Showing posts with label Organizing Work. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Organizing Work. Show all posts

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Say No to Late Sittings at Work

Background
This is something I feel very strongly about. I have been working in the corporate world for over ten years now. Mostly it runs on a 9-6 model including an hour’s lunch break. These are intense 40 hours a week which comes to over 2080 hours a year. This sort of a lifestyle needs dedication, motivation and a lot of determination. Eight consecutive hours a day are hell of a lot for a human brain to operate almost non-stop. Research has proven that it is humanly impossible for a human brain to function for any more time than this.



Don't settle for less
I hear of countless workplaces here where staff is expected to work even after their shift ends. Sadly, many employees are not even alarmed by this lifestyle. They are like robots. They are sacrificing their family and social commitments for nothing. They are not even paid overtime. Many of the staff justify it by saying it’s their job requirement or that there is work which they need to complete.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Herself Women’s Convention in Collaboration with Facebook

Taking a step. Empowering the women. Making a difference.


On 8th of July 2017, PITB organized this fantastic event which was basically a capacity building program to create strength in entrepreneurship. It took place from 9 am to 7 pm in Arfa Software Technology Park. I have been working in the IT industry for a while now and so was interested in attending this event. It had sessions on the role of women in education, policy, media, business, entrepreneurship and leadership. The program encouraged women to run their business and promote them through Facebook. First time in the history of Pakistan, an initiative joined hands with Facebook to promote women empowerment. Herself worked with Facebook’s initiative #shemeansbusiness to support and encourage women who want to become successful entrepreneurs and highlight their success stories on a global platform.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

14 Ways to Cope With the 9 to 6 Grind

Let's discuss career today. I have been working for about nine years now. From Sales Representative to Marketing Manager; From 6 days (45 hours a week) to work-from-home; From biggest franchisers to private start-ups; From Rs. 20,000 to £2500 a month; Been there, done that. I'm lucky to have worked in a number of industries: Airline, Banking, Retail, Finance, IT and Medicine which has given me a lot of exposure and knowledge. I have worked in different cities like Karachi, Wah, Coventry, Stratford, London, Windsor, Slough, Islamabad and Lahore. 



Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Part 3: Organizing Chaos – Paperwork & Books



Welcome to the third part of this series. I used to see Papa organizing his paperwork properly. He kept record of all aspects of his life: work, career, family, house, contracts and bills. He maintained his diary and wrote very neatly. He used organization softwares to keep his data sorted and maintained backup of it periodically. Although we had domestic help all our lives, he didn’t let anyone clean his cupboards as he himself liked keeping them in proper shape. He has been my role model in so many ways.


20140608_165815e Book shelf in our study room in Islamabad