Thursday, 26 February 2009


I don't seem to have much good news to share these days. The latest blow came on Monday afternoon when I received a phone call informing me that my assignment at the agency where I have been working had been terminated and that they have no more work to offer me. Is this another way of saying 'you're fired' without actually saying it?

As you can imagine, I have been struggling to come to terms with this and with the fact that I have just lost my source of income.

It all came about because I spoke to the agency about my backache two weeks ago and asked for a change of assignment. I had to call in sick for one shift on Thursday night because of my back pain, having struggled through two shifts in pain. When I visited my osteopath on Saturday, I discovered that I had three vertebrae out of alignment and my whole back was in spasm.

What can I say? I'm stunned...