When the alarm didn’t go off I seriously considered taking another sickie. Except I’d done that once already this week. There were only so many days off a tram conductor could take without a doctor’s certificate and I rather suspected I was over the limit as it was. Not that it would worry me unduly if I was sacked. I was hardly making a career choice here. But I was desperate to go overseas and without a job had Buckley’s hope of getting the money together.