Category: Work

Where I’ve been

Work. Possibly Related Posts: Review of my 2010 Should women de-feminise for the office? The great tuition rip-off A case for agency workers’ rights The hoax in the hospital

Should women de-feminise for the office?

There is an article published on the London Times website yesterday, by a woman commenting on the opinion of the dressmaker to Gordon Brown’s wife, a woman whose day job is at a hedge...

The great tuition rip-off

The past few years, I’ve mostly been working as an agency driver. That was after a very inactive 18 months after leaving university, during which I tried to get office work, and never succeeded...

A case for agency workers’ rights

BBC NEWS: EU stalemate on workers’ rights I heard this being discussed on the radio this morning, with a discussion on the Today programme between representatives of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and...

The hoax in the hospital

A few weeks ago, browsing the magazine shelves at Borders, which sells imported American magazines, I fell on a feminist magazine called Bitch, which had a feature on chain emails aimed at scaring women....

Less green, more safe?

Today’s Independent has an article in its Green Pages (its regular section on environmentally-friendly living) by someone who has decided to stop cycling in London and start driving instead (page 41, John Miller, Two...

Interview no-show

It’s not often that I post personal stuff here, but I’m getting the impression that I’ve been discriminated against, although I don’t think I’ll find out until at least tomorrow (insha Allah). Yesterday, out...

Reflections on a week with the dsabled

This past week (as explained earlier) I’ve been doing a temporary job driving a minibus, transporting the severely mentally disabled of New Malden from their homes and care facilities to two day care and...

My new (temporary) job

I’ve managed to come by a rather sweet temporary job with the local facilities for dealing with the learning disabled, which consists of (who’d have guessed!) driving them around. It basically involves driving them...

Job hunting …

Not long back from attenting a “selection interview” for an IT recruitment agency in Tolworth. I’ve been looking for a proper job for ages, half-heartedly because I’m not very good at interviews and writing...