Lost and gone for ever – my Gmail inbox

Lost and gone for ever – my Gmail inbox

One of the things I like best about gmail is how easy it is to use labels to keep messages organised. They’re easy to create and remove; in fact, a little too easy. This morning, a single hasty click seems to have removed the contents of my inbox for ever. Luckily, because I do keep this particular inbox well organised, just five or six have disappeared. If it had been my other gmail...

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If you’re a male Gen Xer, you’re king of the world!

If you’re a male Gen Xer, you’re king of the world!

The walls of prejudice are closing. Ageism is becoming more obvious as the population gets older but it seems it’s also dangerous to be too young. Speaking in a NAB article, Michael Hyatt, Director Human Capital Advisory at Deloitte Australia, says that many employers are still working on the assumption that older workers are set in their ways and find it difficult to adapt to new work...

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Of sausages, dogs and a new old bike

Of sausages, dogs and a new old bike

If you’ve ever read Enid Blyton or any other children’s books of the era, you’ll be very familiar with the image of delivery boys on bikes with big baskets. Hilarity often ensued, generally along the lines of sausages falling out of a package and the boy being chased by all of the street dogs (yes, there used to be dogs wandering the streets, too). I’m gratified to see that the clean, green...

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Oh no! I have cell phone elbow!

Oh no! I have cell phone elbow!

The physio told me the pain in my inside left elbow was called ‘golfers elbow’ but didn’t have any sensible explanation as to why I should suffer as I’ve never touched a golf club in my life. However, I do spend a lot of my time doing phone interviews and I’ve recently noticed that, after half an hour or so, it hurts to straighten my arm. Working on the assumption...

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Will student debt be the death of small business?

Will student debt be the death of small business?

According to the latest Australian University Student Finances Survey, students are now leaving university with a personal debt averaging $37,217. The situation is even worse in the UK where graduates commonly owe as much £50,000. It’s not great a great position to be in when you’re looking for your first job especially when that job may not be so easy to find. One alternative for many young...

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