Unless I am much mistaken don't we employ someone full time, yes 9 till 5 monday to friday, to produce one small paper? So what if there is no content, make some yourself. It's not hard when you don't have exams.
markis right, not only is there no paper this week but that new website has not been updated since relaunch. The front page still has stories over a year old on it and generally felix has been devoid of content this year...
Mark, you have no idea. Not only am I responsible for writing stuff for the damn paper (you might have noticed I appear under numerous pseudonyms every week), I'm also responsible for getting it out the door. I work a lot longer than 9-5 most days, and am often in on weekends, and honestly this job is not worth it. It's not quite as easy as blithely saying "make some content".
The website has not been updated because that is yet ANOTHER thing that falls to me to do. Simply uploading one issue takes me an hour. Right now, with no staff due to exams, along with the s**t I'm dealing with in my day-to-day life (which I'm not going into on Live!), I simply cannot find the time to do it.
Even uploading the PDFs is a tedious, time-consuming process (the ones we send to the printers are too large to upload for public use, and unfortunately I can't find a way to automate the PDF-reducing process).
As for how much I get paid, ask your other sabbs. I get paid the same as them.
Dear Andy - I'm sorry that I didn't know the particulars of the situation, and feel that you have done a great job this year with Felix. Every one deserves holidays, especially for personal reasons, and sorry for stooping low with the pay issue, which all you sabs deserve. You?ve answer my question and I am satisfied.
Dear "Miss Phyllis Jennifer Whipple-Whapple" (c**p name, if I've ever heard one)
You've missed the point, I am an annoyed voter, wanting to know why something hasn't happened which we've voted for, asking an open question to the editor, which I've been given a good answer to. And if the way I?ve asked it isn?t alright for you tough luck, because if your going to go into personal jibes about something you probably don?t know, I couldn?t care less about your views. The system we run is called democracy, and free speech and holding elected officials to account is key to it. And by the way the db surname is from my working class grand parents getting divorced when my father was 2, then my grand mother getting remarried. Good enough for you? Also I do know how necessary it is to have paid leave and sickness leave; I have had a full time job. Lastly you clearly don't understand the original Tory-Whig parties.
I do understand them for I am learn?d. Generally speaking, Whigs supported the rights of the land-owners and Parliament whereas Tories fell in line with the Monarchy; both aristrocratic naturally. The names Tory and Whig descended from insults such as thief and brigand. In the 19th Century with post-Napoleonic Wars unrest c. 1815, under Lord Liverpool clear divisions between High (repressive) Tories and New (more progressive) Tories appeared whilst the Whigs courted the new rich (from industry) middle classes, ultimately leading to Grey's 1832 Reform Act. Whilst the Tories were in opposition under said act - divisions as a result of the 1827 Catholic Emancipation - they eventually found a new direction under Peel and his Tamworth Manifesto in 1840 and the creation of The Conservative Party. The Corn Law Repeal in 1846 eventually led to the split (again) in the Tories - what a bunch of splitters. The Peelites from the split went onto to form the Liberals with some radicals and the Whigs disappeared from life as a result of further Parliamentary Reforms. Democracy barely featured in the original Tory-Whig structure and it eventually killed the Whigs.