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New Year's Eve. New Life's Eve

Fay Dashper-Hughes

New Year's Eve.  New Life's Eve

The job that I have just left had a three month notice period and the first few weeks dragged but the last month and a half was an absolute whirlwind of trying to get everything sorted and handed over. I have finally made it to my final day of work with my current employer.  There is much that I will miss about working there and the waste management industry as a whole.  As with any job, there are bits and pieces that I really won't miss but there is no point in dwelling on them. Two weeks after I started...

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Swarm of bees v knitting confirms my decision is the right one

Fay Dashper-Hughes

Swarm of bees v knitting confirms my decision is the right one

So, it has been a few weeks since I made the giant leap to leave my job and become self employed and I wanted to document what I have been doing towards the new business and what my concerns are around going it alone. First things first, here is what I have done so far to set up the new business: Set up a bank account. Continued to save every penny possible from my wages so that I don't have to get a bank loan. Registered as a Sole Trader with HMRC. Registered and bought the domain www.knitit-hookit-craftit.com and a...

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I have just resigned from my job of over eight years.

Fay Dashper-Hughes

I have just resigned from my job of over eight years.

Today is one of the biggest days of my life.  Today I resigned from my job.  Today is the first step to becoming my own boss and being accountable for everything that I do.  Let me set the scene.   By the time that I formally leave my job (end of December 2015) I will have been within the Waste Management industry for 15 years, almost to the day.   Those years are fairly evenly split between two different employers (6.5 years within a Local Authority waste team and 8.5 years with a packaging Trade Association).  I am loyal, work...

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