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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Construction, Coronavirus and mental health – By Natasha Stone

I'm sure many of us have typed in our emails and communications over the past few months, something along the lines of "In these unusual times; these unexpected times; these challenging times". And this is true in every sense of these carefully worded descriptions of the current Pandemic that the world faces. There's an acknowledgement, …

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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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How I’ve come very close to throwing in the towel – By Danielle Lester PhD FRICS

I’ve come very close (many times) to throwing in the towel… Any one that knows me will know that I have had a fairly ‘love/hate’ relationship with my career in the built environment, but recently my issues in my career have led to serious consideration of an exit strategy. Like many of us, I started …

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