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“We should all talk more openly about men’s health”

Every year in November, men around the world grow moustaches or forgo shaving altogether. The penultimate month of the year is meant to draw attention to a topic that is still talked about far too little: Men’s health. To offer a protected space for exchange, we have therefore organised a virtual “Movember” panel.

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How we deal with change and resilience at Mister Spex

War in Ukraine, inflation, delivery bottlenecks and all this in the middle of a pandemic: the current times challenge us all and sometimes we don’t know how to deal with changes in the professional and overall social context. For this reason, we organised an internal workshop on the topic of change and resilience, once in German and once in English. In this workshop, we discussed which measures can help us to keep a clear head in difficult times. 

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Who run the world? Young professionals!

We have offspring: 38 apprentices are starting out at Mister Spex this year!

Starting their apprenticeships on 1 August and 1 September, they will gain valuable initial work experience in the areas of optics, warehouse logistics, dialogue marketing, system administration, e-commerce as well as office management.

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Investing in your mental health

Corona, war, and climate are just three of the current issues that have us stuck in permanent crisis mode. Daily stress and global escalations can cause our emotional, psychological, and social well-being to falter – especially when the (inner) stress level is constantly high, mental health takes a hit. Before this happens, however, we can take remedial action and recharge our batteries before they are completely exhausted. For the term, mental health encompasses more than the absence of mental impairments and disorders such as exhaustion, burnout, depression, or cognitive impairment. Mental health also includes positive aspects such as well-being, job satisfaction, work engagement, and personal and work-related resources that we can positively influence. Together with a psychologist from our mental health support partner Openup, we hosted a virtual session to learn about the concept of mindfulness.

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A language study trip to Belfast

The promotion of young talent is close to our hearts, so there are opportunities in all areas to get started at Mister Spex and gain valuable initial experience in working life. We also enable our trainees to take part in activities offered by vocational schools to make their training as multi-faceted as possible. For our apprentice optician Cassandra, this resulted in the opportunity to participate in a language trip to Belfast organized by her vocational school. She describes her experiences and impressions here.

A field report by Cassandra, trainee optician

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