Amazon – stop treating your staff like shit.

Stress kills. You and I know that. I often wonder when I pass a workplace, like schools that I've documented so long about, whether something radical needs to be done about stress at work. When you watch those old films and even ones in the 80s and 90s where everyone is blithely smoking, it feels [...]

By |2018-08-01T21:57:05+00:00August 1st, 2018|Post of the Month, The Tribe|0 Comments

Can you pass me a piece of that fruitcake, please?

Can you pass me a piece of that fruitcake, please? My battle with trying not to be a mental. I will never take the NHS for granted. It’s a wonderful privilege and I’ll always appreciate the wonderful work our doctors and nurses do. But if I hadn’t have had the luxury of private health care [...]

By |2018-05-16T08:43:09+00:00May 16th, 2018|Guest Writer, Post of the Month, Your Voice|1 Comment

Loneliness isn’t just about being alone

Loneliness isn't just about being alone. I'm rarely alone - family and friends often hang out here and there's always someone popping by or bumping into me - but sometimes I feel lonely. I've always liked my own company and I don't feel the need to be around people. I'm an introvert in an extrovert's [...]

By |2018-04-22T13:36:48+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Guest Writer, Post of the Month, Your Voice|2 Comments

Man stress nearly killed me – and more than once.

I can offer a big tip that worked for me, worked as in I no longer now feel suicidal or pursue active self-destruction. For me, no salvation was possible without realising I am an alcoholic, and finding a way to overcome the obsession and compulsion for drink and drugs. That was what fuelled me for [...]

By |2018-03-08T12:24:39+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Guest Writer, Post of the Month|4 Comments

Escape the stress in sunny Skegness

I had spent most of my working life in sales which I can honestly say was something I did not enjoy and found very stressful. I tried a few other things such as running my own pub, retail management and even carpet fitting but somehow, when these career changes didn’t work, I found myself back [...]

By |2018-02-24T17:47:24+00:00February 24th, 2018|Main Feature, Post of the Month, Your Voice|1 Comment

Now is the winter of our discontent?

I grew up in the 1970s, now a decade tinted with much nostalgia. We’ve had big screen remakes of Starsky & Hutch and the A-Team; flick through the TV channels and you can still find The Sweeney beating criminals, whilst Tom and Barbara still try to be self-sufficient in leafy Surbiton. The death of David [...]

By |2017-12-13T21:12:35+00:00December 7th, 2017|Post of the Month, Your Voice|2 Comments