How to go on holiday without your colleagues hating you

– Sarah

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – holidays are SO important. Not only am I more productive after a break, but I’ve just got a lot more bandwidth when it comes to solving problems. I feel like I could tackle anything. Whereas, when I need a holiday badly, dropping my pen lid into my tea can sometimes feel like a bit too much to cope with.

This morning, Carla was talking about the leave she’s going to be taking later in the year and she said, “It’s just going to be summer in my soul.”

I know the feeling.

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The thing is, I remember booking leave at previous jobs and seeing the panic in the eyes of my bosses. Especially when it’s a small company, when one person isn’t there, it can be tricky for everyone else to keep rowing the boat and not drop any balls, or mix metaphors.

So, if taking leave is so important but it’s scary for everyone left behind (shem), how do you make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible?READ MORE

The 10 priceless lessons you walk away with when you leave Pomegranite

I was firmly convinced that my interview with Liz and Sarah had gone terribly. It was raining so my Devil Wears Prada inspired outfit was hidden by the only rain coat I own (a Shrek-green monstrosity I borrowed from an ex-boyfriend and never returned) and I somehow completely missed the lift at the end of the hallway in our Wale Street offices so I quickly walked up five flights of stairs and arrived at the door panting with my fringe slightly stuck to my forehead. This obviously all screams: “Hire me!”READ MORE

Ten things I’ve learnt in four years

– Sarah

A Facebook memory popped up yesterday – the first blog post I ever wrote for Pomegranite, right before I quit my job and joined Liz in the lounge of her little Long Street flat, which we called “the cave”.

It was written before we even had our own website, and was published on Blogspot. (When I told Alex this she LOLed at how old we are.)READ MORE