An employee said they had the Ebola virus, a deadly fever which killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa between 2013 and 2016 Another said they were allergic to wearing yellow polo shirts which was the company's uniform A third person said they claimed suffering from flu from getting colds after leaving their fridge door open Meanwhile, a fourth said they had left the window open and fog entered their house, making it impossible to see their alarm clock How many people call in sick on National Sickie Day? According to Employment Law Experts (ELAS), it was estimated that the number of employees calling in sick on the 2019 National Sickie Day was 215,000. … [Read more...] about National Sickie Day 2020: What are the worst excuses for calling in sick?
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Meanwhile, the orchestral pros are challenged to within an inch of their lives, leading a cohort of young people who, too, are challenged but not frightened. The music is a glorious mixture of Wagner, minimalism, show-stopping songs, fine melody and jazzy rhythmic complexity, and everyone is enjoying the clever humour of the text (“Theseus is clever / Theseus can box / his arrows are unerring and he works out with rocks”). Every group loves the piece – in fact, Jonathan has been feted by hundreds of autograph-hungry young musicians whichever city he’s in. … [Read more...] about Monstrous fun: the community opera with a cast of hundreds
Her (2013) Given society’s increasing fascination with the impending trend of robotic lovers, it’s hardly surprising that one of the best romance films of the last decade is about a man and his digital assistant. Her — written and directed by Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) — establishes its themes early, as Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) narrates a letter to a spouse, but despite the cracks in his voice as he reads, the scene unveils the truth: Theodore works for a company that ghostwrites personal letters for people, the words spilling out of his mouth are artificial, written on behalf of a customer. It’s a wrenching introduction to the future Her depicts, one of sterile apartments overlooking vast, cold cities, where human connections vanish like snowflakes in the sun. Theodore is reeling from the collapse of his marriage, and to get his life in order he buys the latest model of artificial intelligence assistants. Samantha (Scarlett … [Read more...] about The 50 best movies on Netflix right now
“The shadow side of the refugees arriving is the negative picture that all there is is trash, wrecked boats, safety vests and clothes left behind,” said Victor. “We are seeing a black future that was already tainted by the crisis that paralysed businesses with impossible tax demands. In spite of all that, many Greeks wanted to help as much as they could and more than was possible for them. Now tourists stay away and travel companies cancel their trips, making it hard for people to make a living.” … [Read more...] about Life on Lesbos: residents tell us what it’s really like
Asthma UK revealed that four in five people in England who might be at risk of having severe asthma were stuck in "limbo" in primary care instead of being referred to specialists for diagnoses and treatments that could transform or save their lives. … [Read more...] about How ‘extra clean’ homes could be deadly – increasing your child’s risk of asthma by 40%’