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      Semple
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      Re: Reasons to be cheerful thread!
      Reply #5750: Jan 18, 2019 01:08:37 pm
      Bit of old news to some of you but my girlfriend is nearly 32 weeks pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl. I am made up!!

      Again, old news, but the twins were born in November (I don't get on too often!!). We now have Freddie and Lily, both are very healthy and growing by the day. They ahve already both had their Liverpool jerseys on too. ;)
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      Reply #5751: Jan 18, 2019 01:26:36 pm
      Again, old news, but the twins were born in November (I don't get on too often!!). We now have Freddie and Lily, both are very healthy and growing by the day. They ahve already both had their Liverpool jerseys on too. ;)

      Outstanding news mate - thought I hadn’t see. Your name for a while when your message in the Robbo thread popped up!

      Congrats to all of you 🎉🎉
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      Reply #5752: Jan 18, 2019 02:07:55 pm
      Congrats Semple.

      Been told this morning I've got a temporary promotion for the next 3-6 months.

      A nice bump up in the pay packet every month will pay for the holidays this year.
      « Last Edit: Jan 19, 2019 07:38:55 am by higgy_sham »
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      Reply #5753: Jan 18, 2019 02:19:11 pm
      Again, old news, but the twins were born in November (I don't get on too often!!). We now have Freddie and Lily, both are very healthy and growing by the day. They ahve already both had their Liverpool jerseys on too. ;)

      Congratulations Kiddo, ain’t no better feeling in the world than being a Papa.. 👍🏼
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      Reply #5754: Jan 18, 2019 02:48:08 pm
      Again, old news, but the twins were born in November (I don't get on too often!!). We now have Freddie and Lily, both are very healthy and growing by the day. They ahve already both had their Liverpool jerseys on too. ;)

      Congrats, there's not much in this world better than being a dad.
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      Reply #5755: Jan 18, 2019 03:56:35 pm
      Congrats Sample.

      Been told this morning I've got a temporary promotion for the next 3-6 months.

      A nice bump up in the pay packet every month will pay for the holidays this year.

      Nice one Higgy mate. Crackin’ boost for ya!
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      Reply #5756: Jan 18, 2019 10:21:01 pm
      Congrats Semple and higgy...great news for both of you.
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      Reply #5757: Jan 22, 2019 09:14:34 am
      Just been offered a new job.

      Going from 45 hours, 5 days over 7 days to 35 hours over Mon - Fri.

      Different sector completely, different job role with a pay cut but a much better work/life balance for me. Cannot wait!
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      Reply #5758: Jan 22, 2019 09:16:02 am
      Just been offered a new job.

      Going from 45 hours, 5 days over 7 days to 35 hours over Mon - Fri.

      Different sector completely, different job role with a pay cut but a much better work/life balance for me. Cannot wait!

      Well done mate.. less work & more lesuire time is only good for health..
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      Reply #5759: Jan 22, 2019 09:22:43 am
      Well done mate.. less work & more lesuire time is only good for health..

      Thanks mate!

      That's my thinking too, not all about money at the end of the day. Will be dropping about £250p/m but have been told there's always overtime and bank holiday work available and I can choose whether to do it but it's time and a half and double time respectively.

      I'm over the moon to be fair, needed to make the change as I was really unhappy in my last role in retail management.
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      Reply #5760: Jan 22, 2019 09:30:48 am
      Just been offered a new job.

      Going from 45 hours, 5 days over 7 days to 35 hours over Mon - Fri.

      Different sector completely, different job role with a pay cut but a much better work/life balance for me. Cannot wait!

      It’s all about quality of life mate. Took me far too long to realise that.

      Well done for identifying and acting on it.
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      Reply #5761: Jan 22, 2019 09:35:14 am
      Thanks mate!

      That's my thinking too, not all about money at the end of the day. Will be dropping about £250p/m but have been told there's always overtime and bank holiday work available and I can choose whether to do it but it's time and a half and double time respectively.

      I'm over the moon to be fair, needed to make the change as I was really unhappy in my last role in retail management.

      Retail hours are sh*te, got my own Independent store and I find myself always there..

      I’ll be making changes this coming months too where I’m only doing 4 per days week.. need more family time..

      My Achilles heel is staff..
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      Reply #5762: Jan 22, 2019 10:06:59 am
      Retail hours are sh*te, got my own Independent store and I find myself always there..

      I’ll be making changes this coming months too where I’m only doing 4 per days week.. need more family time..

      My Achilles heel is staff..

