Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Yes, Apparently I Am This Shameless...

Hello, dear readers.

I try not to talk about my personal life too much on this blog, because I know that people aren't really interested in the ins and outs of my life. Twitter is, of course, a different story.

If you follow me on Twitter, you might be aware that my professional life is somewhat of a shambles, and I've had a pretty shit time of it since I graduated last year. I wrote about the difficulties of trying to get into law here a few months ago, and since then it's not gone much better. I left my job as a barmaid a couple of weeks ago to start a job at a legal publishers, and was then promptly fired without reason two days into my contract.

So, now I join the ever-growing ranks of the unemployed. Cheers for that, Shinyface*. To cut a long story short, I can't claim Housing Benefit for the place where I'm living now, so I have to move. I've been offered a great place in Bristol, which is somewhere I really want to go, as it's full of brilliant feminist projects such as this.

Now, the problem is, because I haven't quite succeeded in smashing capitalism yet (much to my chagrin), this is going to cost money for deposits and things like that, which is something I don't have a lot of at the moment. So I've stuck a 'donate' button at the side of the blog, and just ask that if you enjoy the blog, or my tweets, you consider chucking in a couple of quid to help me get my new life sorted out, and I'd be eternally grateful. On the plus side, unemployment means there'll be a lot more time for this blog to be updated and I will hopefully be able to work on improving my writing!


P.S. Before you start looking at me like that, just remember - it worked for Liz Jones...

(*Yes, I am blaming the Tories for this, because as far as I'm concerned, everything is their bloody fault)


  1. B-b-b-b-but everything *is* their fault. (New Labour is the central wing of the Tory party as far as I'm concerned.

  2. Achem. I forgot to add that it's my birthday next week.

  3. You realise that you missed a major money making opportunity recently... You were in London and you can make falafel!

    Here in the city:
    4 falafel + 1 tsp houmous + handful of shredded lettuce = ~£6.50

  4. I'd help if I could, but I'm having much the same kinds of troubles. I've been working where and when I can via employment agencies. Which turns out to be a silly thing to do unless you can guarantee a decent number of hours, 'cause every time you work a few hours, your claim gets 'restarted', and you end up being no better off than if you'd stayed home on your butt and signing on. Ho-hum. Will donate if I get a month where I can do more than just cover the bills, honest!

    Oh and welcome to the West Country, hopefully! (I'm a Taunton lad. Well, I say 'lad'...)

    And happy birthday, whenever it is.