W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I refuse to give staff a payrise

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I refuse to give staff a payrise

  Dear Darcus, I’m the owner of a fairly successful company – well, I say successful but the reality is we’re not doing anywhere near as well as we should be. The point is, my staff keep threatening to leave but I refuse to award pay rises because I don’t want anyone to earn anything…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Google Chrome doesn’t work

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Google Chrome doesn’t work

  Dear Darcus, I think my ex-employer has hacked into my Google Chrome account. When I left my previous job, I couldn’t get a job in the industry I had been working in for the last 10 years so I decided to change career and go into business on my own. I set up my…

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10 tell-tale signs that indicate a team member is about to hand in their resignation

10 tell-tale signs that indicate a team member is about to hand in their resignation

How short some people’s memories are! You didn’t throw their CV into the bin upon spotting the first spelling mistake, you pretended to believe their unlikely story about how they generated £100,000 of incremental revenue in a single month in their previous job, you gave them an interview – hell, you even gave them a…

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“…..but I don’t work here madam!” When a fellow customer insists you’re a member of staff at the grocery store

“…..but I don’t work here madam!”  When a fellow customer insists you’re a member of staff at the grocery store

  I work for a university police service as a security officer. My uniform consists of a white shirt with grey slacks and a blue striped tie. I also carry standard effects like a badge, a radio, handcuffs and a flash light, etc. On this particular occasion I wasn’t working so I placed my badge…

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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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