5 ways to tell if one of your colleagues has been out all night

5 ways to tell if one of your colleagues has been out all night

  You’re waiting for a member of your team to get in before you can start the morning meeting. It’s 08:59am and your line manager is already smacking his lips in anticipation of being bought a cup of tea by way of an apology from your late colleague. The individual in question, through a record…

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The 10 worst excuses you can ever use to explain being late for work

The 10 worst excuses you can ever use to explain being late for work

  Everybody at some point in their working life has experienced the gut-wrenching panic of a race against the clock to avoid being late for work.   Whether it’s the result of an over-amorous relationship with the snooze button on your alarm clock, or simply plain old bad luck on the journey in. If you want…

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3 Ways to uncover your colleague’s computer password

3 Ways to uncover your colleague’s computer password

In the digital era, most sensitive information is stored on computers. Should you find yourself embroiled in an office rivalry with one of your colleagues, perhaps you are going for the same internal promotion for example – you can give yourself a head start on the competition by obtaining their password and rooting around in their…

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The symptoms of a post-work drinks hangover and how to keep them at bay

The symptoms of a post-work drinks hangover and how to keep them at bay

One of the great benefits of working in an office environment is the vibrant social life that accompanies it. Office life is littered with opportunities to bond with colleagues over drinks after work. Birthdays, Christmas or somebody leaving – sometimes a tough day’s graft is all that is required to inspire the fateful words, “fancy…

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How to break into your boss’s office

How to break into your boss’s office

  The dynamics of office politics dictate that at some point in your career, you will have a justifiable reason for breaking into your boss’s office. It may be that you need to alter the amount of annual leave you have left on your boss’s staff planner, or you may need to hand in your…

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Which office department should you really be working in?

Which office department should you really be working in?

  Modern office life is generally underpinned by gross inefficiency and ineptitude. In his book The Peter Principle, Lawrence Peter investigates the idea that most organisations are staffed by people that are fundamentally ill-equipped to do the job they are paid for. We therefore spend the majority of our conscious lives working in roles that…

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My boss is a psycho, but what type of psychopath are they?

My boss is a psycho, but what type of psychopath are they?

Most offices are headed up by charismatic psychopaths that shape an organisation’s culture and define the type of day everybody else endures by means of a well-placed tantrum or strongly worded group email. Such leaders have a spark about them that most office types don’t possess – a je ne sais quoi that guaranteed their…

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