Example 4 seems to suggest that a business that would not be issuing detailed invoices, cafes hairdressers, dress shops etc can have sales up to £102,000 before registering for VAT as if you calculate the VAT on the gross it would reduce net sales to below £85,000. Can you confirm.
Surely it is any business, detailed invoices or not. Joe Bloggs Ltd selling office equipment to businesses totaling £101,999 per annum is still making net sales of £84,999, just the same as a coffee shop with the same figures.
Regarding 3., I don't know what sort of stamina you mean but as a general rule athletically men are stronger but women have better stamina.
And if it is mental, I assume women must have better stamina again as they tend to out perform men on exams.
Yes sorry I have a non exec role with them so see myself as us or part of them.
Much clearer, thank you for explaining :)
I not sure how you came to that conclusion, fortunately my own outfit is too small to warrant having to report.
He rang back (clearly drunk on his new found Hitler like powers) stating that if I did provide all of my workings that he would "name and shame me" in the press.
"Name and Shame us" for what exactly? paying everyone the same and having a team of female managers who were earning more bonuses than the men.
Not really going to ruin our reputation is it.
So I should read "Me/Us/Our" as "My client/My client/My client's"?
Ah gender pay gap reporting. A company I do some consulting for asked me to do their report last year.
I'm clearly missing something here... the start of your post sounds like you are doing a report for a client who pays their staff equally, but by the end you are saying you were being threatened about the stats as if they related to your own business.
I'm not following...
Trethi Teg wrote:
Sorry, just a quick question - when is the International Men's Day?
I am a great believer in equality so there must be a Men's day as well.
I would be grateful if Richard could let me know.
Depending on who you ask:
"Every day is International Men's Day!"
Is that how you smugly dismiss the rampant sexism in our society? I can assure you it is 100% true. I've actually been married to the same man for 34 years but I don't see any difference in my friends' husbands. Some are worse, one is better. Men just assume that women are there to look after them and their offspring. I might add that I also work full time in my own business. I could give you some even worse anecdotes, When I became an Assistant Accountant in an oil service company the men's salaries began a couple of grand above the highest female salary. As the Assistant Accountant and an honours Graduate I had the highest female salary and the lowest male salary was the apprentice engineer straight out of school with very few qualifications. I pointed out the discrepancy (this was in 1992) and demanded a higher salary. I was ignored so I applied and got a position as a Group Financial Controller on double the salary with another company. I still remember the jaw dropping expression of the Managing Director as I handed in my resignation. Men really don't get it, it's about time they did. Women are a hugely under utilised resource. I could tell you so many more stories, all 100% true. Just ask the women around you.
Hope that rant made you feel better...
Like I say, I've worked in predominantly female teams, my direct manger has been female more often than male and I have seen employers bend over backwards to accommodate women who want to have children (while treating the few men who dared to ask for time off for their children as strange).
I worked with one woman who was awful, truly awful, at her job. She nevertheless earned the same as everyone else and after a year at the firm had a baby. I then had to do her work while her role was held open for a year. She came back for a month after her maternity then announced she was pregnant again.
Meanwhile the only guy in the department asked for paternity leave and was begrudgingly given the absolute bare minimum, then treated like he had let the firm down when he came back.
Let's have gender equality. But that has to work both ways.
#Edit# Having forced myself to re-read your wall of text I note you are complaining about things that happened decades ago. Are you honestly using something you claim happened in 1992 to say the world is messed up now?
Ian McTernan CTA wrote:
Profession still has a long way to go before women take over the top jobs, although it is slowly getting there- I remember when I started in tax there were about 2 women and 40 men in the department, now most firms are much better than that.
I have never worked in a tax department where there were more men than women...
The head of the department has generally been male I confess (though notably not always), but below that it was a... what's the opposite of a sausage-fest?
When we had our child and I had the fateful conversation with my husband about him doing his fair share the answer came back, "What's it got to do with me?"
I'm almost tempted to not even believe that is a true anecdote... certainly if it is I truly hope you married in haste and divorced just as hastily.