Monthly Archives: February 2008

Employer sued for banning Christmas

A few people have done searches on ‘religion in the workplace’ and found this post which I wrote last year. It’s clearly a subject that is of interest to a number of people. Continuing with this theme, someone sent me a strange story from far away … Continue reading

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More on the NatWest Three

Following my post yesterday about the NatWest Three, a few people have pointed me to some other blog posts discussing the case. This one on Comment is Free is interesting, as much for some of the comments in the thread as for the post … Continue reading

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The NatWest Three and justice by proxy

The NatWest Three have, at long last, been sentenced to jail, although they will probably be back in the UK and writing their memoirs within the year. When I worked in the City, I didn’t know Gary Mulgrew, Giles Darby or … Continue reading

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Self-hatred in the public sector

Well perhaps ‘self-hatred’ is a bit strong but a recent survey of managers by Roffey Park showed that those in the public sector had a particularly low opinion of themselves and their peers. The research costs thirty-five quid to buy but … Continue reading

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More Northern Crocks to come, warns City financier

Last night I watched the Dispatches documentary How The Banks Bet Your Money, on More 4. The programme was presented by Jon Moulton of private equity firm Alchemy. It was a devastating attack on both the banks and the British Government’s regulatory … Continue reading

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Chutzpah at Northern Rock

The Yiddish word Chutzpah roughly translates into English as Bare Faced Cheek. There is a fair bit of that about at the moment, especially over the Northern Rock fiasco. Not only do the shareholders want £4 a share from the taxpayer … Continue reading

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HR yesterday, today and tomorrow

Personnel Today has a feature in which students studying for a Master’s Degree in HR management speculate about what the profession will be like in twenty years time. The article begins: HR has changed enormously in the past two decades. … Continue reading

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