Monthly Archives: September 2011

Puffles’ Twitter Follow Friday List – Media

This is another instalment (still not the final one!) of the various people, creatures and organisations that appear on Puffles’ Twitter Feed. The first person on this list is Sue Llewellyn – who along with David Allen Green (of media … Continue reading

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A chugger’s worst nightmare

…and I’m not talking about people who blank them or people who shout at them. (Chuggers – ‘charity muggers’ who try to accost you in the street seeking donations via direct debit – might be annoying, but don’t deserve rudeness … Continue reading

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Today at the job centre

Today was my second appointment at the job centre – following on from my interview last week, described in the blogpost Signing on. There’s still a mixture of fear of the unknown and a fear of being judged in this … Continue reading

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In praise of charity shops

“Rethink, reuse, recycle” Prior to going to university, I wouldn’t have been seen dead in a charity shop, let alone alive. During those days I was stupendously and embarrassingly vain and insecure about image and what people thought of my … Continue reading

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MPs and political parties

One of the things that has regularly riled my regular social media contacts is the ‘whipping’ system within Parliament. People have been genuinely distressed to see images of parliamentary debates on issues that are really important to them and to … Continue reading

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Non-executive directors

This post ponders on the crises of large organisations in this social media age of ours – whether it’s in relation to the economic crisis as in Paul Kingsnorth’s article in the Guardian, or in the field of political parties, … Continue reading

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When Big Business got one step too close

Some of you may have seen this from the headline in The Times (which I won’t link to because they have a firewall). This story being about alleged plans for the heads of big business to be given a ‘hotline’ … Continue reading

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Signing on

I signed on today It’s not something that I’ve done before – and for that I know I’m more than lucky compared to some others. This blogpost is another difficult post to write – both in terms of personal reactions … Continue reading

Posted in Employment and job hunting | 14 Comments

Puffles’ Follow Friday Twitterlist – Public Service Titans

Titans – think of them as wise friendly cloud giants. Most of people are giants (reputation-wise (in my book)) but for a variety of different reasons – and yet paradoxically for the same reason: Their commitment to public service. There … Continue reading

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September’s Wordle

What’s been on my mind so far this month? Have a look.

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