Also, I opened a package that was sent here for a previous tenant yesterday. It actually arrived here like a month ago but I just forgot about it. It was from Specsavers. I thought it would be glasses. But no. It's two boxes of contact lenses. Disappointing.
I wonder how much these things would be, though. Perhaps I should have sent it back. £20 retail price but loads of places have then for £12. There's two of these. So nobody lost a fortune on these.
Speaking of fortunes, got an email about a job in Delhi next month for a week. Not as a steno guy but as an assistant. So it's less money but I'm hoping less pressure.
And actually, the money isn't hugely different.
It's all in dollars. Let's convert to pounds.
Wow. The pound has really declined. That's good news for me.
£415 versus £277. Well. I don't know. I suppose it's pretty significant. I mean, £277 is still pretty good. That's twice as much money as I've ever made. But £415 is almost £150 more. That adds up quickly. Is it 66% more? That must be intentional. Yeah...think about a 66% pay rise. Nobody gets that much. They might get 5% more and be happy.
But the extra fees are about the same. Both give £38 for food. Overtime is £60 versus £85. Not a big difference. Travel days are £155 versus £184. About the same.
So yeah. Sweet. And getting £155 to do nothing. Can't beat that. Although, I get paid quite a bit for travel in this Scotland job too. What I charge for traveling is basically twice what it actually costs. I could travel first class and still make money. And then I get paid £20/hour for however long the commute is. So if it's two hours each way, that's an extra £80 for the day. And for somewhere that far away, I charge about £70 for the ticket but the ticket only costs about £35. So it's an extra £35 for me.
Anyway, yeah, I'm pleased that I'm just going as an assistant. Can see how the job is and no stress. Also, Delhi is better than the Middle East. Although, both options are unappealing.
Oh and travel costs are all included, of course. And hotel. Hopefully, they arrange travel from the airport to the hotel. And then from the hotel to the venue. Then back again. Because I'm not taking Indian public transportation.
Anyway, check it out. It's as stress-free as it can possibly be.
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