Dog Blog

Time to shine

Well hello there lovely people; it’s Lola the Change-Gear Dog-blogger and I’m back!  You may have noticed I’ve not been around for a while.  To be honest I was starting to wonder whether I was going to be replaced by a new model.   Cliché I know, but I was beginning to lose my confidence at work, so I decided to get my act together and start reminding the team just how good I am.   And it worked.  Here I am back with my new blog and it’s all about re-building your confidence.  If you’re feeling any self-doubt right now I’m hoping my 8 top tips will get you back on form:
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Working like a dog!

With nearly everyone back to work and school after the summer holidays, we pooches can get awful lonesome left on our own in the homestead.  The good news is that a surprising number of businesses now recognise the value of allowing employees to take us into work with them, and not just on the annual “Take Your Dog to Work” day. Increasingly, what started out as occasional visits has grown into standard practice in some offices in the UK.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

My favourite time of the year is fast approaching – the tree (or trees in my house) are up and decorated, presents are starting to appear and Xmas tunes on the radio form the backdrop to my days. As I sit here in my basket watching the rest of the family rush about, constantly checking their lists of things to do, I wonder, how am I going to make sure they don’t burn out before the big day arrives?

So, here are my top tips for staying healthy and energised over the festive season:
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Out of the box

Lola’s Top Tips – Getting out of the box and finding that first job!

Following Tom’s last blog on employability skills for first year students at the University of Essex, there’s been a lot of talk in my house recently about one of my younger masters getting a job. Having graduated in the summer with a decent degree he was hopeful that a perfect job, or at least an internship would present itself in his inbox, so that he could go out and suitably impress potential employers with his newly acquired product design skills. Alas, as we inch closer to the end of the year it seems less likely that this is going to be his reality.

As I sit and listen to all the family banter from my basket, I do think I could teach him a few tricks (after all he’s not an old dog!) about getting ahead of the game here; or at least to start “getting outside of the box” when it comes to getting a job. So…. here are a few more musings from “inside my box” – or whatever I happen to be in at the time ….

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Tour de Yorkshire

I’m so over sport now… first the good old England Football team left us disappointed, then we were so hopeful for Murray at Wimbledon… what a shame! And now, here at Change Gear, we seem to have Tour De France fever happening.

Today, some of the team are off to Yorkshire to watch the start of the Tour… Am I missing something? I didn’t think Yorkshire was in France and I also thought Yorkshire was one of my kind? Oh well, what do I know? No doubt I’ll be catching the highlights from the CG office banter … Good luck Froomey anyway… remember to keep your gears changing up those mountains and bring home that Maillot jaune – I’ll be thinking of you from my basket…

Lola x

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