Member Since: 11th Jul 2002
4th Dec 2019
Does the OP risk encountering objections to his scheme if he ever recruits an employee with a fundamentalist religious objection to gambling?
22nd Nov 2019
In reply to DJKL and others with their re-use and recycle suggestions:
When I was a wee lad at the end of the Second World War (the one that ended in 1945) I remember butter being sold by the grocer in lumps that were beaten into an approximate brick shape with wooden paddles and then wrapped in greaseproof paper. Then that butter coated paper was used to line baking tins. Thereafter it was used as a firelighter (back in the days of open coal or wood fires). And I think there was even a fourth stage in that lifecycle that I can no longer remember.
Going back to the original post: my local Waitrose now asks at the checkout if I want a receipt - their no receipt saves more money than Lidl's little receipt.
22nd Nov 2019
Can the OP's clients avoid the problem by asking their attendees to bring their own (packed) lunches with them?
11th Oct 2019
Perhaps it would be simpler all round if the client were to hire the nanny from an agency and let the agency take the strain of accounting for nanny's tax and NI.
25th Jul 2019
Like DJKL I have accumulated quite a collection of tools covering my many DIY activities and I have always chosen good/best quality tools. I expect my approach is the same as that of employees who buy some of their own - not only is the "feel" or balance often important but I need to be confident that the tool will not fail in some way that threatens my health or even my life. Even a broken spanner can result in the loss of significant amounts of flesh from the hand holding it.
Early in my scientific career (nearly fifty years ago) I was working alone in my laboratory when a defect in the connectors to a measuring instrument resulted in my receiving a 2,800V shock between fingers on my right and left hands - roughly the same effect as a defibrillator. As soon as I had checked my pulse to confirm that I was still alive I sucked my burned fingers and discovered that cooked human does taste like roast pork.
27th May 2019
I understand that the Captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth has had some experience of the pitfalls of using the company vehicle (a Ford Galaxy, not the aircraft carrier) for non-work activities.
9th May 2018
Did you really mean "Better late then [sic] never."?
That is certainly one way of dealing with a problem.
PS Why were all the other contributions made on 2 May but I was not sent the thread until 8 May?
12th Apr 2018
Can your director leave home, visit the local supermarkets to collect his special foods, and then continue on his journey to where he works away (without returning home)?
If this approach would preserve his tax allowance then could he use a shop where he could order (and pay for) his food online beforehand and then only need to make a quick visit to the shop to pick it up?
16th Mar 2018
You may find this summary of encryption options from the New York Times to be helpful:
8th Mar 2018
Perhaps you could look at Carnegie Library on Wikipedia.
To cite from that article "Nearly all of Carnegie's libraries were built according to 'the Carnegie formula', which required financial commitments from the town that received the donation. Carnegie required public support rather than making endowments ..."