Ending the Era of Procrastination

‘Ten weeks for me, working from home,’ Sue says, looking wistfully out of what I presume is the window, just off camera. ‘This is unchartered territory for me, I haven’t been at home for this long, for, well, ever. It’s been quite weird in that respect, working from home is normally just a ‘treat’ day on a Friday. I’m living in my house, rather than … Continue reading Ending the Era of Procrastination

Love and liver failure

“I’d probably say my lockdown experience is really boring,” Natalie laughs. We’ve not spoken in nearly five years, bonded by an unforgettable induction experience when we both started a new job on the same day. Her voice and accent is exactly the same as someone I know here in Christchurch, and which is strange. I’m not sure where it’s from, apart from that it’s ‘down … Continue reading Love and liver failure

A year in moments #8 – the naked conference call

With all the remote working right now, this seems an opportune time to recall a story relating to working from home. I was working for Jaguar Land Rover; a global company with a great reputation. I worked in the HR department at Whitley and our office was set up for remote working; mainly in that there wasn’t space for everyone to work in the office … Continue reading A year in moments #8 – the naked conference call

A year in people #96 – Jen

Every workplace has a Jen. That person who makes sure the place runs smoothly. Organises stuff, knows where everything is, deals with visitors and parcels and stationery and snacks. They know how everything works and what needs to be done when. They look after everyone. They deal with the things that most people working there don’t even know exist. Every workplace has a Jen, but … Continue reading A year in people #96 – Jen