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Office Troll
Interests: film, macs, rock'n'roll, whisky, pizza and everything tolkien.
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My Other Half is a compulsive DIY freak and lately he has been purchasing all sorts of tools to assist him with his latest project. He gets everything sent in my name to Rickety Properties, because at his workplace everything... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Office Troll
After being asked yet another time by a work colleague if I have been watching Eastenders, I have decided to prepare myself with ammunition and come up with a selection of possible 'watercooler' conversations to fight back and confuse the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at Office Troll
I didn’t mention that, after he dives into the olympic-size pool, Darren, aka Donovan Marsh¹, Olympic Diving Champion, always performs a kind of rotating movements with his hands, something resembling a boxer punching an (equally imaginary) speedball. As he punches... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Office Troll
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Over the last few days, Darren, who is a fan of the BBC TV show ‘Spooks’, has been pretending to be a spy. I’m not quite sure as to how it started - he must have said something about working... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Office Troll
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I come back from lunch to find Darren in bit of a state. Call-Me-Harry is away on a golfing trip to the Med with his buddies, and Darren has been saddled with a really complicated valuation. Basically the client handed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at Office Troll
I never told you about Darren’s step-diving, which is strange, because it’s one of those regular worktime occurrences that I truly look forward to, brief flashes of happiness in my otherwise rather unsatisfying working life whereby I think, well, this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2010 at Office Troll
I’m kind of bored of writing about work, as you probably have sensed by now. The magic of the freak show of the days of The Company is impossible to re-create, and Rickety Properties, albeit also populated by truly freaky... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at Office Troll
I waited so long to introduce George to you because I really didn’t know where to start - and I still don’t. There’s too much to say and I am not a good enough writer to transfer George from my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at Office Troll
I happened to pick up the phone from Lisa's desk this morning and it reeked of fags!!! GROSS! And the phone in reception - which Lisa is often answering in the receptionist's abscence - also stunk of fags! And sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Office Troll
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It seems like yesterday when Darren was on holiday, but it is now Call-me-Harry’s turn to be away, and that means an entire month in his villa in the Mediterranean. I was expecting a few easy weeks ahead, a day... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Office Troll
Another week’s gone by at Rickety Properties and a very busy one, too. Darren is on holiday, which means that Call-me-Harry’s stress levels have been steadily rising with every telephone enquiry he’s had to take. Harry is normally shielded from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at Office Troll
It’s been a long time since the last update, but things have been a little bit intense at Rickety Properties and I have made a conscious effort in the evenings to do everything in my power to avoid thinking about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2010 at Office Troll
It’s been a long time since the last update, but things have been a little bit intense at Rickety Properties and I have made a conscious effort in the evenings to do everything in my power to avoid thinking about work. That, of course, includes writing about it. I’ve now... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2010 at Practice
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I still haven’t told you how it ended. After the Gaydar Failure Fiasco, I really couldn’t wait to get home. We left and as I was saying my goodbyes, I called Karen - my predecessor, who had also joined us... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at Office Troll
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I went out on my first Company Evening Out last week, and it was a disaster. It seemed like a good idea at the time: we would have a drink at the pub across the road, then catch a show... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at Office Troll
Tragedy averted: I have managed to get out of upgrading the RAM on all the work PCs. After prolonged discussions with Darren (who even offered to talk to Harry on my behalf), I expressed my concern during a meeting with... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at Office Troll
Tragedy averted: I have managed to get out of upgrading the RAM on all the work PCs. After prolonged discussions with Darren (who even offered to talk to Harry on my behalf), I expressed my concern during a meeting with the Boffins. They backed me up with Harry when I... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at Practice
Call-Me-Harry has barely put his pen down from signing a contract with Brainy Boffins, that he’s already trying to cut corners and pay less for our I.T. support. The Boffins had come in to do a complete site survey, which... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2010 at Office Troll
Call-Me-Harry has barely put his pen down from signing a contract with Brainy Boffins, that he’s already trying to cut corners and pay less for our I.T. support. The Boffins had come in to do a complete site survey, which he (foolishly) assumed was going to be free. Several other... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2010 at Practice
Posted Apr 10, 2010 at Practice
I’ve only been with Rickety Properties for a few weeks, but already I have managed to elevate myself to Computer Expert status. It’s not exactly difficult: Darren is a complete luddite, Call-Me-Harry thinks that anything to do with I.T. involves... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2010 at Office Troll
I’ve only been with Rickety Properties for a few weeks, but already I have managed to elevate myself to Computer Expert status. It’s not exactly difficult: Darren is a complete luddite, Call-Me-Harry thinks that anything to do with I.T. involves the word ‘PING’ and the others are on a similar... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2010 at Practice
Call-Me-Harry is on holiday at his villa in the Mediterranean this week, so I have been left holding the fort with the help of Darren, Harry’s second in command, or rather, Harry’s minion. Believe it or not, Darren and I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2010 at Office Troll
Call-Me-Harry is on holiday at his villa in the Mediterranean this week, so I have been left holding the fort with the help of Darren, Harry’s second in command, or rather, Harry’s minion. Believe it or not, Darren and I ARE the department, this week. On first impressions, Darren looks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2010 at Practice
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