Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Plaiting Fog

At the moment we are all working very hard at the office. Long hours, long days - right up against it. As always there are those who step up and those who hide away. This week we have been hit by a flu bug and half the staff are at home sick. My job is running and staffing in-house events, and this week I don't have the usual team to help. Our company income right now depends on these events and they are paramount. Trying to get people to step up and help out is a BLOODY NIGHTMARE. I am not the most patient or diplomatic of people and right now if I had my way I would walk into the office with an Ouzi 9mm and shoot the bloody lot of them. Everyone who works for us has had a really great time for the last 4 years. We have all made plenty of money and had a good drink. Right now it shouldn't be about what the company can do for us - but rather what we can do for the company. Some people, however - just don't see things that way , and for them it's all about 'me, me, me'. The fact that this still surprises me, surprises me! So hence the title - my job right now is a little like plaiting fog.....difficult, if not sometimes impossible. Every day I have to have heated debates with sales people - trying to persuade them to give up their precious evenings off (only 1 each week) to come in and help out.

I think I will turn to drink, or go and do charity work overseas, or maybe join a circus. (Note - regular readers - please feel free to comment on what you think my job could be in a circus!)

6 comments:

  1. Actually we have just discovered that we have a squirrel in our loft and nobody wants to kill it for me. Any advice on squirrel removal?

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  2. Actually we have just discovered that we have a squirrel in our loft and nobody wants to kill it for me. Any advice on squirrel removal?

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  3. You could always go and work for Rent-a-kill, or maybe join the army...... ;-)

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  4. You could always go and work for Rent-a-kill, or maybe join the army...... ;-)

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  5. You have to - by law apparently - trap them. For this you need a lobster pot type squirrel trap. You bait it with nuts - the squirrel gets stuck inside and then you release it into the wild - it's a good idea to drive it a long way away before releasing it - otherwise it'll just find its way back to your loft. There are regulations as to how often you have to check to see if the squirrel has been trapped. Good Luck!

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  6. You have to - by law apparently - trap them. For this you need a lobster pot type squirrel trap. You bait it with nuts - the squirrel gets stuck inside and then you release it into the wild - it's a good idea to drive it a long way away before releasing it - otherwise it'll just find its way back to your loft. There are regulations as to how often you have to check to see if the squirrel has been trapped. Good Luck!

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