Tag: work

November 16, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Define Work defines who we are, moulds our values, determines our future prospects.  We remain fixated on finding work for all, even if it’s toil with no purpose other than to keep the wheels of commerce turning.  Like automation, Covid offers a vision of a more leisured future, and invites us to reassess why &…

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September 4, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

On Always on culture:  It’s the weekend; are you working?  1/3 of UK workers do paid work on Saturdays/Sundays.  Who are they?  Men rather than women, and 34% of the self-employed, compared to 22% of employees.  Top 5 sectors for weekend work are Food & Beverage, Gambling, Farming, Accommodation and Retail.  The longest hours are…

May 25, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Mourn Covid-19 casualty: The Office, whose loss we now mourn.  Provider of work, workplace, routine, structure, amusement, purpose, refuge, friends & partners.  Enabler of sanity, escape from home chaos & ways to pass the time.  Separator of work & home lives.  Driver of higher standards of behaviour, dress & language.  Situations vacant: Office Spouse, Jokers…

August 26, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Angling Angling is 1 of the UK’s most popular pastimes.  3m people spend >£3bn ($3.6bn, €3.3bn) a year, mostly at small, family-owned shops.  Fishing trips are effective in re-adjusting to work/society & lessen depression, anxiety & post-traumatic stress.  Not all wounds are visible Guessed the Word?    Series 47 (3/7)     pic: Angling Trust

August 23, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Lull How can eateries crack the afternoon lull?  Adapt to changing work patterns – we now work/shop more at home & start work earlier “to get it out of the way”.  Patrons who nip in post-lunch & “just want something” mostly pick something sweet.  Offer fast delivery to those who can’t leave the “office” &…

October 29, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Licence Members of an occupation love licences as they keep others out.  1 in 5 UK workers – twice as many as 15 years ago – now needs a permit from government to do their job, including security guards, art therapists, social workers.  Are they any better than they were?  Work life is tied up…

October 1, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!  Series 31 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 30  spelt  K-R-O-W   (WORK) Series 29  spelt  R-O-P-Y-J-A-D-E   (JEOPARDY) Series 28  spelt  G-U-I-L-D-B-I-N   (BUILDING) Series 27  spelt  F-R-U-I-T-E-X   (FIXTURE) Series 26  spelt  H-O-N-K-W-O-W   (KNOWHOW) Series 25  spelt  L-O-D-E-M   (MODEL) Series…

August 31, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Rest Nap cafes already in S Korea – everywhere soon?  Under 1% of us are natural short sleepers, needing <6 hours sleep a night.  45 – 54 year olds are UK’s most sleep-deprived group.  Average US sleep on work nights down from 8.5 to 7 hrs in last 50 years.  Health consequences are worrying.  More firms…

July 4, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Out of Office Scandinavian out of office reply shows firms get clients despite 5-week closure: “Hej! I’m on vacation for the next 5 weeks. Back on Aug 7.  I won’t access emails & won’t read the backlog, so get in touch that week.  Happy Sommar!”  Summertime & the work is easy Guessed the Word?     …

January 24, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Entrepreneurs 45% of start-up entrepreneurs have another job, and put in 60 to 70 hours a week to make both work  Guessed the Word?     Series 18 (4/5)      [pic: Pixel Anarchy]