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Not so much software training - more hotel keeping!

These last few days, I've changed from being a software trainer to being a hotel keeper, a conference co-ordinator, a breakfast chef, a staffing organiser, and a sales and marketing person for hotel rooms and for training courses. So there's no Perl or wisdom, no Ruby gem for me to blog about.

There's nothing like having a member of staff go off sick to remind you just how much work they normally do when it then falls onto your shoulders. We're a small team, but we've always been robust enough to stand in for other in the immediate things where it's necessary. But that immediate step up to running at 160% or 170% (as opposed to my normal 120%!) can only go on so long, and I'll confess to being glad that I'm not training this week or next. But come the second week in September, the autumn season kicks in.

So I'm glad - really glad - that I can welcome as occasional helpers Kim and Anne; that's two people who I know well and I know can - with training - take some shifts for us. And who'll do a good job, and will call / ask one of the others of us as the inevitably new (or new-to-them) things crop up. And I'm interested in adding another name in the same vein too. The robustness will help us greatly when Chris is back too, so there's a silver lining even to this cloud.

But all of this does limit my time to write long thoughts for a while - while we get up to speed in a new setting. So please excuse the odd missed day, the occasional day when there's nowt but an innane little comment here. And kick me if I start saying "woes is me". Woe is certainly not me; I may be tired, but I'm buzzing tired as I juggle training requests from Norwich, Cambridge, Acton, Reading and Manchester - and i wonder where tomorrow will bring.
(written 2010-08-25)

 
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