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Sean Walters

Human ResourcesPolitics

The Three Approaches to Recovery

Like having unprotected sex with a chlamydic super model, it was with mixed emotions that I found myself riding into work yesterday morning. Not "mixed" because I'm yet to organise my sock draw, but more so from the time it took to traverse the 20 kilometers across Auckland. Those who…
Sean Walters
May 15, 2020
EmploymentHuman Resources

All Bets Are Off

I've been listening to a lot of Country music recently. Maybe it's my Titirangi-bound self isolation conjuring up fantasies of a lonesome cowboy, squinting across the prairie. Or perhaps the bleak economic outlook has slung me into a bout of maudlin self-pity which makes songs like "She's actin' single (I'm…
Sean Walters
May 1, 2020
Work

The Great Leap Forward. Or Backward.

You have to admit; it really is an incredible time to be alive. My Grandad flew RAF bombers during the Second World War. And apart from firebombing the innocent women and children of Dresden, it was the most vivid and defining time of his life. Plucked from a working class…
Sean Walters
April 3, 2020
Human Resources

The problem with References

I love the sound of references being taken. Like the first sight of a rain cloud to a Waikato dairy farmer, it heralds an imminent change of circumstances. Thankfully here at Rice HQ we've had a bumper week, so there's been plenty of "for the purposes of the privacy act..."…
Sean Walters
February 21, 2020