The 9 ways that hot desking is hell

9 ways that hot desking is hell

More and more companies are going to hot-desking as flexible working becomes more prevalent. I’m sure there are numerous benefits: allows companies to have less space for more people with the increased flexibility of working from home networking opportunities more cross team working more people get to sit at a window seat and more. But I really hate it. Our company has hot-desking and has since I started there 2.5 years ago.  It works brilliantly for people who work a… Continue Reading “The 9 ways that hot desking is hell”

How to break breakfast rules with Belvita

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There’s nothing like breakfast to set you up for the day, so I was keen to share my thoughts in this post which has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. #CollectiveBias. I’m a big breakfast eater.  Even if it’s only a piece of fruit at the weekends, during the working week I always need to have a decent breakfast in an attempt to get me through to lunch time.  The OH always thinks I’m obsessed with food… Continue Reading “How to break breakfast rules with Belvita”

New job

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After finishing my last job, I had the luxury of some time off job hunting.  Toss up between big commute again (lots of available great jobs, mostly further than previously) and trying to find something closer to home (unlikely in my current industry). And of course having a child is what puts the spanner in the works with job-hunting as a) you want to be able to spend time with the child and b) childcare have strict drop off and… Continue Reading “New job”

Returning to work

Two days in and I can’t quite believe that people say they like going to work to get a break from looking after the kids.  I reckon it’s the other way round, but maybe we’re lucky in that Nathaniel’s quite easy going (except when he’s teething and a bit grotty). I did a few keeping in touch days, but there’s only so much you can take in on those about what’s going on.  It’s not like being totally new as… Continue Reading “Returning to work”

Keeping in touch days

I’m officially off maternity leave now (as of yesterday)…so getting paid again (yippee!) as I’m now on annual leave until I start back in January. I’ve been doing a few keeping in touch days which are a great idea – a chance to catch up, find out what’s been happening over the time I’ve been off, and also get involved in any planning days ready for when I’m back at work.  It’s given me chance to meet some of the… Continue Reading “Keeping in touch days”