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    Well it started off sunny at around 7am, but the sky is now blanketed with darkish grey cloud and it's drizzling. The temperature is a modest 16C, which I far prefer to the heat.
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    Another damp morning here
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    cold here. about 9/10c. not wet at moment but doesn't look far away
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    I should mention that we did go abroad at the beginning of June, and enjoyed a really lazy week. And if I can scrape the money together we'll go away again in September. Trouble is, the hours and effort required to raise that money is proving really stressful. Catch 22!

    Preston's largest window installation company has taken me on to fit for them - I'm a one man fitting team! - but the work load/hours required to make it worthwhile is stretching my abilities way beyond what I'm used to when serving my own customers. I'm determined not to burn any bridges with my usual customers, so this is making the days really long and I find myself in the unfamiliar position of dreading next day's work

    I've told Mrs. P that I'll see it out till after Christmas and if I can't find a good workable balance I'll knock it on the head.
    Thanks for the info, mate. All interesting stuff. For me, however, the bit in bold says it all, and unless you're absolutely desperate for the money, I would knock it on the head right now, if that's how you feel, and revert to normal. No amount of money is worth it, if earning it makes you feel so unhappy.

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    Its rained all day so far , Dull, cold windy ( and thats just in my pants )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Just one thing to point out Steve - I am not aware of a tombstone anywhere that has anything remotely saying “I wish I had gone to work more.” But it’s glass houses with me as I work too much myself. I think where it falls down is when you are getting stressed out by it, or exhausted.

    One thing I will add - an acquaintance of mine around my age (early 50’s) went to the doctors at the end of last week with pains in his side, and after examination and tests he was told he has untreatable cancer, and they have given him a week to live. A WEEK! hopefully he’ll confound medical opinion but even so, it certainly made me think. He’s hoping to spend the last days he has in the company of his family and friends. It has certainly made me take a look at myself.
    Exactly, mate. When you pop your clogs, you want to be able to look back on your life with great fondness at all the nice things you did and the precious (and long lasting) memories you made with your loved ones, and the success of the relationships you formed with them, whether it was with your children or wife/partner.

    Have as little regrets as possible, and don't depart this earth with a legacy of simply having worked like a dog all your life, no matter how much you earned.

    Life isn't about money or possessions; it's about people, and so how good a life you've led, and how nice a person you were (kind and caring), will ultimately be reflected by how many people turn up at your funeral, and how well you were thought of by those who knew you, not how big a house or how many flash cars you had - and certainly not how much money you have left in the bank.

    Memories will always be more important than money. Plus, given what happened to the chap you mentioned, you also need to LIVE FOR THE MOMENT and have fun, as well as trying to plan for the future, because you don't know what the future will bring. Thousands of pounds in the bank is worth hee-haw if you're six foot under!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    I've seen some of your posts Alex, and it's clear you make plenty of time for your family, which is the important stuff - I don't know how you fit it all in! - but if your work commitments are making excessive demands on your time and energy, you have to really watch that.

    Unfortunately for a lot of people, the option to "take your foot off the gas" and lighten your workload or work shorter hours can be viewed unfavourably by employers, especially if there are younger colleagues snapping at your heels I'm just glad I'm not in that position, and I can to some degree accept or pass on jobs if I want to. As I said I will give it till Christmas, after which it won't even be my decision - Anita will make sure I step back!
    Yup, I also admire Alex, in terms of the commitment he devotes to building a strong bond with his family, whilst working hard but always ensuring that he spends quality time with his loved ones. It's text-book parenting, and something many others today should follow!

    If you've got kids, then rest assured that when you die, their abiding memories of you will be the nice times you've spent together, and how you were always there for them when they needed you (or not) - not the stuff you've bought them or the money you've left them in the bank... You can't buy their love or respect.

    How good a father you were to your children, and/or how good a husband you were to your wife or partner (if applicable) *is what matters*, and ultimately what you'll be judged on, not the size of your bank balance!

    In terms of the bit in bold, I agree, but if you're really good at your job (know your shit inside out in your field of expertise), and are seen as an asset, and headhunted by potential employers (as you are and have been), then you can pick and choose your jobs and who YOU want to work for at any age (within reason), if you have the balls and confidence in your abilities to say 'fuck it', when things aren't going right, and seek pastures new.

    Often, in my experience, good employers will respect you more for standing up for yourself, and showing them that if they want to keep you, then they'll have to listen to your requests for an improved wage and/or better working conditions, rather than merely being a sheep, bowing down to their unfair demands, and allowing yourself to be walked all over. But that's the problem these days: so many folks are mortgaged up to their eyeballs and in significant debt, so they're too scared to say 'boo to a coo', for fear of losing their jobs (and regular wage).

    Aside from being good at your job, and so able to use that to your advantage in negotiations with an employer, over wages or working conditions, you'll also be in a healthier position to ride any changes in your financial fortunes, if you have little or no debts to service during any period of unemployment.

    That is why it pays to live a simple life, WELL WITHIN YOUR MEANS, funded by working sensible hours, rather than constantly living beyond your means or working like a dog, simply to amass 'trinkets', as one day, as sure as eggs is eggs, having such a superficial and materialistic outlook on life will come back to bite you on the ass!

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    Pishing down all day yesterday, but lovely again today! Bright and sunny, and currently 19C

    Forecast is for more rain tomorrow, and a nicer day on Saturday.

    Marco.
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    just back from a run to Falkirk. Weather is nice here, although blustery.. currently about 16c
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    Cold here and blowing a gale.
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