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How Daylight Saving Screws Our Shift Workers

3 min read

The end of daylight savings gives you an extra hour of morning sun -- but it also duds our hard-working nurses and police into working an extra hour for free.

News

News

Personal Space Boundaries Have Shifted, Where's The Line?

3 min read

From a handshake, a pat on the back right through to a kiss on the cheek or a hug -- when it comes to workplace touching, experts are divided about where the line is, as more high-profile offices make headlines.

National

National

'My Brother's Down There': Workers Rushed To Save Trapped Men In Scaffolding Collapse

1 min read

Video has emerged of the moment workers on a Sydney construction site where scaffolding collapsed realised their colleagues were in trouble.

Crime

Crime

'You Did A Fart Off': Man Vows To Take Fart Bullying Claim To High Court

1 min read

A Melbourne engineer seeking $1.8 million in damages for workplace bullying claims his former colleagues had a "fart off" in front of him.

Tech

Tech

If You're Worried About A Robot Taking Your Job, You're Not Alone

3 min read

Australians are concerned about the control robots will have over the world in the not-so-distant future, potentially leaving humans without jobs and little control. 

Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle

What Aussies Really Think About Workplace Gender Equality

5 min read

Women comprise 47 percent of Australia’s workforce, yet make up only five percent of CEOs and only 20 percent of executive management in ASX 200 companies.

World

World

Man Cops Life Sentence After Poisoning Work Mates' Sandwiches

1 min read

A 57-year-old German man was found guilty of attempting to murder his work colleagues by sprinkling heavy metals onto their sandwiches and drinks.

National

National

Accent Neutralisation Therapy Has 'Taken Off' In Australia

3 min read

Accent reduction therapy is being tapped into by more and more Australian employers, students and workers.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Millennial Slackers Have Got Muffin Going For Them If They Won't Work For Free

5 min read

Let me tell you a story.

Bella Westaway

Bella Westaway

Maybe Millennials Just Don’t Want To Work At Muffin Break

5 min read

I was 15 when I started doing unpaid work.

Career

Career

We Asked An Expert If There's A Right Way To Sign Off Your Emails

2 min read

We asked an expert to decode one of the most confusing parts of a workplace -- how are you supposed to sign off your emails?

News

News

Bobcat Driver Trapped After Collision With Semi-Trailer

1 min read

A 28-year-old man has been seriously injured after being trapped in a Bobcat for about three hours in Sydney.

National

National

Foreign Workers Being Paid Less Because Of ‘Poor’ English

2 min read

Workers who struggle with English and understanding our labour laws are falling victim to exploitation.

National

National

Could This Be Australia's Longest Commute?

3 min read

A man from the NSW central coast has been crowned 'Australia's Longest Daily Commuter', spending more than three times the national average getting to work.

Health

Health

Pizza, Donuts, Wine After Work. Are Your Workmates Making You Unhealthy?

3 min read

If your work colleagues often bring in cakes and biscuits to share, then you should read this.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Looking Good Is Damn Hard Work. Vanity Should Be Applauded.

4 min read

Imagine a woman. She’s conventionally very physically attractive.

Views

Views

Personally I'm Not Really Into Passive Aggression, But You Probably Love It

2 min read

I hate a lot of things -- spiders, bad drivers, weak tea, no wine, animal cruelty, bad 90s tattoos, How I Met Your Mother -- but one thing I cannot stand is passive aggression.

Life

Life

Our Work Colleagues Hate Making Tea For Us So Stop Asking

2 min read

A new study from the UK has found that most people avoid making hot drinks because they can't be bothered making them for others.

Ryan Sheales

Ryan Sheales

Frock This For A Joke! Women Have It Easier Than Men With Summer Officewear

2 min read

Men are fools -- we all know that -- but still, there is simply no good explanation for what hundreds of thousands of Australian office-working blokes did this morning.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Why Australia Needs Part-Time MPs

4 min read

There are times when it becomes necessary to lead by example and do something boldly different.

Career

Career

Here's How To Deal With A Frenemy At Work

3 min read

Here's some food for thought -- have you ever worked with someone who you thought was your friend only for them to turn on you?

