Work/life balance

‘From me to you’

We’re big fans of the ‘From Me To You’ charity, which orchestrates volunteers to write letters to people suffering from cancer in hospital. https://www.frommetoyouletters.co.uk Their volunteers also support the charity through fund raising activities.  In lockdown, Liz had, like so many of us, taken up the Couch to 5k challenge so she decided she’d double …

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It’s a Yorkshire thing (with thanks to Simon Fogg)

I kind of remember always wanting to learn how to build a dry-stone wall, but perhaps I made up that memory? It may have been a more recent urge, but nevertheless I found myself, last June, on the outskirts of Sheffield. There were four of us and the farmer, truth be told we were four …

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Permanent employment vs. going freelance in the FM sector

Dave Kentish’s response to the question below originally appeared in FMJ. What are the advantages to giving up permanent employment in order to go freelance or to take a fixed-term contract? Is the FM market stable enough to go freelance and are there sufficient opportunities for this in the FM industry? Should you be contemplating …

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Mother and home work versus the facilities manager

Whilst I take a short breather over a cool glass of wine on a Sunday evening, I reflect on the previous week’s events in my role as a mother whose recent work-life was within FM. In both roles I have facilitated my client currently my partner (and service user children) in focusing on the supportive …

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How other people see you part 2 (Which face do you wear)?

Following on from my blog the other week about how other people see you. (With the illustrations of my face) I have had some interesting feedback which although put in different ways all came pretty much to the same conclusion, which is: “I would love to be myself all the time but I don’t feel …

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