“Most children sleep with mobile phone beside bed”

Jan 30, 2020 | In the news

All of my family sleep with mobiles within reach. For me, it’s my alarm clock, tells me bedtime stories and sings me to sleep. Yes, I do panic if I forget to take it out with me. If there’s an emergency, how else can I dial 999? Knock on someone’s door? Would you answer in the middle of the night? If my daughter forgets to charge hers, yes, I worry. It’s a scary world out there if you’re a teen’s dad. Notice, however that my generation’s biggest worry is not being able to make calls; the thing for which mobiles are now least used…

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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.