Category Archives: Workplace

Commute, revisited

A while ago (ok, a long while ago), I made a post about my commute in to work. I thought it about time that this was updated, largely due to the fact that I’ve left my central Birmingham job and … Continue reading

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Indoor Mountaineering

When I started working at my current place of employment, one of the things I relished was working on the fifth floor of an office block. I’ve always felt that climbing stairs is good for the heart, and having previously … Continue reading

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Charity begins when you step out the door

I recently started a new job, working in the centre of Birmingham. This makes quite a change from my previous place of employment, which was out in the sticks. I commute by train, instead of by bicycle. There’s something to … Continue reading

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Making Outlook Work

For the most part, Outlook works just fine. Of course, my acceptance of the functional level of this Microsoft product probably stems from many years of being forced to use Lotus Notes. Anything works just fine in comparison. However, there … Continue reading

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Cluttered Desks

At my office, we have a Clean Desk Policy. They’re not trying to promote the whole Einstein ‘cluttered mind’ philosophy – it’s just an attempt to get people not to leave confidential information on their desks when they’re not there. … Continue reading

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Wearing the Pants

I’ve had the idea in the back of my head for months to write about the differences in language use between England and South Africa. But I never managed to collect enough of them to make for a full post. … Continue reading

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Cynical Pedants Anonymous

Actuaries are not known for their laissez-faire attitude towards accuracy. Or, for that matter, a tendency to be over-optimistic. But just because we like getting things right to 6 decimal places doesn’t mean that you have a license to take … Continue reading

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