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Nearly there

July 16th, 2014 · Comments Off on Nearly there · Work

So there I was last week. I was at a Bid and Project Management convention. Had my laptop all set up to do a product demo of a new tool that is nearly finished, checking emails on the BlackBerry and handing out business cards to anybody who showed an interest in our product, and it […]

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Through the looking glass

September 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Work

Back to work tomorrow after two days of training. Being on training courses is a strange and pleasant experience, like a verson of work through the looking glass. You are still in a corporate-branded environment but you need not even look at a computer all day. The food is the same as in the normal […]

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Bright idea – CVs revisited

September 6th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Life, Work

Soon after my scribblings about CVs I found that somebody I know has not only had a bright idea about CVs but has actually done something about it. She has done her own CV as an infographic: It is certainly eye-catching, though it would probably be more successful in jobs that are in some sort […]

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Working from home

August 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Life, Work

I think I will be the only person in my department who is not working from home tomorrow. I think I will do my bit for team solidarity and integrating properly with my colleagues by turning up at the office in my pyjamas so I can work the same way as everybody else.

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Daytripping

April 26th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Life, Work

Wednesday was a bit of a long day. I found myself booked on a one-day course that was 100% mandatory In Glasgow And I decided to do it as a day trip. My four colleagues went up Tuesday afternoon, but I figured that since I live right next to the airport it was feasible to […]

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First day of term

October 18th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Work

Today was one of those days when a whole new tranche of graduates joins the company. As with policemen and teachers, as you get older the graduates seem to be younger every year. When I went to lunch I walked into the staff restaurant and thought I had taken a wrong turning into a school […]

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Ten years already?

April 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Work

At work today I received an email from somebody in HR, telling me that in a couple of months I will have been with the company for 10 years.  It doesn’t seem like that long, partly because I did 6 years in one part of the company then transferred to a totally different job in […]

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Beat the rush hour

April 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Life, Work

Anybody who follows my scribblings even casually on here, or Twitter or Facebook, will probably know that I am not a big fan of commuting.  I have managed engineer my home and work so that I can get to work in a five-minute walk and I’m still a little amazed that so few people try […]

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Being sociable

November 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Being sociable · Life, Work

It is not that I am unsociable or anti-social, but as time goes on I do admit that I am more and more content with my own company.  I am happy enough to go out with friends but I don’t feel bad if I am spending a night in – and now that I have […]

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Crisis camps

March 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Life, Work

I have been aware of the existence of Crisis Camps and BarCamps for a while without really knowing what they were, through seeing frequent references to them on a couple of work colleagues’ twitterfeeds.  The other day I got round to asking one of those colleagues about the Crisis Camps and it is a real […]

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