You’ve just been sacked……why not become a High Court Judge?

You’ve just been sacked……why not become a High Court Judge?

  Unfortunately, you’ve had to learn the hard way that when the boss asks you if he or she is being fair in giving you a written warning and then says, “be honest,” honesty is in fact the last thing your boss is after. As a result of your inability to decipher a rhetorical question,…

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The correct way to behave on a picket line if you are going on strike

The correct way to behave on a picket line if you are going on strike

  As we know all too well from history, staff and senior management don’t always see eye-to-eye in the workplace. Those of you that actually bother to read your employment contracts will know that your terms and conditions are not as simple as turning up on time and doing a decent day’s work for a…

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Decca Records turn down The Beatles who go on to become the greatest band in history

Decca Records turn down The Beatles who go on to become the greatest band in history

  The Beatles auditioned for Decca Records on New Year’s Day back in 1962. It was a fateful day for a certain Dick Rowe who was the then head of A&R at the record company. His insistence that The Beatles had no future in the entertainment industry sealed his unenviable reputation forever as the man…

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“You get what you pay for!” says the manufacturer of the world’s cheapest smartphone

“You get what you pay for!” says the manufacturer of the world’s cheapest smartphone

  The Indian firm that claims to sell the world’s cheapest smartphone says customers shouldn’t be surprised if they don’t receive their products after purchasing them.   The director of Ringing Bells was arrested on allegations of fraud but says the only reason why his company is able to sell its products so cheaply is…

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Deliveroo claims not being a proper company has its downside

Deliveroo claims not being a proper company has its downside

  Bosses at Deliveroo and Uber have told MPs that not paying sick pay, pensions, or a guaranteed minimum wage is all part and parcel of the gig economy – but there’s also a downside to it all.   Senior executives at the tech firms told MPs that a change in the law currently being…

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Vodafone finally realises no one uses pagers anymore except Bill Oddie

Vodafone finally realises no one uses pagers anymore except Bill Oddie

  Vodafone is leaving the pager business after finally realising that the only person in the UK who still uses one is birdwatching aficionado Bill Oddie.   The telecoms operator agreed a deal to sell its pager division to professional services company Capita, but because the deal will leave Bill Oddie as the only person…

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My Friend Cayla Doll alleged to be a former high ranking member of The Stasi

My Friend Cayla Doll alleged to be a former high ranking member of The Stasi

  The distributor of My Friend Cayla, a talking doll which has been banned in Germany due to security concerns insists the toy has never at any point been a high ranking member of The Stasi.   Vivid GmbH has refuted allegations about My Friend Cayla that her real identity is actually Cayla Von Zersetzung,…

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Debenhams offers staff extra toilet breaks to reach national minimum wage

Debenhams offers staff extra toilet breaks to reach national minimum wage

    Debenhams has come top of the league for companies that underpay staff, so will increase the number of toilet breaks it allows in an attempt to meet the national minimum wage.   The department store chain underpaid staff £10 each on average in 2015 because of a ‘technical error on its payroll system,’…

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Notice of result of appeal against disciplinary action – Bookshop Trainee

Notice of result of appeal against disciplinary action – Bookshop Trainee

Date: 17/02/2017   Dear Harriett, You appealed against the decision of the disciplinary hearing that you be subject to disciplinary action. The appeal meeting was held on 10/02/2017. I am now writing to inform you of the decision taken by Mr. William Waterstone who conducted the appeal meeting, namely that the decision to dismiss you…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Absent New Starter

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Absent New Starter

  Dear Darcus, A new starter I have just hired was supposed to start work on Monday morning at 10am. The new employee unfortunately didn’t turn up and when we finally got hold of her later that day she said she forgot she had a new job. I decided to give her a second chance…

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