Friday, 17 June
Alistair congratulates Denise on making it to the final of the vet nurse of the year competition. He’s delighted for her. He gives Jakob some feedback on the supporting statement Jakob’s written that will be read out if Denise wins. Alistair remarks that Jakob’s statement is a bit cool and clinical, and he gives some examples of how better to describe Denise’s warmth as a person. Jakob hurriedly types up Alistair’s words. Before the end of the day Jakob reads out a few passages from his improved supporting statement. Denise is touched at how kind Jakob’s statement is – she comments to Alistair she had no idea he possessed such deep feelings. Alistair holds his tongue.
Neil’s grateful to Jazzer for working overtime even though he won’t get paid for it. Neil’s covering Hannah’s work while Hannah’s gone to visit her mum. He’s given Martyn a cover story for her absence. Martyn’s yet to say anything more on the further economies that need to be found at Berrow. Jazzer’s concerned as he can’t afford to lose any more hours. Neil tracks down Martyn so that he can give Jazzer his word that his hours won’t be cut any further. Martyn then suggests other ways they can save money, which Neil and Jazzer diplomatically bat away. Privately neither Jazzer nor Neil are sure how much they can trust Martyn on not cutting Jazzer’s job. Neil can’t give any guarantees, but he’s going to try his damnedest to find other ways to save on costs.