My plans failed, yet again.
I came in this morning knowing I would, of course, have to brief returning managers and do all the usual Monday morning stuff, but rather hoping to have most of a promised (and overdue) day with #1 on accounting issues.
I hate holidays. Not mine, you must understand. Other people's.
I sort of wish we were in a business where we could shut the place down for a fortnight, as once upon a time seemed common place, go a way for a couple of weeks and then all come back.
I did a blog here yesterday. And posted it to someone else's blog.
"Sorry!", I said.
And then I had to ask those nice people down in Bristol at AccountingWEB to sort it out for me this morning.
After yesterday's excitements (which I note have kept some as amused on this site as many here have found the preceding) it's back to more mundane matters.
Like R & D.
Please accept my apologies for absence. I have had much to deal with, not least a disciplinary hearing.
There’s no way of being subtle about this one: two members of staff were caught having sex in one of the company’s vans at the back of the yard here, outside the office.
Two themes were high on my agenda before I went away. One was whether to buy the business of our West Country supplier who went into receivership shortly before I departed.
The customer at the centre of yesterday's debacle sent a really nice note of thanks by email today asking me to pass it on to my team as well.
It's a long held belief of mine that you can never lose by saying thank you. These guys proved it.
And it usually takes seconds.
August 4 – At the end of the day I’m seriously wondering if I need to book another holiday, very soon.
The end of the day is late. It did genuinely seem to have been quiet whilst I was away. Today the proverbial hit – and as East is away and I’m covering for him so I had to pick it up.
August 3 - Well, I noticed what I called the last entry, so the above seemed appropriate.