3rd February 2021

These posts were originally posted on the YNAB forums and MoneySavingForums (a UK money management site), I am moving my journals across to WordPress to have them in chronological order, and because the YNAB forums are closing as of March 2022. I’m not sure how much of other people’s words I’m allowed to copy across from one site to another, so in some sections I may summarise conversations.

Haven’t had much to report the last fortnight, just been ticking along. I saw a facebook post discussing YNAB vocabulary and one of them was “YNAB Bored” – The simultaneously satisfying and devastating feeling when there’s a whirlwind of activity at the beginning or end of the month and then pretty much nothing to do in the budget for another 27-30 days.  Feeling that right now! I know there was a month rollover but my payday is approx the 19th so I dont do anything different on the 1st. Well, I update my Excel spreadsheet and admire my homemade Net Worth chart (goes back further than my YNAB budget does). But that’s it.

I did apply for that internal vacancy, and I had a phone screen yesterday, like a mini pre-interview. I messed up one question a little, but not so badly that that alone would have discounted me – but if they already had concerns… I technically fall just shy of the requirements and it’s a pretty big relocation within the UK. They did say that IF they made an offer it would be contingent on me passing R02 module pretty quickly. But theres another round of interviews in a bit. He didnt give me a time frame for when the interviews are as the job is still technically open, but I’ll get about a weeks warning for the interview, as one part is a role play and they give a case study in advance to prepare for.

I spoke too soon… got a call this evening and they turned me down for the internal role :/

I got good feedback, they actually complimented the screening call, but I need that R02. Just got to get to it.

Taking an evening to be sad though. I really wanted that one. 

Got simple, clear, actionable feedback though. That’s good.

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