February 10 - Remember I was talking about flexible working a while back?
February 9 - I'm on holiday next week. It's the first week off we've had for six months and I intended to enjoy it. Holidays are pretty much determined by my wife's availability these days (that's government cuts for you - not enough staff to allow much flexibility now at he place).
February 7 - I know we want new work but our norther division were offered work today that, candidly, I think no one else wants.
I know it's good to cover a patch - but these sites are 24 miles )r more) from nowhere it seems, bar one or two exceptions.
February 3 - I'm told the response to our internal notification of new job opportunities looks like it will be more than enough to overwhelm us with applicants.
I'm not surprised.
I'm also glad I'm not sorting through them all.
February 2 - Even the most cursory of planning for our potential sales of product as a result of the purchase of the customer list of our now failed Belgian supplier and competitor reveals that we are highly unlikely to meet any potential demand without new people in our so called manufacturing u
January 30 - Yes, I know that implies I've watched too much Bob the Builder in my time - which I am sure is true. But the obvious question having acquired a list of customers to serve is to work out if we can supply product to meet their need.
January 26 - An unexpected turn of events took me and AM to Belgium.
January 24 – On the late train journey home – because wherever possible I go by train unlike almost anyone else in the company, who will I think drive round the corner rather than walk, let alone think of public transport.
January 20 - Fascinated to read the responses to my suggestion that what our staff wanted from us was more flexibility - and that all agreed.
January 19 - We asked our staff what they wanted most this year if pay rises were restricted to the rate we can pass on to customers and to promotions.