9 of the Worst Employer Christmas Mistakes

Collaborative post There are a few employer Christmas mistakes you can make that can cause stress for yourself and your staff this year. Some are easily fixed with some extra work, but others are more severe. From missing wage payments to cutting bonuses, here are a few of the worst ones. Letting Standards Skip  Christmas is a great time of year when we can relax and have some fun, especially at work. No one likes a Scrooge, and we all love a jovial boss. But the fact remains that your business is a business and

Don’t Let An Accident At Work Ruin Your Confidence

Collaborative post Confidence at work can be really hard to achieve. It can take years for you to feel at ease and to ditch the imposter syndrome. However, it doesn’t take much to bring it back again. A workplace accident is a classic example of this. It can leave you needing some time off work to recover and could leave you feeling anxious or stressed at the thought of returning to work. But why should an accident hold you back from what you’ve worked so hard to achieve?  Don’t let an accident at work ruin

Finding The Perfect Balance When Working From Home

Working from home and blogging full time is a lot! I had been hoping to be able to do this full time for quite some time now and a couple of months ago I took a risk and quit my part time evening job in a supermarket. I hated it. I hated being away from John and Erin and I hated being restricted in what I could and couldn’t do. I never wanted to go back to work after maternity leave and I always knew deep down it wasn’t for me. Since I started working

Improving Motivation With A Lumie Desklamp

My office is in a really dark and dingy corner of the house. We have a big 24ft living room/ dining room with a bit extra added on to the side, making it an L shape. The L bit used to be a different room at some point but there is no light fitting. When the sun sets and it’s dark outside I am left working either looking at our garden or the curtains, neither of which give me extra light! I work from home full time now and I generally don’t sit down to work

Going Back To Work. Does It Get Easier?

Last week someone came back to work after being on maternity leave. She was not happy to be back at work, and I don’t blame her at all. The first thing she asked me, knowing that I have a young daughter myself was ‘Does it get easier?’ People had been telling her that it does get easier. I had to tell her the truth from my point of view. I honestly don’t think it does get any easier. I have been back at work now for about 5 months. I went back earlier than I

Returning to work

Last week something sort of unexpected happened. I got a new job. I wasn’t actively looking for a new job but something perfect just happened to pop up. I was actually really looking forward to having another 3 (unpaid) months off work before going back. When I went on maternity leave I was fully expecting to go back in January albeit part time rather than back to my actual job as full time manager. I happen to pretty much live across the road from a supermarket and one evening I saw an ad for an