Post 23, May 2012
Jack has finished his degree. His job hunt is proving a long and difficult road.
Another month and, surprisingly, another cheery blog, with more happiness crammed into 500 words than the average Peppa Pig cartoon.
I can’t believe it’s May already. This year has flown by, and boy how well it is going. Another month has passed where my reputation has seemingly enhanced, with strong festivals at Aintree and Punchestown, the ego has been more than massaged by the followers and fan club of JJMSports.
The highlight of the month was putting up three horses the day before the Grand National, screaming at everyone to back them, and all three romping home by a collective 60 lengths, basically winning by over a fence. As such, one of my followers just happened to be the marketing officer at Ripon Racecourse, and she had a cheeky £5 treble, returning £85. She was so chuffed that I was sent two complimentary VIP tickets to the racing there last Saturday. Unfortunately, as it transpired, I couldn’t get off work, but little touches like that show how good life is.
The Cheltenham winnings have already been invested in a few jaunts which show my other loves (cricket and darts). What a life, eh? I’ve no idea how people could possibly hate sport! Trips to The Oval, Lords and Headingley should be amazing and, as a lifelong cricket fan, it will be something of a pilgrimage to finally go to The Home of Cricket at Lords.
Not to mention the World Matchplay Darts in Manchester; The Manchester Weekend for Super League and a few trips to see racing at York and Doncaster on the flat. I’ve decided that life is for living at this moment in time, I’ve zero interest in the career route, not at this stage in life, where my responsibilities are at a minimum.
I recently went for an interview with a local firm, which confirmed my current lack of interest in a career. It was for an account manager position. The fact that I couldn’t muster up the motivation or inspiration to come up with a convoluted story explaining how I did once work and excel in a similar role and how I secured accounts for companies A, B, and C shows how much I didn’t want the job at all.
I look at people who work within the company I’m employed and feel thankful for how good I have it. It’s rather humbling to be honest. The manager is 29, but has a wife, two kids and a mortgage and, as such, doesn’t have the greatest amount of free time. Whenever small talk is being made about what we are doing tonight or tomorrow etc, it involves doing chores, paying bills, picking kids up and fixing things around the house. On my last day off, I went to a darts meeting; attended my Godson’s birthday party; played football and then watched snooker in the pub with a mixed grill. Cheers.
The Yorkshireman, Jack Milner
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