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Word of the week: Fig

This post was going to be a short riff on a line in that Inauguration poem by Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman—the line about the vine and the fig tree, which got me thinking about figs. Mmmm, figs. But one fig led to another, and next thing you know I was way down a figgy rabbit hole from which there was no escape. Go figure. Here’s the line from “The Hill We Climb”: Scripture tells us to envision that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree, and no one shall make them afra...
Tags: Toys, UK, Texas, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, France, Finance, Virginia, Poetry, Religion, Linguistics, Food And Drink, Isaac Newton, Redundancy


So many Mondays

In 2002, the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers—now known as PwC—rebranded its consulting business. The move wasn’t entirely voluntary: The US Congress had just passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in response to the accounting scandals of the previous few years (Enron, WorldCom, et al.), and firms like PwC were feeling the heat. PwC worked with a global branding agency, Wolff Olins, and in June 2002 announced the consulting business’s new name: Monday. It was meant to suggest “a fresh start,” spo...
Tags: UK, New York, Instagram, Congress, Australia, US, Los Angeles, Bbc, Pwc, Linguistics, New Zealand, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ibm, Vancouver, Oakland, Redundancy


Stories of jobseekers show true impact of Covid-19 on employment

Many have taken jobs in new industries, while others are underemployed and struggling with billsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe true consequences of the coronavirus lockdown on employment are becoming clear, as official figures show that almost three-quarters of a million jobs have been lost from company payrolls since March.Older and younger workers have been the hardest hit by job cuts, and many people of all ages have taken up jobs in different industries to ma...
Tags: UK News, Work & careers, Uk Unemployment And Employment Statistics, Job losses, Redundancy, Coronavirus outbreak


This drywall-installing robot will finish building your new home, meatbag

There's a robot apocalypse coming, but it's likely not going to result in the loss of billions of human lives. Rather, it's our livelihoods that are at stake. For some vocations, signs of a paradigm shift are already here. The HRP-5P humanoid robot is designed to be a drywall-hanging machine. It's slow now, but it's capable. Sooner or later, it'll be fast enough and cheap enough to make skilled construction labor a thing of the past. My Grandfather, who spent the better part of his life build...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Unemployment, Robots, Redundancy


INHUMAN RESOURCES by Pierre Lemaitre

INHUMAN RESOURCES Pierre Lemaitre Translated by Sam Gordon MacLehose Press (www.maclehosepress.com) £16.99 At the age of fifty-seven, HR manager Alain Delambre finds himself more on less on life’s scrapheap: made redundant four years previously, Alain has struggled to find suitable work in an extremely competitive market, taking whatever work comes his way so that he […]
Tags: Thriller, Paris, Crime fiction, Redundancy, Fanboy Gushings, Pierre Lemaitre, Books_horror-novels, Alain, David Fontana, Alain Delambre, Hostage Taking, Inhuman Resources, Sam Gordon MacLehose


MPs call for legal action over 'shocking' HS2 payouts

Public body overseeing £55bn rail project ‘lacks basic financial controls’ with outgoing staff overpaid by £1.76m, committee warnsMPs have called on the government to consider legal action against the former chief executive of the public body building the new high-speed rail network, over £1.76m in redundancy payments made in direct contravention of civil service rules.HS2 Ltd, which is overseeing the £55bn project, paid a total of £2.76m to 94 individuals, while the statutory redundancy terms s...
Tags: Politics, Money, UK News, Civil Service, Work & careers, Transport, Rail transport, Hs2, Redundancy


Yes, it's the season. We get it.

Dear copywriters, editors, and reporters: Do you really think you’re being clever with your “’Tis the season” line? Trust us: you are not. I refer you to that wise man John McIntyre, of the Baltimore Sun, reminding us to beware holiday clichés: “’Tis the season”: Not in copy, not in headlines, not at all. Never, never, never, never, never. You cannot make this fresh. Do not attempt it. And yet, and yet. So much ’tis, so little seasoning. The evidence:   A mailing from West El...
Tags: Google, Holidays, Advertising, Signs, Linguistics, Honda, Redundancy, Baltimore, Anthropologie, Bay Area, Cliches, Andy, San Francisco Chronicle, Barnes Noble, John McIntyre, Nancy Friedman


Yes, its the season. We get it.