National

National

The 'Win-Win' Workplace Law Helping Put Lives Back Together

1 min read

In 1995, Army pilot Glenn Todhunter had been dating his girlfriend Michelle for a few months, when their lives were torn apart.

Career

Career

Yes, Everyone Is Judging What You Wear To Work, So Says New Study

3 min read

You're not imagining it -- 60 percent of workers reckon that their colleagues rate their outfits, which makes getting dressed in the morning rather stressful.

Rain Morgan

Rain Morgan

I May Have Sex With Married Men But I'm Just Earning A Living, Same As You

4 min read

Last Monday I enjoyed three hours with a man who wanted to get kinky while telling me how much I looked like his mother, who he was attracted to.

Life

Life

SEEK And You Shall Find The Reason Behind Australia's Scariest Job Ad

1 min read

An ad for an "Executive (and Personal) Assistant" posted on SEEK.com.au is pretty much an alarming insight into the world of the person you'd be assisting.

Career

Career

Welcome Back To Work. Here's How To Tell If Your Colleagues Hate You.

3 min read

Want to know if your colleagues don't like you? It's all in their body language.

Career

Career

Rude Co-Workers Can Mess Up Your Sleep -- And Your Partner's Too

2 min read

Workplace bullying doesn't just affect the staff member involved, but their spouse, too, a new study has found.

Career

Career

Quit Whining About Work-Life Balance Because The Future Is A 15-Hour Week

4 min read

Far from being wishful thinking, one man who has been studying the importance of 'leisure' for decades, says there's a way to make a 15-hour work week a reality.

National

National

Would You Report Sexual Harassment At Work?

4 min read

Putting up with a sexist joke at work rather than ‘make a fuss’ is more common than you might think.

National

National

Aussie Businesses Struggle To Combat 'Ghosting' In The Workplace

3 min read

Until recently, ghosting was almost exclusively used to refer to one person disappearing from a romantic relationship -- but the act has made the leap from the bedroom to the boardroom.

Career

Career

An Expert's Guide To Lying On Your CV

3 min read

Ever looked at everyone else's LinkedIn bio and wondered if it was all true?

Views

Views

We All Buy Slave-Made Products. Here's How We Avoid Feeling Guilty.

3 min read

We consume the products of slavery every day. All of us.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Patricia Karvelas Getting Kicked Out Of Parli Had Nothing To Do With Sexism

4 min read

We could all become outraged and determined to make this another argument about gender imbalance. Or, we could all just put on a goddamn jacket and get on with it.

Christmas

Christmas

Heaps Awks Chrissy Gifts You Should Never Give Your Colleagues

3 min read

Ho ho NO.

Career

Career

What Your Messy Desk Says About Your Personality

2 min read

If you can't see your desk for coffee cups, notepads and Post-its, you'd better keep reading.

Megan Hustwaite

Megan Hustwaite

How To Have A Cracking Work Christmas Party And Stay Employed

2 min read

‘Tis the season of the work Christmas party.

Life

Life

How To Get Along With People You Don't Like

4 min read

The holiday season can be unbearable if you're forced to celebrate with those you dislike.

Career

Career

Why Do People All Quit Jobs At Once?

4 min read

After three of Harry and Meghan's staff all quit their jobs at once, people are sensing a trend... and it's actually pretty common.

Life

Life

Finally Science Explains How Spoons Go Missing At Work

2 min read

For fork's sake, where does our cutlery go?

National

National

'State Of Permanent Jet Lag': Work-Related Insomnia Affecting One In Five Aussies

4 min read

One in five Aussie workers are experiencing work-related insomnia -- an initial sign of mental illness, according to a new survey.

National

National

‘Killing Vegans’: When A Badly-Worded Email Loses You Your Job

3 min read

The editor of a supermarket food publication in the UK was stood down after sending an email about a series of articles on "killing vegans, one by one".

Health

Health

How To Overcome A Panic Attack At Your Desk

4 min read

Because sometimes the option to 'get up and leave' just isn't viable.

World

World

Fast Food Worker Fired After Cruel Receipt To Customer

1 min read

A worker at a fast food restaurant in the US has been fired after calling a customer "Chubby" on his receipt docket.