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Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About You…
Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About You…

12 / 05 / 2010

Over the past month, the focus of the media has been firmly fixed on the general election and the battle between the political leaders; David Cameron, Gordon Brown and Nick Clegg have appeared on our screens since the election race began. Do you feel like you know these guys, almost as well as your work colleagues? Every little thing has...

Football? Not My World Cup Of Tea
Football? Not My World Cup Of Tea

04 / 05 / 2010

Every four years I brace myself for the world cup. It’s no secret that I am not a football fan. The sport itself is absolutely fine, and it would even be enjoyable if not spoiled by interminable analysis and commentary (on TV and off). If those conversations could be reduced to about 15 minutes a day, I might be able...

Employees Create Stink About Flatulent Worker
Employees Create Stink About Flatulent Worker

15 / 02 / 2010

At times the HR Headmistress comes over very “Mrs Shocked of Tunbridge Wells”. When I was asked to comment on the dismissal of Daniel Cambridge, a warehouse worker for reasons connected to severe flatulence, I couldn’t help wondering if we’d got an early April fools joke going. 35 co-workers at the Waterstone's depot at Burton, Staffordshire allegedly complained about the...

McQueen Dies
McQueen Dies

12 / 02 / 2010

The apparent suicide of Alexander McQueen a week after the death of his mother has shocked the fashion world. Alexander McQueen, known as Lee, was famous for his controversial approach and unconventional catwalk shows. Coming as it does as Fashion Weeks is about to launch, his former colleagues are trying to come to terms with his death and cope with...

Russell’s Newest Crew Member
Russell’s Newest Crew Member

17 / 12 / 2009

If you’re one of the many followers of The HR Headmistress’ Blog, you may have noticed a rather funny name signing off some of the posts since the beginning of December. You’d be forgiven for thinking that Kate’s alter-ego has suddenly emerged in the form of a 24-year-old, budding journalist who writes under the adopted pseudonym of ‘Darry Khajehpour’. I...