Wednesday, July 03, 2013

At the coal face

Well, metaphorically. In fact very little coal was involved, no birds were taken into the office in a cage, and the Gorse Fox didn't have to wear a hat with a light on it.

Grabbing a tube from his hotel, the Gorse Fox was in the office well before eight. At nine he had to give a presentation over the phone to about 120 people scattered across India, Scotland and London. This resulted in a number of probing questions - but none that could not be answered.

This turned out to be good practice as the next meeting was with the Principal in the business and they wanted to see the same material. Again this went down well and again threw up no significant questions.

Much of the rest of the day was taken up writing more material for the commercial proposition that we are scheduled to present to the client in the next couple of weeks. In fact this is proving so time consuming that the Gorse Fox has decided not to spend 5 hours commuting tomorrow - and work from home. Frankly the tube was so hot and crowded tonight that he will not miss the experience for a couple of days.

It seem that the Gorse Fox has picked up a new responsibility as his colleagues retire - he is now the Architecture Practice Lead for his division - on top of being the HR lead. Oh well, who can expect a quiet life in this day and age.

1 comment:

The Gray Monk said...

Ah, caught in the good old more feathers in the cap, but the same money in the bank routine that I found myself in toward the last years of my career.

I hope your workload does not exceed the number of hours you wish to devote to it though.