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Langers

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Put our house on the market yesterday.

I'm putting this in this thread rather than the Happy thread because I foresee a lot of swearing and ranting over the coming months as we go through the enviable task of moving house.

But I look forward to the day that I post house moving stuff in the Happy thread.... It only takes about a month/6 weeks in total to move, right?
 

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I might start a sweep on when you first rant on here about the solicitors doing fuck all.

Easiest gig in the world, that. You have to use one, no choice really. None of them are any good. All of them piss about and take forever to do stuff like send an email. At absolute best, they just won't mess anything up too badly. I really am in the wrong game.
 

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It only takes about a month/6 weeks in total to move, right?

If I ignore the first house we were buying, then 5 weeks....If I include the 1st house then a fucking lifetime.

On Solicitors - Mine were good. My buyers and sellers (both of them) were shite & lazy
 

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I might start a sweep on when you first rant on here about the solicitors doing fuck all.

Easiest gig in the world, that. You have to use one, no choice really. None of them are any good. All of them piss about and take forever to do stuff like send an email. At absolute best, they just won't mess anything up too badly. I really am in the wrong game.

Wifes sister had an estate agents in Rugeley, from the horses mouth (she's not an equine, by the way) conveyance solicitors are the most lazy, unorganised fuckwits on the planet, who do not have an iota of what drama they're causing.
 

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I think that's the route to success as long as it doesn't coincide with one of their holidays
 

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If I ignore the first house we were buying, then 5 weeks....If I include the 1st house then a fucking lifetime.

On Solicitors - Mine were good. My buyers and sellers (both of them) were shite & lazy

Last time I did anything like this, it was a 'simple' remortgaging. Took fucking ages because the solicitors we had were staggeringly terrible. My current mindset is 'expect to be pissed off and waiting for months and months'. If it takes less time, bonus.

At the end of the day, it'll be worth it when we have a bigger pad that suits my family.
 

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Mine wasn't nasty just a shock, after 30 years to suddenly, out of the blue, to get told you're not seen as part of the future of the company, did hit me hard, the problem was I was damn good at my job but because it was so geared to the industry I was in, it's virtually irrelevant to any other employer.
I am seriously starting to think that at 54, you are virtually on the scrapheap.

this is what worries me for mrs jelly. made redundant last february. phenomenally highly skilled, though slightly specialised, so quite like yourself.
I think it is getting to her more now. There hasn't been a lot out there suitable anyway, but the current downturn is going to have a significant impact on her being able to find anything.
 

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It's the financial aspect with us, money is running out and you can tell its having an affect on our relationship, nothing nasty its just stress.
I'm applying for jobs at least every couple of days and as I've mentioned before 99% of them don't even respond, I'm applying for jobs that are £10k less than my previous wage without any of the perks (car, phone, medical cover etc). The whole process is soul destroying as I don't even get to the interview stage, to prove my worth, you also get paranoid, am I underqualified, am I overqualified, am I too old, you have to justify rejection in your own head.
 

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It's the financial aspect with us, money is running out and you can tell its having an affect on our relationship, nothing nasty its just stress.
I'm applying for jobs at least every couple of days and as I've mentioned before 99% of them don't even respond, I'm applying for jobs that are £10k less than my previous wage without any of the perks (car, phone, medical cover etc). The whole process is soul destroying as I don't even get to the interview stage, to prove my worth, you also get paranoid, am I underqualified, am I overqualified, am I too old, you have to justify rejection in your own head.

As shit as it sounds mate, you've got to keep going. I was in a similar place when I moved back to the UK - probably applied for anywhere between 25 to 50 jobs a day and heard nothing of almost all of them, it went on for 5 months like that day after day until someone gave me a chance.
 

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completely get that Paul.

I had a short time of unemployment in the early days with mrs jelly.
I know mrs jelly is very worried about finances. there's no way she wants to be dependent. She values financial independence especially.
She too is applying all the time - over a year and a half now. Like you, she gets virtually no reply to 99% of what she applies for.
My fear (& it sounds like yours is too) is the change to the dynamic of the relationship.

Try not to see it as rejection. You don't know who else applied, what quals they have etc. It may very well be that a n other more suitable get the role. Provided you are completing each application to the best of your ability, and you are doing justice to your skills and experience, you can't do any better.

We all believe in you!
 

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Keep plugging away guys, the darkest hour is before dawn. I've been there before and I have every sympathy with you, its often a lonely place and you do start questioning yourself and worth.

All I can offer is that you are worth more than you are being made to feel and keep that self belief.

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You lot will never appreciate my gratitude to all of you.

Thanks
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Bloody hell Aldi that was quick !!


Dear Paul,

Thank you for your recent application. Unfortunately on this occasion you have not been successful.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to provide specific feedback to individual candidates.

We would welcome applications from you in the future, however please note that for the next 6 months we can only accept applications for a different role with a similar or lower level of responsibility.
 

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deleted my comments, I'm not going to argue over pages and pages of the thread and bore everyone with it
 
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Appreciate the self-moderation, mate - cheers.
 
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