March 17th, 2003


Where's Simon?

Weekend survived - even if on Saturday morning I thought it would be a great idea to wake-up rather than try and sleep off some of the BMovie excesses. However this did mean I could get on an earlier train than I'd expected.

Did very little except mooch and a little light socialising - and now should really be sorting stuff out as for the next fortnight I don't seem to be in Birmingham. Actually, maybe I should have sorted this out yesterday instead of contemplating "slash and burn" on the back garden.
  • Current Mood
    apathetic apathetic

There may be troubles ahead...

I've been in my current job a couple of weeks and at the beginning of April we're all being reorganised as all the ICT is centralised. I'm sure this is all pretty cyclic - central IT becomes too unresponsive, so departments build their own knowledge, which then reaches a certain size and is then centralised and so on.

I met today the new Head of IT - he's two levels above me, and reports directly to the big boss - and we had a chat. Unfortunately I think we're on different planets. I've tried to arrange a meeting with my Line Manager - but he's currently on leave. This might lead to a rocky few months while I work out who wins over my job - me or the supremo. We sat down and both said we were user focussed - alas he's never worked in the public sector before and I know my customer very very well.

We shall see...

Oh - but discovery of the weekend thanks to jessie_pup is Fantastic!
  • Current Music
    Nothing until I work out which CD Drive to use...