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Retail Hell
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Retail Hell

Q: Can you give an overview of how you were treated during your time in retail? A: Overall I felt like a slave. Due to so many workers being available to replace you, you are treated as if you have no worth and in this sense you feel disposable. Q: Are there any particular experiences which you can recall to demonstrate the unsatisfactory working conditions which led to you feel this way? A: Certainly, one of my worst experiences was when I had booked a holiday which had been approved by my manager, however later on I was accused of lying about the approval, leading to my first warning. One time I had also told my manager that I could not do overtime which triggered him to who grab my arm and said that I had no choice, this was all in the presence of a customer who was silently watchi...
Royal Holloway students win technology competition
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Royal Holloway students win technology competition

A team of five Royal Holloway students have won the Cisco University Challenge. At the annual event, over 70 students from the UK’s top universities compete against each other in a two-day hackathon: a competition in which teams of developers build products to address a set of challenges. This year, Royal Holloway sent two teams of students to Feltham to compete in the challenge that took place on the 26th – 27th October.  The winning team, referred to as Team Shark, comprised of Megan Goh, Hugh Wells, Dulcie Jackson, Awen Saunders and Shaurya Puri. The winning team’s entry to the competition was a programme called TrainShark, aimed at improving IT throughout the rail network in the UK. Their programme would allow train passengers to determine which carriage is least crowded befor...