stuff. Actually that's fine, as it's a way of getting a foot in the door, and it might lead to something permanent. Meanwhile we're applying for everything we can, and have plastered our CVs over every website you can think of.
My question is this - just how grim is it out there? I had a look in Tescos tonight thinking that that would be an option if push came to shove, and was politely but firmly told "no vacancies" in a voice that implied she said the same thing many times a day.
I can't bear the thought of having to sign on and being stuck at home with Jeremy Kyle, I'd rather do anything but that, even if it pays diddly squat. I just need to have the routine of getting up and going to work in the morning,
Anyone in the same boat and if so, any insider information on how easy or difficult it's likely to be to find work if you're prepared to do absolutely anything? Maybe this is just a case of things looking worse than they really are in the wee small hours, but a bit of a wibble going on over here.