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Monthly Archives: November 2010
Schadenfreude (pleasure taken in somebody else’s misfortune)
5 Nov 2010, 11:59 am | Written by Andrew
I’ve taken a fair amount of stick from colleagues in the office for my use of the word ‘Schadenfreude’ in our recent newsletter; “pretentious” being one of the kinder expressions. So why did I use this strange and almost unheard-of … Continue reading
Hot on paying you promptly!
4 Nov 2010, 3:56 pm | Written by Backstop
Some timesheet tips from your friendly team in Backstop accounts: Backstop locum practitioners are responsible for getting timesheets correctly authorised and submitting them each week. Timesheets must be submitted by 5pm every Monday to include all hrs worked from the … Continue reading
Round-up of the news from October
4 Nov 2010, 11:44 am | Written by Backstop
As we’re all more than aware, news from the past month is all about the government cuts which will be sweeping the board when it comes to who will be affected – from housing to social care to prisons. Social … Continue reading
Reasons to be cheerful…if you’re a locum
2 Nov 2010, 4:46 pm | Written by Andrew
Andrew Thorne, Backstop MD Did the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) have you dreaming of emigrating far away, where there is full employment, perpetual summer, cheap beer and mandatory three hour siestas? Yes, me too! So why should we all be … Continue reading