Ford Edsel – the most catastrophic failure in automotive history

Ford Edsel – the most catastrophic failure in automotive history

  The Ford Edsel is widely known to be the biggest failure in the history of the car industry.   After initially forecasting trade figures of over 200,000 units per year, everything soon went catastrophically wrong for the previously untouchable car manufacturer. The Edsel arrived back in 1957 after arguably the most elaborate pre-release marketing…

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Asda says its fake farm produce is grown by Old Macdonald himself

Asda says its fake farm produce is grown by Old Macdonald himself

  Asda has assured its customers after re-launching its Farm Stores range, a label which some agricultural organisations say is misleading – that all its produce is grown by Old Macdonald himself.   The retailer has reintroduced the label on some of its fresh products after dropping it in 2001 whilst attempting to fight, ‘fake…

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United Airlines to defenestrate passengers travelling in business class

United Airlines to defenestrate passengers travelling in business class

  United Airlines will throw its business class passengers out of the plane’s exit doors soon after take-off in a bid to further consolidate its reputation for high level customer service.   The airline’s motto, ‘Fly the friendly skies,’ was put into practice this week when a man was pulled out of his seat by…

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Wonga customers unsure if having cash stolen is part of the loan agreement

Wonga customers unsure if having cash stolen is part of the loan agreement

  Customers of payday loan company Wonga are unsure whether illegal and unauthorised activity on their bank accounts is included in the terms and conditions of their loan agreements.   Whilst it has been reported in the press that personal information like names, addresses, phone numbers, bank account numbers, sort codes and the last four…

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KFC is now the world’s no. 1 treatment for dangerous bacterial infections

KFC is now the world’s no. 1 treatment for dangerous bacterial infections

  KFC is now the world’s number one treatment against dangerous bacterial infections according to a recent World Health Organisation report.   Chickens reared specially for consumption at KFC restaurants get pumped so full of antibiotics over their short lives that the average two piece variety meal can now cure most known diseases if ordered…

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The Bee Gees have a, ‘bust up,’ with chat show host Clive Anderson live on air

The Bee Gees have a, ‘bust up,’ with chat show host Clive Anderson live on air

  Have you ever been in a department meeting when it feels like everybody in the room is having a go at you for absolutely no reason at all? It can get a bit much can’t it? When you’re in one of the highest selling music groups of all time however, it would appear the…

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CUSTOMER FEEDBACK FORM – Non-League Football Stadium

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK FORM – Non-League Football Stadium

  We are constantly trying to improve the level of service we provide, and ask that you take a minute to tell us how we are doing and what we can do to improve. How happy are you with the job we have just completed?  (1 = delighted – 5 = very unhappy) 1 2…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Corporate spy in the office

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Corporate spy in the office

  Dear Darcus, One of the employees on my team has started offering to buy me tea every morning and as a result I am convinced that they may be a corporate spy that is either working for a competitor, or they could be working undercover for the security services and informing on me. I…

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Prank your work colleagues with a fake voice activated printer sign

Prank your work colleagues with a fake voice activated printer sign

  They say that revenge is a dish best served cold. Did somebody go on holiday leaving you to do all their work as well as your own? Did your boss make you stay late and/or work weekends at a trade conference when your favourite sports team or rock band was in town? Whatever your…

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You’ve just been sacked…………why not win the Grand National?

You’ve just been sacked…………why not win the Grand National?

  It’s time to dust yourself down and do something useful with your time. Yes, we know you loved your old job and yes, we know that you didn’t mean to drink quite so much alcohol that lunchtime but unfortunately, due to an oversight on your part you eventually got the sack. The question now…

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