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Smart graduate cycles to the Belgium via the Channel Tunnel (Rousse)

The best way to avoid the job of painting the new staff common room was to arrive on campus dressed in a suit. I also had a good excuse that would get me out of this unconventional academic duty: I … Continue reading

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Job competition (Rousse)

I acknowledged that KA was a stronger candidate for the advertised post than I, but never expected to find her at the University on interview day, super-slim and chic in a smart silk dress, and gearing up to hurl insults … Continue reading

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Escape from Brexit (Rousse)

It was meant to be a two-hour morning meeting to discuss the requirements of the advertised posts and the candidates to be interviewed in the afternoon. About 45 minutes in one of my colleagues started an irrelevant rant about Brexit. … Continue reading

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Drinking to dull job demands (Rousse)

Usually incredibly cool and unruffled, DM was behaving very strangely. She’d clearly been knocking back the drink, and now called on EH to speak to her ‘outside’. The rest of us concluded that her demanding job had finally got to … Continue reading

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Doing a ton on the A9 (Rousse)

The A9 had been closed for months for a massive road rebuilding scheme designed to attract further tourism to the highlands of Scotland. Now that the construction work was finished, every hotel along the route offered views of the beautiful … Continue reading

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Career-limiting head tattoo (Rousse)

JG didn’t care that his new dirty blue tattoo covered half his head. When I pointed out that he risked never getting a job with such a monstrous appearance, he explained that he had already considered this. He would just … Continue reading

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A diamond-encrusted pendant, a party in Perthshire, the Petra Project, philosophy and feminism (Rousse)

We were shattered on the last leg of our train journey home from our holiday. By the time we reached Perth we were almost asleep in our seats. Once back in Edinburgh TPR headed straight home to unpack and I … Continue reading

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