Yet another reason to be glad

Hi all,

It has become clear recently that my job my be under threat. Now this has happened countless times over the 25 years that I've worked there so it's nothing new.

The thing is, I realised today that every single other time I've worried and panicked about how I would manage working somewhere where they don't "have" to make allowances for my addiction. For one reason or another I have never found myself in a position where I had to constantly go any length of time without furthering my addiction. This was so much the case that, as I smoked more and more, I found myself in a position of not moving on from an employment point of view because I was SCARED of working anywhere else!!!!

I'm ashamed to admit that, I class myself of average intelligence and I couldn't even see how WRONG that was.

Anyway, I sat thinking about finding myself back on the job market today and found myself feeling "hopeful" and "optimistic" and, dare I say, just a little excited. Because, you know what? I'm free! I don't need to worry about losing a job because I'm taking a break every hour, I can go all day!!!

I'm so very proud of myself, and, I'm only just beginning to realise what this thing that I've done for myself can mean to my life in the long run.

It benefits so much more than health. I feel so much more confident because for the first time in my life I KNOW I'm a strong person.

So newbies, even if you don't feel the physical benefits straight away, look forward and think of all those things that are going to get better and better and better, and are going to just keep on getting better! There really is no end!!

Good evening to you all

Very Happy Molly:D

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  • Aww Molly :)

    First off I hope you don't lose your job but how lovely to see you so happy with being quit, well delighted really!!

    One day, hopefully, that'll be all of us

    Good luck for the future hun, you deserve it!! :D

    xxx

  • Gemma, that will definitely be you.

    If you honestly look back at your quit and take out the e cig, you were doing amazingly well. I have no doubt whatsoever about you quitting petal, I really don't xx

  • Now there's an idea for a thread. "What Job Should Molly Do" that doesn't involve 'popping outside' or 'taking a comfort break'?

    Starter for ten - Astronought. I spelt that wrong, right? But can't imagine Neil A or Major Tom popping outside for a crafty John Player Special!

    Shoot for the stars, Molly!! :D

  • Gemma, that will definitely be you.

    If you honestly look back at your quit and take out the e cig, you were doing amazingly well. I have no doubt whatsoever about you quitting petal, I really don't xx

    Aww thanks :)

    I will do it, and will love it I'm sure :D

    It is inspiring to see people in the penthouse still really over the moon to be non-smokers!!xx

    Now there's an idea for a thread. "What Job Should Molly Do" that doesn't involve 'popping outside' or 'taking a comfort break'?

    Starter for ten - Astronought. I spelt that wrong, right? But can't imagine Neil A or Major Tom popping outside for a crafty John Player Special!

    Shoot for the stars, Molly!! :D

    Or maybe something on submarines?

    No way can you open a window and have a quick fag on one of them!!

  • Ooooooh, a pilot? Or better yet a flight instructor :D

  • We can go job hunting together Molly! xxxx:)

  • Ooh just remembered - we had this discussionon another forum when I was thinking of stopping a couple of years back. Suggestions were acrobat or pole dancer :eek:

  • A smoking pole dancer. There are forums for that???? :eek::eek:

  • A smoking pole dancer. There are forums for that???? :eek::eek:

    Noooooooooo it was things I could do where it would be impossible to have a fag :p

    But there probably are :eek:

  • Molly,

    Grab it with both hands Molly. I am loving that 'their loss' attitude.

    Seriously as always my contract is up for negotiation and had a marathon meeting about it yesterday (as I do every 6 months). When I first quit Molly I thought there was not a hope in hell I'd survive one of those meeting.

    I was so meek and mild. Quitting smoking was like getting a pretty bad kicking or a car crash. Look at us now... I feel a hundred times stronger than I did while I smoked. I feel like at least if I do not get a new contract this time I can survive on a pittance anyway cause I don't need 8 quid a day

    Yes Molly we are stronger, better, brighter eyed and bushier tailed than we were even 3 months ago and I am sure it is gonna keep getting better and better.

    You give them hell.

    Paul

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