Ok this is unusual step but in the tough world we are currently in I thought I’d give it a go.
I work for the NHS as a Housekeeper/Porter, a position I have held for almost five years but last year I began to think about my future. I decided I was going to go self employed as a Courier, however at the moment the rates are very low and the cost of going self-employed is very high. I resigned from my job, and was in the process of going it alone but I pulled out and retracted my resignation. Since the year started I have learned that two of the three sites I work at will be closing. Today we had an staff meeting in which they have told us one site is to close by the end of next week. I haven’t been made redundant and I will be getting re-deployed somewhere but this news isn’t good and our trust has just asked for staff to offer themselves for redundancy. They are ‘re-designing’ the trust and the idea is to treat more patients at home.
So – to my point!
I am still very much looking at becoming a self employed courier, however I am wiling to wait and see what happens in the future (rates rising ect) but I am keen to start working for another company as a paid driver. The problem is many companies want ‘experienced’ drivers, but you can’t get experience unless somebody gives you the opportunity so I am asking…are there any companies who require Couriers or Delivery Drivers within 15 miles of Bath who would be wiling to give me a chance?
As I mention above, I will be re-deployed somewhere but I think my job and others are at risk so I am looking for my future.
Kind Regards Scott