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Spending a penny costs a packet
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I just read an article on the BBC website which caught my eye  – which isn’t suprising as it’s headlined “Row over firm’s toilet break rule“. The issue us that workers aren’t being paid to use the toilet, they have to clock on and off when they want to have a comfort break: …The employee, […] … Read Article »

Site News

Apologies…
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

My apologies if you have left a comment recently or tried to contact me. Some muppet (ahem!) who shall remain nameless (Katy!) fiddled with the send email code in order to tidy it up a bit and in doing so managed to delete the “Mail.Send” command so no emails were sent from the contact or […] … Read Article »

Business

How to make your boss love you
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

There’s an interesting post over at US News, written by Alison Green, called “10 ways to make your boss love you” and whilst it is written in a “Corporate Speak” style (Green is a manager herself so I guess you can’t blame her!), there are a few interesting points that the article highlights. Here’s my […] … Read Article »

Life Hacks

8 Tips for Saving Money and Your Life (Bankaholic.com)
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I’ve been pointed in the direction of an article entitled “8 Tips for Saving Money and Your Life” Over at the Bankaholic blog which I thought I’d share with you. There’s some good little tidbits there (although I disagree with point one massively – cough, cough!) such as wearing sensible shoes and avoiding Junk Food. […] … Read Article »

Psychology & Communication

7 Habits [2008] : The Public Victory Phase
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

In the 7 Habits, the Public Victory Phase is were we take a look back at the first few habits that asked us to examine ourselves and then think about how we can use those habits to start interacting with others. … Read Article »

Motivation

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 Article »

Blogging & Business

Be careful how you use email at work
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Out-Law.com recently reported that half of UK companies have fired an employee for serious misuse of company email: Companies’ principal worries about email use are that employees could be breaking financial disclosure or corporate governance rules, could be leaking intellectual property or trade secrets, could be leaking sensitive memos or could be breaching privacy regulations. […] … Read Article »