Friday, June 29, 2007

And some news, drumroll please...

ONLY Neil beat me to it in the comments of the last post, *shakes fist at Neil* :) I was about to tell you all that I'm staying put in the press office. I'm delighted and was told earlier in the week that the job was there but wanted to wait until it was more official to spread the news.

I have to say thanks a million for all the wonderful comments, job suggestions, emails, phonecalls and to those who blogged about it. The response was seriously overwhelming in a wonderful way, not to mention giving me loads of leads to follow up. There are a few people who are owed a pint from me and someday soon I'll be delighted to do so.

The Tribune piece on Sunday was a bit of a shock. I got a call from a pal saying 'I saw in the Trib you are job-hunting, hows it going? I'd gotten the paper but just hadn't read it completely yet and there it was. So thanks as well to the Tribune who seriously upped my Sunday visitor figures. Nanny and the Young Wan were well impressed which was great because the poor Young Wan started her holiday seriously worried and no amount of me telling her that it wasn't her job to worry, she still did.

There was one stage last week where I thought ''ah Jaysus guys come on', that was just after the landlord told me he is seriously thinking of selling the place, the sign will go up any day.

But thankfully I don't have to move with my job prospects somewhat unclear. I will write about that again because flat/house hunting is a nightmare and the rents are akin to the mortgages no one will give me. I am loath to pay that amount of money without it being mine. How and ever thats the way it is.

On the up side, it would be nice to get somewhere bigger and more suitable for us now :) It really would. Course I would need to hide the doggie...

7 comments:

cc said...

Yeeeeeoooooo! as they say up here in Belfast! I knew you wouldn't be on the rock and roll for long. Congratulations and Good Luck!

Claire said...

Fantastic news Redmum, I'm delighted for you. Sorry about the move, that sucks, but like you said, at least you can take it on without that other cloud hanging over you.

Yay!

Coastal Aussie said...

Big, big, congratulations on the job front!! And, hope all goes well with the house hunting.

Anonymous said...

Re: your iminent efforts to acquire/buy a home... the Dublin City Council 'Shared Ownership Scheme' allows you to purchase a property (with no deposit just minimum cost for legal fees) up to €250,000 if you earn less than €55,000 a year. However, it's part-farcical because if you glance at myhome.ie for instance, there are only NINE homes in the whole of Dublin for this price, all 2 bed apartments in eh, dodgy areas. The scheme when it began would enable even the most menial of workers to nab a gaff for an affordable price. Now even a kip is unaffordable and something seriously needs to be done. It is grossly unfair that someone like yourself who works hard for a living and is bringing up a child solo, should find yourself in such a scary position. Have you thought about giving up your job, becoming a heroin addict and mugging people on a daily basis? That way, our government might just see you alright.

Anfearbui said...

Good to hear the job is sorted, good luck on the accommodation front.

Neil Ward said...

*hangs head in shame*

Oops - didn't mean to pre-empt the announcement :-(

Congrats though, and great to hear you'll be staying on....

John of Dublin said...

I'm delighted that your job worry seems to have gone, it's great news.