I am not looking forward to work next week!

Over the last few days, Derrys’ has lost two of the kitchen porters they employed, one of them I knew was leaving, and had worked his notice period, but the other, a Chinese lad, just decided he was going to go back to China on a whim, which leaves us incredibly short staffed, and leaves me as senior kitchen porter. This means that I will be expected to lead the pot wash team as I am considered more responsible and adaptable than the other guy I work with, who has actually been there a lot longer. It is very likely that I will be asked to go full time, but I don’t really want to do that as I will be expected to work every Sunday, which I don’t want to do, I don’t mind working the occasional Sunday, but every Sunday is too much. Besides I am happy working 30 hours, especially now that the working tax credits have kicked in, I can manage without the extra hours, which actually wouldn’t make me much better off as the tax credits would be reduced and I would be taxed heavier. Anyway, all this means is that the remaining kitchen porters are going to be in deep trouble if it gets really busy over the coming weeks as two people need replacing now. What I would give to have a simple life, but I really must have pissed someone off up there as I don’t seem to be able to get an even break; hopefully that will change at the Council tomorrow!

Formula One, Fernando Alonso won the French grand prix, what a surprise (and yes I am being sarcastic); Kimi Raikonnen finished second and Michael Schumacher took the final podium spot. The race was pretty boring, no real excitement at all, the only plus point for me is that Jenson Button managed to get off the mark, scoring five valuable points going into next weeks British grand prix, which I will miss because I am working that Sunday, but will be recording it, in the vain hope that I can go the whole day without hearing the result. Formula One has just become boring in recent years, I am of the opinion that we need to step back ten years and back to how racing was in the days of Senna, Piquet and Mansell, slick tyres, no driving aids, proper pit stops with tyre changes, when racing was about driver skill rather than who has the best electronics, that’s when F1 was at its best!

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