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Aug
18

My plans failed, yet again.

Aug
17

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.

Aug
14

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.

Aug
13
1

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.

Aug
13
2

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.

Aug
11
8

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.

Aug
06
1

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.

Aug
05

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.

Aug
05

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.

Aug
03

August 3 - Well, I noticed what I called the last entry, so the above seemed appropriate.

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