Too low pay, poor working conditions and inability to progress are the most common reasons for dismissal

first_imgAlso, ours the intention to change the work environment is quite firm, which is confirmed by the fact that two thirds of persons (62%) would not give up their decision to leave the company even if the employer offered them a new, significantly higher salary than they had. 24% of people who would ‘extend their fidelity’ and withdraw their dismissal decision if their employer promised them a raise do not agree. We have no negative experiences due to the dismissal The image of the employer also has an important influence on our decision, because we want to work in a company that has proven care for employees, then various financial conditions (such as bonuses, recourses and Christmas bonuses), flexible working hours, challenging work tasks, better location and the like. In the latest research, My job has found out what our most common reasons for dismissal are and where the point of ‘shooting’ lies after which there is no going back. When it comes to reasons for dismissal, they are at the top of the list too little pay, which is why half of the respondents search for job advertisements, then impossibility of professional advancement, poor working conditions te negative attitude with a direct superior.  When asked what kind of offer a potential new employer could make us think about quitting our current job, most respondents answered – better pay.  For Croats, dismissal is by no means a foreign concept. Research has confirmed that it is as many as 80% of people in their careers so far have resigned at least once, and the search for new business challenges usually turns to after 4 years of experience with the same employer. Among other motives, we are encouraged to change the work environment by numerous overtime hours, disagreement with the company’s management, a better offer from another employer, but also boredom, illegal business operations of the employer and insufficient independence in performing work tasks. Too little pay, poor working conditions and inability to progress Interestingly, at the time of resignation only a third of respondents had already agreed on a new job (34%), an equal number of people were in the process of looking for work (32%), and 17% of people did not even think about where to work. On the other hand, approximately 7% of respondents made the decision impulsively and immediately, without questioning her, resigned. There are few of us who have never, at least for a moment or two, after a hard day at work and an argument with the boss dreamed of resigning and leaving the office with applause and shouts of approval from former colleagues who many times wanted to do the same, but did not were brave enough. But how often do we decide on this important step? Also, before making a final decision we like to listen to other people’s opinions, and we most often consult with family members (49%), partner (44%) and friends (28%), while every fifth person makes this important decision independently. As expected or not, men resign more often than women without first consulting a trusted person. A new employer can attract us with a better salary and its image We do not make a decision hastily One in four respondents points out that a month has passed from the moment of the decision to leave until the dismissal, for a fifth of respondents that period has been extended to half a year, and for every tenth person to a year.  In 50% of cases, employers ask us to take notice, and during this time most people do not have negative experiences, except for occasional reproachful looks and scathing comments from colleagues or superiors, so it is not surprising that we usually break up with the employer in good relations (in 66% of cases). Aware of the importance and possible consequences of dismissal, such as a rule, we do not make a decision hastily, but think about it for a while.  Source: Cover photo: Pexels.comlast_img read more

Croatia is richer for two more restaurants with the prestigious Michelin label

first_imgAs of today, Croatia is richer for two restaurants with the prestigious MICHELIN star.  MICHELIN marks Bib Gourmand, in addition to last year’s restaurants Batelina (Banjole), Konoba Vinko (Konjevrate), Agava (Zagreb) and TAČ (Zagreb), this year receive Tavern Škoj (Solta) i Zlatne Gorica (Varaždin Breg). This label is awarded to restaurants that offer quality menus at affordable prices.  “We are extremely proud that as of today Croatia has a total of seven restaurants with the prestigious MICHELIN star and that Novalja and Korčula have joined Croatian destinations that can boast of an authentic and extremely high quality gastronomic offer. MICHELIN is a world synonym for excellence in gastronomy, and Croatia is a country of top gastronomic offer, which nowadays is becoming an increasingly important motive for the arrival and return of guests to the destination. I am sure of the excellent promotional effects of all MICHELIN labels, which can also serve as an incentive for further development and nurturing of our indigenous flavors.” said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic, sending sincere congratulations to all the awarded and distinguished restaurants, especially the owners and employees of the restaurants Boškinac and LD Terrace, whose efforts and creativity were recognized by MICHELIN inspectors. It is the result of a secret tour of Croatian restaurants by professional inspectors MICHELIN, the globally most important and most recognized guide for restaurants whose pages published list for Croatia. Namely, restaurants Boškinac (Novalja) and LD Terrace (Korcula) was awarded one MICHELIN star, while the restaurants Pilgrims (Šibenik), 360 º (Dubrovnik), Monte (Rovinj), Christmas (Zagreb) i Draga di Lovrana (Lovran) kept their stars. In addition, on the list Bib Gourmandtwo more restaurants have been included, which Croatia today can boast of a total of 70 restaurants with MICHELIN labels. center_img “The new MICHELINA awards confirm that the Croatian gastro scene is developing from year to year, and at the same time they are a great reward for all those who continuously work on improving the quality of preparation, presentation and the creation of the entire gastronomic experience. Croatia is continuously building the image of a recognizable gastro destination based on the exceptional diversity of regional gastronomic identities. According to research by the Food Travel Monitor, as many as 93 percent of tourists participated in some ‘special experience related to food and drink’ during a tourist trip, which indicates that gastronomy today is content that almost all tourists are interested in. That is why in the next strategic period we will pay special attention to eno-gastronomy, connecting producers and caterers and stronger branding and additional positioning of Croatia as a new gastronomic icon of Europe., said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. “This year’s selection reflects the positive trends on the Croatian gastronomic scene throughout the country. With a total of 70 restaurants in the guide, Croatian cuisine is developing and improving, especially by concentrating the energy of chefs in choosing the best meat and vegetables from the local area and the freshest fish from small-scale fishing. ”Said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of MICHELIN Guides. See the list of Croatian restaurants with a MICHELIN star at official MICHELIN websitelast_img read more

