Today I cancelled my DD payment to the NUT. As I'm not going to teach again, it seemed the right time to stop paying. I started my twilight career in August with a 3 month 'settling-in' period. This was passed weeks ago. I first joined the NUT in November 1971 just before going on my first Teaching Practice, but we weren't expected to begin paying until we had been teaching for a year. For the most part I paid happily and collected good discounts on holidays, but when I really needed them to fight for me, they were sadly lacking in the balls department. I think I wrote here some time ago about how I met the county rep sometime after I'd 'departed' from my school, and he told me not to worry, the situation which arose with me wasn't personal. Wasn't personal?? It bloody felt personal-kicked out after 37 years!! 56, UPS 3? Need II say more? Anyway, my next job is to clear out books etc. Anyone want about £200 worth of CGP books for starters?