There is no such thing as Goodwill Gestures.

There is no such thing as Goodwill Gestures.

My life and work experiences have taught me that there is no such thing as goodwill gestures.

This is a common phrase throughout most customer facing businesses but as I work in the pub industry I’ll be focusing on that as I write this but the principles can apply to any business.

I do not believe in goodwill gestures.

As far as I’m concerned and as my experience has taught me, there are only two real reasons for a goodwill gesture.

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Can you go back on Maternity Leave?

Can you go back on Maternity Leave?

A few months ago I wrote about me taking the UK’s shortest maternity leave.  I had just about two months off to have Ted, went back to work.  Managed to work around two kids and Dave’s full time job, Ted is still exclusively breast fed and I was pumping and dumping around my shifts and it was actually going quite well.  Yes I was tired all the time but that’s just being a new mom, it wasn’t specifically related to work.

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Epic Edinburgh Adventure!

Epic Edinburgh Adventure!

I recently wrote about graduating at the age of 31, to attend my graduation we drove to Edinburgh from Birmingham so here is a summary of our travels.  My hubby drove for over 10 hours in total, he is the best! He always encourages my crazy adventures, I wrote all about him a couple of weeks ago, if you want to be nosy it’s this post! 

Dave booked the Thursday and Friday off work and our trip was Thursday to Saturday.  We set off on Thursday morning and our first stop was pretty boring, just a service station for toilet break and a cake stop (Ollie’s idea!) Ollie was really happy because we found a Swashbuckle magazine so he was a pirate with jewels.   Read more