Author Archives: Jon Stow

More dishonesty

If he was taking cash in hand to allow me to avoid paying his VAT, he was certainly dodging tax on any cash he took. Continue reading

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Kindness and indifference in the supermarket

Last week in our local Co-op I dropped my walking stick when paying at the check-out. The cheerful young lady rushed round to pick it up for me. I was a little embarrassed but thanked her. She was very considerate … Continue reading

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Dilemmas and degrees of honesty

he was certainly dodging tax on any cash he took, and of course deceiving his accountant as well as defrauding HMRC. Continue reading

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Death and life getting in the way

It is over four years since I posted on On Our Bikes. Why the hiatus, or maybe that word is not enough to convey the long interval? Never mind. After the last post in July 2017 things just happened. My … Continue reading

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Business and social media folly

My wife Gloria and I met an apparently very pleasant fellow at a weekend barbecue recently. We had a long chat covering a wide range of non-contentious subjects, and it emerged we had a hobby in common – amateur radio, … Continue reading

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Should I be retired?

Being of “a certain age”, which means no longer young, a lot of people I meet socially and even some who have known me a while think I must be retired. Well, I suppose I could have retired, but since … Continue reading

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What counts is what we can do

We had a very interesting speaker at a meeting I went to the other week. He was very knowledgeable in his subject and sounded as though he could really help his clients through tough times and to achieve their best. … Continue reading

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Bad professional vibes

We all pick up work we do not like. Usually we do not know we don’t like it until after we are committed to doing it, otherwise we might have declined it politely in the first place. The other day, … Continue reading

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There is more to life than work

Doesn’t our work routine get in the way of real life sometimes? We need to have interests which take our minds off the daily routine. Even if we enjoy our work very much, which I hope we do, we need … Continue reading

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The pain of business envy

We can always look over the fence and see how our colleagues and contemporaries are doing. Sometimes business acquaintances or former work colleagues are making shed-loads of money; much more than we are. I know people who get very jealous … Continue reading

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