Friday, 1 April 2011

The End of the Road...NOT REALLY!!!!

Oh come on, me, become an auxilliary CPO? For free? ;)

A few people bought it, there's a couple in the comments (along with an equal number who spotted my merry jape), one on the Facebook page and and I've just got a very nice email.

Actually, those who fell for it have all been very kind in expressing their disappointment which does make me feel a bit guilty. I hope you can all forgive me.

On a related subject here's NCC's April Fool. Maybe I'm a bit over sensitive or po-faced but isn't the last bit a teensy bit chilling?

Oh, and here's my effort from last time. Roll on next year...


Yes folks, it's finally happened. This blog has reached the end of its working life.

In a bittersweet development, it may be the start of mine. I have applied and been accepted as an Auxiliary Community Protection Officer and I start training next Monday. It was made crystal clear that writing the blog is not compatible with these new duties.

I have to admit that it wasn't entirely my decision. As I've mentioned I do have health issues and I've been on one of those Jobcentre schemes for getting Incapacity Benefit claimants back to work. They've been getting a bit heavy with me not really making an effort and said that my chances of keeping my benefit would be 'assisted' if I took some steps to improve my employability. They suggested voluntary work and, after a suspiciously short delay revealed that NCC were looking for ACPOs. I kind of said yes to get them off my back.

But it's ok, I've been wanting to do something with my time anyway and this is as good as anything else. I'll miss the blogging mind.

So, goodbye dear readers. I hope my writings have helped you learn a bit about how NCC works. Who knows, maybe someone else will offer to take the blog over?



Mostly 'Armless said...

You will be sorely missed. X

JamieBiscuit said...

ooooh. had me for about 7 seconds i'd say ;)

Paulb said...

Very convincing :)

Bagladyclaire said...

Help! Don't know whether this is for real or not! I would be gutted if you stopped blogging as I think your writing is massively important. But obviously would be really happy for you if you're moving on to something that you'll enjoy.

Anonymous said...

You working for Andrew Errington would be worth selling tickets for.

On NCC's April Fool; I thought quite amusing until the last sentence. I think this must have been put in to curry some favour with central government in light of the impending legal action on non-disclosure of spending figures.