Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Who would have thought?

 Who would have thought that i'd be foolish enough to work to hard?

After 6 days i've finally found out that my hours are 9-5.  Most companies in the city now work 9:30 to 5:30.  Luckily i've been working 9-5:30 so have not missed any time. 

Oh, just some dog pictures


Friday, 26 February 2021

Such a good dog

 Arwen's been on her long lead when we take her out for a few weeks ago now as all she wants to do is run over to other dogs to say hello and play.  It's quite frustrating as we'd like to let her off but when she has her mind set on it her recall has all but disappeared.

This week I brought out the ball chucker again and she's obsessed about it, it's the only thing she wants to do.  Now she's let off the lead and back in the good books.  Unfortunately she lost her first ball today when she dropped it and it rolled into the river.  Doh.  Not to worry, we have plenty more.

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Finally got the laptop

 It arrived at 6:30pm on Tuesday.  With the wrong address.  FFS.

Well, all sorted now except my e-mail address is still wrong.  How's the week gone so far?  Pretty good.  Lots of reading, but i've also been able to help out with some reinsurance tasks pretty much straight away too which is good.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

I have access

 As of around 4pm I was able to log in.  Woohoo.  Still no sign of the work laptop though.

So, first day went well

  •  No work laptop (should be delivered today at lunchtime)
  • Incorrect spelling of user name and e-mail address (Clarke)
  • Managed to get me remote access but none of the needed applications like outlook
  • Still nothing this morning and waiting for my laptop
  • I'm still getting paid

Monday, 22 February 2021

No longer the fastest Clark in Tonbridge


Wait till the end, poor Florence got upset that she didn't win.  Although not on film (straight after) she sat down on the floor and cried for not winning.  

Am I working today?

 It's kind of hard to tell.  Late on Friday I was told that IT will be in touch today to get me set up, what that means I don't know but my contract starts today and I will be billing them.

I'm on a good day rate, a little more than my previous contract but this role is inside IR35 so I will not be able to benefit from putting the invoice through my company.

Friday, 19 February 2021

Contract update 301

 It's 'all' sorted, IT and payroll are going to be in touch today to finalise and organise delivery of a laptop.

Job update 300

 Still waiting for this bloody contract.  After thinking it was just a formality once my checks were complete yesterday they asked for more.  They wanted a photo of the back of my drivers licence (don't know why, i'm not applying to be a driver), and they needed me to fill in a new form that could have been sent to me 3 weeks ago!

It's very frustrating but should be all sorted.  My consultant who found me the job still thinks i'll be working on Monday, but that would mean they have the facility to log in remotely, this wasn't available at my last place and they gave me two laptops to use.