W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I wish I worked for my competitors

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I wish I worked for my competitors

Dear Darcus, I have recently developed the habit of sneaking into our main competitors’ sales conferences and stealing as much company literature as possible. Then, when I get home I photoshop my face onto their company photographs so that I can stare at them when i’m feeling bored at work, imagining what it would be…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I can’t help crying in the office

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I can’t help crying in the office

  Dear Darcus, I can’t help crying in the office because I love being at work so much. I know it’s a bit weird, but when I see office items such as my computer monitor screen, my desk organiser, the photocopier and my computer mouse when I turn up for work every morning, I can’t…

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10 powerful 2017 images of people in the workplace

10 powerful 2017 images of people in the workplace

How was your 2017? Did you get that promotion or pay rise you were after? Did you finally get around to eating more healthily, drinking less and spending more time with the people that matter? Did you get a Pug or a French Bulldog? Did you finally take up piano lessons? Did you go to…

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8 excuses for not turning up to work that will almost certainly get you the sack

8 excuses for not turning up to work that will almost certainly get you the sack

If you’re planning on leaving your job at any point in the near future, you’ll be forced to go through the rigmarole of writing out a resignation letter, having the resignation letter accepted by your employer and then you’ll more than likely have to continue working in your current position for anything between 1-6 months…

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The beginner’s guide to being made redundant

The beginner’s guide to being made redundant

Redundancies are unfortunately a fact of life. Business conditions can alter to such an extent that it is no longer viable for your company to keep employing you. As you wonder how on earth you’re going to be able to afford to continue paying for your subscription to ‘What Golf Club?’ or are forced to…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – The Matrix could be real

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – The Matrix could be real

  Dear Darcus, I’m not sure if anything or anyone in my office is actually real. I’m a big fan of The Matrix movies and after watching every film in the trilogy a good 30 times each, I’m starting to wonder if the films might actually be real. For example, someone asked me to help…

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5 different types of office culture – which one is most like yours?

5 different types of office culture – which one is most like yours?

Organisations all have a sense of identity that is manifested in their culture. It’s the way people interact with each other, the beliefs, the norms, the values, the rituals – essentially it is ‘how we do things around here.’ We have therefore identified the 5 different types of office culture that most people work in…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I keep on getting fired!

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I keep on getting fired!

  Dear Darcus, I keep getting fired from every new job I get. I’ve been Managing Director of a company, I then got a job as a senior director. From there I managed to secure employment as a team leader and from that point I was lucky enough to secure a cushy little number as…

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The 5 best places to have sex in the office

The 5 best places to have sex in the office

A sultry smile over the photocopier, flushed cheeks by the watercooler, eruptive laughter at your terrible jokes – you may have all the elements in place for a workplace romance. Whilst this would never happen to anybody that works here at The W1nners’ Club, we have nevertheless put together a list of places in the…

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Are you a workplace wimp or a boardroom bully?

Are you a workplace wimp or a boardroom bully?

Let’s be honest – working in an office can be pretty stressful at times. There are presentations to do in front of colleagues, clients and superiors. There are targets to be met, reports to be done and co-workers’ banter to ignore. The success of your career going forward will depend on how well you’re able…

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