Dr Dan Poulter. Picture: ARCHANT Archant For many people, one job would be quite enough. Dr Dan Poulter speaking in the House of Commons. Picture: LIBRARYBut when not in Westminster or his constituency, MP Dr Dan Poulter works in what many would also consider a demanding job on its own – as a frontline mental health doctor.Far from being exhausted by the requirements of two jobs, the former gynaecologist and obstetrician – who does the bulk of his hours when parliament is in recess – said retraining as a psychologist had been incredibly rewarding.And despite criticism of his extra workload, the Conservative today reveals the insight he has gained into NHS provision and increasing mental ill health – something he believes makes him better placed to fight for much-needed change.In particular the experience has made him critical of successive governments, including his own party’s, for their approach to mental health care at a time of growing need.Dr Dan … [Read more...] about Why I took a second job as an NHS mental health doctor – despite already being a busy MP
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Kristin Hanes, The Wayward Home Updated 3:39 pm PST, Monday, December 10, 2018 A couple from San Francisco quit their jobs to sail the world. A couple from San Francisco quit their jobs to sail the world. Photo: Voyageofthezephyr Via Instagram Photo: Voyageofthezephyr Via Instagram Image 1 of / 34 Caption Close Image 1 of 34 A couple from San Francisco quit their jobs to sail the world. A couple from San Francisco quit their jobs to sail the world. Photo: Voyageofthezephyr Via Instagram They only dated for 6 months, then they quit their SF jobs to travel on a catamaran 1 / 34 Back to Gallery This article first appeared on The Wayward Home. Morgan Campbell, 30, had only known her … [Read more...] about They only dated for 6 months, then they quit their SF jobs to travel on a catamaran
Thankfully, the German economy is purring along at the moment and unemployment is at record low levels. This means that the usual reasons for mass layoffs, such as companies cutting budgets out of fear for the future, aren’t there. Nonetheless, the Air Berlin bankruptcy last year showed that even in the best of times, badly run businesses can still go belly up. That's why we are bringing you the rules that you need to know if you are told by your employer that you won’t be needed anymore. You have three weeks to appeal your sacking If you think that your dismissal has breached the terms of your contract, then you have three weeks to file a legal complaint. This complaint, known as a Kündigungsschutzklage, must be made at your local labour court. If you don’t appeal within that time frame, then it’s too late. You should also remember that the termination of your contract is only valid if it comes in writing. If your boss is like Donald Trump … [Read more...] about 10 golden rules to know if you lose your job in Germany
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie October 27, 2018 Halloween is the one night of the year when we’re allowed to be just a little evil. But, say some scientists, it’s not just on Halloween that we give ourselves permission to be bad. It was the “everyday sadism,” the pleasure that people find in others’ pain, that struck psychologist Delroy Paulhus, who studies evil professionally. The head of a University of British Columbia research lab that examines “dark” personality traits, Paulhus was part of a team of researchers who in 2002 identified the “dark triad,” three distinct antisocial personality traits: narcissism, or aggressive self-promotion; Machiavellianism, the desire to manipulate those around you; and callous, self-aggrandizing, impulsive psychopathy. In 2013, based on research that came out of his lab, the trio was … [Read more...] about Why a little evil is good – and a lot of empathy is bad