Poodlepods News: Exciting Times for Pippa and Dolly

We can exclusively report that the Poodlepods storyline on Instagram has been radically altered to reflect a new learning outcome! It was written in stone that Pippa was going to jump over to another feed in a sort of breaking the 4th wall and have a little down time in the studio.  No more.  Big... Continue Reading →

How to be happy nine to five..

..look, nobody said that this was going to be easy. PA Pippa has gone and lost it over on Instagram and thrown Professor Sasha's latest gold fanny award down the lavatory. Here, at the University of Admin, we do not condone blocking an entire higher education establishment's sewerage system in a fit of career frustration. ... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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