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first_imgGuruOn 9 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today This week’s guruNewmonday hires Chinese burn kingRecruitment specialist newmonday.com has recruited a renowned bully to trainand motivate its sales division. Former actor Jeremy Barton, who was a member of Mauler McCall’s Gang in theBBC children’s classic Grange Hill, has been appointed the firm’s sales managerfor job postings. Guru was a big fan of the ginger-haired hard lad and he is confident that hewill prove an inspiration to his sales staff. No doubt under-performing members of his team can look forward to somemotivational nipple tweaks and Chinese burns, and anyone who really steps outof line had better be ready for the upside-down toilet flush. (Apparently Jeremy has already blotted his copy book with his new employerafter being caught smoking behind the photocopying machine.) Italians spice up their workplace Guru was interested to read that most Italians lighten their working days byflirting and having erotic fantasises about colleagues. Seven out of 10 Italians indulge in flirtatious behaviour and sexualinnuendo in the workplace, research has revealed. And more than a fifth ofthose surveyed said flirty behaviour had resulted in having sex with acolleague. The study concludes that this sort of behaviour helps foster a relaxing,supportive atmosphere at work. Guru begs to differ as he is still sporting a black eye and walking rathergingerly after winking suggestively at the editor last week. One in the eye for NHS director Talking of black eyes – Andrew Foster, the NHS HR director, got tongueswagging at a national conference last month when he took to the podium sportinga beauty. Despite encouragement from delegates at the Association of Healthcare HumanResource Management event, Foster was reticent to divulge how he had come byhis shiner. Rumours were rife – perhaps he had riled the Deputy PM and walked into oneof John Prescott’s legendary straight rights. Or maybe he had forgotten to buyany loo roll from Tesco, much to Mrs Foster’s annoyance. Or possibly it wasreally was a simple as walking into a door. But Guru has a feeling it was more obvious – Foster must have slipped offthe “skills escalator” which he told the conference is going to playa key role in training healthcare staff over the next few years. Union green light for red light areaDutch prostitutes have announced they are forming a trade union a year afterthe country’s Government announced the legalisation of brothels.Members of the new union, which has yet to be named, have also won a lengthybattle against the powerful ING Bank and can now operate normal businessaccounts.When the union becomes official next year the men and women who work in thesex industry will gain the same rights as regular employees in the servicesector.Guru suspects that certain terms may well be frowned upon during the newunion’s meetings. Officials may shy away from mentioning “sleepingpartners” or “lying down on the job” and section 69 willcertainly be taken out of the union handbook. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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