20 million people in the UK have them, so what’s the big deal? There are a total of fifteen tattoos currently sat in the EmptyLemon office, and I’m not talking about tiny little stars and hearts. Nicola, one of our National Account Managers has a tattoo down her spine and I have a full sleeve (full shoulder to wrist), visible when I wear anything that isn’t long-sleeved.
When you see someone with piercings, tattoos and/or a bright hair colour, you think “Wow, they’re… different”, but they’re probably not too different from yourself. And besides. at EmptyLemon we believe “different” is great! Just because someone looks like a rocker, doesn’t mean they’re not into Girls Aloud! Read Article »
Confrontation at work can be scary but facing up to a dispute sooner rather than later will help in terms of stemming anxiety.
An unfortunate fact of a working environment is that disputes are not entirely uncommon. When you work in a small space with the same people, eight hours a day, five days a week, it is easy to become agitated about someone’s habits, and all too often a trivial thing is blown out of proportion. Of course, no one wants a dispute at work; it saps productivity, you wonder if things are being said about you behind your back, and if you’re uncomfortable with confrontation you will be wasting a lot of energy worrying about not bumping into the person you’re in a dispute with. None of that is helpful, nor will it win you any favours with co-workers or your boss. Read Article »
Britain was once regarded as the “workshop of the world” and was the leading industrial nation in the world for over a century.
Britain has traditionally had a strong manufacturing sector, so much so that Ironbridge, in Shropshire, was the birthplace of the first industrial revolution in 1709, which made Britain the “workshop of the world”. Britain was then the leading industrial nation in the world for over a century. By the mid-19th century, Britain accounted for a large portion of the international markets in ships, textiles, coal and steel, to the point that in the 1870s, the UK had 40 per cent of world trade in manufactured goods. Read Article »
The retail sector has changed dramatically in recent years and shops need to find innovative ways to stay relevant
Since the start of the recession there have been a number of high street store closures, with the latest casualties being HMV, Comet, Blockbuster and Jessops. The question on everyone’s lips is whether or not the high street as its own entity is doomed, or if it can evolve to stay relevant. Read Article »
There are many more jobs within the healthcare and medical realm than first imaginable
When people think of healthcare and medical careers they typically think of doctors, nurses and physicians. In actuality, though, it is a large industry encompassing many, many types of careers. For instance, you could work as an acupuncturist, anaesthetist, audiological scientist, microbiologist, paramedic, immunologist, horticultural therapist or even a dance movement psychotherapist. Read Article »
Choosing a desirable career isn’t a decision you can treat lightly. Source a job that fits your skills, personality and interests.
Few would argue that trying to choose a career is one of the most difficult decisions you’ll have to face in life. After all, the decision will be one you live with forever, and many people end up in careers they don’t like much because instead of working out what they wanted to do, they took the first opportunity to arrive with the intention of ‘figuring it all out later.’ Such decisions rarely provide time for you to truly pursue the career you desire, so it’s best to figure it out as early as possible. Read Article »