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From the Depths of Despair to Road Warrior

On 13th December 2017, my position as EMEA Vice President of Professional Services and Presales at ASG Technologies was made redundant. The given reason was that it was a necessary cost reduction. At the time, I believed that. Since then, … Continue reading

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2019 New Year Resolutions

2018 was my Annus Horribilis! For Her Majesty, it was 1992. For Lance it was 2018. It was a year in which I failed completely to achieve ANY of my New Year Resolutions. Here’s a reminder of what they were. … Continue reading

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A Distressing Work Anniversary

Exactly one year ago, on the 13th December 2017, I was made redundant by the company for whom I had worked for almost ten years. Throughout that period, my loyalty was rock-solid and unquestionable. The company had been through some … Continue reading

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People in their 50-60s/older greatly underestimate and misunderstand their value to employers/the market/society

Every word of this article resonates with me. Being made redundant in my sixties made me feel awful. After ten years of loyal service to my previous company, I feel betrayed. My view is that loyalty is bidirectional. I know … Continue reading

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Fishing for Jobs

My job search reminds me of days when I went fishing on the banks of the River Tay at the North Inch in Perth. I used to go out before dawn and spend all day casting my flies out onto … Continue reading

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2018 New Year Resolutions

Once again, I failed on my resolutions for the past year! Here’s a little reminder. Well, I only kind of failed. I wrote the first draft of a new novel during NaNoWriMo 2017. It is called “Rocky Scrapes”. In brief, … Continue reading

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