Category Archives: work

New desk, new colleagues, complete lack of patience

Last week I moved desks at work.  Again.  This time it was only two floors, but it was the biggest sh*t show yet.  I’d packed a crate the previous week and been promised that my new desk may have no natural … Continue reading

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Randomness and getting a little bit Christmassy

I’ve not quite go  into the Christmas spirit yet,  but Christmassy things are starting to happen around the edges. Last  Sunday Grandad introduced Little Pea to 70’s children’s tv.   After a spot of Hector’s House, the Magic Roundabout and … Continue reading

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Remembrance art

At 10 am this morning someone from Facilities in a different office to mine sent me an email to inform that they have no tannoy system and the fire alarm was malfunctioning and once on is difficult to turn off.  From … Continue reading

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Table for two?

It’s often a bit of an effort to raise a smile first thing on a Monday morning, isn’t it?  Yesterday morning was different: I got the giggles before 8am. A month or so back, for no apparent reason, one an area … Continue reading

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Stay away from the Ribena

This week has been a roller coaster week.  This is just one of the incidents: I’d been working for almost 12 hours non stop but hadn’t made much of a dent on my to do list, so I decided to … Continue reading

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How to make friends and influence people – two examples

1. There is an unwritten rule in our office that you don’t talk in the lifts.  Even if you know someone in there, you must talk in hushed tones.  It’s like an extension of the commute, I suppose. Anyway, some … Continue reading

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The joy of webcams

I have a new work lap top. This is a good thing as my old one had been around twice as long as Little Pea has and, due to the number of lunches eaten over it, was a bit of … Continue reading

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One of THOSE days

You know those days when you don’t know whether to laugh or cry?  When sitting rocking in a corner with your fingers in your ears seems like a sensible option?  Today was one of those days.  (For the record, I … Continue reading

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Professional Pog tried. Professional Pog failed.

Hooray!  I have done my first week – well, four days –  in my new job and they’ve not said they’re getting rid of me yet.  All other aspects haven’t gone quite to plan though. You know I was going … Continue reading

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The end of one chapter; the start of a new one

A little over 18 months ago I started a new job.  2 months into the role the entire team I had joined  had quit; I tried not to take it personally.  It took 6 weeks to get anyone to speak … Continue reading

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