Author: Stephen Dale

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Stephen Dale

Job Application in response to dominic cummings

Boris Johnson’s special adviser Dominic Cummings  has urged “weirdos and misfits” to apply for jobs in Downing Street ahead of a planned shake-up of the civil service. I think I may qualify; here’s my job application: I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch …

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Performance Appraisal Cartoon
Stephen Dale

Actual quotes taken from employee performance appraisals

As a manager, I’ve had to do my fair share of performance appraisals, which (as I’m sure the employees also found) was a pretty tedious and meaningless experience. Fortunately I left all of that behind me when I left Reuters in 1999, my last full-time employer before striking out as an independent consultant (now semi-retired). …

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Chickens
Stephen Dale

How the EU Works

With apologies to the original author, but I don’t know the provenance of this piece. All I know is that it conforms to my understanding (and experience) of how the European Union works, it explains it in language we can all understand, and (irony and pathos aside) it’s very funny. Subject: How the EU works …