Blue Monday has long been hailed as the day of the year we feel most depressed at work. The truth, however, is that mental health issues aren’t privy to one day alone – not by a long shot. It’s evidenced across the entire week – and it’s an issue reed.co.uk has sought to tackle. That we’ve come to hate Monday is merely a result of being flung back into a routine of waking up early, commuting delays and often repetitive tasks.
The reputation of delivery business Deliveroo took a hit after it was involved in the gig economy debate. It led to the company offering sick pay, concluding that UK law should be amended so that those working flexibly could gain extra benefits. Its changes, however, didn’t prevent the uproar that went alongside discovering that founder Will Shu gave himself a 22.5 per cent pay rise during that time – a period of which, the Guardian concluded, over £1.5m was being spent on legal fees.
It depends on the industry, the role, the person in question. If you play music over the speaker some will undeniably be annoyed. Some may even dislike colleagues who try to mute the sound through headphones. In the long run, many employers would thus rather no music be played. Yet the facts, the positives, persist.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".