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”....

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