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Poor park keeping (Rousse)

JS didn’t take her new job as a part-time park keeper very seriously. She took our money for half an hour on the tennis court, then bunked off to play tourist in Oxford for the rest of the afternoon.

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Rory Kinnear and Belle’s thigh-highs

I was free ranging around the British Library’s ‘crazy project’ department finding ways to stealthily join the workforce. With my simple yet effective suggestions I was already making an impact and that was before people noticed my thigh-high leather boots. … Continue reading

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Nosy parker notices nose job (Rousse)

The old photos proved it. JC had had a nose job in the 1990s!

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Midges put off move to Lochinver (Rousse)

TPR and I took temporary accommodation in a Lochinver hotel. It wasn’t very suitable: whenever the tide came in, our room was flooded with sea water and the occasional fish; the bathroom was barely a cupboard; and poor security encouraged … Continue reading

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A hat trick of nephews (Rousse)

I stared at my nephew. How would his new employer take him seriously when he looked only 10 years old? He was so small and slight, and his voice hadn’t even broken. Then we were joined by another person – … Continue reading

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A lipstick promotion compensation (Rousse)

The promotion interviews were arranged for a Saturday morning in a school gym. However, since I only learnt last minute that all candidates were required to give a presentation on their research, I arrived at the venue completely unprepared to … Continue reading

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All migrate to Aberdeen (Rousse)

I visited Aberdeen as part of preparations for my job move at the start of the new academic year. Including other staff, AM introduced me to the departmental chickens. I looked forward to tending a coop of my own as … Continue reading

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Silly sticker selection process (Rousse)

The selection process for the prized appointment was so ridiculous that I decided to withdraw my application. Surely they could have come up with something more challenging than asking the candidates to make up stories based on the assembly of … Continue reading

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Racial identification and job changes (Rousse)

After two weeks in the sun, C looked like an African. I asked if he was looking forward to experiencing racial prejudice first hand. Meanwhile I became more and more distressed as I realised that it was impossible to pull … Continue reading

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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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