..... I finally got a job here! There was, however, a sting in the tail to that too. The local food factory was looking for a planning officer which I was interviewed for, but they offered me a job on the factory floor instead. (At about half the pay of the planning officer....) OK, not exactly riveting but it's a start, so won't complain. Anyway, it had got to the point where I had wondered whether a 41 year old with 18 years loyalty to the same firm in my previous job, and with experience in Word, Excel spreadsheets etc. had suddenly become unemployable having had rejection after rejection thrown at me since I moved here! (Not only that but my Jobseekers allowance was suspended because I left my job voluntarily. Didn't quite fancy the 900 mile round trip to the PRS each day....). Yes, I know lots of people have multi rejections when looking for work. I suppose, bearing in mind, I hadn't had to look for work for 18 years, it was more upsetting than I imagined. I'll know better in future! Still, I knew it would be tough finding work here, so all well and good in the end.