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Unfair bonus structure: office staff and other workers treated differentlyUnfair bonus structure: office staff and other workers treated differently
This is about the bonus structure some jobs operate, whether you are entitled to a bonus in your contract or whether it's based on profitability of - [25 November 2016 - 2 comments]

Dustcart drivers impatient to leave early moan that I'm too slow
Dustcart drivers impatient to leave early moan that I'm too slow
Don't make plans for after work based on when you expect to finish. Just because we can leave early if we get done sooner doesn't mean I'm going to - [18 November 2016 - 3 comments]

Able bodied drivers who park in disabled bays at the supermarketAble bodied drivers who park in disabled bays at the supermarket
No doubt this woman couldn't be bothered to park further away. Too lazy to look around for an alternative when those big spaces at the front of the - [31 October 2016 - 5 comments]

Neighbours on both sides with barking dogs all dayNeighbours on both sides with barking dogs all day
I've recently moved to a terraced house and I am sandwiched between two neighbours who have dogs. This in itself isn't a problem even though we have - [24 October 2016 - 3 comments]

Excessive salaries paid to UK charity bossesExcessive salaries paid to UK charity bosses
I recently discovered the list below of the charities with the highest paid staff in the country and it makes for very distressing reading and I think - [12 October 2016 - 5 comments]

No guarantee reserving a room on Booking.com with American ExpressNo guarantee reserving a room on Booking.com with American Express
Booking.com lets you register a credit card as a guarantee of payment when booking rooms at hotels or guest houses. This is to ensure that they get - [7 October 2016 - 1 comments]

National Living Wage means staff cuts and poor serviceNational Living Wage means staff cuts and poor service
I have noticed a bit of a trend since the National Living Wage came into force and I am wondering if anyone else has? Shops, mainly large chains, now - [22 September 2016 - 6 comments]

Why are printers cheap and replacement ink cartridges so expensive?Why are printers cheap and replacement ink cartridges so expensive?
I appreciate that there must be some logic to this situation, but I cannot work out why these companies sell their printers for so little and then - [2 August 2016 - 5 comments]

Forced to install Windows 10 and how Microsoft ruined my dayForced to install Windows 10 and how Microsoft ruined my day
Well, I did it last night, but only after several months of nagging on behalf of Microsoft. I finally downgraded my computer to Windows 10. - [29 July 2016 - 7 comments]

What's the deal with travel insurance these days?What's the deal with travel insurance these days?
The insurance companies are so clever now. They have a long list of intrusive questions about everything in your life, and naturally enough dig out - [11 April 2016 - 0 comments]

Anti-social behaviour from other passengers on our trainsAnti-social behaviour from other passengers on our trains
My Gripe are other passengers and just how selfish and rude some people can be, for example who feel they have to make themselves at home by placing - [24 March 2016 - 9 comments]

Train companies and their different rules for mobility scootersTrain companies and their different rules for mobility scooters
I have for many years used a mobility scooter. A nice solid slow 4 wheeler limited to 4mph and designed for pavement use. My problem is that I use it - [23 February 2016 - 2 comments]

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