My supervisor has been on holiday for the last couple of weeks, so I have been busy. There isn't much support from the rest of the "team", so I just have to get on with it.
I found out last week that the super was on leave for three rather than just two weeks last Thursday and today was told that he also has the first three days of the following week off. It could all get a bit intense!
The season has started, and my beloved Gunners are to be frank being a little inept. Still no defeats as yet (only 3 games played), so it is all good.
Cubs has been in Summer recess for about three weeks now. Since the break started we have had a Scouters Meeting (pub), a Pack Programme Meeting (another pub) and an evening of housekeeping at the Scout Hut to put kit back where it should be.
The first weekend in September means the annual Gilwell Reunion - three leaders and Akela's wife will be having a very sociable weekend setting the world to rights, checking on different ideas for Scouting Activities and Programme Ideas and enjoying a glass or two.
I am due to be cooking at a County Beaver and Cub Scout Training Course on the 13 September. It is good to give a bit back.
Had a great day out in Eastbourne with my pal, Charlotte. A nice catch up after meeting at the Hop Farm Festival in July.
A little sadly (for me any way), Charlotte is moving back to the north of England to work in Kendal. Good luck with that, my dear... but I am sure we will keep in touch.
And coming up...
Pleased to say that a couple of gigs are on the near and far horizon.
The lovely and talented Rae Morris (who I last saw as second support act for Noah and The Whale at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012) is playing the Green Door Store in Brighton on September 12. Here is the latest tune, Cold
And off in the distance, The Unthanks are playing at the Roundhouse on March 7 2015.
12/8/2014 0 Comments
Today, I have spent the first day of three weeks working alone with two work collegues (who shall remain nameless).
I am feeling tired and tetchy, and am already dreading what might rear it's head tomorrow.
This has got me thinking...
... who Don't Start Tasks.
Things need doing, stop pretending you are busy (we all are), make the effort and get on with something.
... who Don't Finish Tasks.
Schedule - Do - Complete = Good Mantra.
... who Can't Empathise. A tricky one this, but my view has always been that people don't ask for things just to be awkward - they need something. Listen to what someone is after and help them if you can. Try to see things from their standpoint.
... who Bullshit. Pretty high on my list of hates. Be straight with people. If something can't be done, tell them so but tell them what you can do. If you don't know, say so. Always remember "The Bullshit Detection is strong in this one"
... who Don't Follow Through on a Promise. Simply, if you say you will do something, do it. Try not to delegate if you have made the promise that you will do something, it dilutes the result.
... who Have No Sense of Humour. There are some, take care when you are with them, for they will bring you down.
... who are Reactive rather than Proactive. No prizes from me if you are not thinking about what you are doing. Anticipate and be prepared for things rather than just shrugging your shoulders and saying "we need to do something to sort this out" after $*1t has hit the fan.
... who Deliberate on Answers when an off the cuff quip will do. I don't know why this annoys me so. It is possibly because I am pretty quick witted (unrelated people have told me so). I might throw a line about something purile, if you can almost hear the cogs in someone's brain concocting a politically correct response, forget it... In fact, if you have had to think of a reply, we are just not on the same page.
... who Never Go The Extra Mile. Just meeting the standard required is not really good enough. You should try harder, always.
So that is about it. My likes and dislikes.
If I am still talking to you, you are not doing so bad...