Can you feel the cuts?
As the cuts begin to bite I’m beginning to hear ever more fiendish and creative ways for people to find themselves “down-sized”. One friend was invited to re-apply for her job (she wasn’t aware that she had resigned) with the added excitement of her pay being tied to the amount of new business she brought in. To her credit she stood her ground and pointed out that if she’d wanted a job in sales she’d have worn a sharper suit. Then there was the architect who was given the heave-ho on the grounds that her role was surplus to requirements – but would she mind, before she went, just drawing up a job spec and recruiting someone to do her job on a freelance basis. Nice.
As she said, it could be great – if only everyone else played along. But outrageously she wasn’t able to persuade her bank to accept a mortgage cheque every other month, and her kids are still demanding food every day. And I thought we were all in this together!
Are you feeling the cuts? Let me know!
Scary statistic of the day
Turn that light off!
According to the Telegraph the average family will be paying £1,400 a year on gas and electricity prices go up in August. Barbecue anyone?
Deal of the day:
To celebrate the appointment of Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson as Children’s Laureate KidStart is offering a Gruffalo Trunki for just £28