UGP: Occasional carriers again deceived

first_img“In every contact with the ministries, we emphasized our fear that ćEU funds will be spent on remediation of dubiousness in othersžpublic companies. It was recently announced that Croatia Airlines očekuje from države pomoć of HRK 700 million for a company with less than 1000 employees. How many millions and billions will The government slammed into HŽ and HAC no žwe don’t even want to think. At the same time, to solve the problem of leasing for all activities, not just for occasional transport and to save tens of thousandswhat ugrožjobs, an amount of HRK 200 million is needed. Već we have been trying to solve this problem with the Government for two months, a month has passed since the protests in St. Mark’s Square, and there are no changes or indications of a solution. The government is full of wordswhether self-praise for your work and successes, but we are sincere and deeply razočarani with this attitude towards the cityđanima and entrepreneurs. Once again we ask ourselves: Where is the Government and what is it doing?” It was established at the meeting that this extremely unfavorable situation in which occasional carriers found themselves through no fault of their own, can only be resolved in tripartite, and the Ministry of Tourism undertook to coordinate the activities of ministries needed to solve the problem. All present agreed that the burden of interest on leasing facilities can not only be borne by end users and leasing companies, but that the state should provide a guarantee fund through EU funds to help tourism and transport to help cover losses and preserve jobs. It is about 10 billion euros, which the Prime Minister recently bombastically announced as a great success of Croatian diplomacy. “It is indisputable čthe fact that we were invited to the first meeting at the Ministry of Tourism the day before the announced protest on St. Mark’s Square, after the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Finance did not attend the meetings invited by HANFA and UGP. It is also indisputable whethernjenica that we each goćand the invitation to the meeting they received after the announcements in the media in which we called them out for notčinjenje. We now consider that all these calls were “with a fig udžepu “te su služor just calming the situation me downđin carriers to buy time until the parliamentary elections without a real intention to solve the problem. I’m calling overžnot ministers and prime ministers to showžu that we are wrong and make a keyčnot a step needed to save the occasional passenger transport business and 20.000 jobs. If the problem is not solved, be ćwe will be forced to organize new protests.” Marko Slišković from the PPP Initiative emphasized. More than two weeks have passed since the last meeting of the Occasional Passenger Transport Initiative, the Voice of Entrepreneurs, HANFA, all leading leasing companies, relevant ministries and business associations, at which all parties agreed on a joint solution to the problem of insufficient moratorium for carriers and other ways of calculating interest during the moratorium.  “They ruleC pre-election bothwhat100.000 new jobs in idућe čfour years and on these phrases they try to attractC biračko body, while at the same time unable or not želeuwhethernor anything to save 20.000 jobs in the occasional passenger transport business. ” said Dražen Oreščanin, executive director of UGP and added: Apparently, the intention of the Government and the ministries was to circumvent the agreement with occasional carriers and to transfer the money that the EU intended to support tourism and transport exclusively to losers in the public sector, point out the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association.center_img  “From the Government of Fr.čwe expect her to be brave, and after almost three months, as long as our negotiations last, she withdrawsif keyčnot moves, not to put the accumulated problems under the carpet before the elections. ” he added Hrvoje Bujas, president of UGP. Unfortunately, we are witnessing that June 15 is long behind us, and there is no feedback, in fact, there is still no answer to the inquiries sent to the ministries about the date of the meeting. All parties present at the meeting prepared the required documentation and submitted it to the ministries within the agreed deadline. Instead of an urgent reaction from the competent ministries, as agreed, several days without contacts followed, and on June 10, after a reminder from the UGP, a response from the Ministry of Tourism arrived stating “We kindly ask you for a little more patience, considering that we have scheduled meetings of certain institutions involved in your issues for Monday, June 15, and we will let you know the new date of the meeting on Monday after the meetings. In any case, we definitely plan to hold the meeting next week.“They point out from UGP. Occasional carriers have been completely pushed to the wall, now they no longer see a ray of light at the end of the tunnel and it is only a matter of days before any of these companies declare bankruptcy.last_img read more

