Tag Archives: Work

From bad boys to the hello girls – the origins of the Telephone Operator

As was often the case with Victorian era workplaces, many of the worst and most menial jobs were filled by boys and this was the case with the early Telegraph networks.   As revolutionary as it seems to go from … Continue reading

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My 2019 Year in Review

2019 was a busy old year and in keeping with most of the previous 44, not particularly good though far from the worst.  I guess that’s why I never celebrate New Year! Two of the highlights were definitely getting to … Continue reading

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National Sickie Day – Good and stupid reasons to take a day off work.

According to national statistics the first Monday in February is the day when people are most likely to pull a sickie. One of the factors attributed to this is the first payday since Christmas, meaning people have been out celebrating … Continue reading

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50 Top Grumbles From Working In An Office.

I don’t know about you but I used to hate working in an office.  There is a big piece of me that thinks that the modern day existence offered by working in an office job isn’t really much if any … Continue reading

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Top 10 requirements of a happy office versus working from home!

Apparently many offices in Britain are not as nice a working environment as they could be and a survey  from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors reveals the top 10 desirable traits a workplace should have, according to UK workers. … Continue reading

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Bad bosses, Bullies, Dilbert and the Peter Principle

I don’t know about you but during my 20 years working in a variety of office based environments, the one thing that struck me almost since the first day was that by and large, the majority of managers are to … Continue reading

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