10 Jul 2002 MikeCamel   » (Journeyer)

CUP's all well and good, but I'm not sure I'd be worshipping it! I worked there for a while, and hmmm. Be aware that the Pitt building in the centre of Cambridge isn't where the real work gets done - that's in the Edinburgh Building, out on Shaftesbury Road. Just a note - I created their website in 1994 - we were the first UK publisher with one, and one of the first 20 publishers in the world with one. It was still in the times of "if you build it, they will come". How are you enjoying the UK?

Wrote a job spec. for a role I'd like to fill today. It started off as a discussion document, but someone suggested I stop beating around the bush, as there's clearly a need for it. Security ... We'll see.

A bunch of mates from where I used to work got told yesterday that 10% of them will be laid off. They should hear by the end of tomorrow. Decimation, literally (although people tend to use the word to mean very few people left, it came from the Roman army's practice of executing one out of ten men in disgraced units). Morale's low (surprise, surprise), but I hope that none of my friends are in too much danger. They're "considering their options" (read "looking/asking around for new jobs) anyway, but the market's not good ATM.

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