How your office could revert back to the Stone Age as a result of dress down Fridays

How your office could revert back to the Stone Age as a result of dress down Fridays

  Dress down Fridays can be a sticking point in many workplaces depending on the point of view the management takes in relation to staff happiness. Whilst some companies enthusiastically embrace the idea and allow workers to dress in casual, smart attire during the working week, others consider dress down Fridays to be something that…

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

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

  It hurts doesn’t it – not having a job? Whereas once you feasted heartily on Duchy Originals’ Organic Stem Ginger All Butter Shortbread Melts every day, your snack diet now comprises of little more than bumper packs of broken pink wafers from the local cash and carry store. Fear not however, because help is…

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10 reasons why being a manager in 20 years time won’t be half as much fun as it is now?

10 reasons why being a manager in 20 years time won’t be half as much fun as it is now?

  Let’s face it – being a manager these days isn’t half as much fun as it used to be. With a whole host of hurdles like grievance procedures, sick leave, annual leave and the like – it’s a wonder how anyone can get their employees to put in a full shift. You see, back…

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Former bookstore giant Borders fails to modernise and ends up going bankrupt

Former bookstore giant Borders fails to modernise and ends up going bankrupt

  Borders Group, Inc. was an international book and music retailer that was based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.   In its final year of trading the company employed nearly 20,000 people throughout the U.S. In February 2011 the company applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and began liquidating 226 of its stores in the United…

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United Kingdom is slowly turning into one giant Primark store

United Kingdom is slowly turning into one giant Primark store

  Primark will continue to open new shops and bigger units until the whole of the United Kingdom effectively becomes one giant retail store.   The clothes shop does not consider itself to be at or even close to saturation point in the UK and Ireland even though its clothes can now be found on…

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Sweden abandons the six hour day because everybody keeps working overtime

Sweden abandons the six hour day because everybody keeps working overtime

  Sweden recently went back to an eight hour working day because employees would rather stay in the office and claim overtime than go home to be with their loved ones.   The City of Gothenburg didn’t extend the experiment into the benefits of working shortened workdays because the budget allocated for the two year…

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Volkswagen ‘all-electric’ concept car does a staggering 300 miles on a full tank of diesel

Volkswagen ‘all-electric’ concept car does a staggering 300 miles on a full tank of diesel

  German car manufacturer Volkswagen unveiled its latest all-electric concept vehicle that can reach top speeds of 112 mph and a range of 300 miles on a single full tank of diesel.   The new electric concept vehicle is the third in VW’s new line up after its hatchback and van concepts and is also…

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Easyjet says if passengers want guaranteed seating they should join the Royal Air Force

Easyjet says if passengers want guaranteed seating they should join the Royal Air Force

  Two Easyjet passengers were removed from an overbooked flight and not offered compensation after being told, “If you want a guaranteed seat on a plane – you’ll have to join the RAF!”   The British couple were due to fly from Luton Airport to Catania in Sicily but were asked to leave the plane…

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John Prescott punches a member of public on the campaign trail

John Prescott punches a member of public on the campaign trail

Unless you’re a boxer, it’s highly unlikely that you’d ever be allowed to punch somebody whilst going about your daily work duties. If your job happens to be Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, one would think you had even less justification for punching people at work – despite the obvious temptations. Back in…

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Petty Cash Voucher – New Mobile Office for the Car Park

Petty Cash Voucher – New Mobile Office for the Car Park

  Voucher number: Request Information: Voucher number: 45678-D Date: 01/04/2017 Amount requested: £8500 Requested by: Paul Sykes – Managing Director Note: Petty cash requests must not exceed £60.00 Description of Need: Whilst I am fully aware that the petty cash limit is £60, I feel an exception must be made on this occasion. I consider…

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