Northern Rail apologises 73 times a day

Northern Rail apologises 73 times a day, making it the 5th most apologetic rail company in the country according to a new website. sorryfortheinconvenience.co.uk was created 2 weeks ago and tracks how many times rail networks in the UK say "sorry" on Twitter. With a total of almost 25,000 this year, Northern Rail apologises far … Continue reading Northern Rail apologises 73 times a day

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Britain is on track for a million agency workers by 2020, research says

The number of agency workers in Britain is set to reach one million by 2020 if current growth trends continue, according to Resolution Foundation Research. The report, describing agency staff as the 'forgotten face' in the debate around insecure work, shows that the number of agency workers has grown by 30% in the last 5 … Continue reading Britain is on track for a million agency workers by 2020, research says

Post Office managers to strike over pensions

STAFF across eight post offices in Manchester will participate in a one-day strike on October 31. Post Office managers are to join a one-day strike by other workers in a dispute over pensions, jobs and the franchising of Crown offices. A portion of staff from Barnes Green, Didsbury Village, Eccles, Gorton, Manchester Spring Gardens , … Continue reading Post Office managers to strike over pensions

FEATURE: 5 Years to Success – How 55 year old Ian Cunningham got his life back in business

Five years ago, Ian Cunningham was tired of his job as a bank clerk. After becoming disillusioned with his career, he quit and started training to be a bookkeeper. Ian had spent the last 30 years working for NatWest, it was all he knew, but he felt it was time for a change. So he … Continue reading FEATURE: 5 Years to Success – How 55 year old Ian Cunningham got his life back in business

PC World ‘scamming’ laptop buyers.

PC World customers have been charged for services that though advertised as 'optional', appear to be anything but. Despite asking to opt out, many customers have been told they have to buy the £35 set up service, which includes software that is freely available elsewhere. User 'iamnoss' on website reddit told other members: "(I was) … Continue reading PC World ‘scamming’ laptop buyers.