Member Since: 17th Nov 2011
27th Aug 2019
The amount of poor audits being conducted and the big firms go unpunished (and when they do the fines are paltry in comparison to their size).
22nd Aug 2019
12th Aug 2019
Sadly I think that Sift a prefer volume rather than content when it comes to the blogs.
We used to have a number of regular bloggers, including yourself that made good reading. The CEO's blog was a loss, and Kent Accountant doesn't seem to blog any more (or contribute?). Glennzy also used to blog more frequently. It's blogs like those that I enjoyed reading.
I think since the website changed, the content in the articles and the blog section has declined massively.
If it wasn't for some of the characters on Any Answers, I probably wouldn't bother visiting at all.
12th Aug 2019
If the richest 1% paid their staff more, their staff would pay more tax and the profits of their business would reduce meaning less dividends, and in turn, less income tax.
The gap would then shorten.
1st May 2019
It doesn't shock me that this happens. It will only happen for as the long as the employees allow it happen, however.
I know of a large regional practice that forces staff to attend networking events on evenings and weekends, unpaid of course.
The employees ought to join a union so that they are represented in the workplace.
11th Feb 2019
I have a several friends that have moved out there.
A couple went on the back of some photos. Ballsy, but they are loving it.
A friend went travelling around the world after have a number of dead end hospitality positions over here. He got to New Zealand 3 years ago and stopped there.
Another couple went on a few holidays there. After having a child, they decided that bringing up a child in New Zealand would offer them all a better life.
Good luck, I'm sure you'll love it!
3rd Sep 2018
My last two week holiday was to Egypt in 2015. I know what you mean about not really unwinding until the second week.
19th Jun 2018
A few issues that can be easily resolved.
Come clean about the relationship. Two consenting adults should be able to have a relationship without keeping it a secret. If the practice owner thinks there are any risks, he can shuffle the workload so that she doesn't do any work for him.
The other issue is the bullying. It has no place inside or outside a workplace.
If she comes clean she won't have the burden of keeping secrets from her employer, and the bullying can be nipped in the bud now before it gets worse (it will).
27th May 2018
I feel that someone needs to explain BT / FT as I’m nosey.
The only thing I can think of with the reference is that FT likes to ‘put a line in’.
Please put me out of my misery haha
25th May 2018
'However, with the tough market that we are seeing at present, people at all levels will be receiving calls of this type and frequently, either because they are not good at saying “no” or perhaps due to the element of flattery and being singled out, our colleagues are enticed into interviews, leading to career moves that are not always in their best interests.'
Wow. Just wow.
So these people, that are educated professionals would rather say yes to a new job because they can't find it in them to say no? Pull the other one.
People move jobs because it a better position for them. Less hours, more money, more holidays, better pension scheme, closer to home etc etc.
'This may sound cynical but from bitter personal experience, far too many of those in the recruitment industry are interested in feathering their own nests by placing people rather than ensuring that both firm and recruit are suited to each other.'
The match a candidate to a prospective employer for interview. It is the duty of prospective employer and employee to see if the fit is right beyond the matching stage.
A responsible employer would ensure that they have a robust recruitment process that reduces the risk of hiring the 'wrong' candidate.
As for the prospective employee, it is their responsibility to ask the right questions at interview stage to ensure that the prospective employer and job role would be a good move for them.
I've not read this amount of drivel for some time, so I solute you!