A tale of a Scotsman living in SW london...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Another day, another long day. Had to cancel my train, and as i should have been getting home now, I'm still about 90 minutes away from home, and bed.

Good week though, we've achieved more than I thought was possible in the last two weeks, and as a project team we are being rewarded for our efforts better than I have been in years and I've only been here two weeks. It makes a real difference to the morale of a team if your efforts are correctly rewarded, and I think some projects forget that and people become a number on a bottom line. Which may well be the case, but that doesn't make it right.

I live by the rule of treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself. Obviously, I reserve the right to over-rule that in certain unnamed cases! The guy who tripped me up end effectively ended my hockey playing for one by the resulting damage to my knee.

Also heard today that one of my friends is going to be made redundant, and another friend work has started consultation procedures. Not nice.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

OK, no update for a while but here's a quick one before my cab arrives.

I'm in Leeds. It's cold and miserable. I'm still at work having done 10 hours in the office. For the third day running. I'm hungry, tired and would quite like to see my wife soon.

On the upside, I'm going to the pub in a minute. God bless the German beer makers....