This morning was the most stressful I’ve had in a while. I got my car booked into the garage to be fixed and reMOTed, which wasn’t too difficult, but then I started looking at these forms that the Inland Revenue had sent me, asking for information about who I’d been employed by and how much I’d been earning and all that sort of thing. Now, ordinarily this sort of thing shouldn’t be difficult, but as discovered today things are never as simple as I would like them to be!

After a little research, it turns out that I effectively had three jobs at the university, though they were all the same job. I started off on one payroll system, which was then upgraded so I finished my employment on that payroll and started again afresh on the new one. Then there was a mix-up with my finishing date so I effectively finished being ChapAss two months early and then started again for a further two months. Add to that the fact that I started my Diocese job in April, so that there was an overlap of jobs, and you get one hefty complicated mess of employment history!! Needless to say, I ended up with a nasty headache (which is very unlike me) and a good deal of stress (which is *very* unlike me).

Thankfully I think everything is sorted out now, and I have a clearer idea of what’s going on. I managed to meet up with Ellie at lunchtime, which was just what I needed. Had a good hug and a chat about it all, and I eventually calmed down. So I’m back to being nicely chilled out now, which is good. Of course, I’ve still got a to-do list longer than the coast of Africa, but that’s tomorrow’s problem…

Categories: Miscellaneous


Phill · 18 October 2005 at 8:11 pm

Hope you get everything sorted out soon Matthew! I’m sure it’ll all be fine 🙂

Alex · 19 October 2005 at 10:17 am

As my current MSN name reads…. Trust Him.

Megan · 23 October 2005 at 8:55 pm

I like your “coast of Africa” analogy. So glad that everything got sorted – I’m sorry you had to deal with all that!

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