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I can't see Podds photos for some reason - I'll pop back in later to try again
Yums things seem to have settled somewhat for you I hope Ma continues to join in with activities and doesn't give you too much concern, and so lovely to see you happy with your NYL
DL has been running - how many comebacks is this now?
I went for an interview for a secondment job last week and have just heard they want to see me again - hoorah! I have a new boss who has just started and is feeling rather overwhelmed so is not very keen on me leaving - but sadly that's the fault of the departing boss. I also had my grievance interview and I felt that I was believed and that my boss has some explaining to do. I said I wasn't expecting anything from it except perhaps some help to leave the contract! strangely I don't have any bad feelings towards old boss and I think he is just single minded and somewhat thoughtless. Taking a secondment could mean that I have no job in a year's time but I am at a stage where redundancy would not be a disaster so I'm very happy to take that risk
Oh! and I ran Chester marathon in a smidge under 4:30 I had some issues with sciatic pain (I know what stretches I need to be doing but just don't) but it was a very consistent run with only a minor loss of pace in the last few miles - I call that a result!!
hello Yums that is a fab medal! there's been a real improvement in medal quality over the last few years hasn't there, they just used to be plain and boring but there's some amazing ones now and I know lots of people who love their bling
I'm logged on from home and can see the houndie photos - Podds I absolutely love them
oh Sluggie good luck with the dreaded cat basket manouvre
went for a second interview for the secondment positions this morning and I think it went well. I do think I would be dropping my new boss and my lovely colleagues in it if I get it - but it could be great experience so..... watch this space!
(((big hugs to MC))) how disappointing that you didn't get the support from the head - poor show!
oh Yums I understand - a dishwasher is a necessity!
well in theory I have been offered a 9 month secondment - I've said yes but that was a few days ago and not had further details. this is great news I think but not saying too much till its firmed up
The whole situation with old boss is really playing on my mind - there is more to the situation than I brought up in my grievance. my suspicion was that the role was created on the request of the "customer" - whose wife works in our organization and is pals with the lady who got the job - I've done a bit of digging and heard this suggested from 2 different sources also. I am considering waiting til my new role is agreed and then putting something in writing to boss's boss. If only to point out the hypocrisy of the situation with all the "anti corruption" and being "employer of choice" nonsense, but also because I am putting myself in a precarious position taking a 9 month secondment and I may need to cover myself for the future. - Any thoughts lovely WAISters or should I just "let it go"? Also boss has left the contract - not a word to me on the situation or a goodbye to anyone including his own team!!! quite shocking really
Also I can't believe Pippi sends poor little children to play outside in the cold - disgraceful!