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“not an option”

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Laurie Penny, in an ad for a researcher on her site:

I wish I could afford to pay the living wage for this rather than just minimum wage, but that’s not an option for me at the moment.

Malcolm Grant, UCL provost, responding to the queries of The Evening Standard a few months ago:

I am advised that paying contract cleaners the living wage would cost UCL £500,000 to £1 million a year. That’s a big slug. And what I haven’t got is a spare £1 million, okay?

Hmmm… I’m telling you, watch. Cultivating one’s own garden the right way and with the gardeners at the right wage isn’t the only thing, but given the parameters of the situation, it’s a big thing. And the fact that she runs around London telling people that she’s going to be “the next Christopher Hitchens” (?!?) is pretty much all the entrails inspection we need on this one…

(via oy….)

Written by adswithoutproducts

January 18, 2011 at 8:20 am

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  1. Reading her ad, I feel justified in suspecting a phoney all this time. She probably has a long career ahead of her:

    She may want to be the new Hitchens, but my money’s on the next Melanie Philips.


    January 19, 2011 at 5:36 am

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