Read about a week in the life a Chinese builder beginning to work in the UK- Diary of a migrant worker (The Guardian). A shame that it hasn't been turned into a blog.
Those on national minimum wage will be pleased to know that it is increasing to £5.05 ($8.94) from today (BBC News). The 18 to 21 year old rate also goes up to £4.25 ($7.52). Provisional recommendations by the Low Pay Commission suggests rates are to increase to £5.35 ($9.47) and £4.45 one year ($7.88) from now, respectively.
If your current job hasn't turned out as you planned, or you are in a job that is not fulfilling as it once was, then Andrew Taylor of The Times considers alternative strategies to just finding another job - try and alter the job.