A cow in Willesden

Public psychotherapy for a veteran auditor

No blog this week

On holiday. Will have one ready for next Friday

12 responses to “No blog this week

  1. The Man of the Hazel Gap April 11, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I hope you don’t follow in these footsteps…

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2011/0411/1224294390304.html

    • A Cow in Willesden April 19, 2011 at 8:15 am

      Ah, I remember being able to buy whatever books I wanted. The bookshops here are rubbish, and they’re practically blockading the ports to stop ‘foreign imports’ by which they mean internet sales.
      Been looking for over a year for a couple of American 1980’s politics books I saw recommended on the bbc one day.
      I’ll have to see if I can find a way around it that sits well on my conscience, always up for a bit of literature and that.

  2. Chris April 19, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Book depository is the best for cheapo purchases 🙂

    Where is the blog this week??

  3. ITauditSecurity May 28, 2011 at 5:09 am

    First, it really irks me that a one-line post that said I ain’t doing nothing this week gets all these comments. I think I’ll try that on my blog.

    Second, please explain this holiday thingee you have across the pond. The couple times I’ve worked in an international company, the folks in the UK and elsewhere nearby are always on holiday. That irks me too because it become hard to get project done.

    Is holiday REAL holidays or is that just your term for vacation? How much does the average joe get? I suppose I’ll have to wait until you return (again) before I get any answers.

    • A Cow in Willesden May 31, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      Holidays are real. in fact we have a rule in some companies that staff need to be away for at least 2 continuous weeks, and that includes no systems access so no working remotely (although emails are generally allowed for most). From my time working in Europe, i can say that the minimum for any staff anywhere is 4 week each year, and some sectors (government) can accumulate far more. My colleagues in the US certainly think that is generous, but there is no compelling productivity data indicating that it translates into less work…

      Spotted that you copied my holiday message in to your blog – I am truly honoured, and I’ve commented on your site.

  4. ITauditSecurity June 5, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Cow,
    Thanks for the education on “holiday.” I’ve never been forced to take time off in my career, especially when I worked in high risk IT and security areas. A good control no doubt, but not as serious in the areas I worked in.

    I just realized that I’m contributing to what really irked me – that you got so many comments on this post. 🙂

    Well, I was satisfied with the results of my experiment, as I received 2 comments! I love to steal ideas from my UK blogging friends. The other I’ve stolen a lot from is AuditMonkey.

    Cheers.

    • A Cow in Willesden June 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      By responding to your comments, I’m actually breaking my record for comments on a post – this is now my most-commented on post. Curious how that happened.

      I checked out Audit Monkey, very funny. I’ve given him a link on my blogroll, which I really should get around to organising better one of these days. Thanks for the referral. My holiday has given me a bad habit of not completing my blogs on time, but I’ve finally worked out a 5-category Venn Diagram, which I need for my next blog, so any day now, and then I hope to get back to weekly updates…

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