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Checkmate to Success!

What makes a good Constructioneer? What makes a good Project Manager? Sounds like a very difficult and open ended question, and one which is open for much discussion. 583 more words

Civil Engineering

Childhood Employment

There is a long-standing joke in my family that my dad has been working since he was an infant. It’s not true (obviously), but he told us time and time again growing up about how he pulled a lawn mower with his bike around town and cut grass for family friends to earn money. 710 more words


The World's Toughest Job may or may not be being a mother

What do you think is the world’s toughest job? Nay, the #WorldsToughestJob? Perhaps the post can be claimed by whoever had to count out all one million of Ai Wei Wei’s sunflower seeds. 722 more words

My Manager Blames Us When We Don't Have Enough Customers

Dear Aunty Em,

I work in a small department store as a sales assistant. Management often pressures us to up-sell etc, and blames us when sales are low.

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2014 Notable Awards

As most of you know, I love my job, I really, really do. I get to spend my days talking to new people, coming up with strategy and tweeting lyrics (OK, that only happened once). 280 more words

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McKinsey Implementation - Corporate & Business Functions Implementation Consultant - North America

McKinsey & Company is looking for consultants with a background driving change in Corporate and Business Functions. Experience setting up or operating a shared service center and an understanding of performance improvement is required. 335 more words


The problem - we Brits are a disappointing lot

Britain has absolutely no idea how mediocre it is.

I left the UK shortly after the Winter of Discontent – 1979 for those who don’t remember it – having decided that I could no longer tolerate the national self-destruction.   929 more words