Category Archives: Work

31 May 1982

Mon May 3XXXI V. Foggy this morn. School boring. I don’t remember having a lot of fog in Auckland. As I have alluded to before, every day was, in my memory, dry and sunny. I guess that is a good … Continue reading

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Friendship

I have been inexplicably lucky over the years. I have developed so many friendships that I don’t really deserve to have. Over the course of the next few Fridays I want to tell you about some of them – not … Continue reading

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15 April 1982

Thur Apr XV Work Day. Did jobs for mum & Dad. At soccer scored 2 (out of 6-2 win) which makes 6 goals in 5 games! I still bear the scars of ‘Work Day’. Literally. I cannot remember what jobs … Continue reading

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31 March 1982

Wed Mar XXXI Went for a job at foodtown, but the *** manager wouldn’t even see me Foodtown was the supermarket at the St Luke’s shopping centre. My parents had been nagging and nagging at me to get a job. … Continue reading

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McDonald’s At Christmas

McDonald’s always had the proud boast that the only day of the year they were closed was Christmas Day. For some of us who worked there, that was probably a good thing. Some of us – and I include myself … Continue reading

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Interviews

I have mentioned before that I fell into my present career by accident. It is fair to say that I was not exactly a catch when it came to the graduate recruitment process. In fact, I went out of my … Continue reading

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Wait A Minute, Mr Postman

I have reached the stage in life where I no longer see the need to list things such as exam grades or part time jobs on my cv. Were I to do so, there is one job which would take … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Partner

Sometimes, ideas for this site come about in slightly strange ways. This is one of those occasions. I have, for various reasons, received a couple of emails from a former business partner of mine over the course of the past … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Musical Memory

The legal system in England can be a little strange. Broadly speaking, there are six levels of judges – magistrates, district judges, circuit judges and then judges of the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Before you qualify … Continue reading

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Leaving Oddbins Again

Unfortunately, things all went spectacularly wrong a couple of days after the Oddbins cricket match.In fact, within half an hour of me arriving at work on the next working day. It was a fairly simple problem. Hal, the manager, wanted … Continue reading

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