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Dons have it easy, or so the country's largest teacher recruitment agency seems to think. Scottish professors have been receiving letters from Teaching Personnel suggesting they could put in spare hours doing supply teaching in schools.

In case any academics are so deep in the research assessment paperwork that they haven't had time to rad their mail, this is Teaching Personnel's pitch: "You may have additional days that your existing commitments do not always fill. If this is the case, would you be interested in taking temporary supply teaching assignments on your available days?" And if you bring along a colleague, Teaching Personnel will lob you an extra pound;100.

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