Council actions proof that change is needed

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionCommissioners John Franck, Michele Madigan and Skip Scirocco displayed disturbing behavior at the Sept. 19 and Oct. 3 City Council meetings: disrespect of the Charter Commission’s independence and a contempt for the citizens these commissioners were elected to serve.By current charter rules, the charter review process must remain independent of any sitting commissioner’s influence.How else can citizens get an objective review and recommendation? Nonetheless, Commissioner Franck demands that the financial data in the Charter Commission’s report should be verified against his data.This makes no sense, as it will taint data independently collected during the review process.City Attorney Tony Izzo persistently, and correctly, advised the commissioners not to influence the charter review process.Yet these three commissioners continue to ignore his counsel.In addition, Commissioners Franck, Madigan and Scirocco falsely imply they can review the report before it is sent to city voters. The commissioners’ only right, like that of other voters, is to cast their one vote on Nov. 7 — nothing more.Why do they think their constituents are not capable of coming to their own conclusions without undue influence by their politics?Now Commissioner Franck has refused to have the city pay the legitimate cost of mailing the revised charter to voters. Voters are taxpayers, and they have a right to access, and be given adequate time to review, the revised charter prior to voting this November.The commissioners’ obstructionist behavior is further proof that politics must be removed from the city’s operations.Patricia RobertsonSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Adults must be role models for our kids

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The Oct. 15 letter of Lois Mills regarding high school football players imitating the example of NFL players who do not stand for the national anthem had a serious flaw: namely that she felt that the students were being leaders in doing so, while clearly they were being followers of, in my opinion, faulty role model Colin Kaepernick.It’s sad to see that someone who is benefiting in the millions of dollars yearly from a country that gives free food through food stamps and pantries, health care through Medicaid, education from Headstart up to college, salary through unemployment, and housing through Section 8, creates a means of drawing attention to himself during the National Anthem.If he, and other attention seekers truly care about whatever issue they take, let’s see them work for that cause or donate some of their millions to change things. After all, who really needs all that money to live a good life? Better yet, let them find a country that suits them. Or don’t they really care about things? If they really cared about anyone or anything besides themselves, they would not demand those exorbitant salaries. They would take more equitable salaries so that tickets to games would be reasonably priced, and families could actually afford to buy tickets for the games.And they would try to be good role models.It’s time for teachers, advisers, parents and supervisors to stop letting naive, inexperienced children run the show. It’s time for all of us to be role models — good role models.It’s time to realize how good we have it in this country. Even the slightest knowledge of world news would have us kissing the ground in thanksgiving for this free land we live in.Theresa NowickiPattersonvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationLocal movie theater operators react to green lightSchenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barlast_img read more

Towns deserve share of county sales tax

first_imgSchenectady County currently shares 25 percent of its sales tax revenue with local governments. The majority of tax revenue goes to the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority and the city of Schenectady.This rip-off has been going on for years, and local communities have been short-changed by the county Legislature. Tony Jansenski advised that the county faces its own challenges and doesn’t have to share sales tax revenue at all — “That’s not something we have to do.” We do it because the Legislature is sympathetic to the needs of the municipalities.It’s very upsetting to think that my town of Glenville relies on Mr. Jensenski’s sympathy for our town and others to share tax revenue distribution. Metroplex and the city of Schenectady have rebuilt the city of the backs and support of all communities.It appears that the county Legislature is throwing a bone to our communities with no meat attached. The response by Tony Jasenski only signals that there is no opportunity to move forward with change.Charles BrownGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes After reading the Sept. 10 regional news on sales tax distribution, I was appalled by the response of Tony Jansenski, chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature. Glenville town Supervisor Chris Koetzle provided the town’s position on sales tax distribution given to local communities who contribute to this revenue stream. Schenectady County now keeps 75 percent of sales tax money. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Guest column: The city is addressing Jay Street fire issues

