Category Archives: Working life

Retirement and superannuation – boring but important

Rise of the Grudge Workforce SPONSORED POST*: As many know, I used to work for News Corp Australia (formerly News Limited), a great job (mostly) that came with solid superannuation payments. But then I took a redundancy package and left the security of salaried employment to hang out my own shingle and work for myself. Ever since leaving News, sorting out my super has been on my ‘to do’ list, but something I haven’t got around to doing. And then Suncorp got in touch with me and explained why it’s important I stop putting that stuff off a second longer.

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I am sorry for being rude and for hurting your feelings

I've cried a river over rude commentsTHIS week an email I sent made someone feel so badly they wanted to quit their job. The words I typed before I hit ‘send’ made them feel so badly about themselves, about their work that they wanted to stop doing it. When I think about that, even as I write this, the idea of it is so upsetting, so deeply saddening… well, it makes me cry.

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Introducing: Waiting Room News!

Waiting Room News front pageAS most of you know, my husband and I have been working on a new business venture after leaving News Ltd and a career in newspapers working for The Man (in this case, Rupert Murdoch). I’m thrilled to unveil that plan today. It is Waiting Room News – a compact, free weekly news sheet for the waiting room. Any waiting room. The GP, dentist, radiologist, pathologist – we go into all these waiting rooms.

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My ‘ah-ha!’ moment from someone being rude to me

A lightbulbLAST Friday, something happened to me that resulted in an ‘ah-ha!’ moment that has led to a complete change in my attitude, but not quite in the way you would expect. Someone was rude to me and I am still shaking my head. But it has brought me to a startling realisation about myself and people in general, and a promise to myself.

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