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gil
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Joined: 08 Jun 2005
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Location: Scotland
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 12 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome back, btp. Sorry it didn't work out for you, but well done to have got your old job back out of so many applicants.

Knowing when to call it a day is sometimes a good thing.

btp



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 245
Location: summerseat, lancs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 12 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hi gil how are you i havnt been on here for ages hope you are well

seems to be a lot of posts i need to catch up with its nice to see a lot of mid 2004 members are still logging on seems many years ago that i joined but i will enjoy catching up

please check out a forum i have started for the people my age link at the bottom of my sig

speak soon btp

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 12 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ah ha, another innocent victim who has yet to vote on the link in my sig...

Rob R



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 12 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just realised my sig isn't there when I post on the phone...

Welcome back, btw

btp



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: summerseat, lancs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 12 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cheers for that jamanda

i really needed to nail that job as we had put all our funds into the buisness and we just stopped getting a return with all the usual bills knocking on the door


cheers btp

alison
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Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 12 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As glib as it sounds, there are more regrets in things we haven't done, than things we have!

Well done on the new job.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 5359
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 12 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi BTP,

Sorry to hear about the business but congratulations on getting your job. Being self-employed sounds idyllic to so many people but as you have discovered, the reality is somewhat different. You work harder, longer hours for far less and the risk is rather large.

Don't give up though because the jams and preserves can always be done more as a hobby on your own terms. Slowly building up stock and then perhaps, selling at the gate?

The important thing is that you will also have learned many valuable lessons, which will stand you in good stead should you choose the self-employed route again.

sueshells



Joined: 20 Jan 2009
Posts: 527
Location: North Bucks
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 12 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think that it is an amazing achievement to have set up a business and lasted four years in these grueling economic times. You must have put in a lot of effort and commitment and had a really good product. Perhaps the preserves can now just supplement your current income? WI Markets etc.?

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