1240 posts • joined 21 Dec 2009
I did a little bit of contracting on set top boxes near Bradford.
The contract finished after a couple months, money wasn't but I had money out of it.
Plus there was talk of extensions but they never happened.
A week or so I got a call from the agent saying there was another contract coming.
When I got an interview for a permanent job in Bristol on set top boxes the contract agent called to try and get me to back to Bradford and it would be starting soon but he didn't have a date.
Got the Bristol job offered and accepted so let the contract agent know he tried to get me to wait for another contract instead.
Four weeks ago I retired early for two reasons:
1. I have built up a good pension and my outgoings aren't that much.
2. Testing embedded systems isn't fun, it's more like a chimpanzee in a lab pressing a space bar for peanuts, sometimes it took 10-15 minutes to get back to reality.
3. Where I live is the best in my life, I want to enjoy it.
Just over three years early.
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