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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A history of how it became possible to play Candy Crush on the daily commute: Part 2

A history of how it became possible to play Candy Crush on the daily commute: Part 2

Hey – thanks for coming back! The fact that you’re reading part two of our history of how it became possible to play Candy Crush on the daily commute would suggest that you either (a) enjoyed the first part, or more likely (b) haven’t yet learned how to count properly. Whatever your reason for paying…

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You’ve just been sacked…………why not start your own space tourism company?

You’ve just been sacked…………why not start your own space tourism company?

You can’t just sit around all day moaning about your old boss and how you were stitched up by your colleagues. You knew that fiddling your expenses was a sackable offence so now you’ll have to pay the consequences unfortunately. Your time will therefore need to be spent looking for work that doesn’t involve handling…

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The 6 types of coworker that you usually find in the average office

The 6 types of coworker that you usually find in the average office

Let’s be honest, working in an office is no mean feat is it? There are often very contrasting personality types that are thrown together in the vain hope that everybody will be mature enough to get the job done every day. Unfortunately however, it rarely ever works out like this. People squabble and plot against…

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14th century crackdown on wage increases leads to the 1381 English Peasant Revolt

14th century crackdown on wage increases leads to the 1381 English Peasant Revolt

At the beginning of the 14th century, most people in England worked in the countryside as part of an economy that fed the nation’s towns and cities and supported an extensive international trade system. Production was generally organised around manors, which were controlled by local lords, the gentry and the Church and governed through a…

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Aston Martin luxury apartments to be fitted with heated rear windows

Aston Martin luxury apartments to be fitted with heated rear windows

  Aston Martin has announced that its proposed luxury apartment development will feature housing units that come fitted with heated rear windows.   The carmaker is teaming up with a property developer to offer luxury high-rise apartments, but property experts remain sceptical about the plan due to the lack of living space available inside an…

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Tesco to sell brown bananas and roadkill in a bid to reduce food waste

Tesco to sell brown bananas and roadkill in a bid to reduce food waste

  Tesco has announced it will start selling brown bananas and roadkill as part of its plans to cut food waste.   The supermarket chain says the brown bananas are “perfectly ripe” and will be just as sweet as yellow-coloured ones, the only difference will be that customers should avoid eating the mouldy bits as…

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Piccadilly Circus billboard may be used as emergency lighting if the sun doesn’t work

Piccadilly Circus billboard may be used as emergency lighting if the sun doesn’t work

The iconic electronic billboards in London’s Piccadilly Circus could be used as emergency lighting in the event of a failure of the sun according to scientists.   Renovation work has converted the famous illuminated advertising boards into one ultra-high definition curved screen that now has the same luminosity as a supermoon. Westminster City Council’s Head…

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New Zealand’s beer drinkers face mass starvation due to national crisp shortage

New Zealand’s beer drinkers face mass starvation due to national crisp shortage

  New Zealand’s beer drinkers face mass starvation as a result of the crisp shortage known as the “Chipocalypse”.   Up to a third of the country’s potato crop has been destroyed by persistent wet weather, meaning the majority of the islands’ hardened beer drinkers face the prospect of having to go home to eat…

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