Thursday, December 15, 2005
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Friday, November 25, 2005
Notwithstanding this, I do think it would be pertinent if not essential to make clear the definitions of “bright” and “funny” in relation to people in general. From the lesson I have learnt it would appear that there are 2 views: One held by females and one held by males.
If, at this point you are lost, I would suggest that you click on a picture, link, advertisement or another page. Perhaps this one! If not then I would just like to say that having set out on this journey (to suggest definitions of “bright” and “funny” in relation to people), I have opted to hold my own view and keep you guessing!
I would have been able to put this into context but sadly my Windows profile has recently been found to be corrupt (no reflection of my mental state before you ask) and as a result I have lost all record of the email banter!
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
As with all things there are exceptions (or incredible extremes) that break the rules: Dolphins are so clever that they can sleep whilst being awake... They can alternate which side of the brain they use to think whilst resting the other side in a form of sleep. It is notable that whilst they do this one eye closes. My father suggests he can do the same but doesn't have independent control of his eye lids!
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Friday, September 09, 2005
Indeed I started work with a very different employer and after a bumpy start things are settling down and I am slowly establishing a place - well actually a number of places.... We have a hot desking policy whcih means I have a different desk every time I arrive at work!
It's great actually! The clear desk policy applies every night so you have a clear desk in the morning; you have an excuse to call IT lots because we advocate a paperless office making IT essential!
Adding to the luxury of a clean desk each morning I have halved my journey time into work. I am struggling to be late to work - even if I have a lie in I can still be at my desk before 9am! As with everything there are exceptions: The other day I had a 3 hour journey to work (but that was because I travelled 200 miles to get to the office I was working for that day!
So life is peachy! (To coin a dated phrase that probably provides you with an indication of my age!)
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Monday, August 08, 2005
Friday, August 05, 2005
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Monday, July 18, 2005
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Monday, July 11, 2005
Friday, July 01, 2005
something about water in a bucket, put your hand in and take it out. The space / hole left in the water is relative to the hole you will leave should you leave a place.
Perhaps I was wrong......
In hind sight he might have been fishing for gossip or dirt on my superiors?! Who knows.
Friday, June 10, 2005
In the last 3 weeks, maongst many other things, I have been called a "Sod" and and "B*****d" by two very close colleagues whom I would and still do consider close friends...
I have to admit I was surprised. And all because I said I was leaving!
News travels faster than you can consider. OUr facilities manager knew before most and possibly even before me! Apart from the outburst, I have been genuinely surprised by the response peope have had to me handing in my notice.
I maintain that noone is really indespensible and that no sooner are you gone as someone better and braver and more appropriate fills the void. So leaving is just a part of life. You leave one place to join another - probably because someone left the place you are going to!
Out of all of the comments and actions taken since handing in my notice I was most surprised to find out that the news was tabled at the board meeting..... gulp..... for me.... but I am lowest of the low.... someone who is often overlooked and rarely thought to have the answer to anything but admin questions!....
It would appear that I have an amount of knowledge that the business want to squeeze from me. Sadly I am not convinced that they know what it is!
Saturday, May 21, 2005
It really must. Eras come to an end but life still goes on. Yesterday is the past, Today is now and who knows what Tomorrow may bring.
Colleagues and acquaintances I have many. Friends just one or two. Those I know well I can count on one hand. Those who know me are few. And the only reason why is because we don't tell them!!!!!
I am in the process of leaving one job to move onto pastures new. I fully accept that the grass is greener on the otherside of the fence only if you water or nurture it. I have spent a number of months trying to water the grass I am faced with each morning with my current job and have decided that I'm not in the right field. So I am off to graze elsewhere!
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Find something that you like doing and then get someone to pay you for doing it.
I am not sure who said it - and they probably became famous after saying it! - but it is the best career advice out there!
Today has been one going from here to there and back again without actually leaving the floor of my work building! I have advised, managed, concluded and listened to 2 ends of a spectrum of issues relating to people and whilst accepting that there is "nought so queer as folk" I still can't fathom why they are still employing me!