An Open Letter to Office Christmas Party Organisers

An Open Letter to Office Christmas Party Organisers

Dear Office Christmas Party Organisers Props to you. It’s a thankless task. So, what theme are you running with this year? Organiser No. 1…you what? Cancelled the party. Interesting. Be sure to let me know whether those gift vouchers make up for yet...
Melbourne Cup Day: Don’t Horse Around!

Melbourne Cup Day: Don’t Horse Around!

 Some workplace wisdom from your friendly Poet Lawyerate…The first Tuesday in NovemberThe day that stops the nationEvery workplace takes a spellTo join the celebrationIt’s not my place to be a nagBut as a lawyer it behoovesThe sharing of a friendly tipAbout...
Zoom Doom – How to Remain Employed and Not Offend

Zoom Doom – How to Remain Employed and Not Offend

Traditionally, workplace policies are dull, often unread, documents used by employers to convey expectations of employee behaviour. If recent events are any guide, certain policies may have to be changed. Recently a “New Yorker” reporter was suspended after he...
Buzzwords, Another workplace virus we don’t need?

Buzzwords, Another workplace virus we don’t need?

COVID-19 isn’t the only virus affecting workplaces in 2020. Whilst business buzzwords aren’t new, in recent times, their use has gone viral. In theory, buzzwords are meant to simply describe a concept or action. In reality, buzzwords confuse and annoy – at “scale”....
The workplace virus we didn’t see coming

The workplace virus we didn’t see coming

Google “how to future proof my career”. Not a single search result says “pick an industry that fares well in a pandemic”. But there’s endless tips about becoming tech savvy, embracing AI, up-skilling, networking and developing empathy....
HO, HO, HO…NO, NO, NO!

HO, HO, HO…NO, NO, NO!

Last Friday, I had a not so silent night… Oh JOY! Merry people everywhere… celebrating the 8th or 9th hour of their office Christmas lunches. I channelled my inner Mariah Carey… “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS”… is for you to all go home...
Dear ‘busy’, I’m tired of you!

Dear ‘busy’, I’m tired of you!

Is it just me, or has this year gone really, really fast? Is everyone feeling really, really tired? Sure, I’ve packed a lot in this year. Fun. Trips. Work. More work. Self-development. I’ve coped with feelings of overwhelm, with the love and support of family,...
What DVF taught me about picking a career (and a dress)

What DVF taught me about picking a career (and a dress)

Last month’s study tour to New York City wasn’t just about lessons at NYU’s Stern School of Business and training with the FDNY. My colleagues and I also had the privilege of spending time with the incredibly stylish creator of the wrap dress: Diane Von Fürstenberg....
Melbourne Cup Day: Don’t Horse Around!

Melbourne Cup Day: Don’t Horse Around!

Some workplace wisdom for surviving office Melbourne Cup Day functions…from your friendly Poet Lawyerate. The first Tuesday in November The day that stops the nation Every workplace takes a spell To join the celebration It’s not my place to be a nag But as...

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