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Closing the Gender Pay Gap – Let’s Discuss

First, I owe you all an apology. I’m more of an impulse blogger and I can’t seem to schedule posts ahead of time with my schedule most days.

Towards the end of last week and into this last weekend, I wasn’t in the best shape to write a post. That explains my absence. I hope you were able to catch up on old posts you must have missed!

I’ll keep working to see if I can schedule posts before hand.

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As a young girl growing up in Nigeria, I wasn’t conscious of the gender pay gap. Maybe because my mother had always been a career woman and rarely complained of being unfairly treated.

I’m not certain if she was and I doubt it. If at all, she probably hinted that she wanted an increase in salary as most workers would.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

4 Ways to Deal with a Coworker who is out to Get you

Have you ever come to that point in time when you feel like a coworker is out to revenge? For whatever reason.

I don’t know about you, but there have certainly been times like that for me. As though we are out for a competition of whatever sort. If you know me too well, you’d know that I hate unhealthy competition. The sky is out there and can contain every one of us. So why bother?!

Besides, unhealthy competition is so much work! Jeez, you’d have to spend hours plotting. Time thinking of how to strike. I’d rather go to bed and have some beauty sleep.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

5 Ways to Start up a Conversation at Work (Easy Tips!)

This post will be very useful for a newbie (or not) at work. Since relocating to Canada, I’ve been a newbie at several workplaces and initially, I would struggle with starting up a conversation and cringe at the mere thought of it.

Thinking about it presently, makes me smile.

When I had to intern (one of my best work experience so far), when I had to change jobs a countless number of times during my post grad to find a part-time job that could fit with my schedule.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

5 Quick Tips to Cope (and be Productive) in a Noisy Office

Just last week, I published an article on a disadvantage of open-spaced offices. In that article, I looked at it from the perspective of the office being too quiet.

Yes, you read that right; too-quiet, because that’s a thing! You can read the article here.

I’d be a bad writer, and be one-sided if I didn’t acknowledge that it could go both ways. An open-spaced office can also result to a noisy workplace and I read some comments from readers that thought so too.

So, this post will be all about the opposite. It’ll be about how to maintain your sanity in a noisy lousy office because it could be distracting too.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

4 Quick Tips to Solve a Too-Quiet Office

I’ve had to work in an office environment where I had my own space, pretty large beautiful office space, and of course, a sliding door I could shut to have some privacy. The beautiful part was that I could see my name boldly written at the entrance of my office.

Every day, on my way to my space and out, I’d feel some sense of pride to see my name neatly hung on the door. It had many cabinets I barely used, but was happy to own.

And I’ve equally had an open workspace. My table shoved at a corner. No doubt, wide table, large enough to contain three monitors, white space, and all what not. That entrepreneurial feel to an open well lit space.Continue reading

Inspiration, New Worker, Workplace

4 Benefits of Having a Clean Workspace (& Quick Tips to have a Clean Workspace)

One thing I always take note of is the appearance of anyone’s workspace. My eyes tend to whirl around and I seem to pick up even the very minute details.

I love art in various forms and even though my workspace is presently very minimalist, I still appreciate it when I see a tidy and beautiful workspace, it makes me feel more comfortable to be around.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

How to Deal with a Verbally Abusive Employer/ Boss

A few days ago, I had a conversation with a blog reader and she wanted me to discuss this topic. It’s quite interesting and somewhat troubling how some workplaces are structured. This goes down to the workplace culture which may take a while to change if the culture has eaten in too deep.

If you are still young and there were loads of jobs to go for, you’d most likely quit your job and hop to the next. But when there are no jobs available, or you are just way too deep to start afresh, quitting your job may not be the best alternative in this case.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

7 Activities to help Relieve Stress at Work during Lunch Break

Everyone gets to deal with stress at work at some point or the other. A tight deadline to meet. An appointment to keep. An important decision to make and not wanting to make a decision that ‘haunts’ you.

Work related stress can take a toll on your health because, unfortunately, you may be unable to drop the stress at work and head back home. It just doesn’t happen that way, these things are psychological.

Chronic stress can result in insomnia, high blood pressure, anxiety, and a possibly weakened immune system. It can also contribute to health conditions such as depression, obesity, and heart disease.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

5 Tips to Improve your Communication with a Co-worker

The long holiday is on and I’m super stoked and excited. These past two weeks have been quite a handful and I’ve been somewhat swamped. I definitely needed the break to recharge and of course, blog.

Talking about blogging, I receive several questions from time to time from readers which sort of relate to how to deal with another employee at work or a boss. Most times, it all boils down to communication which can be quite tricky because everyone is unique and there is no one way to treat everyone.

And it dawned on me. I’ve been giving advice to my readers on how to work with people, for the benefit of others it’ll be a great idea to share general manners on how to communicate with co-workers in the workplace.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

The Fight against Drug Use at Work

Did you know that there has been a high report on abuse of drugs in the workplace? Prescription drugs or not.

According to a research, of all drug users, 68.9% are employed and active in the workplace.
Now don’t even start to think that when I talk about drug use here, I am necessarily talking about very strong substances or narcotics. Yes, those are included nonetheless.Continue reading