After all what has been said and made of the demise of GM Rover, spare a thought for those who work for Littlewoods and their Index stores. Why there's been no outcry about a similar number of job losses is beyond me. Do retail workers deserve more than this? I suspect they do, but if we look at retail workers in general - typically low pay, low skill, low union density, unitaristic styles of management, part-time, female, etc. there appears to be one rule for one type of worker...
LITTLEWOODS TO SLASH 3,200 JOBS - BBC NEWS
Two other articles from BBC news also grabbed my eye (I do use other sources when I get them or have the time to look for them!), particularly as they relate to misbehaviour in relation to work. The first is the story of QE2 crew members getting into bother and causing a bit of damage.
STAFF FIRED AFTER QE2 VANDALISED - BBC NEWS
The second article is absolutely classic! This is the tale of a private contract firm, working for a local authority, who couldn't get its employees to paint straight yellow lines for parking. I need not say more - just have a look at the picture that goes with the article.
YELLOW LINES SPARK ROAD ROW - BBC NEWS