I’m glad it’s Friday. It’s been a mixed week, which was not helped by yesterday finding out that this really major piece of work we are doing might be stopped. I think the chances of that happening are low, but it could be totally reshaped and not go forward in the way we would want. Whilst not ideal, I am at least more able to be philosophical about it than the new member of staff who has just started working for me. I think she thought it might not be worth turning up for work today but I assured her that there would still be work to do and next week we will have far more of an idea of where we are at. I won’t actually know if she turns up today though (although I am sure she will!) because I am not in the office. I’m at a meeting that is meant to be inspiring my colleagues and me to be marvellous. We shall see how successful that is.
It is probably a good job I am out of the office anyway, as my little Australian stalker is driving me mad at the moment. He keeps coming over and making comments and asking unnecessary questions and just generally being annoying. It is very tempting to just tell him to go away but that a) wouldn’t be very polite and b) would not be very professional and c) I am a lot more senior than him and would set a very bad example. I may have to arrange to have him killed though. My boss sometimes catches the same train as him (although perhaps generally tries to avoid doing so) and this could therefore be of assistance in formulating a plan. Now that really would be marvellous.