While on the subject of workplace toilets, Alistair Dabbs observes:
Also highly revealing about a workplace is the signage displayed in office restrooms. Wherever I go, no matter how posh the surroundings, workers appear to need wall-mounted directives printed in large font sizes on how to use — or rather, how not to misuse — the facilities.
This reminds me of the facilities I encountered at a previous employer. The cubicles on the first floor (which was inhabited mainly by IT folks) all carried a sign instructing you to clean the pan after use.
On the second floor (where the accountants lived), the cubicles carried signs explaining how to clean the pan after use.
I have to admit that people who use tabs are pretty shocking.
UK government paid consultants £680K for Brexit customs plan
Government records show the U.K. tax authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), spent £680,000 on a contract with consultancy firm McKinsey & Company to, among other things, assess the “commercial feasibility” of the “new customs partnership model.” That is one of two customs proposals put forward by U.K. Brexit negotiators last week in talks aimed at avoiding a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The customs arrangement designed by McKinsey was, of course, dismissed as unworkable as soon as the rest of the EU saw it.
Hiring consultants is like wishing really hard. It doesn’t mater how much you spend — or how much you wish — the impossible will remain impossible.
I mentioned the trailer for The Meg last week and now a new poster is out. It’s a lot better than the last one.
via Flickering Myth
Market trader Wayne Bellows is told he yells too loudly
A market trader called – appropriately – Wayne Bellows has been ordered by his local council to turn down the noise because it is causing a nuisance.