Archive for November 16th, 2005

It’s Official, I’m Finding A New Job

Well, after recieving a response of “We’ll employ Samuel as and when needed” and that time being somewhere at the other end of next month, and probably only for a few days, I am seeking a new job. On top of the strange mistreatment, I was also sent a job advert by my current employer for a job elsewhere…needless to say, I get the hint, and I’m moving on. Unfortunately for them the people who are now left to run the network are seriously understaffed and probably don’t know half of what I know about it, but I’ve done my level best to impart my knowledge on the incumbant employees, if they don’t remember it is not my problem.

After spotting a few good jobs which I feel like applying for and tracking down some former colleagues for advice, I am quietly confident that I have everything in order.

There isn’t much more I can say without breaking confidentiality agreements (something I have no intention of doing) so I will leave it at that.

For the record, I am intending on continuing study in the middle of next year, although that is variable depending on my employment situation.

Samuel

7 comments November 16th, 2005 at 09:27pm

When you’re half asleep

One thing I’ve noticed is that, when you’re half asleep, just about everything makes perfect sense. Last night, whilst half asleep I was thinking about this, and trying to think of one of the many examples of such mind behaviour, however I failed, a decided to make up an example of something that woul makes sense when you’re half asleep, I came up with a scenario where someone might need more floor space in their bedroom, so the obvious and logical thing to do would be to move the bed onto the ceiling.

From this point I started thinking about how one would go about doing that, and coming to the conclusion that my bed is tucked in best at the foot of the bed, I would possibly end up hanging upside down from feet, then I woke up a bit and realised that this simply wouldn’t happen because the mattress is not fixed to the bed, so I started thinking about strapping the matress and associated sheets and blankets to the bed, which would also sove the falling out of the bed problem. This morning when I reflected on this I realised that, rather than attaching the bed to the ceiling upside down, it would make more sense to attach it the right way up, which would mean that nobody would fall out, although you would want to have a strong ceiling.

I think I might keep my bed on the floor!

Samuel

November 16th, 2005 at 06:46pm

Farewell George

As you may recall, on the weekend I reported that George Gibson had been replaced by Stuart Bocking on 2UE’s New Day Australia, I also said that I would endeavour to find out what happened to George.

It turns out that I jumped on 2UE management prematurely. Given the recent changes at 2UE and the “no notice given” approach which was used for Stuart Bocking taking over the show, I was under the impression that George had been dumped by the station. Fortunately this is not the case, George retired after becoming a grandfather for the (1st?/2nd?) time. George may return to radio in the future, but after nearly 15 years at 2UE and even longer elsewhere, he has called it a day.

John Kerr presented a rather moving tribute to George Gibson this morning.

My sincere apoligies to 2UE management if I have caused any undue concern or criticism. I take it that Stuart has wanted to do the overnight show for a while, so good luck to him, I’m sure he will settle in and do a good job.

Best of luck George Gibson, at least you don’t have to go home and have reheated pizza for breakfast any more!

Samuel

November 16th, 2005 at 12:26pm


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