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Australia is one of the fattest nations on Earth. While eating habits play a large role, your job can also have an adverse effect on your waistline — especially if it involves long stints of inactivity. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has allegedly conducted a poll to uncover which industries have the most overweight workers. Here are the results.
Dear Lifehacker, I’m saving up my leave for a big holiday in July/August next year. My company has a Christmas shutdown and is forcing all employees to take these days off from their personal annual leave entitlements. However, staff who they deem as essential are able to work on these days and not lose their annual leave. Is this legal and is there any way for those of us that are “non-essential” to combat it as it sounds very unfair?
It’s hard to imagine what our jobs would be like without technology — but how much is too much? Our digital devices have helped with convenience and accessibility, but it has also promoted procrastination. If you are struggling with your overflowing inbox or constantly distracted by your endless smart phone notifications, it may be time to reassess your work habits and implement some new tactics.
Dear Lifehacker, What should I do if I have an unplanned pub lunch with my boss? How can I best take advantage of this time? What topics should I bring up, and which ones should I avoid? I’ve had lunch with him before but I always walk away feeling like I should have used the time better. Any suggestions?
Last year, workplace absenteeism allegedly cost Australian businesses a whopping $33 billion in lost productivity. Up to 70 per cent was caused by “entitlement mentality”. This number-packed infographic looks at all the ways workplace sickies affect companies, along with a few ways to fix the problem.