Work

The Amazon Factor – a look at the Amazon work culture

Once again, Amazon is hitting the headlines. Nothing new about that. There are constant success stories reported in the media all year round. Then every so often a story gets highlighted about poor working conditions, particularly in the warehouses, and people are outraged. Some even resolve to boycott the retail giant. Yet the Amazon behemoth keeps trundling […]

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General | Parenthood | Work

The reality of being a Work At Home Mother

As mentioned before, I had the opportunity to start working part-time from home a few months ago.  Part-time IT work is a bit of a holy grail – most IT companies are more inclined to expect you to work extra unpaid hours, not less.  It’s a male-dominated industry and it’s difficult, if not impossible, to compete […]

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Parenthood | Work

Back to work update – time to get the party started

So I’m back to work (kind-of)… I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’d been offered some part-time work. Well, now it’s all kicking off for real. Last week I had my first ‘work meeting’ in almost 2 years! I dropped the Rascal off to visit Granny for a few hours, which unfortunately coincided with […]

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Parenthood | Work

Being Mum versus having a career

If you’d asked me as a teenager whether I’d ever quit working to be a stay at home Mum, I would have said ‘No’ without any hesitation. I’d have given the same answer in college, and through all my years of employment the whole way up to my due date. Virtually all of my life […]

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Work

Watching the sun come up

It’s some time in the early hours of the morning. I know that because it’s actually dark outside – a rare occurrence during these summer months. Even when the weather is miserable like it is right now, with the wind howling and constant spurts of rain beating against the window. The noise of an excessively loud […]

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Irish Life | Life | Work

Dark, wintry days

It’s really not fun being back to reality. It was straight back into work when I got home and next thing I knew, it was Christmas Eve and I was feeling woefully unprepared for Christmas. The rapid shift back to normalcy had put the trip firmly in the distant past. I was just looking forward to a […]

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Irish Life | Work

Back with a bang

Week two in work passed by in a blur. The VHI was going to be paid on Monday – no Tuesday. Then that issue went quiet for a couple of days. Tuesday saw our resignee bustled out the door early. Out of sight, out of mind. Let’s forget all about that unpleasant incident. To cheer us up […]

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Home | Round the World | Work

Back to the day job

It was difficult to have left Ireland towards the end of summer and to come back and find it in the throes of winter. All the more so when our last destination was bright and sunny, and the new one dark and gloomy. Between the lingering jet lag and the difficulty of adjusting to spending […]

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