Tag Archives: business

Careers in Finland (Rousse)

TPR, OC and I had been in Finland so long that the snow had returned to the mountains across the bay. OC had travelled here initially in hope of joining the music industry as accountant for a major record label. … Continue reading

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Breaking bad in Edinburgh (Rousse)

I finally gave into Jesse Pinkman’s pleading, picked up the silver automatic Volvo at Picardy Place, and accepted the stolen mobile phone. We would cook with Badger in an empty house off Pilrig Street. For the time being it was … Continue reading

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A graffiti grudge (Rousse)

We knew that something was wrong as soon as we emerged from our bedroom and walked into the hall. Someone had broken into our flat and scrawled messages in silver ink on the carpet. In the kitchen similar graffiti covered … Continue reading

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Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre recruits new performer (Rousse)

It was only on my way to the gig in Paris that I realised the folly of my offer to Kevin F Sutherland to put on the season’s first performance of the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Rivals vie for boat trip business from Miavig, Isle of Lewis (Rousse)

There was a new company offering boat trips from Miavig on the Isle of Lewis. However, I was sure that it would soon go out of business because it failed to adhere to health and safety requirements. For example, I … Continue reading

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Uninsured charity shop burglar escapes to the seaside by tricycle (Rousse)

I noticed that my donation was still not on display several days after  I left it for sale at the charity shop. In fact, it looked like the shop was possibly out of business. I was pretty sure that the … Continue reading

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The computerisation of sanitation businesses (Rousse)

A mature student with a Geordie accent, supported by a gang of friends, was trying to persuade me that it was appropriate that he write his dissertation on how to revive his wife’s failing sanitation business. I explained that this … Continue reading

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Unethical practices of rail companies (Rousse)

The three women in the train carriage were all plain-clothed police officers. I knew this because I had been allocated the role of PhD supervisor for one of them. The woman in question, however, was unaware of this because she … Continue reading

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A busy morning with Uncle J (Rousse)

My Uncle J sat on the sofa and enthused about his new business idea: to sell custom-made T-shirts to the British middle classes. I told him that this venture was doomed to failure. I was British and middle class, and … Continue reading

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Windfall for Scottish bed and breakfast owners (Rousse)

Under a Scottish Enterprise scheme established in the 1980s, on retirement bed and breakfast proprietors across Scotland could sell their businesses back to the Scottish Government for huge sums of money. Our friends on the Isle of Lewis were very … Continue reading

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