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You Could Be ‘Quiet Quitting’ Your Job And Not Even Know It

"Quiet quitting" happens when you decide to fulfill the requirements of your job — and not much else.In 2021, when Paige West was a 23-year-old transportation analyst at her first job out of college, she realised she had chosen the wrong major and career.“It was pretty high-stress, high output, a lot of deadlines,” West says. “There were people who were super passionate about that aspect, but I wasn’t one of […]

today3 August 2022


How To Cope With Inflation Stress, According To Mental Health Experts

Inflation is causing financial concerns for many people.You are probably well aware that inflation is the highest it’s been in decades. It seems that everything is more expensive right now, from groceries to utility bills to new cars.And not only is inflation daunting, but some experts have warned about a possible recession next year, which makes us even more worried about the uncertainty that lies ahead. (Oh, and not to mention […]

today24 July 2022


The Weirdest Things IT Workers Have Found On Company Laptops

Employers often caution employees not to click on weird links that could invite malware into their business networks – but they also need to remind them to be careful about mixing their personal lives with their company laptops.If you talk to enough IT experts, you quickly come to a conclusion: when you’re conducting your personal life on your business computer, there’s a good chance down the road that somebody’s going […]

today15 July 2022


Microaggressions Are The ‘Norm’ For Black People At Work. Here’s Proof

Racist microaggressions and unfair treatment are still the norm for Black professionals in the workplace, new research has found. Prejudiced attitudes and encounters take many forms and show up daily at work, forcing Black professionals not only to endure negative treatment, but to always be on the alert for it, according to a report by the think-tank Coqual,Titled Being Black in The United Kingdom, the intersectional research sheds light on the treatment Black […]

today14 July 2022


If You’re Upset About Halifax’s Pronoun Badges, You Are The Problem

Halifax's new name badges for staffHalifax announced this week that it was going to offer to put employees’ pronouns on their name badges.Adding the caption, “Pronouns matter. #ItsAPeopleThing,” Halifax made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday – and it immediately started trending.While it’s not the first major company to do so, the small announcement – which was accompanied by a photo of a badge reading “Gemma (she/her/hers) – triggered significant […]

today1 July 2022 1

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5 Ways We’re Doing Annual Leave All Wrong (Starting With The Name)

Sir, put that laptop away.You’re reading Life-Work Balance, a series aiming to redirect our total devotion to work into prioritising our personal lives.Us Brits have a weird relationship with annual leave. Though some of us are meticulous with it, planning every day down to a T so that we can utilise the calendar, others are lax or downright negligent when it comes to taking time off work.The latter might especially be the […]

today27 June 2022

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Black And South Asian Women Wait Two Months Longer To Land First Job

Black and South Asian women in the UK take at least two months longer than their white colleagues to secure their first job after leaving education, research from Totaljobs has revealed.After finishing education, it takes Black women, on average, 5.1 months to secure their first role, and South Asian women 4.9 months. This is in comparison to 3.4 months for white men and 2.8 months for white women, new research found. The new […]

today23 June 2022


‘I Hope You Don’t Mind’ But Here’s Another Phrase You Might Want To Ditch

I. Hope. You. Don’t. Mind.At best, the phrase is used to soften the blow of potentially unpopular news. At worst, you’re using it when you know you’re being a mega bitch in a half-assed attempt to acknowledge somebody else’s feelings, before cracking on nonetheless.“I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve eaten the last biscuit.”“I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve adjusted your targets for this quarter.”“I hope you don’t mind, […]

today22 June 2022 1


Beyonce’s Anti-Burnout Anthem Is The Sweet Release From Work We All Need

“Work by nine, then off past five. And they work my nerves, that’s why I cannot sleep at night.”We’ve been waiting in anticipation to see if Beyoncé would deliver and of-course, she did not disappoint. Her newest song, Break My Soul, is already being called the anti-work anthem for the burnout generation.The song speaks about working too hard and wanting to quit your job (something we’ve probably all felt like doing). […]

today21 June 2022 1


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