TIL that in the Falklands, an abandoned minefield has accidentally become a penguin sanctuary. The mines were set in the Falklands conflict and have remained there since, keeping humans away. The local Magellanic penguins are too small to set them off and have thrived in the area.
Religious schooling hampers economic development and innovation. Areas of France with religious schooling during the late 19th century and early 20th century were slow to adopt technical curriculum, focusing instead on religious content in curricula, hampering economic development.
The French government said Monday its forces had killed more than 50 jihadists aligned to Al-Qaeda in air strikes in central Mali. The offensive took place on Friday in an area near the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger, where government troops are struggling to rout an Islamic insurgency
I have to meet with the area manager to explain why I missed a target.... sure thing!
To set the scene I used to work for a phone network in the UK in the late naughties as a shop salesman. The company had an problem with declining sales as they thought themselves better then others and people would pay the privilege of being with them (well the public didn’t and it showed). Of course head office couldn’t comprehend this and along with a string of draconian measures they insisted that if you missed any one of your 21 key targets each month, You had to travel to wherever your area manager was and explain in person why you failed and how you will correct this for next month. (And if you didn’t they started disciplinary proceedings). I and a lot of other staff realised the colossal mistake they made in the wording. First off we could choose when to travel to them and the company had to by law pay for it. (They even said they would pay travel and “other expenses in the announcement and linked to the government website stating it) Cue the maliciousness! I had actually taken a new role in a different industry and was on my 3 month notice. And this new policy came into affect in the first of the 3 months. And I missed 1 of my targets (for amount of accessories sold) by 2%. So I got the summons to see the area manager. I had been informed that there was a meeting of area managers to be held in Inverness (the far north of Scotland) in two weeks so scheduled my meeting with him accordingly. Now I lived and worked near the other end of the country (in England) So I used the company system to book my travel and due to the journey times (9 hours to get there) I had to book a hotel for 2 nights. I also opted to pay the optional £50 to upgrade all my bookings (first class rail ticket, and a 4 star hotel instead of a welcome break or other budget option.) So on the Monday I travelled up. Stayed overnight. Tuesday afternoon held my 15minute meeting which went like this. Area Manager: so why are you here? Myself: I missed my target for sales of accessories by 2% Area Manager: how do you plan to correct this so we don’t have to start a formal disciplinary? Myself: I don’t Area Manager: I BEG YOUR PARDON!?! Myself: I have no intention of making a huge effort to sell £4 more stuff. I officially leave the company in 3 weeks time. Area Manager: (turning red with anger) what the hell are you doing here then? Why have you even bothered? Myself: well you see I need a good reference so I’m following all the rules I’ll end it here but you get the image. I also showed him how much they paid to send me up there. Train tickets (first class both way) close to £800 and was Hotel around 400 for two nights. Remember I used the optional upgrade system and paid £50 in total for the upgrades on the system. So they spent close to £1150 to send me most of the way up the country to tell the manager I was leaving. Oh and they also paid me for 3 fulls days work to attend this meeting (again as they said it was on company time so we got paid). Due to then location I would need to travel up monday, attend the meeting on Tuesday afternoon (his only free slot) and then get the train Wednesday back home. I also know from speaking to other friends I worked with that they also did similar tricks and it basically cost them tens of thousands of pounds to send staff here there and everywhere to these meetings. It also caused a huge turnover in staff who had just had enough with all the garbage. I heard around 3 months after I left they stopped doing this as the cost was astronomical plus the amount of staff downtime was also astronomical. The company has slowly learnt their lesson, mainly through replacing most of the top brass with people who has a clear idea of what they are doing. But yeah that was the best trip I ever had to Scotland! Edit: to counter one persons comment of its being a dock move. The area manager only the week before our meeting was interviewing for my replacement with my store manager. The area manager and store managers had to approve it. I also was not only me member of staff doing this. Also thanks for the likes and awards! Addition edit: I confused Aberdeen with Inverness! Oops sorry folks but they are on the same railway line in Scotland. Also made some corrections
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