Re-evaluating "underemployment"

If you are one of life's "under-achievers", perhaps seen by others as being a bit of a "slacker", or, just a bit fed up with the rat race then the following article by Ian Wylie of The Guardian is for you. In How low flyers dodge the flak the main point up for discussion is a suggestion that our real lives matter more than "shinning up the greasy career pole".

I was also drawn to another quite interesting work-related article in yesterday's Guardian - War of the roses by Zoe Williams. The basis of the article is a new book by Nan Mooney called I Can't Believe She Did That!: Why Women Betray Other Women at Work. The title gives a great deal away, but the main part of her thesis is to offer an explanation as to why sisterhood and solidarity go out of the door once women enter the workplace. It's a bit over the top to make such suggestions as a book looking at women who do get on in the workplace and achieve great things would be far less controversial, etc.
Some other interesting stories to emerge over the weekend include plans that suggest schools might 'open all hours' (BBC News) and Rover workers share £14m payout (BBC News).

Finally, I've been meaning to look more closely at some employee blogs mentioned in a recent blog of mine. The following links are to a range of graduate employees who work for Cadbury Schweppes. The official line is that employee blogs are to help with future recruitment and selection campaigns, i.e. graduate programmes suffer from a broad-range of problems including a general failure to meet graduate expectations. However, employee blogs also, arguably, serve many other purposes. If graduate employment interests you then consider taking a close look at the following blogs: sales and marketing, finance and business audit, human Resources, operations management, information technology, and, project engineering.

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