Category Archives: The Rat Race

Working Hard Hardly Working

Working Hard Hardly Working

I love that tag line, its something we all do, most days in the office can have you doing a lot of both the options. It is very possible to do a lot of very little in the course of a days work. Sometimes your manager may not even notice and if you are smart you have learnt how to get away with it by now. At the end of the day though how does this really make you a better employee or a better manager? Reasons for slacking at work can be many, but… Continue reading →

Friends @ work with caution

Friends @ work with caution

How easy is it to make friends at the work place? Some surveys even say that the work place is one place easy enough to find that special some one that you will spend the rest of your life with. A myth you may say, but this makes sense, we spend almost 60% of our weekdays (some even more) interacting with work colleagues. Its never easy making new friends if you have just joined a company, and some times you may think people are your friends because, well they’re nice to you. Now that, is… Continue reading →

Money Secrets that changed my life

Money Secrets that changed my life

Lucky for me i have never really been a big spender when it comes to buying material things. I am however a spender when it comes to travelling and to wanting nice new exhillarating experiences. My personal favorite is that i love to take at least one international vacation a year, and go visit friends and family in the diaspora or elsewhere, plus i then take a few local trips. Travel isn’t cheap, why lie neither is it fun when you are broke. You should never let money rule your life because some day you… Continue reading →

The right weight for your job

The right weight for your job

Well, you are probably reading this post asking ‘what does weight have to do with my job?’ The reality is, that weight has everything to do with your job. Lets be very frank most times we really do not pay much attention to our health unless we fall ill and our doctor says so or our clothes become are too tight for comfort and soon can’t zip up anymore. I am one of those people who has been overweight for a part of my life, until i one day woke up and realised that i… Continue reading →

Crossroads in my career path

Crossroads in my career path

Going into business is sometimes a daunting project, even at the best of times. You are leaving all that’s familiar…and laid back – the monthly pay check, hours spent making decisions (whose overall effect seemed like somebody else’s business and not yours, in case of any losses), stopping in on friends for that Marketing pitch, lazy Fridays where some take off early from work under the guise of out-of-office business deals etc. Safe… that’s what employment was always about. A safety net…this new frontier called ‘CEO/Boss’ is now unfamiliar territory. There’s business lingo that comes… Continue reading →

The Salo Advance Bug

The Salo Advance Bug

I few of us have been bitten by the bug, not once not twice, severally its a sure sign that you need financial 911. I listened on radio the other day a financial consultant speak about the dangers of taking an advance on your salary, for the regulars at the HR office come 16th of each month this one is for you and for those who need to know why its a bad idea to take the advance, this one is for you too. The major reasons that most people take advances are: AVAILABILITY: Its… Continue reading →

Dressed for Work – Are you sure?

Dressed for Work – Are you sure?

Well, when you move to a more formal professional service company, you realise you have to step up your wardrobe. Its not that you have a bad wardrobe, mismatched clothes or tired clothes, its that perhaps you haven’t worked in such a formal organisation before so your was abit of a newbie with the suits. So my first question to you before you read any further is, ‘what’s your work dressing style saying about you?’ The biggest mentality i am sure many are familiar with is the ‘I don’t care what people think, about how… Continue reading →

Career Plunge

Career Plunge

There are many experiences we go through as career working women some of which we feel we are prepared for and others not so much. I guess the main reason I say this is because it can at times be challenging when you are trying to make your career work in your favour and the opposite seems to be happening. I recently decided to move jobs for many different reasons. Having written about already going through the pink slip experience, I never thought I would be writing my experience about resigning. I resigned for many… Continue reading →

The Hand of the Pink Slip

The Hand of the Pink Slip

To me it seemed the most traumatizing experience I would ever face. But I guess I was simply being rather dramatic as a woman. Most of my friends who I told I had been retrenched almost didn’t look moved. Yes they were apologetic, but not moved to the extent that I would have liked them to be. The earth was shattering in my world but all I got was “eeeisssh, you’ll get another job, relax” Retrenchment has happened to many Kenyans in the work place, but the worst kind is where you are given no… Continue reading →

Brand yourself!

Brand yourself!

It isn’t very many people who consider the importance of branding to their daily lives. Branding is not just for you to know what best product to pick from the supermarket shelves; it actually follows you wherever you go. Irrespective of what personality you make think you have, you have a brand. People make perceptions of you within a couple of minutes of meeting, they look at what you are wearing, the way you talk and above all the way you carry yourself. At your work place, with your friends, with your customers or simply… Continue reading →

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