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Friday 20th April, 2007 posted by City Girl
City Girl
My boss has been uncharacteristically thoughtful this week, even asking me first if I would mind handling her calls. Usually she dispenses with the asking part, preferring instead to leave an element of surprise. Like the time her cleaner called having set off her house alarm, it took nearly an hour, amidst ear-piercing screams of ‘hurry please, the police come soon’, to calm the women down.  On the real workload front though it’s been fairly quiet as my boss’s ‘side –lining’ plan for me has really kicked in. I’ve managed to keep busy though by tracking the number of times that she says ‘got, or getting pregnant’ when referring to my current state. So far this week she’s achieved a top score of nine, and that was with her being out of the office for two days, guess she’ll do a lot better next week with her being scheduled as ‘i


Friday 6th April, 2007 posted by City Girl
City Girl
Every year it’s the same, the deluge of resignation letters handed to me in January. Knowing that the bonus payments are made with January’s salary, I suppose it’s the best time of year to take the money and succumb to the lure of more financial gains, with implications of an even bigger bonus, at one of our competitors. Sometimes this can be a blessing in disguise, especially if the person resigning is somebody that my boss has previously instructed be ‘managed out’, it saves me no end of work. 
 
However, the down-side is that I now have to spend the next few weeks getting cosy with the human resources manager in the goldfish bowl meeting room, recruiting for replacements. 
Before I could actually get on with the interviews though, the human resources manager insisted that I rewrite all of my team’s job spec


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