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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Attention to detail

The apprentice, bless him, is a man diligent in the pursuit of accuracy and attention to the minutiae of our work. To such an extent, the most absurd hypothesis will be projected when assessing the quality and appropriateness of an organisation's policies, which he has cause to do now and again. This messianical zealotry is applied across the board, on Friday he produced a report and brought it to me for a meeting early on Monday morning, "just in case the computer network was down on Monday." Flippant me suggested that perhaps we should put it in a fireproof box in case the building burns down over the weekend. So you can imagine my surprise when arriving at work on Monday morning as a couple of Fire Engines arrive, flashing blue lights, sirens, the works, Firefighters as well which pleased Jem no end. Fortunately I hadn't developed ESP, it was merely a sprinkler problem. The apprentice though has clearly set his sights on retaining the employee of the month award having obtained it for turning up to check his email whilst on holiday. Methinks perhaps he's turning Japanese.

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