Plus a comment about the comments and a comment about that. Recursion rocks!
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"...Athenian "democracy". In that State, not only did citizen soldiers have to supply all their equipment including transport (which is why only a small percentage had the vote)"
Err, no. In classical Athens, all free Athenian male adults had the vote, regardless of whether they could afford weapons or armour. As for transport, most Athenian soldiers walked (as did Spartan, Theban, Corinthian, Argive etc etc soldiers).
The idea that you have to have guns and automobiles to be a citizen is modern American.
"My place has a key which lets us all enter the main and rear entrance, cycle room etc but then lets us in to our individual flats."
That suggests that the individual flat keys only differ from each other slightly.
Some fellow-students once tried to make a master-key for the fire-doors to their flat in halls, by carefully comparing keys and mechanisms. They discovered they'd made a key that opened all the doors in that tower block. And university campus. And BBC White City, various major rail stations.... Fortunately they were very responsible and only issued master keys to people they liked.
"I 'm thinking this is to be expected. They appear to raise their offspring with an uttlerly different attitude toward 'responsibility' and 'integrity'." I'm thinking not.
Three were commended; rather more were sacked or penalised. Of those, one exhibited "passiveness," not responsibility, another didn't have the integrity to recognise or deal with being "unsuitable for the role", two were "negligent and in non-compliance of orders.” Singaporean ways of raising kids seem to have mixed results.
Generally speaking and in this particular case, it's not true that "a real director needs to own shares".
Company law doesn't say directors have to own shares, companies can be limited by guarantee and not have shares at all, the model articles for companies limited by shares don't say directors have to own shares, and the articles of Retro Computers (available at Companies House) don't require that the directors have shares.
@Alien8n VAT definitely is charged on any postage billed to customers just as it is on other delivery charges (the Royal Mail doesn't charge VAT but that's another story), so the numbers wouldn't balance out. If it was a scam and the IT Director was in on it, he did rather well to get rid of you with nothing but a month's pay.
TinyURL offers previewing, though they don't promote it as much as they might. https://tinyurl.com/ybdhn32u autoredirects but https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybdhn32u will take you to a tinyurl.com page showing the destination.
It seems individual users can automatically preview all tinyurl links if they install a cookie in their browser. https://tinyurl.com/preview.php
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