The lines between work and life (already fading since the advent of the smart phone) are blurry in a way that they weren’t before. Does working from home have to mean we are actually at our homes, or is OK if we just work remotely? And if we do work remotely can we crunch our meetings into a block of time so that it becomes a quasi-holiday? Do we need to tell our employer where we are? Does it really matter? … [Read more...] about Working from the beach, holidaying while we work: are we getting the worst of both worlds?
What does working remotely mean
Indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas, theatres and bowling alleys must close;Pubs, restaurants and cafes must close except for takeaway;Shops and hairdressers and salons will be allowed to remain open; Groups of six will be allowed to meet outdoors only; Crowds at live events will be banned;People should avoid travelling out of, or into, Tier Three areas unless it is unavoidable. … [Read more...] about London could go into Tier THREE before Christmas: Hancock warns ‘there is a lot of work to do’ to keep the capital in Tier 2 ahead of review on December 16
Others may baulk at the fact that while many of the most common vaccines in use took decades to develop, refine and gain regulatory approval, we have an abundance of jabs less than a year after the first cases of Covid-19 emerged. Have corners been cut? Has the usual scrutiny of new medicines been abandoned? … [Read more...] about Could UK employers force staff to get a Covid vaccine? Lawyers say mandatory jabs might be legal but are ‘highly unlikely’ while the Government has no power to make someone accept one
There's a terrier-like eagerness to Ferriss that renders me unable to scorn him as I otherwise might. But he annoys many others. The careers expert Penelope Trunk once wrote an essay entitled Five Time Management Tricks I Learned From Years Of Hating Tim Ferriss; the usually sober BeyondGrowth.net, which critically analyses pop psychology, called him "self-absorbed, antisocial and ruthless". Fortunately, Ferriss has a readymade response to the haters: they show he's right. "Doing anything remotely interesting will bring criticism," he says in a blogpost, The Benefits Of Pissing People Off, quoting Colin Powell. "Pissing people off is both inevitable and necessary." … [Read more...] about This column will change your life: Is Tim Ferriss for real?
By comparison, Tunbridge Wells, a few miles from Groombridge, has 117.9, yet it will be subject to Tier Three rules. Alan McDermott, leader of Tunbridge Wells council, said: 'To treat it all as one place doesn't make any sense. Poorer areas such as Thanet and Swale, are recording far higher cases because there's a lot more factory work and manual labour. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson faces war with his own MPs over new coronavirus curbs as anger grows that they amount to a ‘virtual lockdown’… and areas with just a handful of cases and no deaths are hit with toughest restrictions