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May 14, 2012

muteswann

So here’s the thing – I get that life is not work and work should not be life. But equally, whenever I filled out those crappy career forms in school my main desire in employment was to do something that I valued. And as my ethics and politics developed this became more rather than less important. I spent a miserable 6 months temping in the ‘address verification’ team at Standard Life Bank (money laundering checking). Because we were often one of the last teams to correspond with mortgage holders we would sometimes be their first call when things started going haywire – like for instance when they couldn’t pay their mortgage because they should never have been given such a stupidly high loan in the first place. I may have cried in the toilets on more than one occasion. I definitely cried when I got home, frequently.

But I have…

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