Building firm fires all staff on the spot

Building firm fires all staff on the spot

The staff were called into the meeting around lunchtime with no idea that they would leave the room unstaffed. All staff at a Gold Coast company have been summoned to a lunchtime board meeting on Thursday. By the time they left the room, they were all unemployed. All 15 of them were made redundant on … Read more

Mercedes-Benz to retire the manual transmission from 2023

Mercedes-Benz to retire the manual transmission from 2023

Another nail in the manual’s coffin, Mercedes-Benz confirming the end of its three-pedal vehicles. 0 See 2 pictures Mercedes-Benz buyers around the world will soon have automatic transmissions as their only option, with news that the German automaker will be phasing out the manual gearbox from next year. According to a report from a German … Read more

‘Free upgrades are hard’ Two ‘magic’ ways you might get an upgrade on your next flight

'Free upgrades are hard' Two 'magic' ways you might get an upgrade on your next flight

Although free flight upgrades do happen, the reality is that they are very rare. However, an airline employee and a frequent flyer both shared two specific occasions when travelers might end up in business class. “Your chance of being upgraded is based on some secret behind-the-scenes voodoo magic, but there will likely be a correlation … Read more

ASX rallies to cap volatile week

ASX rallies to cap volatile week

The Australian stock market followed Wall Street higher to end the week higher. The Australian stock market closed another see-saw week with a strong performance on Friday after overnight gains on Wall Street gave investors a boost of confidence. A broad-based rally helped all local sectors rise and pushed the benchmark ASX 200 up 76.8 … Read more