An accountant in business
With over 25 years in practice / dealing with accountancy practices as founder and director (until January 2015) of www.formationsdirect.com , and several hands-on charity trusteeships , I have a broad ( but not-always "PC" ) view of the country's financial , business , political and social problems
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The much talked about heatwave is upon us and I for one started suffering at the thought.
A few years ago when temperatures were raised I instituted the custom of purchasing ice cream for the staff
Client meetings are peppered with the usual niceties and pleasantries . But what happens when their moral compass is out of synch with yours - do you make your feelings known or do you swallow hard and erect a facade ?
So the prospect of kids voting raises its ugly head again. It appears that at 16 children are mature enough to fully understand the ramifications of their ballot
Looking back on my former company I was discussing my approach to the above with a former member of staff . I think I was quite easy going on the basis that if staff could look after their "essentials" when it was quiet , they would be happier bunnies.
So the head beancounters have woken up and realised they are being fleeced by using agencies. It begs the question as to why it has taken so long ?
I always accepted that some of my customers were a bit "edgy" and demanding and when I sold out I didn't miss them.
Business advice and business turnaround has been something that I have been involved in for many years advising clients and of late mainly on a pro bono basis .
For some time now I have been berating Ed Miliband's policies and now the public have said the same . If I really believed in my convictions why did I not pop across the road into the bookmaker that I walk past almost daily but have never been into ?
I think the best part of election day is the convention that no party politics / canvassing / interviews are broadcast on the day itself .