So the CIPd have found that 3 - 4% of contracts are zero hours. Nice catchy headline but perhaps this is progress and without such contracts these workers would have zero prospects at all.
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.
We hear lots about credit unions, which are aimed at individuals and involve small sums.
Well, here I am back from a week's holiday , feet securely tucked under the desk and beavering away to dealing with email. Only around 150 of the critters , of which 3/4 are requiring my attention.
For some unknown reason every time the mashing machine disgorges its contents there is a socks mismatch .
The sun has been out for a few days and all we hear about is rising ice cream sales and how hot it has been "since records began" . However, there lurks a darker side to all the excitement and good cheer that is weather brings.
Tut, tut , tut - somebody got the hump from being advised on basic manners at the checkout .
Here we go again - a national institution being milked by it's top dogs . I suspect that these contracts are drawn thus because the great and the good who run these organisations fervently hope that one day they'll benefit or at least receive a favour back in some shape or form.
I thought it was 1st April when I read today's Telegraph but after checking the date a shiver ran down my spine. The "government" , whatever and whoever that is in reality, has decided that the terms "husband" and "wife" can be applied to either gender .
Yesterday a long standing and value member of staff met HRH Prince of Wales as one of his guests at an event attended by around a thousand people. Much to her surprise the heir to the throne came up to her and asked where she worked and what the firm did.
I am a very fortunate commuter. It takes me 3 minutes and 35 seconds to get from breakfast to my desk at work. No. I don't work form home in a large mansion, I am fortunate enough to work around a few corners from home .