Posts tagged ‘Work’

March 13, 2012

Desert Island Race Row

Desert Island Discs programme on Radio 4 was at the centre of a huge race row as veteran Jewish comedian Jackie Mason implied that racism didn’t exist in today’s society.

He told host Kirsty Young: ‘I wouldn’t say the Jews or the blacks today are suffering from racism…I don’t think it’s such a terrible disadvantage to be black or Jewish today. But because they once were… they are still not comfortable enough with the new situation….They still can’t accept the fact that they are completely accepted everywhere… it’s all in their minds.’

Is it all in our minds???? Or has that is faced now changed?

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March 5, 2012

Super Commuters

An increasing number of Americans are willing to fly even 100 miles to get to work every day, most at their own expense as professional struggle to get employment.

Perception of distances and our tolerance of travel are open to change. 

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December 20, 2011

Secret Santa

Secret Santas are great fun but can be quite tricky if you are buying for someone you don’t really know. In the past I have had great Secret Santas andbad ones!!!

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November 16, 2011

Shadows of Stereotypes

Dear Diary

I sometimes wonder if the stereotypical images of Asian women follow us everywhere and my encounter of this at work has caused some issues.

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October 12, 2011

Pushy Parents

“I don’t know what is wrong with her. She is so clingy when I am around and will not just go and enjoy the class. I try to do so much for her to give her the best. She goes to nursery full time from 8am to 5.30pm and on the weekends, she does ballet, piano lessons, Gujarati school and swimming” Mum of a three year old.

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July 18, 2011

The Apprentice Breaks Own Rules

Sunday night’s final on BBC of The Apprentice seemed to make a mockery of its own rules. The winner was supposed to receive a cash investment of £250,000 for his/her new business idea with Lord Sugar as a business partner. This is not what appears to have happened, exactly.

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June 22, 2011

Women On Top

Yesterday at dinner, I was discussing how a number of companies owned by married couples with men at the helm where struggling during this recession and my friend asked whether I had read Tim Adams’ article in the Observer on Sunday. As I hadn’t, he sent me a copy and I am delighted to share this with every working woman.

Testosterone and high finance do not mix: so bring on the women  was an enlightening read on both behavioural evidence and  neuroeconomic research around the global  financial crisis and how the picture would have been different if women has been in controlling positions.

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June 21, 2011

Om Shanti Om

Dear Diary

I had a very stressful ten days recently, coping with daily change to my workflow in Delhi. I find my team here to be so unreliable and irresponsible it is sometimes hard to cope. I am not a scary Alan Sugar type boss, I just want a strong and supportive team.

I have tried asking my assistant to think over the weekend about how we can improve communication as we constantly misinterpret each other. She looks at me with a blank expression

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April 6, 2011

Till Death Us Do Part

You can now work till you drop. Government legislation is changing retirement laws to enable people to work until they choose to leave. Whilst I am all for people working, this change in law does worry me on many accounts.

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March 29, 2011

Bitchy Bosses Are Not Good For Business

Dear Diary,

When my husband first talked about his bullying female boss, I did secretly think, grow a back bone. But during recent dinner table conversations, bullying female bosses have become a repeated topic. More and more people seem to be feeling disgruntled with how women are treating them as employees. The stories my husband comes back with are quite astonishing.

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March 22, 2011

Don’t Leave Me Mum

Dear Diary,

My youngest of two girls started her settling in week at nursery last week and WOW! I don’t remember this anxiety and fear when my eldest daughter went to nursery.

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