Archive | January, 2010

Guru’s Friday workplace funnies

Once again, here are Guru’s links to the best workplace stories of the week: Advert for ‘reliable workers’ banned as discrimination by Jobcentre Plus McDonald’s ‘wrong’ to fire worker over cheese slice Prison warder sued after inmate’s pet parrot dies Nurse pulled out of operation to be told she was sacked South Korean government turns […]
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Superhero HR hunks and hotties

Disciple Rachel writes: I am writing to say how shocked I was to recently be confronted by my boss in a very angry state. She had logged onto HR Space to see if our entry to your [HR hunks and hotties] competition had been included and was demanding to know why I had only nominated myself. […]
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What font are you?

Not a question you get asked often, admittedly.Guru has always thought of himself as a Century Gothic guy, but it turns out after taking this online test, he is more Expanded Antique – the type of font you most associate with boxing promo posters ie. bold and shouty.Four simple questions will help you drink from […]
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You thought your staff were stupid …

Disciple Patrick insists he spotted the following in South African newspaper The Cape Times:  “I have promised to keep his identity confidential,’ said Jack Maxim, a spokeswoman for the Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg, “but I can confirm that he is no longer in our employment. We asked him to clean the lifts and he spent […]
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MPs get kickers in a twist about litigants website

Pity poor Gordon Turner, co-founder of of Partners Employment Lawyers and founder of the Serial Litigants website.His site offers employers facing tribunal claims a background search on claimants at a cost of £99. Turner has compiled a list of 30 so-called ‘serial claimants’, with one man alone believed to have been involved in 150 allegations […]
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Al Qaeda’s new (hypothetical) HR director

Satirical website The Daily Shame has attributed the government’s recent raising of the terror threat level in the UK to Al Qaeda appointing a new HR director. “Remember that many young terrorists are actually quite lazy, and Al Qaeda’s operations are strung out all over the world – it’s very hard to motivate them and […]
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Worker gets ‘fencer’s funeral’ on back of van

We all have visions of how we’d like our own funeral to be; the type of coffin, the kind of music, where the wake should be. Guru wants to be cremated Wicker Man style, while Britt Ekland look-a-likes prance topless around the village green.For fencer David Jessup it was nothing quite as extravagant. His dying […]
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Guru’s Friday workplace funnies

Here are Guru’s top workplace stories of the week: China launches dating site for ‘single and bitter’ government workers Asda ‘chicken lickin’ shelf stacker jailed Busty barmaid sues German brewer for using her pic on advertising Make your own David Cameron poster – waste a few minutes to relieve the boredom Delivery driver wins tribunal […]
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New plan to keep boffins in work

The government, it seems, has unwittingly hit on a micro-solution to tackle unemployment among academics.It follows the news that David Nutt – the government’s former chiefdrugs adviser, who was sacked last year for criticisingministers in the wake of the reclassification of cannabis, has set up his own advisory panel.The government’s five-step plan is as follows: […]
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Blonde women ready to go to war

The latest piece of groundbreaking research to come out the US is that women with blonde hair have a more competitive and determined streak than brunettes or redheads.Boffins at the University of California studied 150 women with different hair colour and found blondes more ‘warlike’ as they were used to getting attention and being treated […]
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