- @EmpManPaul @onatrainagain @ariadneassoc I see it has now been pulled. 1 hour ago
- RT @FlipChartCat: Forget #OccupyTree. What about #OccupyNativityScene? rljrnews.com/?p=343 1 hour ago
- 1948: a dystopian tale - by George O wp.me/p3uYA-1Tp Warning: Unsuitable for those of a nervous disposition. 4 hours ago
- @stephentall I must have missed this. He blocked me on Twitter and banned me from his blog so I don't read his stuff any more. 4 hours ago
- Sun sets at 3:51pm in London today. Heading into the darkest weeks of the year. 4 hours ago
- @stephentall I'd have thought 'thoroughly researched' would be a given if you are going to start slagging people off. 4 hours ago
- @paulirvine And very odd! 5 hours ago
- RT @DuncanWeldon: Post - Government Spending Squeeze: Simply Undeliverable - touchstoneblog.org.uk/?p=29849 (CC: @FlipChartRick & @djmgaffneyw4) 5 hours ago
- Options: 1.Extend the deficit reduction timetable 2.Pay more taxes 3.Totally trash the public sector. wp.me/p3uYA-1Tp 6 hours ago
- RT @FlipChartCat: I told you there was a cat in the manger: rljrnews.com/?p=343 7 hours ago
- @_PatrickThomas Now you mention it, I haven't seen a 'Winterval replacing Christmas' article this year. 8 hours ago
- @_PatrickThomas True. At least they've blown those out of our timelines. 8 hours ago
- No-one from the north need apply!
- 1948: a dystopian tale – by George O
- What about Cornwall?
- Is there a North-South divide? And where is it?
- Business Demographics
- Big Brother, Big Sister and control-freakery
- A Comment Award for the boy who couldn’t write
- High pay, low pay and secular stagnation
- Demographic timebomb – not as timebomby if we work a bit longer
- Acid Retirement Home
- Public service cuts: Has the government gotten away with it?
- Bugles calling for them from sad shires
Monthly Archives: September 2008
I missed this piece from John Kay, a former director of the Halifax, in the FT last week. He traces the disintegration of the demutulaised building societies, the last of which disappeared yesterday, to the deregulation of the1980s. The business I … Continue reading
The Government Equalities Office has launched its Post Your Pay Gap initiative. The idea is that companies use the online system to calculate the gap in pay between men and women then post it on the web-site. It’s a bit like a … Continue reading
Up until the past few weeks, conventional wisdom has held that financial institutions gravitate to those areas where regulation is lightest and that any attempt to impose tighter controls risks a mass exodus of these firms to a city with … Continue reading
Sorry folks, I’ve been on an NLP course these past few days hence the lack of posts. And once I have completed the course, I will be able to lie to you and you will be none the wiser. Only joking! … Continue reading
Carl Mortishead, writing in today’s Times, blames the working-class rather than the City bankers for the current financial crisis. No, really, he’s serious: This is not a tale of City greed v the downtrodden working man. It is the triumph … Continue reading
Hooray, today has been the busiest day ever on Flip Chart Fairy Tales and I haven’t even posted anything. Thanks to Personnel Today, Chris Dillow and the Bloghounds crew for all the recent links and to everyone who has commented. Keep it … Continue reading
This story from the Evil HR Lady reminded me of my time as a line HR manager. This week, I had an employee come to me and complain about other employees not washing their hands after using the bathroom. They wanted me … Continue reading
A local paper reports that the London Borough of Harrow wants to recruit some of the 4,000 Lehman’s employees laid off last week. I’m not sure how well this would work. I have, perhaps, a rare CV in that I have worked … Continue reading
Heard yesterday at Canary Wharf: What’s the difference between a Lehman’s trader and a pigeon? A pigeon can still leave a deposit on a Ferrari.