Monthly Archives: March 2009

G20 protesters produce map of terror

Well, OK that was just a Daily Mail style headline designed to get a few cheap hits. I wouldn’t be surprised if a similar headline appears in the newspapers before the end of the day though. One of the groups … Continue reading

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What’s the dress code for a riot?

Dress down angst has been a recurring theme on this blog but here’s a new twist on it from one worried banker: I feel that I have lost touch with society since I don’t even know what to wear to a … Continue reading

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The Tories may regret talking down the economy

Here’s something that made me laugh on my journey into town last week. I was following the Twitterings of John Band on my iPhone. Well you’ve got to do something when you can’t get a seat on the Tube. His comment … Continue reading

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Financial Fools’ Day

Bankers and other City workers have, according to the Evening Standard, been told to dress down on 1 April to avoid being targeted by protesters on Financial Fools’ Day. Apparently, some companies are also telling employees to avoid the corporate dress-down uniform. It … Continue reading

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Twitter away your job

I’m going to be otherwise engaged for most of this week, so there won’t be much blogging going on. A story has been doing the rounds on US blogs about a woman who seems to have Twittered away a job with Cisco. After an … Continue reading

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How powerful are French trade unions?

Yesterday, I was looking at comparative levels of union membership in developed countries. I really do need to get out more. The two sets of figures from the OECD (follow the link on this blog) and the European Trade Union Institute … Continue reading

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Darling frustrated by lack of public sector cost cutting

Remember Alistair Darling’s plans to cut public sector back-office costs by 30 per cent? Well it seems it’s not happening quickly enough. Mr Darling’s sidekick, Yvette Cooper, has written to other ministers demanding cuts in finance, HR and IT functions. According … Continue reading

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