I’ve been fairly quiet recently regarding the campaign. The search continue as do the applications… as well as the rejections unfortunately. I’m keeping my head up though, I can’t let it get on top of me.
Yesterday was the first day back for the kids at the school where I now work part time (again again again). I had a pile of photocopying that had I left would be taller than the average new year 7 kid. I don’t know if you’ve seen any new year 7 kids but they’re getting taller. Despite starting at 8.00am and not properly sitting down for 5 minutes at around 2.00pm it was a good day working. I genuinely enjoyed being in control of the 2 black and 1 colour copiers. The new staff made it more interesting, helping them with their work load and giving them quick examples of how Reprographics work. It was just nice getting things in order for everyones first day. I think if you can make the most of a job that isn’t ideal for you then you’re doing something right. I’m quite pleased at myself for that.
Being the first day back there was a lot of ‘how was your 6 weeks off?’ Which I could only really answer with ‘…ok I suppose. I spent most of it looking for a job and didn’t get one which is how I ended up back here. So not all bad’. A few teachers and staff asked a bit more as to what I wanted to do and I ended up becoming Mr. Salesman, telling them of my campaign. I even gave 3 business cards out to different people which was possibly a little embarrassing in retrospect as it’s got a massive picture of me on it. You know the one, braces, cheeky smile etc. I’ve used it so much now I forget what it actually is. Nevermind. One of the teachers, Mr. Phil Thomas mentioned he knew someone who might be of some help. A graphic designer soon to leave his job and maybe set up his own company. I would love to be at the birth of a company, building it from the ground up. I’m a designer, it makes sense to want to shape a company into something successful. I suppose that’s why I could never get my head around working for Strutt & Parker, it was such a big company your face gets lost. Anyway, Phil said he’d try arrange a meet for us. Hopefully that will work out. What a fantastic opportunity that’d be.
My friend Jess (who is becoming a regular mention now it seems) used to go to Beal (I was a rival Caterham student). She had Mr. Thomas for Media and being the kinda gal she is only referred to him as ‘Tom Tom’. Just thought I’d mention that because it makes me laugh.