Thursday, 28 February 2013

L-day is getting closer

The day of my leaving the BBC suddenly seems very close. My last day is just four weeks away. Today I attended the last of the courses in London which the BBC lays on for those venturing into the outside world. The ones I chose were:

  • Writing an Effective CV
  • Exploring your Future Options
  • Setting up as a Sole Trader
  • Pension Options on Retirement
  • Succeeding as a Media Freelancer

Some were more interesting than others; some were better presented than others. Some parts of some of them might be useful. It all depends on whether I want to seek more work in the media industry, and I'm not sure that I do. Perhaps I'll have a better idea after a few months of recovering from 33 years of working for Auntie.


The pensions course was in the Council Chamber of Broadcasting House, where the BBC's first Director General John Reith looks down on proceedings below the art deco light.

4 comments:

No Direction said...

"Venturing into the outside world"
sounds like your being released rather than retiring.

Halfie said...

It does feel like that, Ray. I fear I might have become institutionalised ... nothing a good spell of boating can't put right, I hope!

Anonymous said...

Nice to know that the license fee goes on something worthwhile - how ridiculous , if you're leaving the company, you're leaving - end of!

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

two courses missing.
Boat Masters and Just enjoying yourself