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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 11th Sep 18, 8:33 PM
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    My son has a job
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    • 11th Sep 18, 8:33 PM
    My son has a job 11th Sep 18 at 8:33 PM


    My eighteen year old son, who finished college in June, has his first full time job! He studied engineering to level 3, gained good grades, and now has a job in this field.

    He has applied for several jobs, and has written to numerous companies asking about work. He was offered one that was too far from home (poor public transport). Another was a scam - after all, whoever heard of an apprenticeship where the apprentice has to track down suitable training?!!! A couple of other companies asked him to contact them once he has learned to drive, but he needs to earn to be able to pay for lessons.

    So now, having been offered and accepted a job doing something that he really wants to do, I'm delighted! It's fairly close to home, so it's not difficult to get to on public transport. The pay isn't bad for his age, and his conditions of employment are decent.

    I'm a carer for my other son, who is disabled. I haven't had paid employment for a number of years, although I have some voluntary work that fits around my caring responsibilities. I have often worried that my children might think that benefits are a lifestyle choice, rather than a safety net. My daughter has worked since her A levels though, and is doing well. Now my son has also started work - he wants a career. It seems that my fears were unfounded.

    I just wanted to share my good news
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Sep 18, 8:50 PM
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    Thanks Kingfisher - it is nice to hear good news sometimes, when there's so much negativity about!

    I think it reflects positively both on him, and you as a parent!

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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 11th Sep 18, 8:57 PM
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    Thanks Sleazy. I'm just so happy for him. And thank you for your kind words
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    • By Pyxis 11th Sep 18, 9:51 PM
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    Yes, great news, Kingfisher! .

    Seems he was in demand, too!

    Well done that boy!
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    • By Tigsteroonie 11th Sep 18, 9:55 PM
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    You should be (and no doubt are) hugely proud of him
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    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 12th Sep 18, 12:03 AM
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    Congratulations to you, and him
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    Thanks for sharing your good news with us. I hope your son has a bright future with the company and enjoys his engineering career.
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    Well done to him.

    One of my first jobs was on the bins. My mother was pleased I had a job but she wouldn't let me back in the house wearing my work clothes.

    At least I always got a seat to myself on the bus home.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 12th Sep 18, 7:12 AM
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    Great news

    Which branch of engineering did he study in?

    Since I served my apprenticeship, engineering seems to cover an awful lot of areas now
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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 12th Sep 18, 8:02 AM
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    Thanks everyone, I'm really proud of him. I sometimes feel as though he has been pushed to one side at times, because of my other son's needs.



    Wizard, he's mainly concentrated on mechanical engineering, but has done some design as well. His college touched on several different areas, before giving the students a chance to specialise. He's always leaned towards the mechanical side though.
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    • By Wizard of Id 12th Sep 18, 8:06 AM
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    Thanks everyone, I'm really proud of him. I sometimes feel as though he has been pushed to one side at times, because of my other son's needs.



    Wizard, he's mainly concentrated on mechanical engineering, but has done some design as well. His college touched on several different areas, before giving the students a chance to specialise. He's always leaned towards the mechanical side though.
    Originally posted by kingfisherblue
    It was Mechanical Engineering that I got my certificate in and I apprenticed as a toolmaker which I valued higher than the bits of paper I got.
    I learned design as I grew older and was trying to branch out into different aspects of the job (and keep my job)
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 12th Sep 18, 8:18 AM
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    That is excellent news
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 12th Sep 18, 8:40 AM
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    Great news. Congratulations to the lad!
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 12th Sep 18, 10:02 AM
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    Agree with everyone else.....Bravo Zulu.
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    • By PompeyPete 12th Sep 18, 10:14 AM
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    Perhaps he'll be the next Isambard Kingdom Brunel, or Thomas Telford.

    Hope you'll show him this thread to give the lad an extra boost.
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 12th Sep 18, 5:05 PM
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    Perhaps he'll be the next Isambard Kingdom Brunel, or Thomas Telford.

    Hope you'll show him this thread to give the lad an extra boost.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete

    I'll do that Pete, thank you. It's great that so many people are pleased for him, and shows what a friendly forum this is
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 15th Sep 18, 9:10 PM
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    UPDATE:
    Week one of adult working life completed, and my son is loving it! He is enjoying the social interaction as well as the work, and despite being a generally quiet person, is eager to tell me about what he has done each day. He's up early each day, and has decided to have a short walk before work, so that the fresh air wakes him up. It's only round the block, but it's definitely preferable to me having to wake him half a dozen times before he finally crawls out of bed! Whether he will continue this in the winter months remains to be seen


    It's really good to see how much my lad is enjoying work. He wasn't a big fan of school, although he liked college much more. Long may his love of work continue
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