first_imgThis will result in a larger staff and we will have the ability to provide street facilities, nuisance and housing inspection coverage for the city. Also, all inspectors will receive cross-training and be designated code enforcement officers so that every officer will have the same enforcement authority. This approach will give the city greater staffing, better training, improved efficiency and allow the Buildings Department to take a proactive approach to further address life-safety issues and complaints and reduce blight.To implement this, we persuaded a recently retired senior code enforcement officer to return on a part-time basis to provide in-service training and ensure that best code enforcement practices become consistent and institutionalized.7. The inspection of all multiple dwellings for code- and life-safety compliance is a priority for us, and we plan to have each and every one inspected within the next several weeks. We have worked hard to make sure the database of our multiple dwellings is accurate and will monitor it closely. The Municity program will provide a real-time listing of multiple dwellings with a built-in tickler system, ensuring inspection and follow-up within three years. To formalize this, we will ask the City Council to amend the City Code to require inspection of multiple dwelling properties at least once every three years, irrespective of tenant occupancy or property owner changes.8. Once Municity is fully operational, we should have the ability to provide quarterly reports on the city’s website. This will enable us to promote transparency, as well as provide relevant information and announcements to the public about code enforcement. 9. As part of this effort, and not limited to multiple dwellings, we are conducting a complete review and revision of our existing policies and procedures to make sure that the operation of the Buildings Department reflects best practices. Assistant Corporation Counsel Krystina Smith has been instrumental in this effort. Our efforts will be most successful if we also review our fees and penalty structures for code violations to make sure that we are properly incentivizing good and poor landlords.Strategic fee/penalty planning should encourage landlords to take care of their property. We averaged 990 code violation prosecution filings per year from 2013 through 2017, with average annual fines of $97,290.10. We are preparing an internal Code Inspection Curriculum (based upon the Department of State training program) for in-service code enforcement officer training, which we will require for all our officers. This will be supplemented by the required annual Department of State training. Categories: Editorial, OpinionAgainst the backdrop of the Jay Street fire tragedy that claimed the lives of four people, it is important to reach out to our community to talk about changes being made in the Schenectady Buildings Department.Some of the changes are visible and some are not. Some changes will provide short-term benefits, but all will provide long-term improvement in fire safety and property maintenance inspections within the city.The basic purpose of code enforcement is to protect the health and safety of our residents. This requires more than issuing tickets and taking code violators to court.The housing stock in the city has been stressed for many years, and solving the problems will necessarily require a multi-faceted approach. There is no silver bullet. We cannot simply hire or train more code enforcement officers and think we have done our job.We have developed a plan that involves short-term goals and improvements and long-term objectives.Some of the short-term changes involve upgrading the operation of our housing code enforcement procedures, as well as structural improvements within the Buildings Department.A summary of some of these changes and improvements that we plan, or have already implemented and intend to make permanent, are as follows: 1. We hired Chris Lunn as Chief Building Inspector in September of 2017. The guidelines for his role involve transparency, professionalism and a mandate to promote the life- safety of all City residents. He brings 27 years of building trades experience and a can-do attitude to the job.2. In December 2017, we issued an executive order placing the Office of the Building Inspector and the Bureau of Code Enforcement under the direct supervision of the commissioner of public safety.Since the commissioner has supervisory authority over the police and fire departments, we can now ensure there is good coordination between these departments.3. In early January, Assistant Police Chief Jack Falvo was appointed as chief of the Buildings Department. Chief Falvo has extensive experience supervising the Field Services Bureau and brings that skill-set to the Buildings Department. Chief Falvo will help coordinate the efforts of the police, fire and buildings departments to make sure that inspections and enforcement are thorough, timely, and effective.4. The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University of Albany engages in research, consulting and shared partnership projects at the local, state and federal level.We have partnered with the cities of Amsterdam and Gloversville in working with CTG and are implementing a program/protocol called Municity. This partnership will help us combat urban blight and building inspection issues with a shared-data approach, enabling us to track problem properties and owners. This new program has the potential to be a model for statewide implementation, and there is considerable work being done to make this happen.5. We have begun providing Municity training sessions for staff members. Our target is to have the program fully operational by October 2018. Municity will enable us to establish a comprehensive and trackable database of all multiple dwellings in the city, as well as closely monitor inspections and violations.6. There have been several recent significant staffing changes. We are moving three housing inspectors that were formerly assigned to other city departments over to the Buildings Department. More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation 11. As part of our long-term planning process, and because the goal of code enforcement is to upgrade the quality and life-safety of the housing and building stock, we have begun out reach to the neighborhood and landlord and tenant associations.We are fortunate that Schenectady has always been, and continues to be, a neighborhood-based city. That is one of our great strengths.It is important to recognize that there are limited resources available to us, and strategic management is a key to getting the best results.Many effective solutions to current urban issues arise from public/private working partnerships.These structural and policy improvements should enable us to significantly improve the effectiveness of our code enforcement and fire safety and property maintenance inspections in the city.The best results possible are likely to involve help and assistance from sources not usually involved in traditional code enforcement.Nineteenth-century solutions to challenges in 2018 are likely to have little chance of success.There are existing opportunities to achieve solutions to the city’s housing stock problem. We will continue to work together to make that happen.Gary R. McCarthy is the mayor of the city of Schenectady. Michael C. Eidens is the city’s public safety commissioner.last_img read more

Haslemere nets 19% profit rise

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Lasalle to raise £100m for high-yield plan

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