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Aug 2019
Rising Up To The Challenge - WhiteOlive-#TieThursday

Mercy knew that so much was expected of her. She got the job by faith, got promoted by grace – what some will call divine intervention, and has been surviving the last few months by God’s mercies. The gang-up against her by jealous colleagues was so strong now. She had only two options. A: to survive B: to survive ”Congratulations” the MD said as she held her promotion letter to her heart. God knows she deserved this promotion. She waited for, prayed for it and now, it is here. His voice jerked her back to reality ”I honestly hope......

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Work Can Be Fun

Work Can Be Fun

Just think about it. We spend more time at work than at home and if we cannot find ways to make our work place fun, then our lives will just be one of drudgery and boredom. Research has shown that workplaces that incorporate a little bit of fun tend to be more productive and the employees are happier. Fun work places have more self-motivated employees who will ensure that they come to work early, work harder, take less sick leave and offer more creative ideas. Never forget the adage that says “all work and no play makes Jack a...


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The Intern 4: The Verdict

The Intern 4: The Verdict

Temidayo heaved a sigh as she stepped into the office that Monday morning, a week after the incidence with Kenny. She remembered that the MD never said a word about it. He just stormed off to his room after ensuring that she was back in her room. Even on their way home, the trip was made in utmost silence. She actually called in sick and requested for a week off work, she was surprised it was granted. She narrated everything to her parents when she got back home. They were of the opinion that she should stop working there...


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The Intern 3 - The Big Task - WhiteOlive #TieThursday

The Intern 3

Getting ready for a trip with the MD was no easy feat for Temidayo. Aside from the fact that she had been told that she will be taking minutes for the M.D, confirm all his appointments, etc; she had also been forwarded the PowerPoint slide he was to present at the meeting. “You just came out of the University,” the HR said, “your brain is still fresh, so cross the t’s and dot the I’s. Make sure all the company’s products and the benefits are in the slide. We must win the contract so do not leave any stone...


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The Intern 2

The Intern 2

Temidayo walked to her station as usual, not too sure of things anymore. Ever since the day Kenny (her ex) walked up to her desk, her excitement had died down. This was not what she bargained for. She thought of confiding in the HR Manager but she did not even know how to broach the subject so she went about her job as diligently as possible and avoided him as much too. Aside from the fact that Kenny is a management staff, she discovered the MD was also his uncle. Talk of a situation! She loved him but could...


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The Intern - WhiteOlive #TieThursday

The Intern

Temidayo looked at herself in the mirror and touched up her makeup with light strokes of her brush. She expertly rubbed off an errant smear of the lipstick with a piece of tissue. She placed her left hand on her hip and shifted her weight to her left leg. She spun her hips around slowly in a semi-circle without moving her feet and uncoiled back to her original posture. She repeated the same routine effortlessly on her right. She was the epitome of brains and beauty. Her oval face was framed with a short crop of hair that was...


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Workplace Ethics: The Other Side

Workplace Ethics: The Other Side

So, every day you report at work with the mind of putting in your best; do your duty and leave the rest to God. You are honest, diligent, hardworking, dependable, etc or so you think until you do some of these things: Misuse of company time: “How?” you ask. Conducting personal business on company time for instance. So, you want to be your own boss after a while or maybe not, but you spend a lot of time on personal phone calls or other activities that do not have much to do with the company you work for. Abusive...


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Playing Politics

Playing Politics

Office politics exists whether you work in a multinational or a one-man business. You will be amazed at the type of manipulation that happens, even in small firms and the caliber of people engaged in it. With all organizations, there are written and unwritten rules of conduct, ethics and etiquette and depending on your goals and ambitions, you decide how you want to advance your career. A lot of “bad politicking” happens in most organizations where you are forced to say “yes”, even when you ought to say “no”, just because an opportunity might pass you by. Are there...


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Work-Life Balance: How Possible?

Work-Life Balance: How Possible?

Work-life balance is a term commonly used to describe the balance that a working individual needs between time allocated for work and other aspects of life. These other areas of life include, but are not limited to, personal interests, family and social or leisure activities. For Christians, you also factor in time for God and Kingdom assignments. Now Sarah is struggling so much, that she is gradually relegating to the background her service to God. To her, it was the easiest thing to let go of. Looking at things realistically, she was at work Monday to Friday for more than 8 hours of the day, including travel...


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Creating A Non-toxic Work Environment

Creating A Non-toxic Work Environment

The workplace is where we spend 80% of our day as employees. Our co-workers are people we spend most of our time with, even more than with family and friends. Hence, the workplace should be a place of energy, creativity and friendliness. More than just the employer, it is imperative that staff members create an environment that is less confrontational and more engaging. Nobody thrives in an environment where there’s a lot of hate, back-biting, blame gaming, etc. Here are some ideas that help in ensuring that the work environment is not toxic. Do not encourage gossip: “He said,...


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