Staff who lose their jobs in the economic downturn may look for ways to sabotage their companies, according to a posting on the Computer Weekly Editor’s Blog. And it’s not just former staff, as demonstrated by the current furore over Domino’s Pizza: “Dominos Pizza has been at the centre of a social media storm since the staff […]
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The best thing about this week’s ICIS training seminars in Brussels in the EPCA offices, better even than all the train travel, is undoubtedly the food. It is fantastic. Catered by a local restaurant in the Montgomery suburb of Brussels, it is a sumptuous buffet. There’s lumpfish roe mock-caviar, salmon, rare beef, bottles of wine – all thrown in for less than the regular price of a hotel conference lunch. I’m glad my pricing paper on this first day is on just before lunch and I can relax and enjoy it.
My saintly mother called yesterday to complain that the organisers of her Portuguese river cruise holiday were hammering it with an 80% surcharge on account of “higher fuel costs”. Saintly but not stupid, she smartly took her business elsewhere, namely to clever operators Saga Holidays who were offering an upper deck cabin at the original price, and guaranteeing no fuel surcharges. And in my own brush with fuel economy, I spent the weekend in the car showrooms of west London, looking for a tiny and fuel-efficient vehicle to replace my heavy duty German gas-guzzler, which has sadly guzzled its last litre of unleaded after a drunk driver drove into the back of us. Despite news from America that the whole population is downsizing to what they call “compact” cars, I can reveal that London’s car showrooms are empty. No-one is buying cars, regardless of size, and despite wild promotions offering free cinema tickets to see “Wall.E”. Just who is going to buy a car on the basis of a free trip to see a kids’ film anyway?
The Blog is very much looking forward to the next Pan-American Base Oils Conference in New York City. The US dollar may still be weak, and the euro ever stronger, but forget iPods, jeans, running shoes, Clinique and Victoria’s Secret. No, this is where I shall be spending my free afternoon. All aboard for the pizza express bus …