A year of fun – Dolly’s final tutorial of 2017

Dear fellow vintage admin dollies, It has been a year of re-purposed Powerpoint instructional videos, Humanoid Resources fembot zapping and gin-soaked laughter.  But still we strive for success!  Here, at the Poodlepods Head Office, we will not be happy until others, like us, share in the fun of taking our dollies to work and telling... Continue Reading →

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What will happen to Diane and Maureen?

You may well be wondering what will be the outcome of Diane and Maureen's emergency IT re-boot?  The Vice-Chancellor was so horrified by their lack of cultural awareness, that he demanded HR bring forward their monthly maintenance. Exclusively, we can reveal, that Diane and Maureen are going through seismic change. In accordance with the University's... Continue Reading →

According to Philip Hammond, we don’t exist..

..so that is a massive relief.  I thought I was going crazy for a minute.  Like finally being diagnosed with an incurable brain disease, yesterday, our own Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP gently, but firmly confirmed that shorthand typists, senior secretarial staff who are currently working away, supporting and helping others to excel... Continue Reading →

We are #1

Yes, we repeat, we are NUMBER ONE in the world rankings of senior secretary unsatisfactory survey results! We are so proud at the University of Admin to have yet another award to put on our letterheads and wave from the roof. It really is such a massive honour and we all cannot wait to be... Continue Reading →

Earn your Poodlepods HR certificates!

Now that you are up and running, watching your vintage dolly learning materials, we must remind you to print off your certificates and proudly display them either on your person, on another person or more traditionally, on the toilet wall. At Poodlepods Head Office, our certificate collection has reached critical mass and we are now... Continue Reading →

Poodlepods thinks inside the box

Yes.  We have brain-stormed in our thought hub and stuck a lot of sticky notes to our cheek butts; we've gulped down lots of free fizzy water and stolen quite a few Scottish shortbread luxury biscuits. Our task: the biggest one yet - how to be happy at work?  Well, it depends what angle you... Continue Reading →

Introducing Brexipods – admin contingency planning excellence

Officially known as The Office of Brexit Excellence, it is with some trepidation that we have to announce, a new mission vision to equip our vintage career progression with a toolkit of Brexit preparation! Within the University of Admin you will find a well-resourced, dedicated new army of Humanoid Resources fembots who have only one... Continue Reading →

Take your dolly to work

If you take your doggy to work, they make a mess.  If you take your Pippa, Britt, Tammie or Marie, then you can have hours of good clean dolly posing fun.   At Poodlepods we like to share our best tips and tricks for getting through your fun-packed admin learning journey.  The best tip of... Continue Reading →

The World of Poodlepods

After a strong coffee and a back pain pill, the megalomania really kicks in and we thought we'd while away the office hours by telling you all about our empire. First the website (this one); gateway to all the tricks of the trade courtesy of Dolly Poodle, your tutor and the Vice-Chancellor's newly promoted official... Continue Reading →

Dressing-up time everyone.

Pippa Doll Designed Career Dresses for the Office Dolly has her work sacks and Pippa wanted an office fashion outlet too. With vintage designs like this one from the 1975 Palitoy catelogue, there was plenty of inspiration: So we've had a word with Redbubble and launched a little range of admin dresses (even a few... Continue Reading →

Every Vice-Chancellor needs a Fool – the 21st Century career choice for admin

After years of under-achievement, the dollies in the office had a whip round and I have gained a promotion - to that of Vice-Chancellor's Fool; court jester, resident buffoon, official secretarial clown. Purely ceremonial, but hey ho. This is my chance to confound expectations! For those of you who haven't read their Middle Ages staff... Continue Reading →

Office Essentials: 1.5 Acceptable Admin Footwear!

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Well it is tricky, as we would hate to champion kitten heels.. I think we all know where this is going.  Here in the Poodlepods Main Office, us admin dollies rather love shoes.  More specifically, Ladybird's Well-Loved Tales: The Elves and the Shoemaker, with words by Vera Southgate and pictures by Eric Winter.... Continue Reading →

Office Essentials 1.9: Avoiding Greeting Card Disasters!

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Consult a lawyer before you sign anything! Oh blast.  Not again. Time to twirl the carousel. Months of cajoling, gathering signatures - an operation so fraught it makes Brexit look like slice of coffee and walnut sponge. Have no fear admin dollies! Here at Poodlepods we have made a short instructional video to... Continue Reading →

How to Survive a Nuclear War for Admin Support!

At the University of Admin, we take your personal wellbeing very seriously.  In accordance to our 'Throwback Thursday Protect and Survive Protocol' we have issued podule 1.7 How to Survive a Nuclear War! today at 08.00 Do not panic. Watch the video at your earliest convenience and then head straight to Humanoid Resources, Room 101... Continue Reading →

Introducing Vintage Dolly Admin Fashion

It's time to play dressing-up! If you are cool enough to remember playing with Pippa and other vintage dollies, you are definitely young enough for our admin fashion Inspiration: We have thrown our hot, heavy, itchy brown invisibility cloaks into the bin! Monday mornings just will not feel the same.  Instead, grab yourself something decent! Poodlepods... Continue Reading →

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