Resignation False Alarm

I caused a small degree of bemusement today among staff where I work when one of the more eagle-eyed of them noticed that one of my browser tabs had the label “Resignation” on it. It was actually quite nice to have them express concern that I might be leaving for other pastures, but in this case it was the header for a page on our intranet about the management procedures for processing the resignations of staff. I was reminding myself of these because here in the UK, A Level results are due out in about two weeks – and a fair proportion of our Weekend Staff are therefore about to be heading away to universities around the country.

This almost sounds as if I’m organised, doesn’t it? I really must do something to dispel that impression at some point, assuming I don’t procrastinate long enough for it to be a moot point…

It’s an interesting reminder that people spot and interpret the smallest minutiae in interesting ways – and mirrors the experience we had this weekend where the smalls reported back their aunt a conversation that Lady M and I had about tickets to Legoland in pretty much the same cadences and accents as we’d used. I was unaware of their secondary jobs as living voice recorders… Hopefully this is not a talent that they will take with them into the workforce in years to come..!

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