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January 3rd, 2009

Here’s the Deal

Posted in The Job - General by 200

People have been asking if I’ve decided what to do when I hang up my helmet & I thought I’d just give you a quick update.

I’ve decided that when I retire I’m going to have some time off and then I’m going back as a civvie. Yep, you did read that correctly. Despite everything my heart tells me my common sense is saying that it’s a job I know, it’s a regular, no risk wage and, when put together with my pension, it’s a substantial increase in my monthly income.

So I’ve put the process on track to come back to the control room but wearing different clothes.

At least they won’t be able to cancel any more rest days and I’ll get to join a union which is a actually prepared to take some action in defence of its members.

So there you have it. I’ll have to see whether or not I continue blogging nearer the time. I’ve been doing it now for over 3 years, the last year & a third every single day, I’m not sure how much is left in me or whether the thoughts of a jaded old has-been copper will go down as well as they have up until now, we’ll see.