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Sunday, 27 September 2009
Can you imagine how stressful his job is ( and how much his own incompetence has increased it) and how that would lead to depression or bipolar disorder.
The only way a normal human could do that job without getting stressed and depressed would be if they kept themselves in a state of complete denial.
So the question is: can someone do the job under the influence of anti-depressants? Or should someone who can do the job without be allowed to?
Monday, 21 September 2009
|From BBC News:|
Education spending could be cut by £2bn by axing thousands of senior staff and "discipline" over pay, the schools secretary for England has indicated.
Ed Balls, the first minister to suggest possible cost-cutting moves, told the Sunday Times one option was to merge comprehensives to form "federations"
ED, look - why have you taken 12 years to propose your idea to save £2billion per year, with no impact on learning in the classroom. You have just admitted to wasting £24Billion for nothing. Good job!
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Friday, 18 September 2009
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Saturday, 12 September 2009
- The CRB database is national rather than local. This means convicted paedophiles cannot get away from their record by moving to a different county.
- You only have one entry in the database, no matter how many organisations you work with. It will save some of the bureaucracy, for example today, if a school changes its name all the CRB certificates have to be re-done. A new application is not necessary when you move job.
- There is no expiry or renewal process. Any new conviction information will be added on and passed to employers immediately.
- The old CRB scheme only covers criminal convictions. The new one includes recorded suspicions that were never tested in court. To me this is the really controversial element, hardly picked up in the Daily Mail hysteria. Malicious accusations are made all the time of teachers that a child does not like - these could find their way onto a record with no method of appeal and wreck a career.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Monday, 7 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Asda is centralising it's homeshopping service into regional centres, rather than in supermarkets. Ed writes here about a new Asda centre in his constituency: http://www.edballs.co.uk/index.jsp?i=4265&s=1111
The justification for the centre is that it is twice as effecient as doing it in stores. Presumambly the 200 jobs in Morely are replacing 400 jobs across the region, either at Asda stores or Adsa's competitors. I bet those losing their jobs aren't celebrating with Ed.