Tag Archives: work

Texan travel anxieties (Rousse)

TPR and I moved to Texas, where I took a job at a university at which DT was a student. I was extremely grateful that each day DT gave me a lift to work. One day DT explained that she … Continue reading

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A PhD student, a wolf, and a champion demented Whitby stretcher-thrower (Rousse)

There was so much going on in the corridors that it took a long time to get everyone into the room and the main characters around the table for the PhD supervision. The student had become so paranoid that she … Continue reading

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Guests who overstay their welcome (Rousse)

It was a Monday morning and I was desperate for our weekend visitors to leave so that I could get to work. My plans were thwarted by my sister-in-law SMcC who insisted on cycling to the outskirts of the city. … Continue reading

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Advice on sexual harrassment at work (Rousse)

XY arrived at work in a foul mood. He huffily dumped his bag and coat in his office. Then he came out to find me in the corridor. He cast me a quick glance, then ran his hands up and … Continue reading

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Angry driver destroys degree show display (Rousse)

We queued for the degree show. This year it was held in the middle lane of a very busy highway. The traffic was forced to a standstill and the drivers were becoming increasingly frustrated. For one enough was enough. He … Continue reading

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An unfinished proposal (Rousse)

I returned to work after my trip, hung my coast on the peg, and checked who had booked in to see me. The two PCs were lingering outside my office. One asked about the grant proposal.

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Finding baby (Rousse)

I was becoming increasingly frustrated with my school friend AL who asked me to meet her with her baby, then repeatedly failed to turn up at the stated venue. At last one evening at 8:45pm we found one another on … Continue reading

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