Working for DT and Co

I don’t get too much time on my hands these days as I’m too busy working. The cool things is I work with a group of people who are passionate and knowledgeable about Search and strive to deliver the best possible solutions for the clients they work with. They are a friendly happy bunch an…I’ve got a lot of time for everyone who works there.

Who is this company? Well, to be honest it isn’t that important. They could be here in Hertfordshire, London, San Francisco, New York or Paris even, the important part for me, is that they have a dedication and appreciation of the space we inhabit. I get to work with people who challenge my thinking and surprise me, who are knowledgeable, professional and for the most part damn good at what they do. The work environment is good too in that it’s bang in the centre of the most vibrant city on the planet, we get massages, fresh fruit daily, gym membership, private health care and stuff like that, lunch is seldom boring through access to all manner of eateries and cafes and munch joints. If I’m feeling health conscious I’ll stride down to Tossed and grab a salad. If I’m not then I’ll grab a Pizza at that little place with the fucked up menu pricing with Michael or if he’s about Andy or Phil or Dave (if he hasn’t got a homemade wrap that is) failing that I’ll nip into Silvas and grab a bit of Italian. Yesterday a group of us went to Nando’s and had a lot of chicken and chips and a cheeky beer Luke, Andy, Alan ,Ruro, Alex, Julia, Mike and Adam it twas fun too, no one I work with is thick, which is good. Do I not like thick people? Heck no, thick people are fun too but for different reasons. Christ that sounds mean, I really don’t mean it that way, perhaps I should use a different word like less intelligent or less knowledgeable, less witty etc. The fact is that you just can’t do the sort of work we all do and be thick, shit there I go again I said it again. Ok, what I mean is you just can’t do a job that requires…fuck it, why am I even digressing on this thick point? What am I some kind of fucking Einstein? Absolutely not.

So where was I? Oh yeah, I was talking about my job and extolling the many facets of it that are fun and interesting and all that stuff. So is it in any way not so great? Jesus, duh of course! Like any job there are downsides to it, it’s a part of the human condition to moan and complain a little after all. For example, I have to wear a whistle and flute which is…I won’t beat about the bush,a fuckin pain in the arse, especially on hot sunny beautiful days where I could be out on my mountain bike getting a nice brown colour to my skin distracted by hotties and scenery and beaches and ice cream and all that stuff, but hey I’m getting used to it and if you are meeting clients and stuff like that then you’ve got to present a professional image. After all, would you entrust the future of your online enterprise to a geezer in his underpants? Lots of people do I know, but in person, it just doesn’t quite cut it. My hours are a little sucky too in that I leave my home at 7am and don’t get home to 7pm doing a job that for the most part could be done in part from home, I’m finding that tough especially with the warm weather upon us. Ha, listen to me sounding like some whining minnie. There are other downsides too, but that just goes with the territory of dealing in a client services world and of course I couldn’t possibly comment any further than that. I’m lucky, all of the clients I work on are great, no really – I shit you not.

I gotta go now, Jord just rang me “dad, you coming to get me or not” he says. Wants me to take him out to help him choose his trainers which is a bit of a bollocks really, because what he really means is that dad is going to go out and just buy the trainers that he has his eye on but..yes of course, he’s m y son and I love him so, I’ll do what dad’s do and stick my hand in my pocket no doubt.

What about you? Who do you work with? Are they cool, do they ‘get it’? Or are they a bunch of useless tossers. I’d love to know 😀

Rob Watts
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Posted on: 17th May 2008, by : Rob Watts

13 thoughts on “Working for DT and Co

  1. Ha, ha! The moment of Truth!

    I guess I am a Thick Geezer in his Underpants! LOL

    But I can afford to be one! I do not live with my Mommy!

    I go on vacation 2 or 3 times a year for at least a month at a time! Went to Europe from my home in Japan just recently. Skied Austria and attended SES in London.

    It is Lovely to be your own Boss!

    I am 45 years old, and I think in total I worked one year for a company as an employee!

    I Love being the Thick Geezer in his Underpants!

    Maybe I should start wearing my HOM designer underwear and Armani t-shirt to get Respect!

  2. I am currently working with a bunch of useless tossers.

    “me” isn’t too bad, but “I” just spends too long looking at stuff and not taking action, and “myself” seem to be a little too selfish.

    Glad you are settled in and they are stimulating the brain buds between pints.

  3. LOL – Useless tossers, heh – I occasionally get harangued by the very same people. It’s good to change scenery every now and then, good to see you as productive as ever. Hope your niches are fulfilling their pie(sh)ces 😀

  4. Ha, ha! Full House today! LOL

    Well as long as my friend Andy is around, need to ask him a WordPress plugin question.

    Any is there Favorite Posts plugin? I have the Fuzzy Resent Post plugin, but I want to recommend certain posts to my costumers.

    Andy, drop me an email.

  5. ” is there Favorite Posts plugin? ” Try CTR C…CTR V!

    It’s not like you have to actually write an e-mail and stuff.

    Sheesh, you’ll need a plug to wipe your nose next! ( nearly said the a word then but I stopped myself. Having not worked for TheMan for nearly 10 years I really have top try hard to maintain standards in my ofiice… washing, dressing, cursing – keeping feet of the furniture etc etc)

    Anyway, have been “working” hard for oooooh..10 minutes so I think I deserve another wander around the garden, stroke the dog, kick the cat and strum my guitar before I settle down again.

    Work with any arseholes? Only the one I am sitting on right now!

    PS I am getting better at you Suduko for Idiots below, when do we get a 3 number toughie?

  6. I just told Igor via Twitter but will add it here.

    The best way to display favorite posts, more popular posts etc is very simple.

    Just use a blogroll, or a manual text block

    Ultimately any of the popularity plugins don’t allow you to advertise your best posts, or the money makers, just the ones that happened to get lots of junk comments, or get Stumbled.

    They also add a lot of needless database load.

  7. Great tip Andy, the KISS principle!

    @ John – lol, it’s good to have those perceived freedoms, but discipline is key! Sudoko for dummies might be upgraded to the type that asks ‘what number is larger than y but smaller than x” answer = the one in the middle 😀

  8. HEy Andy! Yeah thanks for the tip on Twitter. I am using Fuzzy Semiologic recent posts plugin. It allows you to go as far back in time as you like and to select by category. You can also exclude posts.

    I do not have many post yet, so it works fine for me! Once I get many posts I can select recommend category for the posts I want to display, or hack the exclude filed to work as include.

    It works as a Widget.

    http://www.semiologic.com/software/widgets/fuzzy-widgets/

    Anyway just an alternative way for what Andy recommended. Fuzzy SEO Plugin! The SEO part I added! LOL

  9. I used to work at an SEO company and they just didn’t want to move on from using one method and I don’t think that methods was really being utilised very well. There was not the slightest possibility that anything else could be done.

    Whats with all the swearing? Have you been reading too much Cornwall SEO? 😛

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