Time-sheet fiddling: GPS gadgetry helps bosses winkle out wayward workers

December 23, 2011

Whistle blower in the sky...

If you want to be a fiddler, do your fiddling in an Irish or bluegrass band.

That’s Alf’s advice to any of his constituents who might be tempted to cheat on their time sheets, although he is confident none of the voters of Eketahuna North come into this category.

He tenders the advice nevertheless in the aftermath of a case of a bloke who became somewhat wayward with his time keeping.

This bloke’s work records were not in tune with data recorded by the GPS computer in his company truck.

So he lost his job.

In the circumstances, it would have been smart for him to have left things at that.

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The way is being paved for our doctors to examine the gizzards of Oz (and their other bits)

January 8, 2010

Kiwis are probably giving Health Minister Tony Ryall a big hurrah, on learning he will be talking to his Australian counterpart, Nicola Roxon, about her Government’s plans to make it easier for New Zealand doctors to work wherever they like in her country.

The doctor shortage being what it is, we can’t afford to have too many of the buggers taking off across the ditch to prod, poke and prescribe for patients there.

On the other hand, we can’t complain too much about the Aussies pinching our doctors when we are doing our damndest to pinch doctors from other countries, too.

According to the Herald, Ryall has been advised that the impact on the New Zealand medical workforce would be slight. But –

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