‘I’m not unemployable, so why won’t you employ me?’: Motivation levels can dwindle – and it’s not surprising
Hundreds of applications to various roles later, I’m yet to receive any feedback on any of my interview techniques, my CV’s strength or any of my abilities. I’m not unemployable and I doubt the millions of other unemployed people are.
If you resent giving money to corporations that avoid their taxes, the alternatives are painfully expensive. Especially in retail. As an experiment in ethics, I tried getting rid of assorted films, clothes, books and games using anyone but eBay, Amazon and Google. It cost me around £300 but, as we shall see, it was all worth it.
By Nick Booth | | Friday, 11 January 2013 at 3:22 pm
News that Tesco Ireland has agreed to pay substantial damages amounting to £120,000 to Aldi Ireland for trade mark infringement in a comparative advertising campaign is a timely reminder to all retailers that clear rules apply and they must be adhered to.
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Since starting my university summer almost three months ago, I’ve had no more than 10 shifts at my retail job. This isn’t because I’m a seasoned jetsetter or that I’m ‘feckless’ or ‘work shy’; I just happen to be one of those mugs on a zero hour contract.
Their objection is based on a fundamental misapprehension of what took place in 2008. This was not a case of a few badly-run banks failing. Rather the entire UK banking sector failed. It was a systemic collapse.
British manufacturing is making a comeback and retail guru Mary Portas is spearheading its return. Not content with putting the va-va-voom back into forty-plus female fashion, she’s also rejuvenated the former jewel in the crown of the British town centre, its high street, by dispelling the mass produced tat of pound shops and challenging the dominance of the supermarket. Her latest project has been even more ambitious: energising the UK clothing industry by starting her own production line to manufacture a staple in any woman’s wardrobe – 100% British knickers.
In a remarkable speech yesterday the Business Secretary sought to put a full separation of retail and investment banking back on the table.
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