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Blog Archives: Nigel Phillips

Why doesn’t anyone call in sick anymore?

The number of days taken off due to illness in the UK is at a record low – but is this a sign…

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Fun in the sun

When the country sweats in tropical temperatures, not everyone is happy, especially office workers lacking the civilising influence of decent air conditioning. If…

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Bad boss, part 1

A boss from Sydney, Australia, has apologised for sending an angry all-staff email that has gone viral. In his now-famous email, Marcus Wood,…

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TFI Friday

Friday afternoon is probably the worst time to get anything done. Shoulders droop, spirits rise, thoughts drift towards a sunny beer garden. Suddenly,…

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Robots vs humans

For years, people have been predicting that robots would steal jobs from humans. Deloitte and the University of Oxford predicted that 10 million…

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Would I lie to you?

I used to have an imaginary twin. It seems that Britain’s biggest companies and government departments are now using deep psychological profiling, to…

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The wellness scam

The student mental health crisis shows no sign of abating: in the year to July 2017, 95 students killed themselves, and many report…

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The rise of pointless jobs

Bill Hicks had a bit in his act, which went a bit like this: Boss: ‘How come you’re not working?’ Employee: ‘There’s nothing…

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How to cheat in business

How do you get ahead in business, how do you climb to the top of its greasy pole and reign supreme? There a…

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15 ways to get sacked

It is rare for someone to get fired for a one-off misdemeanour. Even non-Americans tend to subscribe more to the ‘three strikes and…

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