I was feeling quite smug on Friday 10th July - the June accounts were 'handed in' so to speak. A day or so later than our usual deadline, but we had had staff off in various teams.
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Just a quick one today. Wondering what phrases you hate hearing in a work context. Mine is "well, that's a commercial decision you need to take" - which in every context I have heard it over the years means:
One of the myriad 'small company' tasks that fall within my department remit is actually opening the post. When I started in this job about a year and a half ago, we used to get around 1 standard Royal Mail franking bag per day. Almost all invoices, so mostly for us anyway.
I attended a governors meeting the other day (primary school), and the subject of toilets came up - as it often does.
It seems the amount required for refurbishment will be about £4000 per cubicle/urinal. That seems about 10x what I would consider normal.
We are watchers of Sunday night ITV drama in this house, and so, Poldark having finished we moved on to Home Fires - set during the war.
Whilst doing some cooking this morning (I am a big slow cooker fan) I thought some music was required. I have a Roberts digital radio in the kitchen. This is a pleasing combination of the old and the new.
My most hated task is dealing with credit card receipts for our staff. I have about 10 card holders, so not actually too onerous - the hardest part is getting all the receipts in.
Along with a fair proportion of the country at the moment, we watch Poldark. My wife is a particular fan, no idea why..
For the first time since RTI came in, I seemed to manage not to submit the FPS from Sage in February. I only have one payroll (ie our company).
All my life I have known about things being 'offshore' and tax havens - for about as long as I could reliably separate the Isle of Man from the Isle of Wight. I never (as a child /young adult) really thought what that meant - just knew it was a 'thing'.