In the new job
After five years at Vulture Central, mainly covering government technology and telecoms, I'm off. I'll be starting a new role at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, looking into the use of algorithms and big data in governments' decision making. What can I say other than working here has been an absolute blast. El Reg …
Prime Minister: "Do we really use algorithms and big data in our decision making?"
Sir Humphrey: "No, Prime Minister: we just say that we do so that we do not lose the funding for GDS from the Cabinet Office"
Good luck Kat! I for one will certainly miss your headlines.
I loved working with Kat (or Kitty as she prefers to be known by her friends) during my time at The Register. She is genuinely one of the best reporters I've ever worked with and I am sure she is going to continue doing great work at the Bureau. She is a fantastic hire for them.
If it were me, it'd first be for the money.. And secondly because I jump sinking ships... (there's only 2 companies out 5 that I've worked for still in existence and one of those is only a brand now...).
Finally it might to escape my past.. (I mean digestive thins? Really?)
All the best in the new spot Kat, ye shall be missed (if only because we can't aim well).
Anon because I still work for one of them and leave to the reader to figure out which....
At one place I worked, the shop floor complained that the tea they made from the tea urn tasted funny, so it was replaced. A few days later, the complaint was made again, so some samples were taken and analysed in the Chemistry lab. It was found that there was a high concentration of animal fat coating the inside of the boiler, so someone from security was tasked with finding out how it got there. On the next night shift, one of our ethnic workers was observed wrapping a fresh chicken in a pair of lady's tights and suspending it in the top of the boiler to cook it. The solution was to add a metal strap and a padlock to prevent the lid from being removed.
Enjoy the new job, and if ya don't, well, I'm sure Simon can tell you where to find bulk quicklime, old carpet, and a few hiding places that'll help you 'dispense with some of your own workplace hostility' :)
(Then again, any places Simon suggests may well be compromised and he's just waiting for a handy scape ghoat)
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