More people search the national Citizens Advice website www.citizensadvice.org.uk for information about workers’ rights than any other topic. The information below summarises your main rights as an employee – this includes workers on zero-hours contracts but it excludes agency, freelance and self-employed workers as well as trainees.
So I said to the gym instructor: ‘Can you teach me to do the splits?’ He said: ‘How flexible are you?’ I said: ‘I can’t make Tuesdays.’
Do you sometimes wish your job allowed you to do something else on Tuesdays? Well,
‘Sun forces charity to ditch rip-off helplines’‘(headline on the Sun newspaper website 07 April 2014). Do they mean Citizens Advice?. Well, yes it seems they do.
Imagine a 63 year old man – let’s call him Jim (an entirely fictitious character, so any resemblance to anyone alive or dead is coincidental) –
Unable to decide which of his two staff to lay off, a manager came up with the idea of keeping the one who could devise the most secure log-in computer password. The successful password was MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofyParis. Intrigued, the manager asked his employee to explain how he had managed to create such an unusual password.