Tag Archives: planning

In which I get ready for the final countdown …

The beginning of January finds me starting the final third of my notice period. What seemed so far away last June is now merely a few days away. Forty working days to be exact. I’ve been debating which is better … 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 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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