Taking Advantage; Legally and Ethically

Life is full of challenges. Every day we are all faced with decisions to make with regards to our personal lives, our social endeavours and our work pursuits. Sometimes, these decisions provide us with opportunities to better ourselves; to rise up whatever pecking order we are in. There is absolutely nothing wrong with ambition and

A Healthy Dose of Reality

Last week, I had a reality check. It wasn’t pleasant. It made me feel like a real fool and hopefully made one of my friends feel like a fool. It made me feel selfish and arrogant. I would like to share it with you all in the hope that it resonates with you all as

The Truth About Redundancies

Wow this was a real eye opener and one I had always thought I had under control. My name is let’s say “Mary” for this story. I am in my mid-forties and have been an HR Manger for nearly 12 years. I have been in the unpleasant business of “laying off” staff but was shocked

Buying And Selling Shares

About 5 or so years ago I was sitting in a university dorm room chatting with one of the senior guys in college about a vast range of different things. He poured us both a glass of scotch and being a young, fresh-faced and naïve 19 year-old I slowly sipped and cringed my way through

How To Be Punctual

I hate lateness when it comes to my day at work, it is one of my pet hates and I try to avoid it at all costs. 23 years ago l heard my first ever boss speaking to a former colleague when she arrived to work at 8.30am, “if you were catching the 8.30am train