      I’ll have a 16yr old built like an outhouse looking for p/t work in the summer mate........commute could be a bugger mind 🤔
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      Reply #5763: Jan 22, 2019 10:24:44 am
      I’ll have a 16yr old built like an outhouse looking for p/t work in the summer mate........commute could be a bugger mind 🤔

      Work out the travel cost & I may fit  him in 😁
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      Reply #5764: Jan 22, 2019 10:31:03 am
      Work out the travel cost & I may fit  him in 😁

      He does a fine line in withering wit for the bothersome consumer........

      Words like weapons.
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      Reply #5765: Jan 22, 2019 10:35:11 am
      Retail hours are sh*te, got my own Independent store and I find myself always there..

      I’ll be making changes this coming months too where I’m only doing 4 per days week.. need more family time..

      My Achilles heel is staff..
      Seems to be a bit of a trend reliable staff for small business got a few mates similar to you and they all struggle for reliable staff ,got a mate with a catering business , had to give up some big contracts for the want of reliable people , another mate runs a small engineering and fabrication business and he’s in the same boat quite worrying where the trend is going .
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      Reply #5766: Jan 22, 2019 11:02:18 am
      It’s all about quality of life mate. Took me far too long to realise that.

      Well done for identifying and acting on it.

      Yeah, I noticed it before I moved to the UK actually, and I got a retail job offer after searching for a couple of months when I got here. Don't get me wrong I loved my staff and respected a lot of other colleagues in the business, but my line manager hadn't a clue how to motivate or people manage and made me feel like I couldn't take days off so I knew I needed to pack it in.

      I left my last job on Thursday last week and interviewed for this one on Friday. Funny how things work out.

      Retail hours are sh*te, got my own Independent store and I find myself always there..

      I’ll be making changes this coming months too where I’m only doing 4 per days week.. need more family time..

      My Achilles heel is staff..

      Have to agree with everyone in regards to reliable workers though, found it very hard to recruit in my last role. I think some of it is the fact that so many big business f**k people over with sh*t hours and sh*t contracts and then everyone gets tarred with the same brush.
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      Re: Reasons to be cheerful thread!
      Reply #5767: Jan 28, 2019 03:30:00 pm
      18 tomorrow my eldest lad and just passed his driving test!

      He’s made up!
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      Reply #5768: Jan 28, 2019 03:42:56 pm
      18 tomorrow my eldest lad and just passed his driving test!

      He’s made up!

      🚗 congratulations mate..that’s the run around sorted 😂
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      Reply #5769: Jan 28, 2019 03:44:07 pm
      🚗 congratulations mate..that’s the run around sorted 😂

      Means that motor I been paying thru the nose for insurance for for 9 months might see some bloody use at last!
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      Reply #5770: Mar 15, 2019 06:10:41 pm
      Two weeks in now in my new job, love it so far.

      Weekends to myself, log out on Friday and no longer have to worry about work when I'm off.

      Been doing a lot more workouts too, maintained weight but losing inches around the waist and chest and gaining muscle.
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      Reply #5771: Mar 16, 2019 12:33:06 am
      So at the end of my youngest son’s middle school track meet they had a Parents 400m. I ran it in 1:26 at about 70% effort for most of the way, speeding up at the end. Pretty happy with that. I’ve never been fast but it was fun to stretch the legs a bit.

      But even more fun, youngest set a new personal best in the 1600 with a 5:42 and the oldest set a new personal best in the 1600 with a 4:49.
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      Reply #5772: Mar 16, 2019 12:53:17 am
      So at the end of my youngest son’s middle school track meet they had a Parents 400m. I ran it in 1:26 at about 70% effort for most of the way, speeding up at the end. Pretty happy with that. I’ve never been fast but it was fun to stretch the legs a bit.

      But even more fun, youngest set a new personal best in the 1600 with a 5:42 and the oldest set a new personal best in the 1600 with a 4:49.

      That’s fantastic you should be very proud of the kids and yeah you need to get yourself in shape embarrassing the kids like that  :D

      Joking aside well done to you and your boys.
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      Reply #5773: Mar 16, 2019 01:05:45 am
      That’s fantastic you should be very proud of the kids and yeah you need to get yourself in shape embarrassing the kids like that  :D

      Joking aside well done to you and your boys.

      Thanks, I really love that they’ve taken to the sport. Although Cross Country is my favorite sport for them.

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      Reply #5774: Mar 16, 2019 08:34:31 am
      Two weeks in now in my new job, love it so far.

      Weekends to myself, log out on Friday and no longer have to worry about work when I'm off.

      Been doing a lot more workouts too, maintained weight but losing inches around the waist and chest and gaining muscle.

      Good on ya fella - keep it up matey 👍

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