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Sign of the Times November 27, 2013

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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The following cartoon is doing the rounds on Linkedin. It seems to typify employers’ expectations; they want in depth experience which takes time to accrue but only want to pay bargin basement money.


The Joys of Temping…Not March 19, 2010

Posted by Audit Monkey in Working Life in Britain.
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It is a ‘odd’ experience temping or contracting. You are expected to deliver the work but will never be part of the furniture. It’s an odd sensation as you don’t feel that you belong or particularly welcome, despite pretences otherwise. Worse, there are often periodic reminders that you are on the ‘outside’ rather than the ‘inside’.

A couple of examples. For instance, I will not be participating in any bonus payment my current employer is distributing. I’m not too surprised but it another ‘reminder’ you are not invited to the party or part of the club.