There are many impressive things about the soon-to-open Primark, set to become the biggest in the world. Not only does it boast three restaurants, it will employ around 1,000 staff in the centre of Birmingham. And as Birmingham Live reports, one of these new employees will be taking home a juicy salary. But it will only go to a top all-rounder who can do everything at the drop of chef's hat. The General Retail and Catering Manager will be paid £40,000 a year - or £769.23 per week. Demands on the multi-disciplinary boss will be huge given that the 160,000 square foot site will have almost 1,000 employees and four places to eat and drink when it opens on April 11. A 40-hour week will involve managing '50 retail and catering team members and team leaders' while running four 'unique coffee and catering outlets'. The job will involve team management meetings and daily briefings while helping to 'champion a training culture'. At the same time this manager will be living up to the … [Read more...] about How to earn £40k working at the world’s biggest Primark
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More Parliamentary shenanigans this week as we approach the March 29. I write my Herald column on Thursday morning so do not know, as yet, which amendments the Speaker, John Bercow, will select for debate this afternoon. My understanding is the government’s one that incorporates two amendments which passed the last time; seeking an alternative arrangement to the Northern Ireland backstop and the amendment which urged HMG not to leave the EU without a deal (both of which I supported) is one of the amendments being considered. Logically it should pass as each did two weeks ago - but logic isn’t at a premium in Westminster at the minute so it may well have failed by the time you read my column.The truth of it is that both the two main parties (and leaders) are at loggerheads with a group or groups of their own MPs, and struggle to reconcile their differing demands. In addition, neither have a large enough majority to ignore their irreconcilables yet don’t really want to … [Read more...] about How does Chris Grayling remain in post as Secretary of State for Transport?
print-edition icon Print edition | Britain Dec 6th 2018 IT BEGAN AS a demand from a handful of Liberal Democrat MPs and a hard core of fervent Remainers. Now it seems to have the support of half the country. As the government’s Brexit plans fall apart, a second referendum has come to look ever more likely. But how would it work in practical terms? Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. The main dilemma is what to put on the ballot. Some supporters of a “People’s Vote”, such as the Conservative MP Justine Greening, back a three-way poll. Voters would rank their preferences, with a choice of remaining in the EU, backing the government’s deal or leaving with no deal at all. Others, including the “People’s Vote” campaign, would prefer a binary choice between staying and leaving. A third option is a two-stage referendum. Voters could be asked first whether they want to leave the EU, … [Read more...] about How does a People’s Vote work?
Past security, stage door reception, then up a narrow, winding staircase, you reach Jamael Westman’s dressing room at the Victoria Palace Theatre. His name is etched on a brass plate. Inside is not one room, but a suite. The 6ft 4in newcomer, who won the coveted lead role in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster rap musical Hamilton against stiff competition, greets me clad all in black. Westman — Jam to his friends — has just won the Emerging Talent prize at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his performance, and is ‘humbled’ by the accolade. ‘I keep on thinking about this word “emerging” and what I am emerging from,’ says the Lambeth-born star. ‘And I think it’s from a household and relationship that have been really supportive. There’s no way I’d be here, but for others’ faith in me.’ We sit on leather sofas separated by a chess board: almost a year into the … [Read more...] about How Jamael Westman landed the leading role in Hamilton
The child and family psychotherapist counsels such parents all the time. They are trying their best to make ends meet when it comes to childcare, housing and the sundry expenses of daily life and they worry that their relationships with their kids are fraying at the edges, too. She even got the title of her just-published book, 15-Minute Parenting, from her interactions with stressed-out mothers and fathers trying to juggle the demands of work with bringing up their sons and daughters. "The most common thing I hear from busy parents who work outside the home," she says, "is that by the time they get back from work, have collected their kids from childcare and got them in the door and put the dinner on the table, they feel they have 15 minutes a day to spend with them. "Behind all that is a building and simmering stress within parents that's affecting their children and the interactions can feel fraught and tense because everybody is feeling the pressure." It's an anxiety that is … [Read more...] about Many working parents try to compensate by cramming too much into weekends