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‘I’m not unemployable, so why won’t you employ me?’: Motivation levels can dwindle – and it’s not surprising, Eagle Eye

‘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.

By | Eagle Eye, Notebook | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 4:00 am

If you think it’s hard being an ethical consumer, try being an ethical trader, Uncategorized

If you think it’s hard being an ethical consumer, try being an ethical trader

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 | | Friday, 11 January 2013 at 3:22 pm

Price comparisons must always be like-for-like, Notebook

Price comparisons must always be like-for-like

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.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 13 December 2012 at 3:22 pm

Jeremy Hunt, NHS, Frank Sidebottom, M&S, #Webindex – why are they trending?, Notebook

Jeremy Hunt, NHS, Frank Sidebottom, M&S, #Webindex – why are they trending?

What’s trending and why?

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 5 September 2012 at 11:00 am

My zero hour contract has left me poor this summer, but for a Neet it would be much worse, Notebook

My zero hour contract has left me poor this summer, but for a Neet it would be much worse

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.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 23 August 2012 at 2:45 am

The zombie argument of the bank split sceptics, Chunomics

The zombie argument of the bank split sceptics

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.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 4 July 2012 at 2:05 pm

Back to British: One pair of knickers at a time, Notebook

Back to British: One pair of knickers at a time

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.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 18 April 2012 at 10:30 am

Vince Cable gets his mojo back, Eagle Eye

Vince Cable gets his mojo back

In a remarkable speech yesterday the Business Secretary sought to put a full separation of retail and investment banking back on the table.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 27 July 2011 at 1:59 pm

The new Face of Manchester Fashion, Fashion

The new Face of Manchester Fashion

Close your eyes and you’ve missed it. Gone are the days where Mancunians and tourists alike would flock to Selfridges and Harvey Nicks to indulge themselves in a spot of designer shopping.

By | Fashion, Notebook | Friday, 8 April 2011 at 1:19 pm

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