Adult Daycare: Dealing with Employees

Fwiffo

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Had a day fighting one of the regional offices demanding that their client expected a global Covid procedure and track and trace system for all our employees, preferably with an App. This particular office is obsessed with Apps.

It got to the stage where they resorted to ''Bottom line is....'' and accusing us of deliberately exposing people to the virus on the basis that one of our employees caught the virus in Italy and was ''contaminated'' spreading it around on purpose.

The Covid protocols in Italy are extremely tight with track and trace provided by local Health Authorities. Can you imagine a company interjecting and imposing an additional layer on top of that with their own processes that could be in conflict with local legislation and infringing on medical privacy laws? Sharing someone's medical information across borders in conflict with GDPR? Called BS on that.

Well at least that's a bit better than when this subsidiary started moaning about costs to set up their people to work remotely. Sure when we needed to evacuate the office it was do anything and everything possible. When they got the bill they nickel and dimed discrepancies down to the 4 figure level including only paying for overtime for full time staff who assisted whilst considering the regular hours as sunk cost they would have incurred anyway. I said I'd move their people back into the office so they can infect and kill each other for free rather than debate this absurdity.
 

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Whenever there's a scandal in my sector, you can be sure one of The Big Four audited the accounts.

We’re mandated to use them. We used another one with four letters before and the contract changes every few years who is the supplier of choice for audits.
 

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We’re mandated to use them. We used another one with four letters before and the contract changes every few years who is the supplier of choice for audits.

I'm mandated not to. And that was one reason we relocated the ultimate Group companies to the USA. Long story, but it involved Dutch auditors needing to fly to every global business unit, or alternatively, use one of the Big Four.

Meanwhile, the Accountant has been elusive these last few days. But he had some trouble with his son's girlfriend from Hong Kong being detained in Zurich under some Swiss Air screw up. So I left him alone.

Wish I never made contact with him yesterday, as it's messed up my sleeping, as he's panic with the EBITDA Q3 as we've only made Euros 6000 profit in that period. Well, he thinks its a cock-up somewhere and some invoicing is missed being recorded.

I think he's right, but in Q3 most of the business has been generated by those super tight US$ contracts where I rolled the dice on a strong $ against the Euro. Oh dear, oh dear.
 
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