British Work Culture is Ruining Employees’ Mental Health

With half a million people in the UK suffering from work-related stress, it seems clear that something is very wrong about British work culture, and the backward way we view mental health in the workplace. Even if companies only care about profit margins, it would still make the most sense to protect workers’ mental health. Work-Related Stress…View Post

How Studying Philosophy Can Help You Excel at Work and Life in General

Many people have this impression that philosophy is all about pointless musings and abstractions, headachy nit-picking and really out-there topics. And it absolutely can be at times. But there is also a huge underestimation of philosophy’s benefits. Studying philosophy is by no means a waste of time, whether you’re doing it at an undergraduate, Masters…View Post

Unpaid Internships Are Still a Major Problem

A recent report by the London Assembly Economy Committee found that more than 6 in 10 interns are paid less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) of £6.50 an hour, with the Committee calling on the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to ensure that all internships longer than four weeks are paid at least the…View Post

A Critical Look at Sweatshops

Sweatshops entail long hours with no breaks, terrible working conditions, a disgracefully low pay, abuse from employers and sometimes, worst of all, an abuse of child labour laws. Sweatshops are responsible for violating these workers’ human rights and for breaching laws relating to overtime and minimum wage. Some of the human rights that sweatshops breach,…View Post