Plans in the Workplace: A Personal Experience

Today, I recall my time as a student assistant at an academic library, where I shelved books and helped at the circulation desk in the evenings. Evans and Alire (2013) devote much time to discussing plans in the workplace, prompting the reader to think on a past employment experience and if plans were explained to … Continue reading Plans in the Workplace: A Personal Experience

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Fictional Managers: William Thackeray’s Miss Pinkerton

William Thackeray’s 1876 novel Vanity Fair opens with the introduction of Miss Barbara Pinkerton, the manager of Chiswick Mall, a sort of finishing school for young ladies. Miss Pinkerton’s managerial style in running the Mall is mainly presented through her interaction with her sister, Miss Jemima, in preparing for the departure of the novel’s heroine, … Continue reading Fictional Managers: William Thackeray’s Miss Pinkerton