UK Work

The Blue Morning Express: Rage on the Daily Commute

Ekaterina Botziou | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ekaterina Botziou

The dreaded morning commute; a rite of passage for many who enter the depressingly strict, robotic routine of the working world. Every morning I gather my spirits off the floor and join the throng of morbidly morose, facially vacuous beings who keep the world's economic clock ticking.

A Date With an Angry Civil Servant

Chris Rooney | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Provoking Audrey was the last thing I wanted to do but I could not help myself. I would say the devil made me do it - if I believed in him. As it was, I could only blame myself for my demonic outburst.

The Cure for Unhappiness

Maite Baron | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

It shouldn't come as any surprise to learn that children are for the most part pretty happy. After all, they have lots of play time, get everything done for them and don't have to worry about paying the bills.

Freud Revelation Exposes Weakness in David Cameron's Technique

Will Black | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

The public, media and political response to the revelation that Lord Freud, in a fringe meeting at Conservative Party conference, suggested that some people with disabilities are not "worth" the minimum wage and perhaps should instead work for as little as £2 an hour, has been fascinating.

How To Trick Your Boss Into Giving You a Pay Rise

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even when you feel nothing could be more well-deserved, asking your boss for a pay rise is a daunting task. Before you take the plunge, do your ho...

Tipping the Work/Life Balance Scales in Your Favour

Adeline Ginn | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adeline Ginn

It's a well known fact we live in a 24/7 consumer culture. The rise of technology means that almost every aspect of our life has an expectation of immediacy, from our 24 hour news culture, to shops extending their opening hours, to smart phones giving us access to a wealth of information anywhere, at any time.

Skills to Succeed: How Your Hidden Skills Can Boost Your Career

Kirstie Mackey | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Kirstie Mackey

Thinking about your future and getting onto the career ladder can be daunting, whether you have a strong CV or not. We often worry whether we are good enough for the role or if we have the right skills and experience.

The Price We're Paying For Stress And Anxiety At Work

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Huge numbers of people are hiding mental health conditions from their employers because they fear it will affect their job, according to a new report....

How to Live in London on Minimum Wage (And Still be Happy)

Lee Tobin | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Tobin

Almost two years ago now, I left that big mass of sun-scorched land down-under for the city which has now been ranked the world's most expensive to live and work in, according to a survey by global estate agents Savills.

How to Change the World and Still Be Home for Dinner With the Kids

Linzi Boyd | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Linzi Boyd

Think back to when you were in your 20s. If you were anything like me you had a BIG VISION to change the world and become the next Oprah Winfrey - mo...

I Used a Training Course as an Opportunity to Flirt

Chris Rooney | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

When I think of the good people at work, I think of my colleague Jess. I would say she has saved me. Not in a Coldplay way - it is more practical than that. She has saved me from boredom. The banking sector is no fun unless you have collaborators, indeed, you cannot make it alone.

Money Rich, Time Poor: How to Make Work a Labour of Love

Maite Baron | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

How much leisure time do we actually need? I ask the question because new research suggests that we are starting to think differently about our 'time off'.

The Great Mumpreneur Divide

Jo Gifford | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

They will be dealing with school letters, bake sales, dress up days, poorly small people sent home, packed lunches, homework and after school clubs as well as taxes, accounts, sales, marketing, outsourcers, coworkers - oh, and the actual work that you charge for.

Uni vs College

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I'm currently doing a study abroad year at a college in Louisiana. It is a small Jesuit Liberal Arts School, so I won't claim that I can speak on behalf of all colleges in the USA or universities in the UK, as they are all very different!...

If People Communicated In Real Life How They Do On Email, It'd Look Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Imagine what would happen if email etiquette made its way into everyday life? It would be pretty hilarious, although probably quite frightening. Th...

Why Women Are Still Unhappier at Work Than Men

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

While this could simply reflect the fact that women may be more open to discussing their emotions, the charity has a different - and more worrying - view, that women are unhappy at work because of self-imposed pressure.

How to Stress Less - What Stresses You Out?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

As an entrepreneur, therapist, husband, father of two and fitness fanatic, I think it's fair to say that I have a fairly pressure sensitive lifestyle, and fully understand the working pressures and difficulties that most men have when it comes to "attempting" to achieve a work-life-balance.

Millions Of You Want To Work More Hours But Can't

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics

The number of Britons wanting to work more hours has hit a new high after a massive increase in the number of people classed as "underemployed", accor...

Have Some Manners, Please

Sian Elvin | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Elvin

What kind of world do we live in now that no one bothers to tell another human being to have a nice day? ... Good manners can make someone's day, so let's all just give it a go. I'm sure we'll feel much better about ourselves as a result, and the world will probably be much nicer.

Child Sexual Abuse Content Downloaded on a Fifth of Corporate Networks

Christian Berg | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

The growth in portable USB devices and mobile storage means there is a disturbing trend of offenders increasingly bringing illegal images or videos into the workplace. In fact, many businesses are already unwittingly storing, and allowing the movement of, illegal images and videos across their networks.

I Was Caught Dad-Dancing

Chris Rooney | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The day after the ball, I felt fine. I did not harbour the dread that follows a night of self-abasement. Still, the picture of my pasty visage was a giveaway. I had shamed myself. The newsletter was quarterly so I would have to endure its presence in the canteen for some time. I could destroy every copy but they would only be replenished by a keen intern.

An Ode to the Work Spouse

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

I met my third wife Stacey-Lee on the set of Coronation Street. Well, the offices anyway. I was desk hopping and she was sat in my seat. I've not forgiven for that because it wasn't the beginning of a romantic comedy just a ball ache because I had to find another desk.

Why Being Contacted By Your Boss While On Holiday Is The Worst

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Holidays are meant to be a chance to unwind, but with technology making staying connected to work more and more possible, there can sometimes be an un...

Rachel Moss

This Man Can Teach You How To Be Happy And Make A Load Of Money Doing It

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Do you go to work every day because you want to or because you have to? If your answer is the latter, you certainly aren't alone: one in three Brit...

Why Are Men More Likely To Get Approval for Flexible Working Than Women?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"Work to live, don't live to work" is a phrase often heard when trying to achieve that elusive work-life balance. But while more and more companies ar...