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Blog Archives: Nigel Phillips

Let the haters hate

It is rare for someone to get fired for a one-off misdemeanour; it probably has to be something illegal. Even non-Americans tend to…

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Presenteeism

Maybe you have just returned from a summer holiday and hope that your workmates haven’t completely forgotten about you in your absence. The…

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Have a break. Have a baby

During the summer holidays, PM Theresa May, announced a government initiative, pledging a £5 million fund to help people return to work after…

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Obesity; the barrier to success

People who are overweight are less likely to be hired, are lower paid, have fewer opportunities and are often bullied in the workplace.…

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Unhappy American workers

‘So what do you do then?’ Often it is the first question you’re asked when you meet someone new. In a capitalist society,…

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Expert advice from Uncle Jeff

American, Jeff Bezos, is founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com and owner of 'The Washington Post.' His successful business ventures have made…

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We need experts more than ever

Experts have been having a tough time of it lately, with the likes of Michael Gove claiming ‘experts know nothing’ and extraordinary, unpredicted…

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Let’s ban all cars

We tell ourselves that we cherish efficiency. Yet we have created a transport system whose design principle is profligacy. Metal carriages (that increase…

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Because they’re worth it

You may have noticed that the BBC has got itself into a spot of bother over the amount of licence-fee payers’ money that…

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Workers treated badly

Debating about the work practices of Sports Direct is a semi-comforting, dangerous delusion. Such horrors cannot be visited on People Like Us. Victorian…

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