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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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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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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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Signing off expenses

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Signing off expenses

  Dear Darcus, I’ve just been asked by a member of my team to sign off their expenses and noticed an entry for Busty Brenda’s massage parlour in Soho. How do I question them about this without incriminating myself for being there on the same evening?   Dear Reader, I often get letters of this…

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You’ve just been sacked……why not set up your own email scam?

You’ve just been sacked……why not set up your own email scam?

  Being unemployed gives you the opportunity to explore new avenues and if needs be – an opportunity to try out a new career. Whilst conventional employment opportunities may not suit a person of your temperament (hence, the reason why you’ve just been sacked), if you have a bit of an entrepreneurial spark, you may…

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How to pass your 3 month probation period in a new job

How to pass your 3 month probation period in a new job

  You’ve done it! You’ve passed the interview. Providence has smiled down on you and a company that is even more desperate to recruit staff than you are for a job, has decided to recruit you into their ranks. Now that you have the job, your next big challenge will be to keep it. We…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Toilet Breaks

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Toilet Breaks

  Dear Darcus, A member of my team takes no less than ten, ten minute toilet breaks per day minimum. Should this unliaterally acquired annual leave be amortised through a reduced lunch hour, or should I simply dock the skiver’s wages?   Dear Reader, Obviously, staff should be free to use the toilet when they…

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Client Feedback Report – Outdoor Advertising Campaign for Pilsner Lager

Client Feedback Report – Outdoor Advertising Campaign for Pilsner Lager

  We are constantly trying to improve the level of service we provide, and ask that you take a minute to tell us how we are doing and what we can do to improve. How happy are you with the job we have just completed?  (1 = delighted – 5 = very unhappy) 1 2…

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You’ve just been sacked………why not become an Astronaut?

You’ve just been sacked………why not become an Astronaut?

  No job = no hope, right? Absolutely wrong! Now that you are unemployed, you have the entire world to choose from depending on the next move you decide to make. In fact, the best chance you have of feeling on top of the world in a literal sense is to become an Astronaut. The…

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