The life of a Tour Manager during lockdown is not a pleasant one. Working in the Travel Industry at a time when there is no travel is depressing, and financially ruinous. After many months depleting my savings in the recurrent expectation that travel would return, only to have my hopes dashed time after time, I had to bite the bullet and start earning money again. Those bills just keep sliding through the letter box.
I’ve started as a Home Delivery Driver with Sainsburys and am just about to complete my first month, and so, to get my first pay packet.
I’m hoping that I’ll be able to continue with this work once travel restarts, mixing it in with Tours, especially during Winter and Christmas when Tours are very, very thin on the ground.
In the meantime, I’m having fun, meeting people once again, and best of all, now have a reason to get out of bed and get dressed in the morning. It’s amazing how you can fall out of that habit during lockdown.
So this one goes out to Sainsburys (Thanks for giving me the job) and to all the good hard-working folk at Sainsburys Superstore, Saxon Centre, Bedford. And for the rest of you? Order from Sainsburys online and you won’t just get your groceries delivered, but you might get them delivered by me! What more could you ask from life?