PowerPoint – the tool of our trade

Another tutorial to talk about my favourite artist material: Banksy has his stencils, Damian has his spots, I have PowerPoint and Grayson has his pots. I have also been known to get out the paint pots, messy charcoal and glue.  My fingernails are testament to some mixed-media assemblage, but I also dabble in the dark... Continue Reading →

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Radio Silence

Apologies. We have been moonlighting in the Main Office - doing a bit of web design.  It hurts.  And we're running out of patience. There are yards, acres in fact, of jpegs to get through.  Years of image making and silliness - time spent away from our desks, so we've only got ourselves to blame.... Continue Reading →

Well-being at Work

Whilst the jury is out, deciding whether or not to hyphen wellbeing or not, we will focus today on not getting stressed about the little things in life, no ranting and raving, stomping about, throwing our toys out of the pram about tiny punctuation idiosyncrasies for us! Here in Narragonia, it is Mothering Sunday and... Continue Reading →

We hate to brag..

..but here at the University of Admin we are proud to be ahead of the curve.  Well, it is cutting-edge art and all. We're talking mops.  A University of Oxford academic has taken a snap of a cleaner, scrubbing the International Women's Day graffiti off some steps, as other men look on - great photo.... Continue Reading →

Cryogenics and Admin Support Staff

..not a natural combination, I grant you, but, given the levels of HR shenanigans going on currently over at Poodlepods on Instagram, nothing seems normal any more. You would've thought, after a very successful London Office Fashion Week, Pippa would be wanting to capitalise on her talents but no, as we blogged earlier this week,... Continue Reading →

It’s back to work for PA Pippa..

She's been having far too much fun at London Office Fashion Week (and so have we).  But is it all a dream or worse, some horrible slip into unconsciousness and death from that nasty HR smoothie? Typical of admin, just when you think that finally someone has noticed your hidden (or not so hidden) talents,... Continue Reading →

Management Basics: how to deal with Admin Support People

CRISIS MANAGEMENT ALERT! We are very sorry to have to report a spate of thefts from the office!  It is therefore very important that management organise the naming of all equipment. Even the cheapest. NOTE: This handy video, produced by our experts in the Poodlepods Main Office will be particularly useful for senior academics specialising... Continue Reading →

In 2016 we re-located to Narragonia

In December 2016,  we all re-located to Narragonia to begin our secretarial live art project.  Let's just say that our invisibility cloaks  were getting a little itchy. Happily, we can now swig our gin and practice the art of admin in our own vintage career dolly refuge, a state of mind and a fool's paradise... Continue Reading →

Oh dear, another year.

We have kicked off the 2018 in a state of flux.  For some reason, an algorithm feels we need to buy auto silicone hoses.  What on earth? Re-grouping at the 'special' water fountain, we can only conclude that Poodlepods is confusing people. Is it a secretarial comedy for gin-soaked vintage dollies to laugh at nine... 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 →

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 →

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