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September 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

So it has come to my attention that the problems that I write about and manage to blow up into 700 word blog posts, are not unique to me. Whilst I must admit that it’s comforting to hear that I’m not alone in my thoughts of wishing people felt pain when I smiled, being the ‘market savvy’ person that I am [other ‘niche markets’ I have [...]

BOUTIQUE ADVISORY: Help! My director won’t stop eating my food

September 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

From: Need Food To: Boutique Advisory Hello, There is a director at work who is constantly eating my food. Every night when we order dinner, he says that he doesn’t want to eat. When the food arrives, before I can pick up my dinner, he has already taken my food and started to eat it. On one occasion I bought a bun and chicken to make a roll, and [...]

BOUTIQUE ADVISORY: How to do SFA on a Friday afternoon

September 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

From: Penny Pigeon To: Boutique Advisory Dear Boutique Advisory, I recently came across the saying that “only the mediocre perform at their best everyday”. Would you consider this an appropriate justification to my manager for wanting to do SFA at work on a Friday afternoon when you are trusted with an important investment decision? Please [...]

BOUTIQUE ADVISORY: Return of the workplace cockroach

September 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

From: Grinning and Bearing It To: Boutique Advisory Hello, I have a very annoying work colleague who CONSTANTLY gets away with not pulling her weight at work. Whilst the rest of us slave away to pick up the slack, this leech is busy sucking up to bosses, leaving all of us at a significant disadvantage. None of us know how to approach her about it, [...]

BOUTIQUE ADVISORY: New laws introduced to govern office behaviour

September 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

From: Frustrated neighbour To: Boutique Advisory Hi there, A member of the neighbouring ‘pod’ at my work insists on holding telephone calls on speaker phone, despite this being against (our open plan) office policy and it being incredibly frustrating and distracting. A brave fellow colleague has asked him to curb his behaviour on previous [...]