“More than 40 Eton teachers paid at least £100K a year”

Mar 15, 2021 | In the news

I’m a regular Desert Islands Discs listener. A regular, but always emotional and heartwarming trope, is the influence of teachers, or usually a teacher, on the now-successful. They can often quote their encouragement word for word, and this week’s guest had kept a note written to her by her teacher for forty years or more. None went to Eton, but to comps and sec mods where they might otherwise have been written off. And thankfully their teachers didn’t chase the big bucks. Listen to Ian Wright and I dare you not to be moved

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“The working-from-home illusion fades”

“The working-from-home illusion fades”

Are workers working from home more or less productive than those catching the 7.02am to London Bridge every day? ‘Probably sitting at home in their bleedin’ jim-jams’, said someone recently of a less-than-helpful call centre employee, the assumption being that, were they surrounded by colleagues and with a manager cracking the whip, he or she would have sorted his energy bill more efficiently.