Just got a job at a sign makers
I have been looking to change job and applied for a tonne of jobs last month eventually getting on at a sign makers in Norwich. I really wanted to get involved in the print industry and so went for lots of jobs in this field but the competition for jobs out there is really fierce at the moment and one chap told me over 300 people went for a trainee position he had. I didn’t even hear back from lots of the jobs I applied for but I did score about ten interviews which was really good I thought.
Some of the jobs meant a heap of travelling so although I would have taken them in a second I did have a shortlist of two jobs I really wanted to get. One was at a big printers in Norwich that specialised in large scale print work like brochures, flyers and stationery etc and the other a much smaller outfit that were specialist sign makers.
Just got a job at a sign makers
The day of the sign makers interview came it was ideal for me as I live about 10 minutes walk away from the unit they are in. I was nervous but the guys interviewing me were the owner and his sone and to be honest they were really relaxed about the whole thing. They even said it was mainly about the personality of the successful candidate not the experience as it was such a small team he wanted the eventual person to fit in with the fun and relaxed attitude he had created within the business.
We got on really well as we liked similar things and I wanted the job even more when I left, understandably they told me lots of people had applied and they would let me know but also they wanted someone appointed quickly as they had loads of work on and needed the help. The next day I got the call from them to say they really wanted me to start as soon as I could.
Current boss let me leave for the sign makers job
I went straight into speak to my current boss and to be honest he was as good gold about it all and even said I could leave whenever I wanted and he would sort out cover for my notice period. I always got on really well with him and he knew this was something I really wanted to do and so said he didn’t want to stand in my way or cause me problems with the new job so I finished up the week and got ready for the new challenge that started on the Monday.
I was so excited over the weekend, I could not wait for Monday to come and start my new job as a sign makers. The weekend dragged for a change but soon enough it was Monday and it was great to get in and meet everyone at the sign makers to get down to a new job and fresh challenge. http://www.printsauce.co.uk
The second hand wood burning stoves market
It gets really cold in Prague and for that matter Eastern Europe in the winter and so second hand wood burning stoves are widely available across the country. When I arrived in Norwich all those years ago I thought stoves would be as widespread in their use as back home but I was very surprised to find out how rare they were.
Things have changed and you see far more about and also many more shops and showrooms selling these woodburning stoves. Whereas in the UK the amount of second hand wood burning stoves available to buy is a bit limited across Europe you find them everywhere from the local paper to little antique and second hand shops.
You will often see a little second hand shop with a few sat outside and if you are a bit creative with a can of stove paint and a few bits and pieces you can restore even pretty used ones to look fantastic.
Finding second hand wood burning stoves in Britain
In the UK what there is about is valuable and believe it or not second hand wood burning stoves will fetch almost as much as brand new ones. There is not a great deal to go wrong with a woodburner and so a few parts or a tin of stove paint is often all you need to make an old stove look like new. If you are going down the route of second hand wood burning stoves it is always best to do some research into it first.
From the size of stove you need to the different brands I would suggest really looking into it especially if its a second hand stove you are thinking about. You won’t get a warranty so its best to be sure before you commit that this is the right stove for you and won’t overheat the room or not provide enough to keep your home nice and warm.
There are many cheap stoves on the market and often these find there way onto the second hand wood burning stoves market probably because people realise that they have bought cheap and got cheaper. You want to be very careful about this as they are often terrible quality and prone to warping and breaking. They look fine but a close inspection will show them up with weak looking hinges and handles and the grates and firebricks will look flimsy and cheap if you look closely. When buying second hand wood burning stoves though you will often not be able to view up close so brands are a great way of ensuring you don’t pick up a cheap imported stove.
Good luck with your second hand wood burning stoves search
Hope you have found this useful and I wish you the best of luck in your search for second hand wood burning stoves with a bit of luck you will find yourself a bargain and start to enjoy both the lifestyle and cost savings a real wood fire will bring to your home.