The current job market has caused the oppression of teenagers in the workforce. While it is claimed worker's rights are protected, employees take advantage of the desperation of many in order to make more profit. The obvious issue of contention is wages. For a long time, I have seen the minimum wage as a great law…Read more The Murky World Of The Minimum Wage
Deep sighs of relief. Deep, deep sighs as my brother's wedding drama finally comes to a close. Today, the great clean up begins like the aftermath of a festival. Leftovers are dished out, pots are cleaned and I..sit here watching the Community Shield. What? My part is over and all that was left for me…Read more Wedding Drama
The other day, a contractor came over to my house to paint my bedroom ceiling which had suffered from a leak. As he painted, he joked that I can watch and learn so that next time I will be able to do the painting around the house. No chance, I told him. Not because I…Read more Adulthood: The Moment Your Mum Allows You To Paint The House
When a beggar asks for change, do you give it or walk away? I was asked this question once and realised that sadly, I was of the latter people who would keep their heads down and hands in their pockets. Like the issue discussed yesterday where people in London tend not to interact with each…Read more The Arrogance Of Humanism
When your parents would drop you off or pick you up from school, would you cringe and hide your face as you dive through the open door like a soldier evacuating from a hot battlefield or were you one of those lucky ones who could stride proudly to their car and even offer a friend…Read more Which One Are You?
I sometimes wonder where on earth do the Government get their ideas about education in the UK? At a recent NUT meeting (yes I have a spy in there), teachers discussed striking over proposals put forward by ministers to change the A-level system (Post-16.) Wait what is this? Teachers are going to strike over concerns…Read more If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!
Whenever students come upon the crossroad in their life where they have to make a decision about what to study at college or university, people find it very easy to advise them with the words “do what you enjoy.” This is of course great advice but there are a few things which can make it…Read more To Learn Or To Live?