Saturday, 17 November 2012

BLOG #94 - THE 3rd SALTBURN BEER FESTIVAL, COMMUNITY and ARTS CENTRE, SALTBURN-by-the-SEA, N YORKS




"Don’t give me a problem unless you have a solution".
 
When this becomes the mantra that a manager consistently conveys, you have to ask yourself “If you’re not going to manage this, what on Earth do you actually get paid for, at three times my salary?” since this response to raising a problem has become a norm with some organisations.
 
I don't care if it's part of blue-sky thinking...
 
The key message surely is that the systems and working practices that we implement function exactly the way they were designed to work – but these systems could be either of our action, and/or of our inaction. If we don’t think the systems work, they need to be changed and that often involves procedures, rules and protocols.

When I hear the above comment from a manager, I think to myself that this is a person who happily abdicates responsibility and if staff get it wrong, he/she can deny all knowledge…
 
 




 




The 3rd Saltburn Beer Festival
Saltburn Arts and Community Centre
Albion Terrace
SALTBURN-by-the-SEA
North Yorkshire TS12 1JW
Tel: 01287 624997

 

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

BLOG #93 - THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON INN, DANBY, ESK VALLEY

 


 
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I forget the rest.

A giant effigy of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong went up in flames last night as part of one of the biggest bonfire parties in the UK.

Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for alleged doping offences, was chosen as this year's celebrity guy at the Edenbridge Bonfire Society display in Kent, pipping the likes of Jimmy Savile and Chancellor George Osborne to the dubious honour after suggestions from members of the public.

Unlike his career, which has already crashed and burned, the effigy of Armstrong went out with a bang last night as fireworks shot from his 30ft high body which was stuffed with oil soaked newspapers.


The effigy came complete with a 'Jim Fixed It For Me' medallion and a sign which read 'For Sale, Racing bike no longer required'.



 

 


The Duke of Wellington Inn
2 West Lane
DANBY
North Yorkshire YO21 2LY
Tel: 01287 660351
www.dukeofwellingtondanby.co.uk