January 03, 2020
Dominic Cummings wants to shake up the civil service by employing people to work round-the-clock – until they are as frazzled as Boris Johnson’s hair. 
Frankly, Dominic Cummings Needs To Learn About Work-Life Balance
In a 2,900-word job advert that reads like a dystopian novella, the prime minister’s key advisor declared a plan to hire tech-savvy “weirdos and misfits” to work in Downing Street.
Much has been said about the ad’s oddly specific target demographic, but less has been said of the work-life balance advertised – or complete lack thereof. 
Cummings is no proponent of the four-day working week, as it turns out. Prospective employees are told outright that the role will be “exhausting”.
“You will not have weekday date nights, you will sacrifice many weekends — frankly it will be hard having a boy/girlfriend at all,” the advert says. Related... Dominic Cummings Wants 'Weirdos And Misfits’ To Apply For Jobs At Downing Street Guffaws and raised eyebrows aside, this wording from a man with enormous influence at the highest level of government is not such a laughing matter.
If Dominic Cummings, a married father of one, expects his staff to operate like unsleeping, unfeeling machines, what precedent does that set for the rest of us?
The pressure of the UK’s increasingly demanding work culture is “perhaps the biggest and most pressing challenge to the mental health of the general population”, says the Mental Health Foundation.
Work-life balance is the most sought-after factor of worker job satisfaction, according to research by Totaljobs, which suggests Cummings may not be flooded with job applications to Number 10′s latest gmail account.
“Having quality time for personal life outside of work is vital for our mental wellbeing, while working intensely long hours can lead to burnout,” Stephen Warnham, jobs expert at the site told HuffPost UK.“In turn, striking a healthy balance between work and home life means we’re more productive during contracted hours.”Warnham described Cummings’ advert as “unusual” in that it’s so open about the lack of balance on offer. “Legally, the average working week should not exceed 48 hours – but this isn’t a limit on the time worked, and employers can make exceptions to this as part of an agreed contract,” he explained.
In 2020, a job advert that touts competitive tiredness and a disregard for employee wellbeing feels mind-bogglingly out of step and arguably more than a little contradictory of Cummings’ ambition to shake up the establishment. 
A well-rested civil servant with a healthy home life is surely best placed to tackled the not inconsiderable duties of Whitehall in the coming year. 
But for those “weirdos and misfits” tempted by Cummings’ offer, perhaps this short guide on legal rights and working hours might be useful.READ MORE: How To Get Through Work If You've Had A Terrible Night's Sleep Lib Dem MP Layla Moran Announces She Is Pansexual Can An Interviewer Ask Your Relationship Status? Here's What The Law Says
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
BTS Sends a Heartfelt Message Via Video At Variety Hitmakers
December 06, 2021
4XBexjgWaxQ
VIP+ Exchange: The Future of Addressable Advertising
December 06, 2021
la03aixkBq0
Watch John Mayer Try Out His Best Standup Routine at Variety’s Hitmakers Event
December 05, 2021
rEEG-E1pMis
Adam McKay Reveals What ENDED His Friendship With Will Ferrell | Daily Pop | E! News
December 07, 2021
vZGkDjtPQUU
Drake Withdraws From 2022 Grammy Awards | E! News
December 06, 2021
cOQCUuo0-O4
"Vanderpump's" Raquel MOVES OUT After Breakup With James | E! News
December 06, 2021
VTCwiAgx5GM
Nick Cannon’s Youngest Child, Zen, Dies from Brain Tumor | TMZ
December 07, 2021
z-R_BTwg_GA
Elon Musk Declared Greatest Gamer But Lousy Boyfriend in New Grimes Song | TMZ TV
December 07, 2021
9Zak2eWfKKA
LIL UZI VERT RENTS NICKELODEON STUDIOS PARK ... For GF Birthday | TMZ TV
December 07, 2021
y0sQD5E8r_k
Why Bravo didn’t film Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas’ engagement party | Page Six
December 07, 2021
yip0fdP_dIg
John Goodman continues to show off 200-pound weight loss | Page Six
December 07, 2021
sfktyh8VIYs
Dorit Kemsley’s husband, PK Kemsley, arrested for DUI | Page Six
December 07, 2021
R3xg0lzwrnI
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
19
Nov
ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group H
Sydney FC - Shanghai SIPG
17
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Spain - Germany
14
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Germany - Ukraine
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Liverpool
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Aston Villa
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Valencia - Real Madrid
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Verona
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Bromwich Albion - Tottenham Hotspur
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Bologna - Napoli
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Roma
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Inter Milan
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - Juventus
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia Monchengladbach
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Wolves
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Wolfsburg - Hoffenheim
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Valladolid - Athletic Bilbao
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Alaves
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Sociedad - Granada CF
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Torino - Crotone
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Getafe - Villarreal
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester United
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Sheffield United
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Cadiz
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Betis
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Augsburg - Hertha Berlin
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Stuttgart - Eintracht Frankfurt
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig - SC Freiburg
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Rotherham - Preston NE
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Parma - Fiorentina
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Watford - Coventry
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Norwich City - Swansea City
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Blackburn - QPR
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Derby County - Barnsley
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Huddersfield - Luton
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Nottingham Forest - Wycombe Wanderers
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Ham United - Fulham
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Sheffield Wednesday - Millwall
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Brentford - Middlesbrough
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Birmingham - Bournemouth
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Sevilla - Osasuna
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Benevento - Spezia
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Crystal Palace - Leeds
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Ferencvaros - Juventus
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Barcelona - Dynamo K.
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group A
Salzburg - Bayern Munich
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group D
Atalanta - Liverpool
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.