Work & careers

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‘The judge went absolutely berserk’: my life as a barrister in badly behaved Britain
Some friendly advice for anyone unused to appearing in court: don’t call his lordship ‘mate’; do put out your cigarette

As told to Rich Pelley

03, Jun, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘There’s spitting, foul language’: the reality of working in a college in badly behaved Britain
The pandemic shrank the world for many students. Now, anything unfamiliar prompts either anxiety or aggression

As told to Elle Hunt

02, Jun, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘People throw tantrums and try to get things for free’: my life as a hotelier in badly behaved Britain
If the guests aren’t complaining, they’re wandering around naked

As told to Rich Pelley

31, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘They call me Captain Killjoy’: working as a lifeguard in badly behaved Britain
People used to be grateful for our efforts to keep them safe. Now they accuse us of ‘sitting around staring at the water’

As told to Lizzie Cernik

30, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘I feel constantly watched’: the employees working under surveillance
Monitoring software has become more common since the pandemic – but are activity scores the best way to measure productivity?

Clea Skopeliti

30, May, 2023 @11:09 AM

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‘I’ve been too scared to go to work’: my life as a builder in badly behaved Britain
I get all sorts of awkward customers, many of whom look for any excuse not to pay. But it’s the overly friendly ones you have to worry about

As told to Rich Pelley

29, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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UK women ‘twice as likely to miss out on pensions auto-enrolment’
TUC says its study suggests one in 10 women have employers who do not have to enter them into a pension

Graeme Wearden

29, May, 2023 @7:01 AM

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A new start after 60: backpacking in the Himalayas, I found the courage to change my life
After two decades of work, work and more work, Ann Halloran decided it was time to leave her comfort zone. And it all began with a broken walking stick

Paula Cocozza

29, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘We had to call the police when one man kicked a wall’: my life as a vet’s nurse in badly behaved Britain
You don’t go into this profession to make money. But try telling that to some pet owners

As told to Lizzie Cernik

28, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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There’s another invisible injustice for working women – the gender pension gap | Rajiv Prabhakar
It’s partly the inevitable result of the gender pay gap, but the sums are much bigger. This urgently needs to be fixed, says economist Rajiv Prabhakar

Rajiv Prabhakar

27, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘One customer said my colleague looked like a porn star’: my life as a makeup artist in badly behaved Britain
Is the world more hostile than it used to be? In this series, workers reveal their daily struggles, fights and embarrassments. First: a makeup artist

As told to Lizzie Cernik

26, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Britain isn't a nation of slackers – we're on the clock 24/7 and we deserve the 'right to disconnect' | Owen Jones
Imagine your boss being fined for calling you after hours. In some European countries, that’s already a reality, and Labour wants us to follow suit, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

24, May, 2023 @11:14 AM

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