John Jempson & Son Ltd

Staff Offload

Posted on: March 21st, 2018 by Amy Maynard

This month, employees Shirley Bailey and Christine Cummings fill us in on life on the payroll team…

When did you start working at Jempsons?

S: I joined in December 1999. They started me off doing self-billing for British Gypsum and I thought, ‘If I have to do this again, I am leaving!’

C: September 2016. I came in because they needed an extra pair of hands.

How has your job changed since you started?

S: I used to check the tachographs against payroll when they were the old wax discs. Technology and legislation have changed the way we work hugely.

C: We have now centralised all personnel records and they are filed in one office, to keep information safe and up to date with Data Protection regulations.

What do you like most about working for Jempsons?

S: The office is extremely friendly and we have a laugh.

C: Yes, for me, it’s the people. I miss work if I am away. I also like the role because it’s varied and very black or white. Everything has to balance and it’s all very logical. I am not a grey area person!

Are there any anecdotes from your time in the office?

Both: What happens in the payroll department has to stay in the payroll department!

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