Dear copywriters, editors, and reporters: Do you really think you’re being clever with your “’Tis the season” line? Trust us: you are not. I refer you to that wise man John McIntyre, of the Baltimore Sun, reminding us to beware holiday clichés: “’Tis the season”: Not in copy, not in headlines, not at all. Never, never, never, never, never. You cannot make this fresh. Do not attempt it. And yet, and yet. So much ’tis, so little seasoning. The evidence:   A mailing from West El...
Tags: Google, Holidays, Advertising, Signs, Linguistics, Honda, Redundancy, Baltimore, Anthropologie, Bay Area, Cliches, Andy, San Francisco Chronicle, Barnes Noble, John McIntyre, Nancy Friedman


Solstice

The Northern Hemisphere’s summer solstice – literally, “the point at which the sun seems to stand still” – occurred at 9:24 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, June 20. But for some brands, the solstice never ends.   2013 Northern Solstice Rose from Martha Clara Vineyard on Long Island, New York. (“The Unofficial Official Rose of Summer.”)     Solstice Sunglass Boutique, probably in a mall near you.     Solstice Meats, purveyors of beef cheeks, tripe, tongue, marrow bones, liver, and f...
Tags: Fashion, New York, Technology, Cars, Walmart, Linguistics, Food And Drink, Redundancy, South Florida, Northern Hemisphere, Long Island New York, Pacific Time, Naming, Nancy Friedman, Wine & Spirits, Martha Clara Vineyard


Doing more with -less

In 1995 there was Clueless, writer/director Amy Heckerling’s updating of Jane Austen’s Emma; the big-screen version begat a TV series by the same name. Last year brought Limitless, another movie-to-TV recycling, this one about “an average 28-year-old man who gains the ability to use the full extent of his brain’s capabilities” and is hired by the FBI as a consultant. It lasted barely a season. This season, get ready for four TV shows with one-word “-less” titles. Minimalism? Austerity? Theft?...
Tags: London, Television, Film, Abc, France, America, Trends, Fbi, Dermot Mulroney, Netflix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Showtime, Linguistics, Jane Austen, Robert De Niro, Michael Caine


A box of donts

Currently in theaters: Don’t Breathe, a horror film that cost a mere $10 million to make and which is expected to clear a 500 percent profit by the end of its run .   Don’t Think Twice, a comedy-drama by Mike Birbiglia with an impressive 99 percent TomatoMeter rating.*   But the don’ts don’t stop there. Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012-2013)     Don’t Look Now (1973)     Don’t Look Back (1967)   Don’t Blink (2014)   Don’t Say a Word (2001)   Don’t Be a...
Tags: Television, Film, Linguistics, Redundancy, Titles, Mike Birbiglia, Nancy Friedman


Increasing Depression

From Australia: I’m 40 and was made redundant from my job and can’t find work for the past 18 months. I am unemployable despite having qualifications. My dad past away in September. Can’t find a partner. This is affecting other parts of my life including getting rid of all my friends and their contact details, not leaving the house unless I have to, being a recluse, not talking to people, attending family functions and not socializing, not doing things that I use to enjoy, always tired, no energ...
Tags: Work, General, Australia, Laid Off, Relationships, Depression, Therapy, Social Withdrawal, Redundancy, Grief & Loss, Loss Of A Parent, Unemployed


10 Actionable Steps to Dealing with Redundancy

Redundancy is horrible; it is also a fact of life and it’s happening to more and more people with more and more regularity. It’s just a part of our changing world and it is the acceleration of change that is impacting on employment. So what is it that we can do to help ourselves if we’re affected by redundancy? These 10 steps will help you to deal with redundancy. For more help see Position Ignition’s Re-Launching Your Career After Redundancy eBook.
Tags: Jobs, Redundancy


