many victims of bullying feel they have little or no support or advice. While unions have traditionally provided access to experienced lawyers and negotiators, what about the 80% of employees who are not in unions? Having been repeatedly asked in recent weeks to recommend solicitors that specialise in this field, it became apparent that many people have little idea where to look for advice.
I have decided that I have become unemployable. This does not reflect some mid-life crisis of confidence, rather I have just realised that every career move I have made has been the result of near death experiences in meetings.
Organisations are spending the equivalent of the gross domestic product of Peru on learning about the mysteries of this new generation, while presumably learning to abandon big buttery wines for something all together more crispy and grapefruity. We are getting bombarded by a load of nonsense about the needs, values and expectations of this so-called group and led to believe that there are genuine differences when compared to older generations.
om Cruise was told by Paramount that his salary expectations were too high. It seems that when it comes to salary expectations, there appears to be a large gap between our perceptions of what we are worth and the realities. Part of the problem is that most of us think everyone else is getting more than us. For instance what proportion of Australians as a whole earn over $104,000 a year and what proportion of Australian managers earn over $104,000 a year? More of that later, but first it is worth asking how do we form expectations about salaries? What is a normal or fair salary for a days work?
A comparison of the ultimate executives – the Prime Ministers and Presidents of the UK, USA and Australia who were born and died in the 20th century shows that if they can avoid assassinations in the US or swimming outside the flags in Australia, they tend to live a lot longer than their male counterparts. One of the reasons could be that they have greater support in terms of people to delegate work to and regular medical monitoring.