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How to feed a baby pigeon and other vital advice (Rousse)

I kept a baby pigeon in a tiny cage in the corner of my granny’s kitchen. I regretted my decision to store his favourite food (fresh broccoli) with the coal in the bucket next to the back door. The coal … Continue reading

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A charmed life working for Gary Lineker and sleeping with Hugh Grant (Rousse)

Gary Lineker (my boss) supervised our stand at the Online Conference, held this year in the University of Edinburgh’s student union building. Gary wasn’t entirely sure how to find the best position to promote our services, but he wasn’t doing … Continue reading

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A haul of hopeless academics (Rousse)

Once again I had disappointed my boss with my lack of financial acumen. Meanwhile I was advising another colleague to be very careful over the content of his e-mail correspondence, and a former colleague was despairing at the cheek of … Continue reading

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A horsewoman turned financier and an injured charity boss (Rousse)

I heard that my school friend LF (then ED) had taken a job at RA’s charity. “What’s she doing for you?” I asked. When I learnt that that L was in charge of finance I had to admit that I … Continue reading

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Black M&S knickers laundered for the overworked academic (Rousse)

It was inevitable that I would eventually just give in to my workload and move onto campus. My new “home” was a small space at the end of a bench of computers in a noisy student lab: we had words … Continue reading

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Upstairs, Downstairs and Yorkshire pudding (Belle)

My role as ‘tweenie’ involved acting as a go-between for the ‘downstairs’ staff and our bosses.  I volunteered to take a message so the rest of the staff would not be forced to interrupt lunch. I ran outside and realised we … Continue reading

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New aqua spa opens at John Lewis (Rousse)

I’d barely tripped back to work in my green snakeskin stiletto heels when I heard my boss shrieking. Poor OM was being told emphatically that what he had heard from CI was not true. When my boss caught sight of … Continue reading

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Rousse reviews a package holiday in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico was such a dump. I was so relieved that we hadn’t suggested we come here on holiday with my Canadian cousins at Easter. Unfortunately though, we were still stuck in the shabby resort for a week and would … Continue reading

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Sympathy and ping pong (Rousse)

When XY broke down in tears in my room I realised that the only way to comfort him would be to invite him into my bed. Between sobs he listed many injustices others waged against his research projects, using this … Continue reading

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Rousse’s presentation skills are pushed to the limit

I gathered the print-outs of my typed notes and turned up at the classroom as planned to give the students a quick run-down on the third year placement module. Once inside, however, I found my boss and a couple of … Continue reading

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