Freek Week!!!

Things are moving along a little faster than we expected.

Just before the pandemic closed down the world last year, Mrs Widds started working at a temp job that, luckily for us was in an essential industry.

Through a series of circumstances, that ‘temporary’ job extended and extended and extended, until we arrive here at the first couple of months of a new year.

At the beginning of February I did a wee Wunder-Lusters update, wherein we were planning to initiate the new and revised plan by the middle of this year-ish.

As the song goes, ‘t’aint necessarily so,’ folks.

Mrs Widds discovered today (Monday) that the company she’d worked for all through the pandemic pandemonium of 2020, was taking applications to fill the temp job she’d been working for the last year, with a permanent employee. Interviews for which got underway today, and Mrs Widds will be cleaning out her desk by the end of the week.

We were thinking that the job would wind down by May/June-ish anyway so we were ramping up our preparations with that timeframe in mind.

I understand the company’s position about the costs involved in hiring a temp versus paying an employee, but for fucks sake they could’a held off for another month or two.

So, money’s tight again, and the curve of our adventure has edged closer to vertical by about six weeks.

Are we freaking out right now?

Not at all. Why would you think that?

Not at all. Why would you think that?

In honour of our, hm, let’s call it , ‘enhanced’ timetable we have declared the rest of this week to be, FREEK WEEK … where all manner of squeaking, shrieking, weeping, freaking-out, procrastinating, denying, and assorted other coping mechanisms and stress release vocalisations are encouraged.

After that our motto is going to be, ‘It is what it is’, and we’ll get on with it.

I encourage you to take advantage of this burgeoning international movement and embrace your inner and outer FREEK WEEK, and then get on with it too.


34 comments on “Freek Week!!!

  1. Ian Hutson says:

    I can’t bring myself to devote a whole week to freakery so I restrict it to one day only (seven times a week).

    There’s an overhead of course while at midnight each night I stop screaming, pant breathlessly for a few minutes and then begin screaming again.

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  2. I don’t suppose Mrs Widds could apply for the job then go when she’s ready.

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    • Widdershins says:

      We might’ve agreed if they’d done it six months ago but we only needed the income for another few months … as it is, they’ll be paying the new person at least 25% less than what Mrs Widds is/was getting, so, not worth it either way.
      We’ll just have to see which way the wind blows – and we’re both in a better state of mind now that a bit of time has passed.

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  3. Bad news, Widds, but I’m hoping you can both come up with a way to keep your dream alive!
    I think we are all getting perilously close to screaming our socks off… I don’t think we can hang on to our sanity for much longer…

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  4. quiall says:

    I will keep my eyes on the prize and hope it all works out. I am an unrepentant optimist. It will all work out.

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  5. I like this idea of Freak Week. I just might have to try it except my coping strategy is eating way way to many chocolate baked goods and I can’t afford to buy anymore new clothes.
    Sorry about the job.

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  6. I allow myself to freak out, too, for a day or several, depending. I feel better afterwards. Thinking the best for you and the Missus.

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  7. cagedunn says:

    I’m in, and might even consider it as a rolling uptake project

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  8. bone&silver says:

    Freek Week is fantastic! I admire your response to tricky circumstances, but like other readers here, I have utter faith that it will all turn out perfect in the end 🙂

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  9. This is why people hate employers: the fair, ethical thing to do would have been to offer the job first to the temp who was actually doing it. (Unless the temp was on a contract that forbids that.)

    So sorry to hear.

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  10. acflory says:

    Oh Widds, I am so sorry. I’m shocked that the company didn’t even ask Mrs Widds if /she/ would like the job on a permanent basis. Not to put too fine a point on it, she risked her life for over a year to do that job and this is the thanks she gets? Clearly nothing’s changing for the better in our world yet.
    That said, I’m a great believer in opportunities. I suspect something will come along that will make you both happy that things turned out the way they did. Hugs to you both.

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  11. Ellen Hawley says:

    I’m late. Can I still celebrate?

    That’s the wrong word, isn’t it? Join in? Panic? You know, generally freak out?

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  12. I hope that they offered it to you first.

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  13. Widdershins says:

    No such luck. They could get some entry-level person with a bit of experience for a third less than what they paid Mrs Widds. We’ve rearranged our priorities and are enjoying this bit of free time, which needless-to-say is filling up fast, as such times do. 😀


  14. Sandra Walsh says:

    Things happen for a reason … Keep the faith and your chins up. Look for the signs of your next path and it will appear 😉

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  15. […] Freek Week downgraded itself to mere Freek Hours, thence to Freek Minutes. These minutes are, however, just as overwhelming as the hours and weeks. The only good thing about them is that it takes less time to overcome them but their ability to come seemingly out of nowhere, is disconcerting, to say the least. […]


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