I am a lifelong Londoner and small cog in a large, corporate machine. I write about relationships, office politics and life in England’s great capital.
Why did this happen? This question, in its many forms, often burns through my mind. An unpleasant incident occurs, and I immediately dig into its background, as if to diagnose the unfathomable nature of my unease. But this is the wrong thing to do. Incidents occur – some of which make me unhappy. There is … Continue reading There is no problem
I was walking down Cannon Street with my colleague Jess, we were chit-chatting about our new boss’s imminent downfall – while avoiding a thicket of phone-carrying pedestrians. “My God, what’s happened to us?” I said, weaving past a distracted walker. “When did we become a city of zombies?” Jess was holding her own phone. “When? … Continue reading Why we can’t leave our phones alone
I love the idea of cinema. Movies themselves bore me, but cinema – the concept of cinema – is beautiful. I appreciate this may sound convoluted and (like Corbyn in a bind) I don’t want to be misunderstood; therefore, I should say that while I am not wedded to the idea of cinematic art, I … Continue reading Real romance only exists in the movies
How do you celebrate success in the office? Minor success that is, filling a difficult vacancy for example, or landing a new bit of business. When things go well, how do you show your appreciation? One way is to say ‘well done’ to the relevant individual. Another is to send a congratulatory email. In some … Continue reading The ludicrous nature of the office high-five