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Work, men and companies


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Last week I went and saw The Company Men (thanks to free tickets from a friend), an American GFC film about three high-flying men who lose their jobs, their struggles to find another one and the stress and pressure this puts on them and their families. I liked it. It wasn’t overly deep and ponderous,

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Hero for a day


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I’m feeling like something of a hero here at work right now. When it comes to the end of the year and the final quarter and all of that, they are often scrounging around trying to make up financial deficits somewhere. Because I work on a product that is generally considered something of a cash

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Lack of “excitement”


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I just gave a guy a band-aid. Being a Senior First Aid Officer in my office is so boring. I’ve given out about three band-aids. (And I know, I should be thankful it’s boring – one day someone will have a heart attack and I’ll have completely forgotten how to deal with it.)

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The conversion competition


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It would seem I’ve inadvertently entered one. Just now I gave my friend at work’s Tim Keller’s Reason for God, trying to be all “no pressure” about it and all (she asked me if it was “philosophical or dogmatic”, because she didn’t want dogmatic). So she said she’s going to get me a book on

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