Sunday, 15 June 2008

Result!

Mr A needed to visit the Manchester office, stopping off on the way to see Glenn the accountant. Usually I welcome the chance to have the house to myself, but that's when there's work to be done. This time I had the bright idea that I'd go with him.

Mr A's business is in pretty good shape, really, but it's a constant worry, like a small child. If it's not making any noise, is that because everything's fine, or because something terrible has happened? The resignation of the key employee a few weeks ago was swiftly followed by the return of a valued ex-employee, plus a chance call from a graduate who wanted some work experience in a web company, and was prepared to work for a time for nothing. If he turns out OK that will help a great deal.

The Manchester office used to be run by Mr A's son out of his flat. A week ago they moved into proper serviced offices, very nice, all refurbished. It still needs a kettle, vacuum cleaner and a couple of chairs, but they're doing fine. While Mr A got stuck into the pain of running a web design company, I headed off to see Hugh and Bernadette. After I'd checked my exam results.

Hugh and the new kitten
I did brilliantly. People are good at different things, not all of them academic, and in the light of my life experience, doing well at exams doesn't necessarily contribute to the range of abilities needed in the modern workplace, for example. But I'm very good at revising and taking exams, especially when I'm so interested in the subject, and I got a First, top marks, so I'm very pleased indeed.

9 comments:

Richard Madeley said...

A web design company in Manchester? I think I should send you my CV. Have you room in your organisation for a living TV god?

belle said...

wow, well done!

wontletlifedefineme said...

Congrats on those results!

travelling, but not in love said...

Well done Lola. It's such a relief when the results are in, isn't it?

Lola said...

RM: I'll ask Andy about whether he has a policy on employing deities. I don't think there would be a problem as long as you are prepared to work very hard for not much money, like he does.

Thanks for the good wishes, I've come back down to earth now. Looking forward to next term!

Sally said...

Congrats Lola on your excellent results, but we can't expect anything less from you can we you are a star!

aims said...

And so am I pleased that you did so well. I never had any doubt tho.....

What a cutie that kitten is...oh my!

babooshka said...

Big congratulations on getting those top marks.

Lola said...

Thanks y'all!