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Why being happy at work could kill you… (maybe)
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I caught an interesting news story on the radio last week (or it may have been the week before!) about how faking happiness at work could make you ill. After a quick google I came across a news story that detailed the study that was carried out: Being forced to appear happy at work seems […] … Read More »

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How to Be a Better Morning Person
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

The following is a guest post from Heather Johnson. If you would like to be considered for a guest post, please contact me Studies indicate that people are more productive during the morning hours than at any other point during the day. It can be difficult for people unaccustomed to being wide awake before noon […] … Read More »

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The Ten Worst Excuses for being late to work
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

An article at CNN.com discusses the “10 best excuses for coming to work late“: More than 27 percent of hiring managers say they are skeptical of employees’ excuses for showing up late. It turns out their doubt is warranted: 24 percent of all employees decide to make up a fake excuse rather than tell the […] … Read More »

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Four in Ten employees are thinking of quitting their jobs
August 4, 2008 by Katy Whitton

There’s an article on the BBC website today stating that more than four in ten UK employees are considering quitting their job in the next year. That’s a staggering amount of people that are thinking about moving jobs – especially in the current uncertain economic climate. The main cause for all this dissatisfaction? A lack […] … Read More »

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$ != :) Or "Why money doesn't equal a happy workforce"
July 4, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I was speaking to a friend the other night (yes, contrary to the rumours I have one friend ) and we got onto the subject of her work. Whilst she is overworked and understaffed (like most of us), she earns a pretty decent wage and the perks are pretty good but she’s not happy. I […] … Read More »

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Why There's no such thing as a stupid question
July 3, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Although there are such things as stupid answers! Until recently I had a big (and when I say “big”, I mean huge) hang-up about asking questions. It didn’t matter what the question was, I just couldn’t ask it. It was so bad in fact that I’d even wait until I saw someone head to the […] … Read More »

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Negative sayings at work
July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Alexander Kjerulf over at “The Chief Happiness Officer” has an interesting post on negative sayings at work. A couple of my favourites are: “What’s wrong with people today?!”If every single person you interact with seems incredibly annoying… the problem may be you. Say this instead: “Hmmm… I seem to be easily annoyed today.” [Personal note […] … Read More »

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