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    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 14th Dec 16, 5:00 AM
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    Fall too Pieces
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    • 14th Dec 16, 5:00 AM
    Fall too Pieces 14th Dec 16 at 5:00 AM
    Hi Guys i am starting a new journal i am in the process of closing my former journal/account down.

    I will post on my former debt free diary so people know who i am soon. I recently went through a separation so things are not great at the moment.

    Alot of the guys will know me as the survey guru lol

    I will post again soon
    Last edited by Scott_Weiland; 14-12-2016 at 8:23 AM.
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    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 21st Apr 17, 9:45 AM
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    Well thats me done till wednesday now, i have being swimming twice this week and too the gym once. Re smoking i was back upto 10-15 pd i have cut that by two thirds i am not ready to jack in just yet i know the health implications but its keeping me calm.

    I have my official start date for my new job 18th of may and in my current job i have 14 shifts to do lol.

    I dont know re the teeside lass she cancelled on me twice over the bank hols and then nothing no texts no nothing. I was fuming but never said anything but i bought loads of nice stuff for her coming over ie a thorntons easter egg, wine too go with tea and i had bought stuff to prep for a nice meal. etc etc

    As weird as it sounds my coping mechanism is exercise but i have being shattered after work so havent trained loads
    Debts 16349.33
    Cashback Earnings YTD £144.73
    Survey Earnings Ytd £294.00
    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 8th May 17, 4:04 PM
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    Update re me i managed too get a sooner start date in my new job its going really well. With the contract change at work i am slowly getting sorted re debts/learning to drive and buying new stuff for my flat.

    Singledom rules lol i have realised i am not in a stable place yet and i am working very long hours now 8pm-7am 4 days on 4 off.
    Debts 16349.33
    Cashback Earnings YTD £144.73
    Survey Earnings Ytd £294.00
    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 9th May 17, 7:19 PM
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    Sorry i havent updated this in a while guys busy busy

    Survey earnings are bot all lately i have i think 2.50 from opinion outpost in 2-3 weeks, i have accounts ready to drop soon power of opinions is nearly ready 1000 odd points. Uk Toluna is at 155000 and isay.com is not far away.
    Debts 16349.33
    Cashback Earnings YTD £144.73
    Survey Earnings Ytd £294.00
    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 15th May 17, 11:10 AM
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    Well its surprise day for me today a 23 quid cheque from the dvla hmmmm i am not complaining but it has no explaination what its for.

    And from ukhiving panel i am 4 quid richer :-)

    I think i am at 400 plus on the top cash back/survey earnings ytd too sorry guys busy busy i had a few weeks where i didnt update it but i will sort it later.
    Last edited by Scott_Weiland; 15-05-2017 at 11:20 AM.
    Debts 16349.33
    Cashback Earnings YTD £144.73
    Survey Earnings Ytd £294.00
    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 20th May 17, 6:06 AM
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    Well power of opinions has dropped i am just waiting on the echeque on paypal clearing which will be tuesday (payday at work lol)

    My dvla cheque has cleared which is ace news as my account has funds in it a few days before payday. I also checked my opinion outpost and an elite test i did ages ago has paid out so thats plus 7.50pound into my paypal. It sounds tiny but i have saved a third, a third off debts, a third into my day to day account.

    Other news i hate my old team at work and love my new one, i didn't even after 9 years get a leaving present or good luck in your new job card, another collegue who left was the same. And in case people are curious its the same company and i am now working on there webchat/social media team.
    Debts 16349.33
    Cashback Earnings YTD £144.73
    Survey Earnings Ytd £294.00
    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 20th May 17, 9:35 AM
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    How mean to not even get you a card!
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

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    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 21st May 17, 8:05 PM
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    Yeah another collegue was the same she put in for a new job the same time as me and she got nothing either, 10-15 years service on the department between the two of us and nothing.
    Last edited by Scott_Weiland; 21-05-2017 at 8:09 PM.
    Debts 16349.33
    Cashback Earnings YTD £144.73
    Survey Earnings Ytd £294.00
    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 21st May 17, 9:03 PM
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    Glad your new job is going well . As for your old colleagues you are well rid if they couldn't even get you a card.
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    Debt Free Nov 2019: earlier if I have my way
    • EssexHebridean
    • By EssexHebridean 22nd May 17, 12:32 PM
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    Agree that it sounds like you're well rid of your old department! Glad to hear the new job role is going well too - it sounds right up your street to be honest!
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    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 22nd May 17, 1:08 PM
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    Hi Scott .
    I've read a few pages, then skipped to the last page.
    There's a lot more for me to read, when I'm ready .
    Just wanna say, I love your bull by the horns approach .
    Your taste in music is pretty cool too.

    Jobwise, I'm too cynical now , and expect nothing .
    I was very surprised that I got a very nice leaving present on my departure. It was from one dept. Who got me 2 bottles of j d and a box of truffles. Baring in mind, I only gave a weeks notice , and most of the company were unaware of my departure

    I've got officially 12 years to retirement age.( should've been 10)
    Gold watches are long gone for service, and working life is one big wind up afnyway..
    Keep it together
    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 23rd May 17, 6:37 PM
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    What can i say other than my old department are gits lol i wouldnt of minded if i had just left and worked no notice but i stayed 3-4 weeks prior to starting my new role.

