Tagged with communication

How not to use Facebook

How not to use Facebook

You know how I feel about over-sharers I don’t know, right? Well it’s come to my attention recently that over-sharers who I do know can be even worse. And it all seems to happen on facebook (assuming you know everyone you’re friends with of course). Sure, you can tell me to buzz off – that … Continue reading

Being a first time boss

Being a first time boss

Despite a working life spanning more than a decade, I only recently became a manager for the very first time. This is a relatively late step up compared to careers in other industries such hospitality or retail, where one can be a supervisor or store manager managing a small team in half the time. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

The dangers of email

The dangers of email

As of last Friday, I had over 3,000 emails in my work inbox. My laptop started to pack it in, groaning under the strain, and I was forced to delete, file, and save down attachments like there was no tomorrow. Then I realised I had 2,763 emails in my sent items to sort through. I’ll … Continue reading

The non break up break up: is it really over?

The non break up break up: is it really over?

“For better or for worse” “Through thick and thin” “In good times and in bad” When you’re in a relationship, that’s the bare minimum. At the very, very least, you can reasonably expect your partner to be there to work things out with you. So imagine my friend’s surprise when she had her first argument … Continue reading

This is not my native language, please be patient!

This is not my native language, please be patient!

When I first arrived in Paris, an approach from a stranger provoked a similar reaction to a missile attack … eyes wide with fear, palms sweating, my mouth would have time to open slightly before freezing, lagging noticeably behind my brain (which had frozen the second the incoming enemy fire was detected). The words to … Continue reading