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It’s panic stations for Jan Cavelle

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Thoroughly fraught start to the week again with yet another induction for new employee. Horribly aware of failing my business coach’s mantra of “if you are in the room, be in the room” as my mind skitters about over 100 other things I should be doing, plus a mental torrent of vitriol towards the computer systems, which have disconnected from my computer yet again. Humour on this not improved by smug computer man pointing out it’s due to left hand having disconnected wires when plugging iPod in on Saturday – just for once, not the fault of his inadequate repairs.

Certainly not going to risk mentioning to left hand who is endeavouring to pull rabbits out of the bag organizing huge amounts of furniture going out the door this morning. Suffering desperately from one line manager being off long term sick and adjacent one being new; combination causing distinct blockages in normal flow.

On top of that, theory is that we close this Friday for our annual shut down. Whereas normally we have some flexibility in deadlines, absolutely anything and everything must have gone out the door by then. All this with staff whose minds are clearly on holidays already!

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