    Thank you for replying everyone.
    Debts 16349.33
    Cashback Earnings YTD £144.73
    Survey Earnings Ytd £294.00
    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 23rd May 17, 6:40 PM
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    Hi Scott .
    I've read a few pages, then skipped to the last page.
    There's a lot more for me to read, when I'm ready .
    Just wanna say, I love your bull by the horns approach .
    Your taste in music is pretty cool too.

    Jobwise, I'm too cynical now , and expect nothing .
    I was very surprised that I got a very nice leaving present on my departure. It was from one dept. Who got me 2 bottles of j d and a box of truffles. Baring in mind, I only gave a weeks notice , and most of the company were unaware of my departure

    I've got officially 12 years to retirement age.( should've been 10)
    Gold watches are long gone for service, and working life is one big wind up afnyway..
    Keep it together
    Originally posted by another casualty

    Re the music it is thank you lol, i was devastated at losing Chris Cornell in the week too :-(

    12 years gerrrrr i have nearer 20-25 lol
    Debts 16349.33
    Cashback Earnings YTD £144.73
    Survey Earnings Ytd £294.00
    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 23rd May 17, 6:50 PM
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    Agree that it sounds like you're well rid of your old department! Glad to hear the new job role is going well too - it sounds right up your street to be honest!
    Originally posted by EssexHebridean
    It is Essex i am doing secured banking chat for clients then soon i am going to get trained up on there social media feeds. Its interesting but geeky the social media stuff involves monitoring and replying too feeds on twitter and facebook and direct messages from both sites.

    It was quite funny or well cringe worthy the first secured webchat i did was a 40 year old guy at 4am trying to buy porn :-( his card was stopped by our fraud team.
    Debts 16349.33
    Cashback Earnings YTD £144.73
    Survey Earnings Ytd £294.00
    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 14th Jun 17, 2:21 AM
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    I will update my diary a bit better tomorrow.

    Short version is my new job i hate it and i am trying to get back to my old team, i have gone on the sick with severe depression/stress. My main problem with my new job is i am not getting sufficient sleep after 11 hour shifts and-three to three and a half hours travelling time a day.

    I have being off work 4 days and feel a bloody failure.
    Debts 16349.33
    Cashback Earnings YTD £144.73
    Survey Earnings Ytd £294.00
    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 14th Jun 17, 6:25 AM
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    Sorry to hear new job not gone well , I hope you feel better soon and get back to your old team .
    July 2017 CC1 3769 CC 2 1150 Emergency Fund £1150

    Debt Free Nov 2019: earlier if I have my way
    • Chandelier.
    • By Chandelier. 14th Jun 17, 6:35 AM
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    Hi Scott,

    I've been wondering how you've been doing.

    Sorry to hear that about your job. What is it that you hate? Or is this just a blip in the road. Whichever it is I hope you can resolve it.

    In regards to going off sick as well, I hope you take care of yourself and feel better soon. I can relate to working long hours and not sleeping enough in between, it messes everything up for me.

    Take care.
    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 16th Jun 17, 8:17 AM
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    Its quite a few things really, when I had the interview i was told it would be 9-7 or 8-6, this is actually not the case I am working 8pm to 7am.

    Also the job is not like what I was doing, in my previous jobs if no calls were coming through we could chat amongst ourselves, go on the net etc. On hear we are expected to do back office stuff, they get arsey if you don't work through breaks, I have had grief for leaving at 645 even though the last 15mins of my shift is unpaid and built into my contract.

    I thought I would be able to cope with the shifts but being honest its too much, I am trying to get back to my old job which is 8.5 hour shifts not 11. The first week I managed okay the second week I was on my knees, the third week major league depression kicked in and I slept for nearly 18 hours after getting done.


    Getting back is becoming tiresome and they are being awkward as hell, hence me going on the sick. I have so far being told so much rubbish re going back.
    Debts 16349.33
    Cashback Earnings YTD £144.73
    Survey Earnings Ytd £294.00
    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 22nd Jun 17, 5:46 PM
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    I am struggling i am fighting my illness and losing, my gp has signed me off for two weeks and I hate to say it but I am back on Quetiapine.
    Debts 16349.33
    Cashback Earnings YTD £144.73
    Survey Earnings Ytd £294.00
    • jvr
    • By jvr 6th Jul 17, 12:18 PM
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    Hi Scott,


    Somehow lost your diary and just found it again and caught up......... how you doing?
    10 month debt free challenge + trip to South Africa starting on the 21st of July 2017!

    Starting point: £9000 needed to clear debt and pay for the holiday
    Now: £500/£9000 paid......... £8500 to go!
    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 7th Jul 17, 11:33 AM
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    I am off work at the minute i am trying to get back to my former role but i am having a mare.

    In myself i am okay, i am just wanting my work life sorted and my employers are messing me around.

    Sorry i have being quiet guys. I will next week try and post more often i going up to scotland tonight to see a friend.
    Debts 16349.33
    Cashback Earnings YTD £144.73
    Survey Earnings Ytd £294.00
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