Zero hours contracts have had a bad press of late , exacerbated when chumps like Red Ed use it as a slogan to attempt to appear electable. Recently somebody came to my employment charity to ask for my advice.
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.
All the exposure we've had to the woes of Tesco and the hundreds of millions lost by Warren Buffett on this share , has made me wonder how rare guys like him are ?
So once again employees fail to understand that they are biting the hand that feeds them . But the answer is in the small print isn't it.....it is all down to an interpretation of the EU Working Time Directive .Surprise , surprise .
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 .
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.