Category Archives: employees

I am still here, you know; just about

The company I (just about) still work for had rather unwisely kept me on, for nearly nine years, at the same short notice period with which I started. For reasons of good will, diligence, and timing, and a desire to … Continue reading

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My memory of Focus DIY

As Focus DIY implodes as gracelessly as a cowpat laid in slow-motion on a landmine, its second attempt at a CVA (or is it the third?) rejected by creditors sufficiently impatient that they might be mistaken for Focus customers, it’s … Continue reading

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Lighter later, darker later

I wrote a longer version of this originally, but managed to bore myself. I don’t think Lighter Later will ever be as successful as the (slightly contradictory) predictions imply. It will also be overall bad news for my own personal … Continue reading

Posted in belief, climate, cliques, commerce, consumption, cotswolds, cycles, employees, enmity, environment, industry, location, organisations, people, politics, pragmatism, privilege, research, responsibility, roads, safety, seasons, society, time, transport, understanding | 6 Comments

Volte-face, post-haste

One of the tasks you have to attend to (desultorily) when you move house is changing one’s address with banks, utility companies and now the DVLA. Last night I had just finished addressing envelopes for both licence and car registration, … Continue reading

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Ikea lifted something heavy from a van

As I haven’t written much here recently, my regular readership has probably dwindled to the level where it’s unlikely that anyone will remember, still less care about, our experiences with Ikea. Although they ended on something of a cliffhanger, the … Continue reading

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Simplicity, simplistic and just plain simple

We’ve finally spent all of our wedding-gift Ikea vouchers, thank Christ. Not that we weren’t grateful for receiving them in the first place, of course: the final bill was reduced by an order of magnitude, which was a welcome surprise. … Continue reading

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Neglect your political husbandry and parasites will creep in

Late last night I ran out of time and, fearful of the onset of a migraine, didn’t commit this to blog publication. Political bloggers far better than I— especially septicisle—have summarized events better than I might. Much as feminism is … Continue reading

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