Once again UKIP steals the headlines by stepping where angels fear to tread. Taking the matter down to a lower level than the board room I remember the early years of my business where around 3/4 of the staff were female. Several years later the trend had reversed itself .
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.
As some of you may know I am active in my local community especially on the issue of community safety and crime (prevention and detection, that is) .
I have just emerged from my money laundering audit , which wasn't a problem in itself, but opened my eyes a wee bit more to how the rules are arrived at and policed. This was followed by a request from the bank to one my charities for an update of identities for "know your client".
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.
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.