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 .
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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.
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