August 17th, 2005

Cabaret - Mein Herr

The ongoing battle.

But before that, Collapse )

So, yes, the ongoing battle against Sandra continued today.  I got in at about 10.00ish (see? I had someone staying over and managed to get in before 1.30pm...) to find eight files dumped on my desk.  These were eight cases that had transferred to us from Small Heath, which someone had brought up from reception yesterday and which I had directed to be put on Sandra's desk to deal with, as it's in her job description, not mine.  It's not a complicated process.  You tear off the bottom half of the transfer sheet, date it, and then check that the next conference has been booked into a Chair's diary, and if not... you have a problem. Then you put it in the transfer book to say it's arrived and put the other half of the transfer slip into the plastic wallet.

That's beside the point.

If this carries on for the rest of the week I'm raising it with Tina in supervision on Tuesday.  Yes, okay, she has to do all the minuting of conferences by herself for two weeks, but she's done three this week and as far as I remember, she'd got through her backlog a while ago so she can't use that as an excuse.

I am not impressed, to say the least. 'Sharing' the admin rota, my arse.
JC - cockroach OTP - J/M


Update after watching Jonathan Creek episode "The Seer in the Sands" (a.k.a. "the comma episode"), which will probably only be of interest to a certain other fangirl...

The email from Maddy - referred to as Jonathan's "friend in America" (in itself the most impressive continuity they've ever managed) - is never shown in full, but the gist of it is explained in the episode anyway because it's just information about the American companies.  But we do get to see the final sign-off, which reads, "Hope this is of use - MADDY xxx" - three kisses!  And by the look on Jonathan's face - yes, he does miss her.

I have no idea if I'll be able to cap the harvest-fly!comma, but I'll certainly try...

I was going to say something else but I have now forgotten it.  David's daughter is staying for a few days so I just had to do the sociable introductions thing...

So, yes.  Comma!  Acknowledgement of Maddy's existence!  These are good things!

Bizarrely, I turned the DVD off to find something on UKG2 with Alan Davies on it...