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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 - 3 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]

Excessive deductions from wages working through an agencyExcessive deductions from wages working through an agency
I work through an employment agency and do general labourer work on construction sites. They use an umbrella payroll company to process our wages so - [12 November 2015 - 2 comments]

Lunchtime meetings should be bannedLunchtime meetings should be banned
A decent lunch break should consist of somewhere between half an hour and an hour where you can relax, eat your lunch in peace and quiet and spend the - [16 September 2015 - 2 comments]

Humiliated by Jobcentre staff because of handwriting Humiliated by Jobcentre staff because of handwriting
I was recently made redundant from my own company as we had to go into receivership due to bad debts and spiralling overheads. When I visited the - [21 January 2014 - 33 comments]

I feel like I'm penalised for working full timeI feel like I'm penalised for working full time
My partner and I both work full time, I suppose you can say your standard nine to five. It seems to me that everywhere we go just because we work - [11 June 2013 - 36 comments]

Wearing a shirt untucked in the officeWearing a shirt untucked in the office
My manager had a word with me earlier this week and told me that whilst I wasn't breaking the company dress code, the directors like to see shirts - [4 November 2012 - 11 comments]

Working as a cook in a kitchen, the worst job in the worldWorking as a cook in a kitchen, the worst job in the world
Why spend time and money training, paying for uniforms and trying to make a career out cooking when the rewards are so poor and the conditions worse? - [23 April 2012 - 14 comments]

London bosses out of touch with the businessLondon bosses out of touch with the business
I really don't understand the business decisions made by directors based in London that won't spend time with their business to see that the world - [20 February 2012 - 3 comments]

What do you do when your boss is a bully?What do you do when your boss is a bully?
I feel like my boss is bullying me, not all the time but probably 70% of the time. He's an elderly man in his 60s and is very set in his ways. He's - [1 February 2012 - 16 comments]

Public sector strikes holding the country to ransomPublic sector strikes holding the country to ransom
Here we go again, more strikes from public sector employees. This of course will force lots of private sector workers to be away from work too, the - [29 November 2011 - 109 comments]

Working with a lazy half a job Bob who cuts cornersWorking with a lazy half a job Bob who cuts corners
Does anyone know what a 'Bob' is? It's seems I'm surrounded by them everywhere I go in particular in the workplace. Bob is the nickname I've decided - [18 November 2011 - 9 comments]

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