If you tell enough stories, perhaps the moral will show up.


Spam Counter - 2009 August: 967

Very evenly mixed bunch. I liked "Stimulate her grotto better"

Media Studies

The more mad son has an email account so he can be subscribed to things. To keep on top of any problems, I have it set to forward copies of anything he receives.

Today his Youtube acount got its first subscriber (thanks for that, 344). I was so surprised that I took a look at his home page and one of them is getting decent viewing numbers -- in the hundreds. There's no huge skill in what he does, but he does make lovely explicit titles, and I guess they come up well in the searches.

But here we have a boy, autistic as they come, having more success -- much more success -- publishing free content than a lot of other people. Me for example.


Mental Health Warning

You never learn anything good about yourself when you read other people's diaries or emails. But we routinely ask managers to look at leavers' emails to ensure nothing gets missed. I think we'll carry on doing that, but it looks like we need to start each permission with a mental heath warning.

This week a manager reading a leaver's email found a disobliging reference to herself from another member of her team. Sort of understandable as there was no subject line so she couldn't avoid reading it, but perplexingly she's straight off to HR on the fifth floor.

It's perplexing because if I discovered that my team thought I was a CNUT -- their spelling -- I don't think I'd be going to HR, not as the first stop anyway. I'd be keeping it dead tight, so that being disliked as a manager didn't count against me next review time... and spend the time finding ways to punish the cunt.


Spam Counter - 2009 July: 1010

Penis 60%
Acai 10%
Watches 5%
Other 15%