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      The Kama Sutra of Work

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      The Kama Sutra of Work: Why Work is the New Sex and How to Make Sure You’re Getting Enough – Avril Millar (Self-published, £9.99) You’ll discover plenty of hard-hitting observations and wise words of advice sandwiched between sexy titles and sultry sutras, such as “Recognise there is more, much more, to you than meets the […]

      Naming Monsters

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      Naming Monsters – Hannah Eaton (Myriad Editions, £12.99) Naming Monsters is a very different and interesting book with a story being told not just by words but by images too. The main character is a young girl who lives with her grandmother, and it follows her journey of teenage life via boys, exams and friendships. […]

      Finally My Ambulance

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      Finally My Ambulance – Joseph Smith (Jonathan Cape, £14.99) This book invites you to embark on a journey via 13 short stories connected by theme and tone. I’m not sure exactly what journey the book took me on as I found the writing didn’t flow from story to story. Finally My Ambulance was the longest, […]

      Strange items swiped from UK offices

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      Equipment theft is a serious issue for the majority of businesses, but almost a quarter of firms say they don’t take precautions to prevent it, despite reporting some unusual items that have been lost or stolen, including wigs, a portable loo, eyelashes and a fire surround. A survey of 2,000 companies commissioned by Avery reveals […]

      Amex travel survey shows cost to be a key concern

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      Keeping costs down will be the key factor in organising business travel this coming year, with all modes of transport being closely monitored by companies in order to find the best available deal. The results of the latest American Express Global Business Travel Barometer reveal that 87% of companies surveyed say that keeping on top […]

      CrossCountry rail offers corporate discounts

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      Rail operator CrossCountry has made available discounted tickets for its corporate customers. The announcement is timely, as the latest American Express Global Business Travel Barometer has revealed that an increasing number of companies are considering using train travel as opposed to air. The “Advance on the Day” initiative has been introduced by the rail company […]

      Project management made achievable

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      Many of us are already practising project management every day both at home and at work, often without even realising it, according to Ann Pilkington. Getting the spare bedroom decorated, or organising a friend’s hen or stag party are all tasks that need careful planning. There will be a critical path – what order do […]

      Checking in: CrossCountry and Hilton

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      There are some rail journeys that have an innate air of grandeur about them: the Venice-Simplon Orient Express, the Trans-Siberian Express, or the Rovos Rail itinerary from Pretoria to Cape Town, writes Colette Doyle. At the opposite end of the spectrum there’s the horror of your average train ride to work – sweaty armpits pressed […]

      Office workers reveal their biggest bugbears

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      Tough times call for everyone to dig deep at work, but a new survey reveals that tensions between office workers and bosses might be at an all-time high. We’re all guilty of an occasional work grumble, but it seems this is on the increase in the current climate. More than half of UK office workers […]

      Lack of leave can lead to stress in the workplace

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      An astounding 4.5 million British office workers are losing more than six days of annual leave every year. Reasons given include being worried about losing their job, or looking bad in front of the boss. One in 20 even admitted they take just half of the time off they are entitled to, saying that using […]