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Becoming a successful person in 'The City' requires travelling a stressful route that those of us without a head for business can truly apprecaite.

Public attitude towards the business profession varies from:

  • overpaid filofax carrying yuppies, out for themselves and priviliged to
  • essential if the country is to be a world trade leader and essential to the standard of living of every British citizen, tireless in working for the UK and put upon by Government red tape.

Which of the above prevails depends on your choice of newspaper and the mood of the newspaper editor at the time....

I propose that Old Girls who are studying how to serve their country by creating wealth and those who are now fully qualified have a private forum where they can discuss the problems that they can discuss (I know some can't be discussed because their workplace will not let them - but we Old Girls can find ways around anything!).

I want it to be a forum where, when overwhelmed by stress or just plain disheartened, they can talk to others from a similar educational background (the Good Old School) and hear from others who have lived through a period of time like they are having....

Sometimes you need to talk to someone who is remote from your situation but can understand where you're coming from. I think that speaking to others from school could help - or at least not do any harm....

There is a 'closed group' called 'The Office' on Face Book which has been set up for you to mingle with others in your professional calling....

Jessica Jones (2005 - 2012) Jess Jones talks about her burgeoning career in FMCG

 

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