Blockbuster passes on the chance to buy Netflix and ends up going bankrupt

Blockbuster passes on the chance to buy Netflix and ends up going bankrupt

  Blockbuster was a retailer of home movie and video game rental services. At its peak back in 2004, the company consisted of approximately 60,000 employees and 9,000 stores that generated revenues of $5.9 billion.   Back in the year 2000 Reed Hastings, the founder of Netflix, approached former Blockbuster CEO John Antioco and asked…

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Money begins to grow on trees as old £5 notes get used to make compost

Money begins to grow on trees as old £5 notes get used to make compost

  Money is starting to grow on trees after the first batch of old £5 notes has been shredded and turned into compost for use in horticulture.   The Bank of England said 150 million of its paper £5 notes remain with the public, but since it started using the old fivers as an ingredient…

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Credit Suisse deploys robots at the bank to automate office politics

Credit Suisse deploys robots at the bank to automate office politics

  Credit Suisse has deployed 20 robots within the bank to help improve the efficiency of its internal office politics.   The Swiss financier has introduced the new technology to help improve the speed at which toxic relationships develop between employees and it is hoped that staff whose faces don’t fit will be managed out…

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Downing Street Brexit dinner descends into a full-on food fight

Downing Street Brexit dinner descends into a full-on food fight

  Jean-claude Juncker’s dinner with Theresa May last week descended into a full-on food fight after disagreement about the quality of British sausages. The European Commission President left Downing Street covered from head to toe in most of the contents of both the Prime Minister and Brexit Secretary David Davis’s dinner plates, and said that…

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Substitute products to get really random if M&S partners with Ocado

Substitute products to get really random if M&S partners with Ocado

  Marks and Spencer is exploring a tie-up with delivery company Ocado in a move that is expected to result in some extremely random substitute product offerings.   Talks between the two firms will start in the next few weeks and instead of the Ocado driver turning up at your door with a raspberry Muller…

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Gordon Brown gets caught on tape bad mouthing a member of the public

Gordon Brown gets caught on tape bad mouthing a member of the public

  We all sometimes have a cross word to say about people when we’re at work, but very few of us are forced to eat our words because they were recorded on microphone and broadcast to the entire nation. Ex-UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown was forced to eat a rather large slice of humble pie…

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ACCIDENT REPORT BOOK – Saint Fermin Bull Run

ACCIDENT REPORT BOOK – Saint Fermin Bull Run

  1.    About the person who had the accident: Name: Alejandro Garcia Address: C/ Santa Maria 45, 3º, 2ª   Postcode: 28012 – Madrid Occupation:  Professional Photographer 2.    About you the person filling in this record: Complete if you did not have the accident: Name: Santiago Martinez Address: C/ Santa Maria 45, 3º, 2ª  …

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Moving to London

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Moving to London

  Dear Darcus, I’ve just moved down to London and keep seeing people in the square mile that get on the train at the same station as me in West Norwood. I keep trying to say hello to them and even waved across the street once but keeping getting ignored. What am I doing wrong?   Dear…

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What your desk says about how soon you’re going to jack the job in….

What your desk says about how soon you’re going to jack the job in….

  Here at The W1nners’ Club, our in-house employee psychologist (an elderly East European cleaner that comes in on Tuesdays and Thursdays,) has been busy working on a new theory developed during cigarette breaks round the back of the office by the wheelie bins. Our expert is convinced that it is possible to tell how…

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You’ve just been sacked…………why not become a circus performer?

You’ve just been sacked…………why not become a circus performer?

  They say that everything happens for a reason but your reason for being unemployed is simply that you haven’t yet managed to find another job. Whether it’s because there have been stronger candidates than you competing for the same roles or it may indeed mean that your old boss wasn’t joking when he uttered…

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