Going beyond flexible hours – By Secret Surveyor

Here’s a little story that some of you may find familiar:- You work in construction, moving between sites and meetings. Life is already a juggle with a small child at home and nursery hours that do not align with working hours. Then lockdown arrives and, whilst the government and your boss tell you that you’re …

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Redundancy. What next? – By Natasha Stone

However it may feel, you're not the worst person in the room, you're not the weak link. I promise you this. Redundancy is always a difficult topic, there's often a tranche of posts extolling the virtues of 'Best thing that happened to me, gave me a kick to get on with what I wanted to …

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The Surveyorhood Book Report – by Surveyorhood

The next book in our series of Surveyorhood book reports is Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek. Part 1 of this book is titled “Our need to feel safe” and with the current uncertainty surrounding us, so much of the language on the contents page speaks volumes “belonging”, “the courage to do the right thing”, …

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Privilege – By Natasha Stone

It’s a word that’s heavily loaded in many ways. The idea of privilege is that it’s something you’ve never had to work for, but you get treated better by others because of it. It’s often connected with social status, ‘the upper echelons’ of power, money, wealth, and more often than not, those with privilege are …

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Grief, loss and loneliness at Christmas – By Natasha Stone

The Festive period is a time for reflection, for joy and gifting and spending time with friends and family. That's what we're all told from an early age, and this is what TV shows us we *should* be doing. Putting on a large spread of delicious food, drinking and eating too much, looking after those …

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