Member Since: 4th Sep 2012
3rd May 2016
Doesn't this look very swanky! Loving the new look. Well done guys. x
11th Sep 2015
Welcome to Aweb Tom from an old face to a new! :)
28th Jul 2015
One of my colleagues has just got a standing desk (a little platform that goes onto their existing desk) that you can raise up and down to alternate between standing and seated.
So you don't have to ditch your desk altogether - just make slight moderations. :)
23rd Jun 2015
In AccountingWEB's defence, I found it quite interesting to read about an accountant at the coal face - whatever their story or situation. Whether she's young or what she looks like doesn't matter (as is demonstrated by lack of reference or picture).
It's definitely not paid for as it would be signposted if it were. Quite an eloquent piece in all I thought.
12th May 2015
It's a tech error, we're looking into getting it fixed. I promise we are not living in the future.
11th May 2015
I love the look of retro radios, though I'm not fortunate enough to own one.
My favourite things would be my books, my house (or life!) wouldn't be quite right without them. That's why I can't (despite loving all things tech) handle a Kindle.
8th May 2015
Thanks for the kind words everyone! :)
30th Apr 2015
Just some musings on how Hogwarts is financed:
Magic would reduce overheads greatly (cleaning, etc can be taken care of without cost)As could slave labour such as the house elves (Dobby and co)Potential public funding by the Ministry of Magic. Kids also pay tuition fees, for books, animals, etcSome teachers double up on duties i.e. they look after certain houses (Gryffindor etc) as well as teachProbably receives donations from successful past pupils
Also as to whether wizards pay muggle taxes, I presume the ones who use muggle facilities would do so but if not they could always get past the authorities via a confundus charm. They have the Ministry to pay taxes to, so it wouldn't make sense to double up.
29th Apr 2015
Really interesting - would love to keep an eye on this. Look forward to reading your resulting blog posts!
29th Apr 2015
Random thoughts on this, but if you think the employee is really valuable to you, then are they not perhaps worth the salary?
For example, if you have spent a lot of time and effort training someone up and they have enabled you to achieve certain results because of that, how can you be so sure you'll find someone just as good again?
But perhaps it's not just money they are after, as you said.