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Published on 20 March 2012 in Work
An employee can be happy in their job and still want some time away from the office. And any employer who doesn't believe that is simply deluding themselves.
When I re-emerged back in the job market over last summer, I'd forgotten how variable some recruitment agencies could be. Some can be very good indeed. And some can verge on the useless.
Seeing as some of you have asked about work stuff since I left the BBC...
In my early days as a junior product manager in the BBC's interactive department I once asked a senior manager for a business case for the change he was asking for, and was looked at as I was mad. He just wanted it done. Then he ran away. The Invisible Requirements Monkey had struck!
So today is my last day at the BBC. I joined Auntie with a three month contract in January 2000. It was Greg Dyke's first day too. I like to think that I taught him everything he knew during his stint there. Somehow I managed to last eleven and a half years before saying goodbye.
How I'm looking at transferring my products and knowledge to the new BBC Red Button team in Manchester
Announcing what I'm currently working on
Whilst I said no to following my job to Salford some time ago (a whopping 18 months in fact) some people within my team have recently been brought into scope for the move and as such it's barely a week that goes by that doesn't involve some exciting news or inspiring knowledge appearing in my inbox all designed to show just how great the new offices will be.
Baring the minor miracle of getting some dream job, it means I'm likely to be leaving the BBC next June, pocketing a redundancy cheque in the process.