I have no employee. Why do I still have no employee? I just tidied my inbox (ie saved for later any messages that were still hanging around that I totally mean to reply to and know I probably won't by now) and the first time I emailed the place that does the paying saying hi I need a new employee was around the start of May. But here I sit, with no employee. Whenever I think things are going in a new employee sort of direction it turns out that no, no they were not sorted, no nothing has been done. Being told my funding was under review meant waiting a week. Even though it was under review in an upward direction. Because the person who needed to answer the message doesn't work all the days. And then every other message meant waiting a week too, and I don't even know why. And then I said yes that's a good advertisement run that, and I thought that meant they were running it, but a week later they send me back a price estimate and ask if they should do the advert. And that was the end of last week, so the ad may get placed this week, so it'll run next week, so CVs might start coming in the week after that. And I'll need to give them a couple weeks to send things. And then arrange interviews and decide between people, if this time any people bother to turn up. Last time I employed the one (1) person who actually bothered to go to the interview, and then they quit because they'd rather spend time with their boyfriend. And at the next interviews I got to choose between two (2) people. That worked out better for longer, but it takes its time to get set up.
And in the meantime I have no employee. For months. And I have been trying!
But there's an upper limit to what I can do without an employee. It starts somewhere around 'bugger all' and occasionally gets as high as going to the shop but then the shop doesn't often have much in it and it's a whole lot of effort invested just to come back with, again, bugger all.
So it is Monday again, so here I am sitting here making plans for the week again, and what can I plan?
I can plan to sit here and do absolutely totally bugger all some more.
Or, possibly, shop.
there's more to life than this. I've read about it. Whole big world.
... why is it when I go looking there's more empty bits instead?
... sometimes I feel like this life needs expansion packs bought, it don't got all the bits.