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A good 2
hours later, the National Express driver pulled off at Hammersmith Coach Stop.
Now I just had to cross some streets with my stuff and find a bus stop that would go south of the river to Putney, I did but it was not a direct bus. People were all noticing and even someone asked me on the bus: â€˜â€™its moving day?!â€™â€™
Putney Bridge I jumped into another bus up the hill to Putney Heath Green man
and started the short but hell heavy trek to our apartment building. I did it
at the gate but there was no one home and it took a while before someone picked
up his or her phone. I used the opportunity to climb up to the fourth floor
when someone walked out of the building and waited on the balcony by our door.
It took a little while before the guy I was taking the room from came over and
then I received my key, dropped my things inside and just before he left, I
asked him if he could dropped me at the nearest supermarket (I needed food for
my new place now!).
Later on my new flatmate did arrive and we could great each other while I was just cleaning up my room and placing all my stuff in.
My first week was quiet enough in the house and in my new neighbourhood. Going to walk in this cold approaching winter and trying to see if there was some job offer in the neighbourhood. It took me a good week to manage to print my CV up but then I went to handle it in the various shops on Putney Heath and even tried to register at the local Interim Agency, but didnâ€™t hear from them before the following year.
to many more over the Internet while looking at Gumtree and at planning jobs
website. I got some calls, some were obviously not serious, and as they never
gave me the proper details when they said they were going to call back or email
me the details.
received another call from a tiny shop that was searching for staff to sell and
deliver sandwiches. I accepted and on the second week of December I was making
my way to Clapham area to meet with them and the following morning to tour the
round and meet with the customers. So I would be doing that every morning until
Christmas. The sale rarely did well for me, and it was justified by the
approach of Christmas but it did lower my expenses in food, as I would get to
keep any unsold food items. As the job was commission paid and that the
majority of my days I was in the negative, it was a good minimum. At least that
job kept me fit (cycling on hilly southern London (Balham Area) with a heavy
bike and a trailer full of drinks and sandwiches does that) and makes me do
something instead of being at home and lazy. I also had the chance to get to
know the Balham â€“ Clapham area like the palm of my hand, I also liked to be up
early and doing that. Especially crossing Clapham Park while it was morning and
Although after my 2 weeks I was a bit disappointed at the sale and knew I wouldnâ€™t be able to continue as such. Especially since I got into problems with a large, sweat pants wearing, fat guy that was keeping the gate of a business complex where I could sell a lot of items. Not having that place anymore, he wasnâ€™t allowing us in no more, was making it even harder for me.
One afternoon, I got my appointment near Victoria at BBT agency and met with Tom Lenham who was to be my placement agent. I registered and we talked about my experience and qualities before he offered some opening that we discussed further. The good news was that he immediately started to send my CV after I reviewed his version (which became my basic CVâ€¦ at British Standards). And few days later, he told me the news that I would have an interview for a job in Esher, just outside London but easy to commute, which would take place at the end of the month. So now I would have to get ready at reading about this suburb and job and shop for a suit during Boxing day!