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Are you expecting a bonus this Christmas?

After a hard year’s graft at your place of work, you might expect to let loose at an office Christmas party, or maybe even receive a nice Christmas bonus. 

But you might be less impressed to receive a message from the HR Department of your firm reminding employees that they should cough up £15 each to buy presents for their bosses.

And this is exactly what’s just happened at one company, but now it seems that this is not an isolated case as news has emerged that the HR department in an unnamed big restaurant chain deducted money from everyone’s salary to buy an expensive painting for the multimillionaire owner’s 50th birthday, whilst at another company staff were expected to pitch in to help with the cost of the funeral of the mother of the CEO.

Meanwhile news has just emerged of a woman who was fired for turning up to work on time and leaving when her shift finished.

Justifying her dismissal the boss said that her attitude showed a lack of commitment and that she was just doing the bare minimum!

It’s important to note here that the employee was not on a full time contract but was being paid by the hour.

When the company decided to throw a 3-day event fully catered and live streamed by a team of professionals, the woman was asked to come in an hour early and leave an hour late and then stay on for a gala event meaning that she would be required to work from 8am to midnight – a total of 16 hours for which she would be paid for only 8.

When asked if she could bill the company for the extra hours or take time off in lieu, she was told that her services were no longer required and that she wouldn’t be paid for the extra hours already worked!

Sounds like a good place to work!

Always putting in extra hours for no pay is Margaret Mills who this week turned her attention to the links between Essex and the doomed voyage of SS “TITANIC”.

Two Essex based concerns were involved, Marconi of Chelmsford and Crittall Windows of Witham.

Listen here to what Margaret revealed today: –

I’ll catch you again next week,
Scott

 

Are you expecting a bonus this Christmas?

After a hard year’s graft at your place of work, you might expect to let loose at an office Christmas party, or maybe even receive a nice Christmas bonus. 

But you might be less impressed to receive a message from the HR Department of your firm reminding employees that they should cough up £15 each to buy presents for their bosses.

And this is exactly what’s just happened at one company, but now it seems that this is not an isolated case as news has emerged that the HR department in an unnamed big restaurant chain deducted money from everyone’s salary to buy an expensive painting for the multimillionaire owner’s 50th birthday, whilst at another company staff were expected to pitch in to help with the cost of the funeral of the mother of the CEO.

Meanwhile news has just emerged of a woman who was fired for turning up to work on time and leaving when her shift finished.

Justifying her dismissal the boss said that her attitude showed a lack of commitment and that she was just doing the bare minimum!

It’s important to note here that the employee was not on a full time contract but was being paid by the hour.

When the company decided to throw a 3-day event fully catered and live streamed by a team of professionals, the woman was asked to come in an hour early and leave an hour late and then stay on for a gala event meaning that she would be required to work from 8am to midnight – a total of 16 hours for which she would be paid for only 8.

When asked if she could bill the company for the extra hours or take time off in lieu, she was told that her services were no longer required and that she wouldn’t be paid for the extra hours already worked!

Sounds like a good place to work!

Always putting in extra hours for no pay is Margaret Mills who this week turned her attention to the links between Essex and the doomed voyage of SS “TITANIC”.

Two Essex based concerns were involved, Marconi of Chelmsford and Crittall Windows of Witham.

Listen here to what Margaret revealed today: –

I’ll catch you again next week,
Scott

 

Are you expecting a bonus this Christmas?

After a hard year’s graft at your place of work, you might expect to let loose at an office Christmas party, or maybe even receive a nice Christmas bonus. 

But you might be less impressed to receive a message from the HR Department of your firm reminding employees that they should cough up £15 each to buy presents for their bosses.

And this is exactly what’s just happened at one company, but now it seems that this is not an isolated case as news has emerged that the HR department in an unnamed big restaurant chain deducted money from everyone’s salary to buy an expensive painting for the multimillionaire owner’s 50th birthday, whilst at another company staff were expected to pitch in to help with the cost of the funeral of the mother of the CEO.

Meanwhile news has just emerged of a woman who was fired for turning up to work on time and leaving when her shift finished.

Justifying her dismissal the boss said that her attitude showed a lack of commitment and that she was just doing the bare minimum!

It’s important to note here that the employee was not on a full time contract but was being paid by the hour.

When the company decided to throw a 3-day event fully catered and live streamed by a team of professionals, the woman was asked to come in an hour early and leave an hour late and then stay on for a gala event meaning that she would be required to work from 8am to midnight – a total of 16 hours for which she would be paid for only 8.

When asked if she could bill the company for the extra hours or take time off in lieu, she was told that her services were no longer required and that she wouldn’t be paid for the extra hours already worked!

Sounds like a good place to work!

Always putting in extra hours for no pay is Margaret Mills who this week turned her attention to the links between Essex and the doomed voyage of SS “TITANIC”.

Two Essex based concerns were involved, Marconi of Chelmsford and Crittall Windows of Witham.

Listen here to what Margaret revealed today: –

I’ll catch you again next week,
Scott

 

Are you expecting a bonus this Christmas?

After a hard year’s graft at your place of work, you might expect to let loose at an office Christmas party, or maybe even receive a nice Christmas bonus. 

But you might be less impressed to receive a message from the HR Department of your firm reminding employees that they should cough up £15 each to buy presents for their bosses.

And this is exactly what’s just happened at one company, but now it seems that this is not an isolated case as news has emerged that the HR department in an unnamed big restaurant chain deducted money from everyone’s salary to buy an expensive painting for the multimillionaire owner’s 50th birthday, whilst at another company staff were expected to pitch in to help with the cost of the funeral of the mother of the CEO.

Meanwhile news has just emerged of a woman who was fired for turning up to work on time and leaving when her shift finished.

Justifying her dismissal the boss said that her attitude showed a lack of commitment and that she was just doing the bare minimum!

It’s important to note here that the employee was not on a full time contract but was being paid by the hour.

When the company decided to throw a 3-day event fully catered and live streamed by a team of professionals, the woman was asked to come in an hour early and leave an hour late and then stay on for a gala event meaning that she would be required to work from 8am to midnight – a total of 16 hours for which she would be paid for only 8.

When asked if she could bill the company for the extra hours or take time off in lieu, she was told that her services were no longer required and that she wouldn’t be paid for the extra hours already worked!

Sounds like a good place to work!

Always putting in extra hours for no pay is Margaret Mills who this week turned her attention to the links between Essex and the doomed voyage of SS “TITANIC”.

Two Essex based concerns were involved, Marconi of Chelmsford and Crittall Windows of Witham.

Listen here to what Margaret revealed today: –

I’ll catch you again next week,
Scott

 

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