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In which I define things by what they are not and HR gets my sympathy …

A comment from Brightandsmiley on an earlier post reminded me of a former colleague’s invaluable method of ‘defining something by what it isn’t rather than by what it is’. His unerring skill in applying this rule made him simultaneously amusing … Continue reading

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***UPDATED*** In which I spoil Panorama’s scoop on public sector Fat Cats …

***UPDATE*** In my original post I may have unwittingly given the impression that Panorama’s programme about senior pay in the public sector would be a TV tabloid hatchet job. I apologise. I should of course have described it as a … Continue reading

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In which I ponder new strangenesses entering my quiet existance …

A crowded room. And dimly lit. The low hum of conversation underscoring some middle of the road jazz tinkling from the PA system. It and the joint had seen and heard better days. I hadn’t known this Russian tea house even existed … Continue reading

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