Not much achieved this week hobbywise as my evenings have been mostly taken up with work and employment relations issues.
On the positive side, my EDRMS project is going well. I've managed to negotiate additional facilities out of the prospective suppliers which has been refelected in reducing internal resources, timescales and costs yet again. When handed to me, the project was going to take something like 13 man years and quarter of a million squid - I've brought it down to 14 weeks and around £60,000!
Consequently, I've been lumped with the Corporate EDRMS strategy, "Oh and can you present it on Friday!", despite the task having sat with a senior manager since July and gone nowhere...... Let me tell you, the strain this week was worth it. My strategy if I say so myself is outstanding - no, don't applaud - an overarching corporate strategy with a separate service level layer of 4 options to take into account different needs, bound by "Compliance" (Data Protection legisaltion and corporate policy). All those years designing TOE charts for my wargame armies came in handy afterall!
For me, the best part is potentially saving the jobs of a team currently under threat by building a case for them to become the corporate EDRMS bureau.
If that wasn't enough.......the threat of major indstrial action loomed large on Tuesday when the employers suggested a pay freeze was necessary to meet a shortfall of millions in the staffing budget unless other means were found. Emotions rather than clarity rule the day. This deficeit equates to around 300 job losses. That's probably all I should say in open forum at this time, as I'm somewhere in the thick of this mess.
So...... Haven't had a chance to look at HOF-F or get any gaming in. A couple of headswops plus converting a figure with M16 into a survivor wearing pajamas and a dressing gown with a hood is about all I've managed.
Looking forward to a package arriving from Khurasan - containing some Lime Goo minis - hopefully in the post today. The Lime Goo are destined for an encounter with a fledgling U.N.I.T. from the early 1960's operating in what has become known as the Ambridge Triangle. For rules, inspiration and much, much more see Matakishi's Tea House.
Going to sit down this afternoon and chill with a couple or three bottles of Magners to watch the Six Nations Rugby - Ireland vs Wales. Brill!