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Come on down?

It's a job centre, but not as we know it... 

The unemployed are now being offered counselling when what they really need is a decent job!

Rant by Jane Turner May 2011

When you’re looking for a job and you want a job (to bastardize a line from Morrissey) what you really don’t want or need is therapy, especially from a Government agency, or what is optimistically known as Jobcentre Plus.

 

Not the sort of place I’d ever drop into for a friendly pep-talk and certainly not the place to go if you really are looking for a job, as the few vacancies “on offer” are limited in every possible way.

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A car of the future?

Being transported back to the future?

Musings by Jane Turner September 2010

What is the future of travel in the 21st Century?

Imagine, just imagine the possibilities… 

Cars that take off and fly? High speed rail links across the world? Personalised vehicles powered by hydrogen or electricity?  Vehicles fitted with wireless communication and GPS that can drive and park themselves? Travelling free from congestion, accidents and air pollution? Co-ordinated and efficient transport networks? Door-to-door flying?

 

Or maybe you think we have gone too far already and that we should stop now and stay put in order to save the planet? You might value mobility and the freedom that travel affords, and don’t want to sacrifice this for the sake of the planet or because of the recession? You may be interested in a highly mobile future rather than a low-carbon one and think that we need more flights, wider roads, innovative personal vehicles and faster trains? Or you may think that we should be travelling less, staying local and learning to love our bikes? What are today’s guiding principles shaping our future vision?

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