12th Jan 2010 - 17th Jan 2010 - London
Working and apartment hunting
Well this week the realities of life such as working and living somewhere surfaced.
Just before Christmas I was offered another temporary job back at the learning Disabilities Team under another manager starting 11 January which I accepted as at least I would have something straight away - with some misgivings as although I liked most of my colleagues the systems and processes I didnt enjoy. Anyway started on Tuesday with getting a wonderful welcome back from everyone which was lovely. I soon found out what my job was to be which was to temporarily replace one of the other Senior Social Workers who really got fed up and is leaving because they wouldnt let her do a 6 month secondment elsewhere. It seems I will have the responsibility of supervising 2 new social workers - different here as it is line management as well as professional supervision so will take up to 10 hours per week as well as 7. complex cases. Have already signed on for some training which was all agreed as well as may as well get what I can out of them. Managed to go up to South Yorkshire for a meeting on Thursday which took all day - thought I might to get to see a bit of the countryside from the train but completely covered by snow so not much to see.
Tues, Weds, Fri nights were spent travelling to the Canary Wharf area and meeting Andrew and Nancy to look at apartments. It appears we are looking at the same thing - less than 3 yrs old, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a reasonable size living area. Looked at about 10 overall - missed out on one because we didnt act fast enough and after spending all day Saturday looking we met with an agent on Sunday and put an offer in for one in Limehouse - paid over our 840 pounds deposit and waited to hear if our offer had been expected - i actually didnt expect that it would as thought it was too low.
So really all week was spent at work or looking at apartments and playing Farmville on Facebook.
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