It’s been a common assumption that lockdown has meant that suddenly everyone has time to do all those things they’ve been wanting to do for years. And it's not true at all for many people.
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All this homeworking that's suddenly happening has been deemed to be a game-changer by many. Jobs that managers once insisted could only be done in a building, are now being done in peoples kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, or even gardens. These are my predictions of what will happen when all this is over.
Buried in one drawer are some clothes I really don't know what to do with. Four t-shirts. Four branded t-shirts. Four t-shirts with the logo of an employer on them.
I went up to our acting boss in February 2015 and told her I would soon be leaving London for Manchester. I implied I'd be resigning. Cos that was what I was planning to do. My job was in London. I was moving to Manchester. It made sense. But that wasn't to be. Instead, I started working from home.
Corporate blogging alert! Corporate blogging alert!
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.