It was 7.45pm. We were driving back from a hurling match 25 minutes' drive from our house. I'd left the house just after 7 that morning, had worked 8-4 then left work, called to the house to collect my five-year-old's football gear and the sandwiches (that my husband had made the night before) and drink … Continue reading Whose Job Is The Most Important?
It's become a thing now, an Easter holidays thing. On the Wednesday after Easter in 2014 I went back to work after my last maternity leave and wrote about it here. On the Monday after the Easter holidays last year I started my new job and I wrote about it here. So, here I am a … Continue reading Working Out Great
"Have a nice day off" my colleagues always say on Tuesday evening, the day before my day at home with the kids. It's my day off work, previously my parental leave day, and now simply the day I am not contracted to work. I've taken one day off a week since I went back to … Continue reading A Reflection on Wednesdays
I went to an event recently where there was a talk about "must-have makeup". I listened to a list of products being recommended for the school run and it was then that it truly hit home that despite wearing makeup most days, I know very little about it and rely on friends to show me … Continue reading Barefaced Beauty and Makeup Magic: How to look human on three hours sleep
There's a question that appears on those surveys that are regularly carried out among staff in large organisations, like one I used to work for. The surveys aim to "take the temperature of staff" and see what staff really think about their work. The question I'm talking about is the one that staff complain the most … Continue reading Do You Have a Best Friend at Work?
One morning as I drove to work I heard a clip on the radio about “dream jobs”. It gave the results of a “survey” which reported that Irish women’s thought that Imelda May, Katie Taylor and Cecelia Ahern had the best jobs in the world. (I found a report about it here- it's sponsored by … Continue reading What's Your Dream Job?
One morning as I drove to work I heard a clip on the radio about “dream jobs”. It gave the results of a “survey” which reported that Irish women’s thought that Imelda May, Katie Taylor and Cecelia Ahern had the best jobs in the world. (I found a report about it here- it's sponsored by … Continue reading What’s Your Dream Job?
The last few days a piece kept popping up in my timeline on social media. It's the piece that shows a smiling couple and a baby in a casual shot. The headline is "Female company president: "I'm sorry to all the mothers I worked with". (Here's the LINK.) Its author Katharine Zaleski worked at The … Continue reading The Apology to Working Mothers Doesn't Help Anyone. Here's What Will.