Revisiting burnout in a Covid-19 landscape

A roadmap to employee wellbeing Background/History Burnout was originally attributed to the field of social work, the thinking was that employees of the social work sector may develop burnout due to…

Sexual Capital: Asset or liability?

Thoughts on the relationship of sexual desirability to power and gender inequality In 2021, any dialogue about sexual, capital, is inherently problematic. In a #MeToo era, few people want to…

Why I don’t write under my real name

Clue: It is not because I am disingenuous Background I have been writing under the name Josephina Bonetto off and on since 2008. As time has progressed, Josephina Bonetto has…

The Myth of Resilience

Stop expecting something bad to happen It has been a tough week for me. A colleague, a former manager, in fact, died at the age of 45. This was a role I…

The Dark Side of Network Marketing

Accountability and ethics in Multi-Level Marketing When I was briefly between roles in 2017 and chose to become self-employed, I found myself missing the sense of community and camaraderie that…

You Don’t Speak for Me

Learning to advocate, and self-advocate, in a world full of noise. When I graduated from University in the summer of 1999, my very middle-class roommate told me that now I had…

Shades of Dysfunctional

Life beyond the lens I always believed that to be a webcam girl you had to be pretty, and young. Or at the very least generic looking. Everywoman. To fulfill a male…

Bonfire of the Indignities

There is a personal cost to selling yourself to an audience that does not recognise your humanity. I was never the sort of person with limited imagination, a narrow mind,…

Investigating online life

Following the rise in ‘offence archaeology’, where an individual’s digital past is examined in order to unearth any ill-advised (and possibly, youthful) statements, I worked in open source intelligence gathering,…

10 Things I Learned from Working in London Offices

I live outside of London but as the economy became harder I was forced to commute the 4+ hours a day paying over £7,500 pa for the privilege of having…