business

The Call Centre: Adventures in Depression

EDIT >> I don’t normally do this, but on re-reading this piece I’d ask you to ignore the bits about the TV show. It really isn’t relevant to the rest of the piece other than it reminded me of what an awful time I had. As you were. This week BBC3 began showing a new […]

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All Change

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A few years back (2003, I think) I worked as a temp for a company that sold beds where my job was in the stock office at the main distribution warehouse. There were 12 full time staff in the office and 4 temps, 3 had been there for a few weeks before me. On day […]

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Stop spamming, twit

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  I bloody love Twitter, me. It’s aces. Without Twitter, I’d have nobody to talk to each day. When I worked in call centres, I’d have various people in and around my pod who I could banter with throughout the day, working at home, I rely on Twitter to provide this very important function. So […]

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Business blogging – Nobody likes a shill

Recently, I’ve been trying to push my writing business toward the online world, and away from the printed. Now,with a little help from a friend, it’s finally happening. I’m now promoting my skills as a blogger for hire and we’ve got a few companies interested. We’ve done this by getting them to think of their […]

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Seven networking don’ts

Networking. It’s one of those horrible businessey things that, as a writer, you might find yourself doing. Some of you will be dreading the thought, I know I was when I tried it last year. And even though I’d read a little about it, I really had no idea. My first few attempts were awful, […]

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