Freelancing and the Ethical Issue of Late Payments

Getting paid late is the bane of a freelancer’s life. From personal experience, I know how frustrating, stressful, and tiring it can be to submit an invoice, not know when it will be paid and then – if payment doesn’t come in after a month – to have to chase the invoice, not even just once,…

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Work as an Existential Issue: Employee Encagement, Total Work, and the Corporate Gaze

Employee engagement refers to the degree to which employees care about their work and the company they work for. If employees are engaged, we would say that they are passionate, motivated, and focused when carrying out tasks; whereas disengaged employees will be disinterested in the projects and the organisation they are a part of. There…

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How to Find Work as a Freelancer

Freelancing appeals to many people because it entails a certain level of freedom that you don’t get by working full-time for a single company. Freelancers can enjoy more flexibility in terms of the kind of work they do, their working hours, when they take time off, and where they work. However, there is a trade-off…

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How to Cure a Toxic Work Culture With Non-Violent Communication

Work culture influences how employees interact with each other and how an organisation functions. Unfortunately, many businesses struggle with a toxic work culture that sees employees engaging in office politics, gossip, conflict, blame games, harsh competitiveness, and a general crab mentality (trying to bring down the success of others). These unhealthy forms of interaction can,…

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The Mental Roadblocks That Writers Face

Making a career out of writing can be tough going. It is many people’s dream to get paid to write. It is also a skill which we all possess, so in order to turn this skill into a career, you need to be very adept, adaptable, and impressive in your ability to make an impact…

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