Yesterday various parts of the NHS went on strike . Take the RCM by way of example , their website trumpeting the 82% in favour https://www.rcm.org.uk/content/pay-results-you-voted-yes .
An accountant in business
I've been blogging on my website www.formationsdirect.com for some time with my non-PC view of the world of economics,business and other stuff. If you like to read the views of somebody who doesn't "toe the party line" you've come to the right place. Government cock-ups, financial turmoil , business scandals and people's behaviour - I've got something to say about it , whether you like it or not.
My monthly copy of the ACCA's rag dropped on to my desk this week and as usual I eagerly ripped open the packaging and feasted my eyes upon the content.
Recent trip to the dealer for my Abarth500c was for a warranty claim . It was rejected it so I opened up the handbook , poured a single malt and started dissecting it . It was only a £50 claim but it is the principle that counts . This is what they call a "dealer" warranty for year 3 .
Parting words to Mrs Y last night were "tomorrow we may be waking up in a foreign country" . Truth be told although one cannot take anything for granted my gut feeling was telling me that "no" would win .
I heard John Caudwell on Radio 4 this morning and felt sorry for him that his baby has died a premature death in spite of the fact that he himself did very well out of it. Was it avoidable ? The $64,000 question.
Perhaps I could even ask if you would employ him to mow your lawn .
Okay so we saw it coming but did we really beleive it would actually arrive . I refer to the dividend cut from Tesco . Oh how the mighty have fallen. You may feel smug and reckon it is revenge for their wayward shoppping trolleys.
Actually , the real question lurking behind the headline is really this : - How do you explain to your staff that that they shouldn't expect a wage rise because fees have gone down.
We've undertaken a survey over recent months and asked accountants "Do you feel undervalued by clients ?" .
1/3 said they felt that way. This begs 2 questions : - (a) whether we find that surprising or not (b) why is this so
I really saw red this morning and almost choked on my Weetabix listening to Radio 4 . Insurance renewals now have to tell you how much you paid last year so you can see if you are paying more this year.