When I went to Thailand I was pregnant. So I watched with envy while my husband contorted under a tiny Thai woman and I got a feathery massage. While I did find a proper pregnancy masseuse back in London, I never did get a Thai massage.
It seems logical to give sympathy to those who have lost their jobs instead of to those who still have them. But an article in Time tells why it's actually more stressful to still have a job in these uncertain times.
I used to work in a bank, but now I'm not sure. After our government took a major equity stake in my employer, I feel a little bit like I work in the public sector.
From the origins of the Big Bang, the City species has always exhibited a high degree of ruthlessness. But now that the asteroid has officially crashed into our Square Mile, we find ourselves in a kind of Darwinian 'survival of the fittest' mode, an icy marketplace where only the strongest survive.
This week an email was followed by a text, which was then succeeded by a phone call, and then promptly followed by yet another text and another email. No - not a personal stalker, the preserve of the rich and famous, but the return of the head hunter.
After almost a decade in the City working in the small world of listed derivatives, French-native Isabelle Lafont left her job doing project management at Goldman Sachs and started a business offering not 10, not 20, but 1001services.
Now more than ever, career change inspiration is a good thing. Last year, HITC introduced you to former City employees who have become ski instructors, travel company bosses, and rock stars. Now it's time to meet the man at the helm. Of the yacht. In the Caribbean.
Dear Soul Sister: I hate Valentine's Day. Yet another day of love, and I have nobody.
In Part 1, Monk and the Master advised on Shopping. Part 2 brought sex. And in Part 3, MonkInTheCity spoke to Zen Master Genpo Roshi about money. Did we miss any important topics? We didn't think so.
It strikes me that in theory, being a stockbroker should have put me in much better stead for dealing with motherhood than mums-to-be from other career backgrounds. On close examination, there is a disarmingly alarming similarity in the required skill set and a shared goal of keeping the client (substitute baby) happy.