So how to embrace these positives? The longer I leave it the less likely I am to go back. When, or if I do, I will edit the people I follow and stop following those who have a negative effect on me. I will strictly limit when I do it and make sure it’s only on my computer (not on my phone). … [Read more...] about After 10 years and 22,000 tweets, why I’ve ditched anti-social media: By TV presenter LOUISE MINCHIN
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Krause is one of a growing number of academics convinced her social media accounts are being monitored by her employer. With universities worried about negative press and the impact it might have on student recruitment, management are said to be closing down discussions on workload, classism and sexual harassment on campus.accused of using ‘intimidatory’ tactics to silence debate and the strikes radicalised people. John Hills*, a lecturer at a London university, got called into a 45-minute meeting after criticising senior management on Twitter. “HR was simply trawling the accounts of employees involved and looking for things to object to. It is naked intimidation,” he says. “They’re constantly watching and trying to drive conversations out of sight.” With another round of strikes on the horizon, academics worry this heavy-handed approach might be replicated. … [Read more...] about ‘Naked intimidation’: how universities silence academics on social media
Mears only takes public sector contracts from local authorities: it has no private clients. Whoever buys its care business, if anyone, will have to attract private families and milk them to cover the loss-making state-paid customers. “We can’t do that, we have no expertise in marketing to the private sector,” says Long. What councils pay companies varies widely, between £11 and £22 an hour, mostly the lower end. Staff are not paid travelling time: “Rushing from job to job, paid by the minute. Councils still commission 15-minute visits, against Nice guidelines. Staff stop in car parks to write up notes, unpaid for that.” Long says they need 25% more just to cover travel time. … [Read more...] about Social care is crumbling, and Johnson’s immigration plans will only make it worse
“The board and shareholders have decided that pursuing a listing in this period of IPO market uncertainty is not in the interests of the company and its stakeholders, and will revisit the listing once IPO market conditions improve,” said Arqiva, which carried the BBC’s first TV broadcast in 1936 and is an investor in the YouView TV platform. … [Read more...] about UK firms pull multibillion-pound floats in latest sign of stock market jitters
“Vulnerable” is a tried-and-tested way of shifting the burden from the state to the individual. When politicians talk of disabled people as being vulnerable, it perpetuates the false belief that vulnerability is an inevitable consequence of disability rather than the direct result of government choices. The truth is, it is not being unable to walk that makes a quadriplegic vulnerable. It is slashing their social care budget so there is no personal assistant to help them get dressed. … [Read more...] about The social care crisis hits disabled people hard. So why are they forgotten?