You’re not missing much. Here’s a cringeworthy example of the kinds of bungled attempts at romance you see as one of The Employed…
“I’m team leader”. A classic argument between Tim and Gareth in The Office over whether or not titles like this – often with tedious extra responsibilities yet no pay rise or perks – actually mean anything. (Spoiler: no. No they don’t. “It’s a title someone’s given you to get you to do something they don’t want to do – for free.”)
I have decided to try my hand at translation. The two languages are, grammatically, almost identical. I shall translate from Labour leader Ed Miliband’s English to my native tongue, plain English. I’m not qualified so there may be some debate … Continue reading
This week, I took part in Volunteering Week at the Guardian. We had a visit from the bright young folks at Live Magazine and I subjected them to my thoughts on how to blog for an audience. Here’s what I told … Continue reading
It’s so annoying when a savage animal gets into your flat, especially when it’s hell-bent on chewing at you until you’re nothing but a pile of bones. I’d say it’s one of my biggest pet peeves. Luckily, late last year … Continue reading
We lost a wonderful lady yesterday. As I read through some of her wise, witty and wonderful words, I realised I really could have used her during my jobhunt. So here are a few quotes to get you through… When sadness … Continue reading
CVs are difficult to get right. But a good place to start is using words on them.
…this would be it.
Jobseekers! Graduates! Recent procurers of positions! Lend me your ears. I’ll give them back, I promise. Please, come on, sit down, I have to tell you something really really important and I don’t want to have to take your ears … Continue reading