So, in the past few weeks a lot of the people on here have been stressing over the work prospects, the governments everywhere are intent on shafting those that really need help and their idea of saving money is making redundant all those that do a useful job for society – reading the business section yesterday it seems the banks are all high and dry and going straight back to their core beliefs – did I get this wrong, or wasn’t it them that got us in this mess in the first place? anyway.. I’m s’posed to be doing something useful- and this seemed like the thing to do.
We don’t do advertising on here, for that I’m grateful (I’ll never get on with spotify for that reason) but we are a community with a somewhat pleasant ‘helping each other out’ ethos… so getting started in the EOTWQs and a plea from DsD on my post (long after people had stopped reading) I thought this needed it’s own spot… and it gives me a chance to do a massive playlist…. I will add links later (might even show you the t-shirts I’ve been working on – if that’s okay) and with some sort of pagan festival or religious ones at the end of the year – do people on here, have interesting things/ideas for us. I would prefer to get things from friends that were lovingly crafted than a faceless corporation (even though you lot are mostly unknown to me in real way – you get my idea – don’t you) What can we do to swap our own usefulness for the help or knowledge of others on here?
(If anyone could word this post better – feel free to chip in!)
Here’s a few mentions of things so far – we need to expand on this:
In the Work section of the Guardian they had “50 Side Businesses to Set Up” which assumes you still have a proper job as well
The writer didn’t mention the ‘Re-Write a 50 things article and get a newspaper needing to fill space to give you cash for it’ did he?
I’ve racked up a fair ol’ number of real-life meetings with you lot, but I want to do some more. I’ve resisted this next line for a couple of years, but it is now getting to desperation time: if I’m overstepping the mark, just let me know, and I’ll delete and apologise . . .
If any of you know any companies locally who have Fork Lift Truck operators, I’d love to hear about them. If I can convert any cold calls to training bookings, I’ll get a room at your local Travelodge, and personally deliver you a large bottle of your choosing as a thank you. Shane and Maki have already tried for me, but my legendarily rubbish sales skills failed to make anything of the contacts. I DON’T want to give up the fantastic quality time I get with my kids, and have to go and get a “proper” job, so I’m persevering until the money runs out. Fortunately we cleared the mortgage some years ago, so there’s time and petrol money to last a little while longer.
Come the return of the school term (imminent), I have several plans. One of them is pie-in-the-sky selling oil paintings I haven’t painted yet to one of the two (!) galleries in the village, or maybe online
I run a few blogs, but just use them to promote my graphic design websites, so it’s heavy on the visual and not the writing. I don’t run ads on the sites or shoot for traffic for the blog itself, i use them to generate business for my actual websites where i do make my money. If anyone needs help with this kind of thing, i can give you my email, be happy to help. Or if there is enough interest from people i could do a blog post.
AMY, over to you.
Just reading a book called The Four Hour Work Week. It’s chock full of interesting ideas
If you just want to rant about the state of the nation – make sure you are not going to lose your job over it… here’s some songs.. to keep us working:
1 Working Family Shack
2 Work Song Nellie McKay
3 Actor Out Of Work St. Vincent
4 We Work in Bars The Chap
5 Work / Here’s What’s Left RJD2
6 Working Class Stomp The Caroloregians
7 Work is a four letter word Smiths
1 The Money Shuffle (Live) Richard Thompson
2 Love And Work Jimi Tenor
3 Money (That’s What I Need) Jerry Lee Lewis
4 Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) Pet Shop Boys
5 Paper Money Soulsavers
6 Pocketful Of Money Jens Lekman
7 Money Worries Bedouin Soundclash
1 Murder For The Money Morphine
2 Money Note Camille
3 Money Space
4 When The Money’s Right Fan Death
5 One For The Money Kotchy
6 Money Mad London Posse
7 Work Junior Boys