Chapter One Chapter Two “James, I hope you realise how serious this is…” says inspector Sam. Sam is in charge of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) down at the Wellington police station. He’s leading the investigation on the fallout from project “ickyweb”. The interview room at the Wellington police station is bare and cold, much […]

It’s been a chaotic couple of weeks at work. We are all busy running around getting ready for the start of trimester one. I am already yearning for another holiday even though it’s only been a few weeks since Christmas / New Year break. One thing to keep in mind is that we should always […]

Chapter One This is how it started. An interview. It took me 17 weeks to get here – 33 failed applications and one unsuccessful phone conversation with HR to be exact. I have learnt that there are only so many ways one can put together a rejection letter – “Thank you for showing interest… we […]

“You’re fired!” yells my director. “Pack up your things and don’t come in tomorrow” he continues. “HR will sort out….” The room starts to spin. How did it come to this? I was the star employee at the company, outperforming all my peers two years in a row. I had excelled in every single performance […]

Decisions are hard. I am bad at making decisions; case in point – I can’t even decide on a title for this blog post. We are faced with making decisions every day. What style of jeans are you after – regular cut, slim fit, classic, boot cut, relaxed, or straight leg? What sort of hair […]

My last blog post looked at how technology affects the current workforce – you can read it here if you’ve missed it. Technological advances have changed the job market (and will, no doubt, continue to do so in years to come). Even though some new jobs are created (e.g. social media advisor), I argue that […]

The job market is changing (well, water is wet). We have moved from the days of needing a switchboard operator to transfer calls at a telephone exchange to everyone carrying a smartphone in their pocket. The way we work and communicate with each other have also changed because of technology. I still remember the days […]