Yes. Change is all around. Summer has given way to Autumn and Winter is around the corner, ready to arrive.
A few weeks ago, I suddenly had to stop going to the place of “work” I have been at, also known as the office. The Employment Agency had decided to close the whole business there due to reasons only they know. It all happened from one day to the next.
So, I had to make a choice of a new place of “work” from a list of providers of such services. After a few days of thinking I found one place but they had no room for any more people so that was not an option. Then I found another place and decided to go there to check it out and then sign up for it.
But the Employment Agency wanted me to meet with people at another place, to see if that would be suitable for me. I didn’t really like it because it was too far to travel there and back every day but I went to the meeting anyway.
Early this week I finally signed the paperwork to start at the place I wanted. Then the person in charge at the Employment Agency seemed to be in no hurry to approve of my choice which resulted in a lot of stress and confusion.
When I called to get some information, I was told I could “most likely” start at the new place on Monday, but I still have no paperwork to confirm this and the people at that place of “work” has not confirmed it. Still, I will go there on Monday morning and see how it all turns out.
The project I was working on at the old place, is now in the wind. Nobody will miss it, as it seems nobody really cared what came out of it.
At the new place I will not be working on my own choice of project, I will only be doing work assigned to me. I suspect I will not like it as much as the things I used to do, but I might learn some new skills about how to make digital copies of photographs, maps and other old documents.
Whatever happens next, I still have only limited control of my own situation. Most of the power to control my life are in the hands of others. I follow the orders I get.
However, the newly elected government has promised to change the way the whole Employment Agency works, including the kind of service it provides to the unemployed. I have some hope things might get better once that happens.
Not much else to hope for. My job hunting still results in nothing.