Author: David Dean

The Flexible Working Survival Kit

Okay lets say you may be floating somewhere on cloud nine by securing perhaps a new flexible working job, as a freelancer or starting your own business. All this allows you to work flexibly from or at home. If this is the case many congratulations. Working flexibly from or at home is one of those odd concepts to wrap your… Read more →

You don’t have to crazy to work here – but…..

Alain de Botton at Future Talent Conference 2017

Philosophy of the Workplace

Now I am a big fan of the philosophy of the workplace and careers, and no better exponent of this than Alain de Botton at the Changeboard Conference 2017. Principally, Mr Botton suggests most leaders & managers are anxious and panic ridden and not grumpy or stern. We all behave like 3 year old’s at work and we might just have to admit to ourselves how hard we are to work with. Take a look at the video and drop us a line with your thoughts. Do you agree with Mr de Botton’s theories if not why?

Is Your Summer Holiday Work Ready?

So the summer is upon us, kids away from school and we are all looking forward to our time away from work. For working adults the one or two weeks (or even more if you are lucky) it’s time away from the daily working routine. The big question then is are you and your work ready for your summer holiday? Not surprisingly there… Read more →

“I am sorry we are letting you go” – The Post Redundancy Plan

Imagine the scene, you are sitting in a room with your line manager, a representative from H.R. and perhaps a member of your trade union. You know what is about to happen and then its does……..“I am sorry we are letting you go”. You may be feeing numb, crushed and sick to your stomach. Of course you may also be… Read more →

What Has Happened to the Saturday Job?

Now I am sure those of a certain age will remember crawling out of bed first thing in the morning for a paper round. Perhaps you had a Saturday morning or summer holiday job in a shop, restaurant kitchen or sweeping up in a factory. Whatever you did, begrudgingly or not, the paper round, Saturday & Summer jobs gave us an… Read more →

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