I wrote a shorter version of this as part of an earlier blog piece in which I started out to write about my liking for railways but it turned into a sort of potted life story. Anyway, I thought I'd flesh out the part about my journeys to the Assay Office a bit, so here's … Continue reading Bag of gold.
Well, would you believe IT?
Trawling through some old folders, as you do, I found a document with an intriguing title, so I opened it. It was something I'd written in 2016 when Axel Wireless was firmly under the boot of Cobham plc. Something I'd written trying to express my frustration with all things "corporate" and all that supercilious bollocks. … Continue reading Well, would you believe IT?
Dual redundancy feature…
So here I am once more… Redundant. The first time I became “redundant” from Axell Wireless or Cobham Wireless as it was then, a mere 14 months ago; I accepted it; that is to say they offered me money to go away so I took the money. There were several months of lead-up to that … Continue reading Dual redundancy feature…
Attention to detail
I've just seen that the company I used to work for, Cobham Wireless, part of Cobham plc, that well known British aerospace and defence manufacturing company are advertising for a "Systems Engineer", Seniority Level: Entry level. In the "About Cobham Wireless" blurb is says; "Cobham Wireless develops, manufactures and sells DAS (Distributive Antenna Systems)…" Well, … Continue reading Attention to detail
Interesting times ahead
After just over 30 years, in fact, two days short of 31 years, working for (ostensibly) the same company in its various incarnations, I am now unemployed, redundant. When I started back in 1988 it was a privately owned company Aerial Facilities Limited (AFL), then Aerial Group then back to AFL then Axell, Axell a … Continue reading Interesting times ahead
I grew up in the Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted where for the early part of my life my parents and I lived with my mother's parents in George Street at number 130. There are two roads here, in this particular part of the town, not in the town itself, George Street and Ellesmere Road, both … Continue reading Railways
I work for a BU, a Business Unit subdibvision of the mighty Cobham plc and we all got a wonderful email at work today, well, when I say "we" I mean those of us in the "engineering" section and before you ask, no, we don't all wear red shirts and when I say "wonderful" I … Continue reading Miscellaneous Claptrap
Getting your work/life balance right
I work in an office where hardly anyone stops to take a proper tea or coffee break; sure, tea and coffee are available any time we like and people avail themselves of it but when it comes to taking the tea/coffee break that we are entitled to, I seem to be the only person. Maybe … Continue reading Getting your work/life balance right