Going North... Decades Later...

Posted on 23 September 2008 in BBC (No comments yet - be the first!)

Here's a depressing thought. Well it depresses me anyway.

Whilst doing some routine checking of blog content over a desk lunch, I came across the first ever post about the BBC moving my job to Manchester. It's dated December 2004.

Okay, back in 2004 I didn't actually know for sure that my job would be moving north - that didn't come until last year - three years after the initial announcement...

The move of course, won't happen until 2011. Seven years after it first was officially announced...

In contrast, one manager recalled a meeting when they were at Disney, where the staff were herded together and told "Right. Your job's moving to Budapest in a month. Coming then?" and said that the BBC's timescales were a lot nicer. This is true. But you look at the numbers now, mid-way through, and it's easy to think that there's such a thing as too much notice...

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