* * * During the 80s and 90s, Foxtons created a distinctive internal culture. Heavily influenced by Hunt’s personality and working habits, it endures, little changed, to this day. In its recruitment and working patterns, in its rewards and penalties, in its use of branding and digital technology, the company has been a pioneer for many of today’s British white-collar employers.At the core of Foxtons is obsessive commitment. Opening for longer hours than rivals means longer working hours for Foxtons staff. The issue dominates whenever they talk about their jobs. “The hours are completely insane,” posted a former lettings negotiator last year on an online forum where Foxtons employees gather anonymously. “You work 12 hours a day Mon-Friday PLUS every other weekend, with no lieu days!” A former sales negotiator added: “It becomes exceptionally difficult to maintain bonds and relationships with people outside [Foxtons] EVEN IF YOU LIVE WITH … [Read more...] about Is Foxtons the estate agent London deserves?
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Khan endorsed the decision, but said it would be under constant review: “New technology has a role in keeping Londoners safe, but it’s equally important that the Met are proportionate in the way it is deployed and are transparent about where and when it is used in order to retain the trust of all Londoners. … [Read more...] about Met police to begin using live facial recognition cameras in London
I had just gotten back to L.A. from somewhere. I always have mixed feelings about coming back, like, do I want to be here? I got in my car and was driving to get something dry cleaned, and I was just looking around at how perfect and glamorous everything looked and how it was pretty easy to get a parking spot at the dry cleaners! I said to myself, “It's not so bad in L.A.” I started laughing and singing that phrase, then I just pulled out my voice memo thing and it all just came out, which never really happens to me. I always do melody first, but the concept and the lyric came with the melody. So I had the voice memo, then I got on the piano and took that to a producer and produced it. … [Read more...] about Allie X Teases Upcoming Album ‘Super Sunset’: ‘It’s a Search For Connection in a Heartless Place’
The artist was taken there as a teenager during his summer farm job. Today it’s a thriving village pub with real ales and a mouth-watering menu making the most of local farm produce, such as pork and herb sausages served with mash, or Stilton-stuffed chicken. Double rooms cost from £65 a night but breakfast is extra. … [Read more...] about Hockney hotspots: Exploring the glorious Yorkshire Wolds in search of the sights that inspired our greatest living artist
Malcolm Page, assistant director homelessness services at the Salvation Army, said universal credit had also emerged as a major factor. Studies show that four-fifths of people on universal credit are in arrears before they move to the controversial new system, which lumps a series of benefit payments into one and is gradually being rolled out across the country. Around 700,000 households have been moved on to universal credit so far, out of the projected seven million total. … [Read more...] about Why are so many people sleeping rough on Britain’s streets?