Not so caring

22nd September 1995 at 01:00
One lecturer's college launched a system of "caring visits" to those on sick leave - officially intended to confirm the employers had staff welfare at heart while also cutting down on absenteeism. The lecturer, whose daughter was terminally ill with cancer, took time off to care for her, only to receive a visit from her employers days before the child's death.

Feeling under strong pressure to return to work, she was back within a fortnight and was immediately given extra duties. Returning this term, she has been given what she considers is an appalling timetable packed with short courses demanding maximum preparation time.

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