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This was during the period when I repeatedly proved that I was as inept at management as Mick Shaw thinks I am at photography 


This was during the period when I repeatedly proved that I was as inept at management as Mick Shaw thinks I am at photography 

comments (29)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Mar 2013, 00:34
Lefties can be forgiven for being inept at photography, as all cameras are right-biased.

But...Management...I blame the use of artificial fibre neck adornments!
Bill Phillips: I only really enjoyed work from the time I stopped wearing a tie and a suit.
Good stuff Bill... it's nice to see that you write with the proper hand....petersmile
Bill Phillips: All the best people do Peter
The fascination of a desk job day in day out ... bet you loved it.

I thought you were a commercial traveller selling fence posts.
Bill Phillips: This was from my days as office manager at Morganite Crucible. A number of employers have had the dubious benefit of my services.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Mar 2013, 06:51
LOL, Bill. The important thing is that you sure looked the part!!! grin (And BTW, don't mind Mick at all!)
Bill Phillips: It was a near as I got Ginnie. (Mick is a star! He just can't take decent photographs grin)
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 1 Mar 2013, 07:07
A smart young businessman, Bill
Bill Phillips: Trouble is it was never really me!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Mar 2013, 07:35
I wouldn't employ you!
Bill Phillips: I wouldn't work for you!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Mar 2013, 07:45
A great shot.... some 'good' old times wink
It is better to run around in normal clothes..... grin...
Bill Phillips: I hated wearing a tie all my working life. I think I followed entirely the wrong career path grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Mar 2013, 07:47
Oh no, Bill, no minkos! You are a beautiful, proper, solid, faithful, brave and creative man, I can understand why Angela fell in love with you in so early times and employed you as manager! Oh, my question: why are writing so many English and American peole with the left hand?
Bill Phillips: I am left handed and so is my daughter Kathryn. My Father was left handed but when he went to school they tied his left hand behind his back to force him to write with his right hand. Other than writing I do most things right handed
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Mar 2013, 08:27
Ooo, get you with your notice board to pin things you want to avoid doing ;o)
Bill Phillips: I used to have a cartoon strip on there. A chap was being interviewed and explained that he lost his previous job because of his disability. The interviewer looking suitably sympathetic asks "what was that?"

Incompetence .......the reply
You prove to people every day how inept you are with a camera Bill.The camera doesn't lie., unlike bankers.
Bill Phillips: At least I was never a banker
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 1 Mar 2013, 09:31
My youngest is a lefty, another lefty had to teach him how to tie up shoe laces, but his brother taught him how to hold a cricket bat. So he uses the right for that.
Very dapper looking manager.
Bill Phillips: My daughter Kathryn is left handed as was my father. I do most thins right handed apart from writing
Gosh. You certainly looked the part Bill
Bill Phillips: That was as close as I got though Janet!
  • Chad Doveton
  • where latitude and longitude meet
  • 1 Mar 2013, 09:49
You are clearly chuckling at the figure that you are pointing to which shows the losses the firm incurred that week. Nice pen by the way.
Bill Phillips: A no expense spared Bic.
I love looking back at old photos. This is definitely a keeper.
Bill Phillips: It will be handy when I need a laugh Mary!
You know I love you really Bill, it's about time people realised that we are only joking when we trade insults.
Bill Phillips: How are we going to do that? Perhaps Frank could take a picture of the two of us wandering hand in hand into the sunset.....on second thoughts perhaps not.
A scene from 'the office' smile
Bill Phillips: Funnily enough my undistinguished career began in an office in Sloughgrin
Nice one Bill! If the same were done today you'd be peering over a VDU smile
Bill Phillips: Actually there was one. It was the first job I had using a computer!
Looks as though you wore just about the same "uniform" that I did for 40+ years at work, now I can't even remember how to tie a necktie! Very good photograph of you.
Bill Phillips: I can still tie a Windsor knot Brian! Mind you it is only weddings and funerals that a tie comes out!
Hello! Bill, nice meeting you face to face!!
Bill Phillips: I've aged a bit since this was taken grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Mar 2013, 15:06
You was this guy? Amazing!

I bet if you used your right hand, you would have been good at posing as a manger smile
Bill Phillips: I was....about 25 years ago!! If I was right handed people might be able to read my writing
If you came to Blackpool and we walked down the prom hand in hand nobody would bat an eyelid, but I refuse to do that.
Bill Phillips: You're no fun any more sad
I'm starting to wonder about you,and that Michael...I'm sure I saw this at his house,framed on the piano....
Bill Phillips: I would believe you but I can't see Mick playing the piano grin
I was wearing the same glasses in that time Bill!
Bill Phillips: I think everybody was Richard. Actually they were ideal if you had varifocals!
I can play honky tonk and I don't need a piano.
Bill Phillips: Let me play it on your organ
You were never a banked, Bill? - you look the part here!
Bill Phillips: Not a chance. My brother worked for a building society. He has a lot more money than I have!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Mar 2013, 19:34
Oh yes.. I used to be in management, too. keen, bright, full of "blue sky thinking" and "thinking out of the box". In fact, I though long and hard of how to get out of the damn box...
Bill Phillips: Now they walk around with coffee cups with baby spouts on the top, held up in front of them, slightly off centre, and talk about going forward and say myself and yourself when they actually mean me and you. They don't seem to touch base as much as they used to. no doubt a new badge of office will emerge soon to keep ahead of the proletariat.
After reading all these comments, I can just think of nothing witty to say! But, I like the idea of you and Mick strolling hand in hand to show the world your love... With Frank and I following - Canon and Nikon documenting for prosperity. Now that would be good fun! All jokes aside- you look rather handsome in your noose!
Bill Phillips: Those were the days when I was a slave paying a mortgage. If I am honest I hated most of the jobs I did for most of the time.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Mar 2013, 17:32
You look the part Bill, even though it would seem from your comments that perhaps things were otherwise
Bill Phillips: I didn't have a clue !
At least you know which way up to hold the pen, it's a start.

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