Talk of the Town: Firms caught short by loo roll baggers

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TIMES are tight in the business world right now, with companies looking to avoid unnecessary costs. But one thing bosses won’t have considered is the financial penalty caused by loo roll thieves.

An Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce event recently heard from a cleaning firm which warned that businesses should invest in jumbo loo rolls that are harder for employees to slip into their bags.

So next time you’re left in a sticky situation during a visit to the work facilities, keep an eye open for colleagues hurrying out with a suitcase.

It’s a wrap but Rankin’s missing all the action

IAN RANKIN time again, and today’s update reveals that, while all of Edinburgh was basking in the sunshine last week, he was missing the party.

In this case it was the wrap party for the TV adaptation of his novel Doors Open, which was filmed in the Capital and stars Stephen Fry.

The crime writer tweeted: “Doors Open finishes filming. Alas, being in Paris, I’m missing the wrap-party. Hope it’s a wild one . . .”

What a tough life slumming it in Paris – and in the springtime, too.

Vote yes for a holiday

THE campaign for a Yes vote in the independence referendum wants a million signatures by 2014 - but it could end up sending people off on holiday instead.

Some people trying to log onto the Yes Scotland website have found themselves confronted instead with Yes Scotland, a company selling hotel and bed and breakfast breaks. Now the tourism company is considering legal action against the SNP.

Nation’s kids aim high

CHILDREN across the country are setting their sights high when it comes to their future wage, a new survey has revealed.

On average, kids in Scotland believe they will earn nearly £54,000 by the time they reach 35. However, the RBS’s MoneySense Research Panel also showed that Edinburgh children are “slightly more realistic”, as they anticipate earning almost £51,000.

In contrast, the findings – based on responses from 12,000 British youngsters – also highlighted that adults in Scotland overwhelmingly think today’s teens will be worse off in the future.

Only seven per cent of adults share children’s optimistic views about their future earning potential, believing they could earn £55,000 aged 35.

For men, however, that figure is per week as the dream of being a footballer refuses to die.