While there is a lot of discussion and concern about shale gas in Poland, it seems that it is not just our country considering this source of gas in the time of political trouble in Europe. Read about British technology called 'fracking' and try to answer why it is controversial. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-14432401
When you first hear this expression you might think it has negative associations with storms being quite violent and destructive. Yet you will be more than happy when a business idea of yours goes down a storm - everyone buys your new products or orders the service you render. Just remember not to mistake it for going down... Quite a different result, as you can imagine. For a bit of a read on how to keep on top when the company is going down click here http://powertochange.com/discover/world/change/.
When you are paid for performance you are a pert of a system of payment that links compensation to measures of work quality or goal, in other words you are paid relating to how well you work. That's why the other name for this system is performance-related pay. Click here http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-22/for-ceos-correlation-between-pay-and-stock-performance-is-pretty-random#r=nav-f-graphic to read about the system of paying the CEOs in this way - is it reality or a myth?
Damages is the money that a court tells you to pay someone because you have harmed them or their property. Very frequent in business but this is to show you a public aspect of this word or expresions related (pay damages, award damages). Read about who has just won a court case and will be paid damages:
Usually applicable to all the corporate gadgets you receive - your corporate smartphone comes with all the bells and whistles I'm sure, also the company tablets and cars... Are you a gadget-loving person? With all the bells and whistles is an expression just for you.
Obviously the topic related to the semi-final between Brasil (OMG) and Germany - words and expressions to describe difficult situations in your life. May it be business related? Indeed:
What an ordeal! I supported Brasil all along. Very sad, but that's life...I guess...
It never came to my mind not to use all the vacation time offered, but I actually know quite a lot of people out there whose vacation days stay unused. Are they vacation-phobic? It turns out that Americans top the ranking lists of this phenomenon. Read more here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-30/vacation-phobic-americans-donate-a-million-years-of-work-annually.html