10 Reasons Why Redundancy is a Relief

If you've just been made redundant you may be feeling a mix of emotions. It can be a really challenging experience and situation to be in.  However, you don't have to go into panic mode straight away. In some ways this could be an exciting opportunity for you and your redundancy could offer you a form of relief. Here are 10 reasons why: 1. No more hate Whatever reason you have for hating your job, being given a way out of it can be a blessing in disguise if you’ve hitherto been unable to t...
Tags: Jobs, Redundancy


Filling the void: the Brexit effect on employment law

Having been cast as unnecessary “red tape”, a burden on business, inflexible, uncompetitive and inefficient, it is widely assumed that a sizeable number of domestic employment laws derived from European Law will be in the firing line in the event of a Brexit. In a well-publicised written opinion produced for the TUC, the leading labour law barrister, Michael Ford QC, has provided some support for this assumption. He noted the vulnerability of these EU-derived employment rights and labour laws, a...
Tags: Books, Politics, UK, Featured, Law, Employment, Eu, Eu Referendum, TUC, Employment law, Redundancy, Brexit, Michael Ford, Johnstone, Employers, Commercial Law


Ford plans "hundreds" of jobs cuts across UK and European operations

The $200m cost-saving plan targets admin staff [Author: Alan Tovey]
Tags: UK, Jobs, Cars, Production, Industry, Engineering, Ford, Redundancy, Alan Tovey


NHS 'paid out more than £90 million in redundancy to staff it then rehired'

New figures reveal that more than 2,600 staff were laid off and rehired in the three years from April 2012 [Author: Victoria Ward]
Tags: Government, NHS, Managers, Payments, Redundancy, Staff, Victoria Ward, Rehired


UK's biggest boatbuilder axes hundreds of jobs as recovery fails to materialise

Princess Yachts cuts 350 of its 2,300 staff as demand for luxury vessels fails to materialise in wake of financial crisis [Author: Alan Tovey] [Link to media]
Tags: UK, Jobs, Industry, Engineering, Redundancy, Yachts, Princess, Recessin, Alan Tovey


Public-sector redundancy payoffs to be capped under Tories' enterprise bill

Conservatives will ban six-figure ‘golden parachute’ packages for staff made redundant by public-sector employers such as the NHS, BBC and civil service Public sector workers in the NHS, BBC and civil service will be banned from getting six-figure redundancy packages under a law to be brought forward in the Queen’s speech next week.The proposal to outlaw large “golden parachutes” for public sector workers was a manifesto pledge made by the Conservatives, following repeated cases of senior offici...
Tags: Health, Politics, Money, Media, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Civil Service, Public services policy, Work & careers, Bbc, NHS, Sajid Javid, Redundancy, Public sector pay, Queen's Speech


NHS chiefs will have to repay redundancy payoffs if rehired within a year

NHS managers who receive large redundancy packages will have to repay it if they are rehired in a new NHS post within a year, under new changes to be introduced. [Author: Laura Donnelly] [ ]
Tags: NHS, Packages, Pay Back, Redundancy, Six Figure, A Year, Laura Donnelly


Npower to close offices and outsource work to India with loss of 1,460 jobs

Unions accuse npower of serving up 'Christmas nightmare' as chief executive insists changes will improve customer serviceNpower is to close offices and outsource work to India in a move that means 1,460 UK staff will lose their jobs at the energy supplier.The company confirmed it will close its office in Stoke on Trent and one of three offices in Oldbury in the West Midlands as back-office customer service functions are moved to India over the next eight months. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, UK, Money, Utilities, India, UK News, Energy industry, Work & careers, Energy Bills, Job losses, West Midlands, Redundancy, RWE npower, Oldbury