How to handle a hostage situation if a disgruntled ex-employee hijacks your office

How to handle a hostage situation if a disgruntled ex-employee hijacks your office

  Letting a staff member go is never a happy moment in any manager’s career (depending on who it is being let go of course). Whether it’s a result of redundancies or dismissal – taking away a person’s ability to feed and shelter themselves and their family is not a decision that can ever be…

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You’ve just been sacked………why not become an American Football Player?

You’ve just been sacked………why not become an American Football Player?

  Not having a job can be one of the most trying times in your life, but the best advice we can give you is to be flexible with the choices you make in terms of resurrecting your career. Whatever the reason was behind your previous employer getting rid of you, there are always new…

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Trump blames US bacon shortage on Muslims

Trump blames US bacon shortage on Muslims

  US President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning the sale of all bacon in the United States to members of the Muslim community.   The move has sparked confusion at supermarkets, butchers and deli counters across the US – not least because the consumption of pork is not practiced by members of…

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HBOS fraudsters hoping to avoid drug-fuelled sex parties in jail

HBOS fraudsters hoping to avoid drug-fuelled sex parties in jail

  Convicts in the HBOS fraud trial are hoping to avoid any drug-fuelled sex parties when they arrive in prison.   Despite drugs being more readily available in jail than they are at the average pharmacist, the senior bankers involved in the trial are ironically, hoping to stay out of trouble for the full term…

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Boohoo.com says allowing staff to smile at work is not reflective of the brand

Boohoo.com says allowing staff to smile at work is not reflective of the brand

  Boohoo.com says allowing staff to smile at work makes a mockery of the company name and anybody that wants to walk around wearing a massive grin should go and work at McDonalds.   An episode of Dispatches looking into Britain’s cheap clothing industry suggested worker’s contracts are ended after “three strikes”, that are dished…

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The Office Printer Prank

The Office Printer Prank

    There’s a sales guy at my work who has his own printer in his cubicle and one day I noticed it was also available as a networked printer, so every few weeks for about two years I would send a Microsoft Word document to his printer so it looked like the printer was…

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IT System Meltdown

IT System Meltdown

  I witnessed this astounding IT meltdown around 2004 in a large academic organization. An employee decided to send a broad solicitation about her need for a local apartment. She happened to discover and decided to use an all-employees@org.edu type of email address that included everyone. By “everyone,” I mean every employee in a 30,000-employee academic institution….

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JD Sports warehouse staff have the equivalent life expectancy of the mayfly

JD Sports warehouse staff have the equivalent life expectancy of the mayfly

  Staff employed at JD Sports’ controversial warehouse facility in Rochdale, Lancashire now have the equivalent life expectancy of a mayfly.   A freedom of information request obtained by The W1nners’ Club shows that ambulances have been dispatched to the site 166 times in the last four years, with 140 of these incidents leading to someone being…

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Agent Provocateur offers to pay off £30m debt in sexy underwear

Agent Provocateur offers to pay off £30m debt in sexy underwear

  Troubled lingerie brand Agent Provocateur has offered to pay off its £30m debt in unsold sexy underwear stock after a period of trading that can only really be referred to as, well – pants really.   It is rumoured the retailer’s bank has been approached with a proposal that will see senior staff at…

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Appraisal form – Animal Welfare operative

Appraisal form – Animal Welfare operative

    Employee’s name: Simon Price Job title: General operative Department: Animal Welfare – Dr. Whisker’s Travelling Circus Date of engagement: 25/01/2016 Manager: Dr. Airey Whisker Date of meeting: 25/01/2017 Current performance Objective/competence 1: Ability to get on with the animals   Simon has a healthy relationship with most of the animals in our zoo…

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