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by Fiddle
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hazel-is-ok's Freedom Journal
Replies: 20
Views: 2162

Re: Hazel-is-ok's Freedom Journal

Congratulations!! Enjoy your freedom!!!
by Fiddle
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 112
Views: 30853

Re: Egg's journal (or "Dude, Where's my Job")

Congratulations on baby number 2's arrival!
by Fiddle
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI-ddle's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 4781

Re: FI-ddle's Journal

An update. Job/work - Over the past year and a half things have really changed on this front. All for the better. Since deciding to semi retire some years back I have leisurely tried out a few different seasonal and part time roles. Including working on a campsite and delivering parcels at Christmas...
by Fiddle
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 112
Views: 30853

Re: Egg's journal (or "Dude, Where's my Job")

It's quite funny really. The smallest people in our family seem to have the most stuff too, by a long way and they've never bought anything or asked for much. They seem to be stuff magnets!
by Fiddle
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 112
Views: 30853

Re: Egg's journal (or "Dude, Where's my Job")

Congratulations! Enjoy the liberation and special time with your family:)
by Fiddle
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 112
Views: 30853

Re: Egg's journal (or "Dude, Where's my Job")

Hey Egg,

Sounds like you've got some ideas to help you during the next few months.

Good luck and go easy on yourself.
by Fiddle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 112
Views: 30853

Re: Egg's journal (or "Dude, Where's my Job")

Sounds good either way you go Egg. If you stay they'll be a bit more careful towards you regarding workload and general treatment I imagine as they know you're not afraid to hit the eject button. If you leave, you'll have the time to be present with your young family without the stresses of demandin...
by Fiddle
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Kids are time drainers
Replies: 71
Views: 23699

Re: Kids are time drainers

Well done on getting the nanny.
by Fiddle
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Kids are time drainers
Replies: 71
Views: 23699

Re: Kids are time drainers

If you can get external support you probably should and as this seems to hinge on winning over you partner, maybe listen in for where her reservations are coming from and tackle them. Otherwise I think you need to push back and try to ring fence your time more. If that doesn't work welcome to my wor...
by Fiddle
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Burnout
Replies: 41
Views: 16906

Re: Burnout

Tbf I think alot comes down to the work that is being done and the expectations of others and yourself on your output. I had burn out after several years and took some time out semi ERE style. After a few years I returned to the previous work in a lower paying role with alot less responsibility and ...
by Fiddle
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Emigration
Replies: 42
Views: 3193

Re: Emigration

Born and raised in England but I took the chance some years ago to work in Australia and through that process managed to get Australian citizenship. Took 5yrs+ in total and the initial work visa was attached to a role in a specific company. Wasn't a walk in the park as the company I worked for knew ...
by Fiddle
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Should I stay or should I go?
Replies: 16
Views: 2119

Re: Should I stay or should I go?

If you feel like you've had enough of nursing and know 12k is what you need to meet your needs, I think you're in a strong position. When I needed a change i implemented a semi ere plan. Taking several months off a year but I worked 8-12 hrs pw during the summer at a local campsite for £10ph and for...
by Fiddle
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Mike is here
Replies: 33
Views: 5626

Re: Mike is here

Same. Finding ERE and lackingambition back in 2011 changed my life.
by Fiddle
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: akratic's ERE journal
Replies: 657
Views: 154873

Re: akratic's ERE journal

Hey Akratic, just chiming in here as I've 3 children similar ages as yours. I find having a pull up bar in the door way of my utility room helps, no matter what is happening I can slip away a minute several times a day and feel better doing pull ups getting stronger and see the improvement. I went p...
by Fiddle
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Pulled The Trigger
Replies: 14
Views: 2489

Re: Pulled The Trigger

I stopped working fulltime when I was 35yrs old. I had a house paid off and about 40k in savings. Since then I've taken a variety of part time and seasonal roles with a lot of time off.
by Fiddle
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 45
Views: 4458

Re: How much do you give to charity?

Over the years I've probably donated maybe 3- 5% of my income to charities, usually on a monthly direct debit. I particularly like this when they're a membership organisation that lobby government or confront unethical corporations, so the organisation can add one more to the people power side of th...
by Fiddle
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Long time lurker - 30 year old UK-based Dad
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: Long time lurker - 30 year old UK-based Dad

Welcome,

I'm a dad too have been on the ERE journey for some time here I the UK as well.

I'm sure you'll get alot out of this great forum and I look forward to reading about your progress.
by Fiddle
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Part-time for life?
Replies: 47
Views: 8696

Re: Part-time for life?

Since pulling the trigger on my own semi ERE 3and a half years ago I have worked in a several different part time jobs and a couple of full time short term contract jobs. However I have not been employed for at least half the past 3.5 yes. Which has allowed alot of time with family, doing up my hous...
by Fiddle
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: House sitting websites
Replies: 6
Views: 4672

Re: House sitting websites

I use TrustedHouseSitters but you do need to have flexibility on your dates to get the most out of the opportunities. How about helpx.net or couchsurfing.com to increase chances of finding something at the right place and time you are looking at? Each of these would likely throw in an interesting so...
by Fiddle
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to aply for a job if you just wan't to find out if you like it or not
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

Re: How to aply for a job if you just wan't to find out if you like it or not

If practical, contact similar employers and ask to work for them for free as a volunteer to learn the job. I did this when I was interested in becoming a Wall and Floor Tiler and had never done a dot of tiling before. As it turned out I enjoyed the time I volunteered with them and the guy offered to...