Category Archive: Work

Free and Creative Business Ideas

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to help complete strangers. Despite what television and comic books suggest, the world isn’t filled with old ladies waiting to cross streets and cats stuck in… Continue reading

Common Job Interview Questions in Dubai

Dubai, home to many nationalities, is also home to companies with equally diverse management styles. Some are undoubtedly more professional than others. Here are a few common interview questions you can expect from organisations… Continue reading

You Know You Need a Vacation When…

1. The furthermost you’ve been from home all year was the last stop on the metro line 2. The last time you actually unzipped your suitcase was when you turned your house upside down… Continue reading

Survival Tips for a Male Dominated Workspace

Theoretically it should not matter if your workplace has more men than women, but speaking as someone who has been the only female employee at an organisation, I can safely say that this… Continue reading

Sometimes You Win the Co-Worker Lottery

The average person spends most of their waking hours in the company of their co-workers. You meet some lifelong friends, some fairly decent people and some people who you would rather not see again. Working… Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Get a Job

When you graduate from college the first thing you think of is getting a job. You put on fancy clothes and go to interviews. You answer questions about where you see yourself in… Continue reading

The Trouble with Being a Writer

Most people who aren’t accountants don’t think they are. Most people who aren’t architects don’t think they are. In fact, the same can be said of most professions. Somehow though, people who are… Continue reading

Conversations with Customer Service

Anyone who lives in the UAE can attest to the fact that customer service is usually far from exemplary. While I suspect customer service is a problem in many countries, conversations with customer… Continue reading

“I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me” – Matt Groening

One of the most unfortunate facts about conversations is that they require a minimum of 2 participants. Ideally both these people will speak the same language. Over the years I’ve learnt there is… Continue reading

My Opinion on Opinions

There are some situations in which you will accept that someone has a different opinion from you, and there are some situations where you will do your best to convince someone else that… Continue reading