Monday, February 23, 2009

Good to be Back ...

Imagine a five storey funeral parlour where people - either under orders or through sheer bloody-mindedness - are wandering around with forced grins and that "crisis - what crisis ?" attitude. Welcome to my world - the world where, by Friday, those who reach "stage two in the sack race" will have been selected. As predicted earlier, it looks like six will drop to three in our department ... times like this you wish you worked in the "safe areas" of the Finance Department or the HR Department ...



OK I lied about working in HR - I picked up my "at risk" letter last Friday before going on holiday - they still saw fit to send another copy to my house - does that make me doubly at risk ??) - at least they got the address right - more than they did for one poor "victim" who thought they were "safe" - until it transpired their letter had gone to number 27 rather than number 20 - I kid you not !




Not quite sure how efficient/productive our place will be this week - I believe the idea is to "be professional about it" until you are guaranteed "surplus to requirement" - after that, who knows ? Maybe the "most professional" thing to do would be to just walk out and head for the garden ..... I had to put my union hat on today as well (as well over 50% of union members have got the "dark mark"). The fact that our union has as much power as a wet f*rt in a vacuum (too busy standing up for 850 agency staff @ Cowley - that's agency staff with no rights/ t's & c's etc - those who are on three times the hourly rate of staff) - in our workplace the management are more likely to recognise Norwich Union (OK Aviva) - they keep quoting Amicus even though we're now Unite the Union.

Enough of this meandering - there's football to be had up Mottram Road tomorrow night - I just get this feeling that Stalybridge Celtic will turn this "home nightmare" around - I'm sure Mossley will do OK @ Warrington Town (a bloody nightmare by public transport - especially on a midweek eve !) as well ...

... but first - another 8 hours @ the "Tower of Doom" .... not this one (@ Six Flags America in Maryland) though !!!





the only way is down ...
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2 comments:

Gre said...

What? No picture?
(It didn't appear on my computer anyway!)

Mike Smith said...

Changed the picture Gre