Sunday, February 09, 2014

Do get over yourself!

“I’m going to be sitting there worrying about the male passengers sitting next to me leering at the beautiful women on the screen,” said Dr Russell, a philosopher and lecturer in taxation at Massey University in Palmerston North…’

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Caught out

"Takapuna Countdown in Auckland will be banned from selling alcohol for seven days from February 10 and the staff member in charge will lose his general manager's certificate for 30 days.
Breaches of this type have previously earned suspensions of up to five days and police involved in the case hoped the recent decision released by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority would mark a new hardline stance.
The Sunday Star-Times asked Countdown how much the seven-day loss of licence would cost the business financially but received no response.
An industry source said alcohol typically made up 10 per cent of a supermarket's weekly revenue but the cost could be much greater…"
(Bold mine)
Now here is something interesting- not the ban but the figure quoted- "…10 per cent of a supermarket's weekly revenue…"
The 'let's tax the crap out of everything we disapprove of brigade' have been telling us that supermarket booze is a loss-leader and is so cheap in order to attract customers to the store. Here it appears that losing this income will be a big hit to the supermarket.
SOMEBODY is telling porkies...

Crisis in Kaikohe- town food supply shuts down.

"Searing temperatures in the workplace saw Kaikohe fast food workers take seriously the old adage "if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen".
Seven staff from McDonald's family restaurant in Kaikohe took to the town's main street yesterday to protest after having spent weeks working in a kitchen where they say temperatures at times climbed to 38C because of a broken-down air conditioning unit…"
38C in a KITCHEN? Who could have thought it would get hot in a kitchen? Try digging holes or other such manual labour in that heat- under the burning sun.
Perhaps the owner should just shut the place down while he waits for the parts...