perevision: (gnat pee)
It doesn't always have to be versus, but sometimes the lack of knowledge on both sides can be so detrimental to a project.

On my side you get conversations like the one I had in the cab today, with my cousin who is analytics manager of the brand I copywrite. She has a project and it needs to go through my manager. She doesn't know the scope of the project yet, or how much research she'll be doing. I don't even know what it is, as she won't tell me. But she wants to know how long it'll take me to do a write-up to put on our site. 'A couple of hours?'

'Look, I don't know. I can't know how long it'll take me to write it until I get a brief.'

And then she says 'But I'm the one doing all the research, and I'm putting it in bullet points and everything! All you have to do is make it into words.'

If you have the yawning ignorance to say things like that, I cannot explain how writing actually works in a way you will both hear and understand. Sorry.
perevision: (dickie zzz)
Have started on the graveyard shift at Unscrupulous Workplace. It gets really hard around 4-6, when people at the earlier night shift are leaving and you've done your work and your body is trying to get you to sleep.

What I really hate is the constant acidity. Whenever I do an all-nighter, no matter what I eat my stomach feels like it's burning a hole in itself. And my whole body is straining for rest.

And I can't sleep during the daytime! I just crawled home exhausted, faffed around on Tumblr and Twitter for an hour, went to bed at 11am and popped awake again at 2pm. It's 4.30 and I'm halfway through a mug of Nighty Night with honey and I can't seem to get there.

Any suggestions?
perevision: (wtf bats)
... Nouveau is bloody well spelled Nouveau. It is NOT spelled Novo, Nuvo, Novu or any 'adorable' variation your tiny minds can come up with. And when you fling it headlong into a list of products named after various historical means of communication, it becomes VERY obvious that One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others.

Savvy?

*as opposed to hardworking and clever brand managers, who are NOT included in this note and for whose existence I am grateful.
perevision: (anarchy)
Wow, I've been away so long LJ got a new look while I was gone...

Have been faffing around on Tumblr and the SRS ARTZ blog when I am online, but I've mostly not been online. Had 2 holidays in a row and got into a scheduling snafu with the second one, which set me back at work while also putting me in disgrace with my normally very sweet new boss from Basingstoke.

Other things that have happened: we all thought my cousin had a medical problem so she came home from the US...to find out she was pregnant. WOOHOO! Also I got to spend time with my baby nephew, who is amazing. ♥ ♥ ♥ I'm not normally so heteronormative, but I do really love this kid.

And the Unscrupulous Workplace has introduced biometric logins, which means you log in with.........your FINGERPRINT. As a true-blue SF fan I should be excited about this Bond-like development, but as, well, a true-blue SF fan, visions of Orwell and Doctorow dystopias dance in my head at the idea. I haven't yet handed in (as it were) my prints, which I foresee will get me in MORE trouble, but I just find it so Brazil. Gah.

In other news, tarsiers are really tiny, as are baby ocelots, and the Brahminy kite, or sea-eagle, is my new second-favourite bird. Squee!

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