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Thread #167690   Message #4053337
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
18-May-20 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: UK thread, Politics and political
Subject: RE: BS: UK thread, Politics and political
"pfr, my wife has had a company phone and laptop for years. She uses them for work only! and when she gets home around 6:30pm, they are switched off."

That's the problem.. she can only switch the laptop off after finishing obligatory extra after school hours work at home...

We usually can't have our evening meal until at least 8.30..

Her colleagues are in the same desperate situation,
so that's why the late evening stressed-out work related phone calls begin
after they all actually finish work for the night...

But then the laptop usually needs to be switched back on again
just before bedtime,
as a result of problems inflicted from the phone calls...

It's since Blair that teacher's workload has increased beyond reasonable demands,
whilst the austerity value of their salary has decreased to unlivable levels..

That's why I've enough of my own real justified resentments about the state of the education system,
to tolerate any glib provocative tory attacks on 'workshy' teacher's and their 'militant unpatriotic' unions...

BWM - Btw.. it'd take a mightier man than me or you,
to demand my mrs ever turns her phone off...!!!

The only concession I won, was last year she agreed to stop taking it to bed at night...