The Bribery Act probably doesn’t outlaw breakfast “networking” meetings that just happen to coincide with rugby matches and take place near a large TV screen. I’m always very keen on that sort of networking. Invitations to all rugby, cricket and football matches accepted.
On the way to the said networking meeting you can listen to Lucy Kellaway’s excellent podcast called, appropriately enough “Listen to Lucy”. I’ve only recently discovered them and they are great: short, amusing, pithy but always worth a listen. Lucy’s theme is usually the nonsense surrounding corporate life – buzzwords, mission statements, public announcements, research etc. Her latest considers a recent report that says teddy bears may be a benefit in the boardroom. You can listen by clicking here.
Yesterday I came across a particularly nasty example of workplace harassment and bullying, where one employee continuously harrasses his colleague and makes his life a misery. Click here to read the list of complaints made by the worker. See what you think and be sure to scroll down right to the end to the Justin Bieber photos, which are very funny (not that I’ve any real idea who Justin Bieber is). There were many other complaints by the unfortunate Simon Dempsey against the irrepressible David Thorne (I don’t know who he is either, perhaps I should get out more). This complaint was my favourite,
As @BillWillcocks said to me on Twitter trying to keep a straight face in the disciplinary meeting would have been very difficult.If you have excruciating stories of disciplinary offences please share them by leaving a comment on here.
Tonight sees the Last Night of the Proms (has anyone any spare tickets to the Royal Albert Hall?) which, to my mind apart from being a great night is also the end of summer. It’ll soon be Christmas.
Have a good weekend.