Always Someone Else’s Fault……

Just this week I read in a TUC bulletin (their weekly health and safety update) that a London Underground driver had received substantial compensation after he injured himself on some broken glass in a cab. The TUC report states “The incident happened just weeks after ASLEF had complained about the standard of cleanliness in the […]

Slim Bet…..

It’s been a really busy week and I am sort of losing the plot, but I have noticed that this week there have been various reports in the press on the new dieting fad to hit the UK – Bet Dieting. In theory this should all be pretty straightforward as dieters commit to losing a […]

Nun too intelligent…..

I see that today Google is headlining on its homepage the case of 17 idiots from Hanham who thought that running through a town in Crete on a Sunday morning dressed as nuns and carrying crosses, was acceptable as it was just one more laugh on a really great stag do. They were charged with […]

‘Mind Furniture’!

In my last posting I talked about nasty modern expressions like ‘we need to rearrange our mind furniture’! So naturally, I am keen to know who has actually done some furniture removals this week! But most of all, I am keen to know why we are seeing in the press a spate of very high […]


Never one to dwell for long on the drudgery of life, I wanted to share with you some great expressions that I came across recently on various sites, including the Institute of Directors discussion group on LinkedIn. So which one of these are you guilty of using or perhaps, with fun being the name of […]

Tea and Sympathy

It has been a long time since ‘tea and sympathy’ was on the list of must have skills in the HR department, but with the plethora of tribunal claims and grievances coming through, you have got to ask yourself whether employing someone who is great at showing empathy and a really good listener, could diffuse […]

An example to us all……

In this day and age when fantastic leadership is seemingly paramount to help us dig our way out of the economic mire we are in, it is interesting to note that when certain of our esteemed political leaders are criticised for participating in legal daylight robbery in respect of their expense claims, their typical recourse […]