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Ten years in the cubicle – a reflection. Part 2

This is a continuation of my post on reflections of my experiences and finances after a decade in the workplace. In the previous post I looked back at my first “proper” office job, the realities, how my lifestyle inflated and the impact of the great recession of 2008. Here I conclude the article and describe how I saw the light, things changed, what I have learnt and the approach for the future. Continue reading

Ten years in the cubicle – a reflection. Part 1

grey office buildingTime flies! It is now ten years since I landed my first “proper” job. I call this a proper job because this is how society views things; I worked mostly in a city centre office building and the hours were 08:30 to 4:45, so roughly a 9 to 5. As many are busy splashing out on Black Friday deals, I reflect on my experiences of office work and how this has shaped my finances and aspirations. Continue reading