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    Back to Work Blues

    I absolutely love my job and the people who I work with, but I have to say that going back to work after the Xmas break is very difficult. To me, at the end of every work year, it's like you've ascended a huge mountain and you're standing on top of it triumphant. Then, when you return from the Xmas break for the new year, it's like some bugger has put you back down at the bottom of the mountain...and you have to climb it again.

    Any tips?

    My only advice is never return from holidays on a Monday, but rather go back later in the week - it always seems to soften the blow. Either way, it's pretty traumatic getting back into a rountine.

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    Yeah, I went back on Friday which was easy, not too bummed out now
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    Have a serious onset of back to school blues, going back tomorrow
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    Even worse this year given how grim things are likely to get - the economic doom and gloom is really depressing


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    I am really looking forward to the end of the Christmas period as it is the period when I have to work the most. Can't wait until my university term starts again and I can go back to one or two shifts a week.

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    Have to start job hunt tomorrow...so yeah not looking forward to it too much..still Chamonix a week on thursday

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    won't the civil service have you back dav?

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    I normally get real gloomy the Sunday before and the Monday morining but over this Christmas I'd heard of about 7 people I know getting layed off so I feel like there's nothing to complain about for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    won't the civil service have you back dav?
    nah, wouldn't want to go back, from what i hear nothing has changed since i left either. Got a couple of leads (including one semi firm offer which im not sure i'm gonna like but could go on to a pretty decent job after 12 months) so the job hunt is probably just to keep me busy until one of them gets finalised or incase the don't come to fruition.

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    Haha, Dav wont return, he's heard its gone **** since i moved to the office

    Went back on the 29th, was glad to be back, far less hectic than Christmas week, what with all the last minute shopping and shifts at the pub, was glad to be back to normal. Having said that, the people I had to deal with on NY Eve and Friday were utter ****s, mondays always the worst n all, not looking forward to those who have bottled it up over Christmas thinking we were closed. My record for number of people who've told me to tell Gordon Brown he's ruined their lives ('Of course sir, were lunching over cavier on thursday'....) is 2 in one day, expecting double tomorrow.


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    been back at work for 7 hours and quickly remembering why I was looking for a new job at the end of last year. Hopefully by June I'll be working somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer View Post
    I normally get real gloomy the Sunday before and the Monday morining but over this Christmas I'd heard of about 7 people I know getting layed off so I feel like there's nothing to complain about for me.
    Was it you that worked at IBM duffer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Was it you that worked at IBM duffer?
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