The case of the workshy driver who won an employment tribunal despite being spotted at a bar after phoning in sick is a fine example of why the pendulum of power has swung too far towards employees.
It’s strange to think that someone who has worked as an investment banker and is now the Chancellor under a Tory Government would turn out to be such a softy.
Rishi Sunak’s desperate pleading with company bosses not to lay off their furloughed employees once the scheme ends next month will cut no ice with those who must balance the books in the real world of business.
The workplace is meant to be a place where people learn, a pathway to bettering themselves you could say; So someone please tell me why companies have the audacity to exploit our young people with ‘unpaid shifts’.
I’m getting extremely annoyed about the way people are using the phrase ‘gig economy’. Not only is it being portrayed as something new, but also the implication is that anyone involved in paying people on a ‘job done’ basis is some kind of abusive employer, running an exploitative business model.
What can I say about the headlines this morning that scream that mothers ‘feel discriminated against at work’? Except that it’s not a situation that I recognise at all.