Friday, January 30, 2004

Whatever happened to the old fashioned virtues of professionalism and hard work? In a world awash with a variety of means of communication, how come so few actually manage to communicate effectively, if at all?

Watched a program on TV a couple of nights ago. A couple bought a house from Germany to be erected in England. The workmen and house arrived from Germany by 7:00am. What were they waiting for? The British crane driver!

Sadly, incompetence seems to be ingrained into the current British work ethic. Poor communication, poor work, no pride in a job well done, no responsibility taken for failure or resolve to do better next time.

Does anyone take pride in doing a professional job to the best of their abilities any more? I am waiting to be convinced, but I am not hopeful.


My name is Peter Holloway and having lived in Southport, England for 20 years, followed by a couple of years back in Northern Ireland I'm now working as an IT Manager in West Sussex. I was born in Northern Ireland and raised in the suburbs of Belfast just off the Saintfield Road, attended Cairnshill Primary School and Annadale Grammar School. I studied for a London University BD at Belfast Bible College.