9 flashy sounding job titles and what they really mean in plain English

9 flashy sounding job titles and what they really mean in plain English

Do you ever feel that you should be selling yourself a bit more? Whether it’s meeting beautiful strangers at a speed dating event or completing your resume when applying for a new job, sometimes the facts of what you do for a living aren’t enough to project the correct image to your audience. Occasionally, and…

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Montezuma hands the Aztec empire over to Spanish invaders believing they were gods

Montezuma hands the Aztec empire over to Spanish invaders believing they were gods

Tenochtitlán was the capital of the Aztec Empire and was situated on islands in Lake Texcoco, near present day Mexico City. Over a single century this civilization of hunter gatherers grew to become the Aztec empire, mainly because of their advanced agricultural methods. The empire grew to dominate the central Mexico area and by the…

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Tesla fires employees at its solar power plant to reduce the electricity bill

Tesla fires employees at its solar power plant to reduce the electricity bill

  Tesla has fired a large number of employees at its SolarCity subsidiary in a bid to reduce the electricity bill.   The SolarCity employees in question say they were surprised to be told they were being sacked as part of wide-reaching energy saving measures, mainly because the entire plant is supposed to run on…

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Parliamentary enquiry set up to decide if e-bikes are more dangerous than e-cigarettes

Parliamentary enquiry set up to decide if e-bikes are more dangerous than e-cigarettes

  MPs are set to undertake an enquiry into e-bikes to ascertain whether or not they are more dangerous than e-cigarettes.   The science and technology committee will investigate whether all the recent fuss about e-cigarettes is in fact dwarfed by the real elephant in the room – the threat of e-bikes to public safety….

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Celebrities break Snapchat rules by not disappearing after 24 hours

Celebrities break Snapchat rules by not disappearing after 24 hours

  The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says a number of celebrities have broken the rules for advertising on Snapchat by not disappearing from the spotlight after 24 hours.   A recent investigation revealed former Geordie Shore and Celebrity Big Brother cast member Marnie Simpson had uploaded a Snapchat Story but was still spotted on the…

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Chinese customs officials no longer class European soft cheese as a biohazard

Chinese customs officials no longer class European soft cheese as a biohazard

  Chinese customs officials have downgraded European soft cheese from its previous Biohazard status to that of a mere hazardous material.   The Chinese authorities imposed a ban on the import of cheese such as Roquefort, Danish Blue and Stilton upon opening a shipping crate full of the stuff which resulted in the evacuation of…

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Concerns raised over Shell electric vehicle charging points powered by prepay meters

Concerns raised over Shell electric vehicle charging points powered by prepay meters

  Concerns have been raised as Shell opens the first electric vehicle charging points at its UK petrol stations even though a significant number of them are on pay-as-you-go meters.   Drivers in the UK will be able to recharge 80% of their battery in half an hour at forecourts in London, Surrey and Derby…

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Michael Jackson dangles his baby over a hotel balcony

Michael Jackson dangles his baby over a hotel balcony

Have you ever taken your child to work with you and then faced criticism for placing the infant in potential danger as a result? If you have, you’re not alone. Pop Superstar Michael Jackson caused a stir when he appeared with his child Prince Michael II at a hotel in Berlin. The singer then proceeded…

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Appraisal form – Prison inmate Job Review

Appraisal form – Prison inmate Job Review

Inmate’s name: Antonio Cortes Job title: Building Maintainance Operative Department: Building Services – HMP Bellfield Date of engagement: 20/07/2017 Manager: Dave Smith Date of meeting: 20/10/2017 Current performance Objective/competence 1:   Knowing how to use a soldering iron. Objective/competence 2: Using equipment without supervision. Objective/competence 3: Completing a given task without attempting to escape from…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I keep on getting fired!

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I keep on getting fired!

  Dear Darcus, I keep getting fired from every new job I get. I’ve been Managing Director of a company, I then got a job as a senior director. From there I managed to secure employment as a team leader and from that point I was lucky enough to secure a cushy little number as…

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