Month: <span>May 2001</span>

OK, my weekend resolutions (yeah like that means I won’t break them..) is to update this site. A few tweaks, and bits and bobs to be published. Plus the glaring omission that no-one has bothered to point out to me…. I’ve not got An Entirely Other Day in my ‘Visit…’ list! Oops!

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Sun is shining (weather is sweet), makes you wanna move your dancin’ feet!

Was musing to a friend that since I returned from San Francisco, I’m questioning why I would want to stay in Scotland. We had things MUCH better when we stayed down south (financially, socially, weatherly) but why limit it to England. America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada (uhhh except for all that snow….). As I’ve stated to others I’m going hang here for a couple of months until things pan out, but the trouble is the new job information is so accessible, and even something basic like a salary comparison is easy… depressing but easy. Still it’s not just about the money. Right? …RIGHT???!!

Next redesign started last night, got the square sum of nothing done, but did manage to get a couple of scripts working (hey I’ve only been working on them for about 2 years….)

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Bank Holiday, in work, sun out. Bummer.

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Happy Birthday (yesterday) Jen – 20 at last.

Quiet weekend, shopping and BBQ on Saturday, Sunday, more shopping. Big weekend huh…

I’ve been playing with a few things for this site (including my San Fran diary, which I am sure won’t live up to any expectations at all), but all my ‘creative’ juices are being sucked up by professional requirements. I’m swaying a lot at the moment, new horizons with the recent acquisition of the company I work for, but I’m not sure how happy I am with those horizons. Keeping one eye on my options for the next couple of months. How are you?

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Well the cat’s out of the bag now, the company I work for has been acquired. What does this mean? Well it depends which level you look at it from. Business wise it should be good for ‘us’… yadda yadda yadda. Main change for me will be a different boss. Initial reaction to that piece of news wasn’t good, but that’s unfair to my new boss who I don’t know well enough to judge. There are a multitude of other thoughts fizzing round my head, not all positive, but I am growing increasingly apathetic to the situation. 4 weeks ago they told us. 4 weeks and that’s all the information we’ve had. Not good.

One of the main contributing factors (although it is a grey factor = difficult to measure) in most badly handled situations is lack of communication. Most people will take bad news a good deal easier if they are given answers to the questions that pop immediately into their heads, professionals call it change management, otherwise known as common sense or a perception of people’s needs. Anyway, I’m gonna stop before I say something that will get me into trouble.

San Francisco diary should be up soon… bet you can’t wait…

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