You’ve just been sacked………why not form the most successful music group in history?

You’ve just been sacked………why not form the most successful music group in history?

It’s no good moping about the house waiting for a miracle because it isn’t going to happen. You were fired from your previous job because of your punctuality and the distinct lack of improvement since signing on the dole means you’ve been sacked from that as well (your benefits have been stopped). You’ll need to…

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5 different types of office culture – which one is most like yours?

5 different types of office culture – which one is most like yours?

Organisations all have a sense of identity that is manifested in their culture. It’s the way people interact with each other, the beliefs, the norms, the values, the rituals – essentially it is ‘how we do things around here.’ We have therefore identified the 5 different types of office culture that most people work in…

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Western Union fails to see potential in a new device called the Telephone

Western Union fails to see potential in a new device called the Telephone

Back in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell had just sent speech down a length of wire via a new device that came to be known as the telephone. As Bell and his co-investors sought to monetize their invention, they approached the then telecoms giant of the day, Western Union who had an industry monopoly with the…

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Japanese train company apologises for early departure caused by leaves on branches

Japanese train company apologises for early departure caused by leaves on branches

  A Japanese rail company apologised after one of its trains left 20 seconds early due to the large number of leaves that are still on the branches of nearby trees.   Management of the Tsukuba Express line that runs between Tokyo and the city of Tsukuba said the early departure was unavoidable due to…

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The world’s largest passenger aircraft will be turned into an airport

The world’s largest passenger aircraft will be turned into an airport

  An Airbus A380 Superjumbo has been retired from service but due to its sheer size will be repurposed and used as a French airport instead.   Singapore Airlines returned the plane to its leasing company where it will be kitted out with a Sunglasses Hut, a branch of Tie Rack, several champagne bars and…

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Greggs life-sized advent calendar prevents the opening of multiple doors at once

Greggs life-sized advent calendar prevents the opening of multiple doors at once

  Greggs have announced the launch of a new life-sized advent calendar that is designed for people who can’t resist opening multiple doors at once.   The calendar will include an array of festive items such as the festive Bake, flavoured lattes, mince pies and classic delights such as the sausage roll – but customers…

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Tesco confirms its covert ‘war on Christmas’ is as real as Santa Claus

Tesco confirms its covert ‘war on Christmas’ is as real as Santa Claus

  Tesco this week confirmed the accusations it is waging a covert war on Christmas are as real as Santa Claus.   The supermarket retailer’s Christmas TV advert features a Muslim family celebrating the festive period and concedes that this is proof of a sinister plot to eradicate Yuletide from the calendar alongside making it…

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Crying caused by Christmas adverts is set to hit record levels this year

Crying caused by Christmas adverts is set to hit record levels this year

  The amount of crying generated by Christmas adverts is set to hit record levels this year according to an industry trade body.   The Advertising Association says the likelihood of someone bursting into tears whilst watching the latest Christmas advert by one of the major retailers such as John Lewis, M&S and Asda has…

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Julian Clary makes a joke about ‘fisting’ ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont

Julian Clary makes a joke about ‘fisting’ ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont

Have you ever damaged your career by making a rude joke whilst announcing the winner at an industry awards conference? If you have, you’re not alone. Gay TV comic icon Julian Clary made a rude joke about the then Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont whom Clary claimed he had just been ‘fisting,’ after comparing…

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Notice of disciplinary meeting – Council Tree Planting Department

Notice of disciplinary meeting – Council Tree Planting Department

Date: 11/11/2017   Dear Robert, I am writing to tell you that you are required to attend a disciplinary meeting on Monday at 9am regarding tree planting which is to be held in my office. At this meeting the question of disciplinary action against you, in accordance with Disciplinary Procedure, will be considered with regard…

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