Office Politics

The Seductive Myth Of Internships

Hanan A Khalek | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Hanan A Khalek

The myth that unpaid labour looks good on the CVs of workers in creative industries has become an increasingly persuasive means of guilt-tripping young people into working for free.

Office Birthdays Are a Bind

Chris Rooney | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Chris Rooney

In my workplace we celebrate each other's birthdays with an energy we rarely apply to our work. The events are spoken about weeks in advance - plans are laid, presents are discussed. We even have a birthday rota keyed into our outlook calendars.

On First Name Terms - Why Calling Women Anything Other Than Their First Name at Work Is Almost Always Sexist

Christina Franks | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Franks

Don't call me babe. Don't call me feisty. In fact, in professional situations, can we just stick to my name?

Monday Morning Blues? Your Top Work Woes Worked Through

Georgia James | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Got the Monday morning blues every morning? According to a report by leading UK recruitment firm, Randstad, a third (33%) of UK workers are dissatisfi...

Can You Keep a Secret?

Christian Toon | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK
Christian Toon

Office secrets: when you know they're going around it can be torture not being in on them. Whether it's closed blinds on a managers' meeting, furtive internal emails or hushed whispers in the kitchen, there'll always be someone desperate to know what's going on.

Which Christmas Party Character Are You?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Though the office Christmas party may move venue and bring new faces every year, the personalities of those invited never change, according to new res...

The First Job Fear

James Emtage | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Comedy
James Emtage

There is absolutely no shame in being shown around, and as one friend of mine found, it will soon enough prove essential. Three days in to the job he had still not been given a tour, and was asked to run something up to accounts. After two wrong turns he mistakenly walked through a drop lock door and found himself locked in the cleaners' cupboard.

How To Cope When Your Boss Is A Bully | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

According to a recent study seven out of ten UK employees say they've been picked on by bosses or colleagues. Being bullied is humiliating, stressful,...