Category Archives: rejection letters

In which I wonder where the frontline is …

Every now and then I try to run a self-diagnostic on how I’m feeling. Reading back over my posts is a helpful short cut into tracing my various moods. Yesterday’s post in which I took a swipe at a piece … Continue reading

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In which yet another letter comes and we ponder our dongles …

Leaving your employer sometimes feels just as complicated as leaving a long-term partner. Some of the organisation’s behavioral quirks that seemed almost charming once upon a time now drive you rapidly into a paroxysm of face-twitching rage. Of course leaving … Continue reading

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In which I get reflective and restorative …

‘They also serve who only stand and wait.’ I somehow missed Milton at school. Perhaps I was off that day. So I’ve struggled with him over the years lacking the easy familiarity that long afternoons in chalky classrooms has given … Continue reading

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In which we all hold our breath …

There’s a moment before any action when you take that deep breath to calm your nerves and fuel your muscles. The pause before whatever has to come next. I’ve felt a similar sense of tingling expectancy out in the woods … Continue reading

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In which I get sorting …

I finally got around to several things I have been putting off getting to grips with. There’s a point in the break-up of most relationships when you have to move beyond the emotional turbulence to deal with the practicalities. So … Continue reading

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In which I renew my plans with string …

When I knew for sure that I would be made redundant I set myself some milestones along the way to the exit. Ranging from the strategic to the mundane – you can guess the sort of thing. Sort out what … Continue reading

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In which I perform a Saturday stocktake …

Early mornings at the weekend are an ideal time for some quiet reflection particularly during this cold spell. The rest of the RPS family is piled under duvets as thick as the snow on the TV. Another week has gone … Continue reading

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In which ‘sorry’ is the hardest word …

On a lovely summer afternoon about 150 years ago a striking white-haired man stood at the edge of an unremarkable meadow just outside an obscure town in Pennsylvania. What he did next has always struck me as being among the … Continue reading

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In which I celebrate another unwanted milestone …

The inevitability of today arriving doesn’t make it any less unreal or unwanted. Today is the last day of the first half of my notice period. More simply, at the witching hour tonight I will begin the down slope which … Continue reading

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In which I review the week after the wobble …

A week ago and you would have found me in a not good place. Today I am feeling a whole lot better. So what’s changed? One of the most significant things is the support and good wishes from people through … Continue reading

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