Friday, November 07, 2008

Got a job

I got offered a job today. It is in Hertfordshire running a drug and alcohol project in an hospital.

Probably won't start for at least a couple of weeks.

15 comments:

Bob said...

CONGRADULATIONS!!!! Will you have to move or can you commute from where you are currently living

Celestial Fundie said...

Bob, thanks. Its too far to commute. I shall have to find an (shoe-free) apartment in Hertfordshire (north of London). I might stay in a trailer park until I find one.

God Bless

Matthew

richyrich said...

Congratulations. Best of luck with it.

Celestial Fundie said...

Thanks.

Paul said...

Matthew, well done on getting the job :).

You may know that NZ has just resoundingly elected a centre-right government after 9 years of a Labour government. I thought I would never do this, but I voted centre-right for the first time in my life!

Bob said...

Lucky you Paul. I am afraid that the US is on the road to socialism

Celestial Fundie said...

Paul, what made you do that?

Celestial Fundie said...

Bob, I suspect you would call me a socialist.

"Lucky you Paul. I am afraid that the US is on the road to socialism"

Obama is not even going to give you universal free healthcare (which we have in very non-egalitarian and very capitalist Britain). I hardly think he the USA is turning socialist any time soon.

Bob said...

when you have the government buying stakes of banks that do not want the government money, that is socialism in my book

Bob said...

and further when the goverment is making loans to failing companies, the auto industry, rather than letting them fail and re-oranize in bankruptcy merely to allow the unions to keep their bloted contracts, socialism is the root BO and the democrates are taking the US

Paul said...

Well, Matthew I did that because I feel the National Party has finally got away from the excesses of neo-liberalism (that went further trhan anything Mrs Thatcher put in place) and returned its traditional centre-right pragmatism. I got sick of the "you can't trust the tories" campaign by Labour and Labour's irresponsible promise and hope electioneering in a time of economic crisis. I also felt it was time for a change because Labour had run out of ideas and stream.

Next election I will probably return to my normal voting habits. But as a centre-left person, I did not want Labour with coalition partners that would pull it to the far left. I didn't want the Greens anywhere near the finance portfolio.

I also felt National's policies may achieve more effectively some traditional Labour aims.

Celestial Fundie said...

Paul, thanks for the explanation.
I am a very moderate pragmatic conservative.

Celestial Fundie said...

Bob
"when you have the government buying stakes of banks that do not want the government money, that is socialism in my book"

Since when have Socialists been so enamoured of the banking industry.

I think you are being lose in your terminology.

Government interference in the economy may be questionable, but it is not necessarilly socialism.

There have always been conservatives who have favoured state involvement in the economy. The difference is that socialists see state involvement in the economy as a means of acheiving a greater degree of equality in society.

God Bless

Matthew

Bob said...

Matthew..."The difference is that socialists see state involvement in the economy as a means of acheiving a greater degree of equality in society."
And that is exactly what the new administration in this country is attemping to acheive.
"Since when have Socialists been so enamoured of the banking industry."..."The difference is that socialists see state involvement in the economy as a means of acheiving a greater degree of equality in society."
You answered your own question perfectly...
Have a nice weekend

Celestial Fundie said...

Bob, I have not seen any evidence that the current administration in the USA are trying to promote equality. But I bow to your to your supeirior knowledge of American politics.