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Tuesdays 16:00-16:30
Intelligent and entertaining conversation about business, money, technology and workplace issues.

Presented by Heather Payton, each programme picks up on trends and returns to stories that have moved out of the headlines.
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Tuesday 29 October
Is life getting busier?

Busy Syndrome

Like it or not, we’re packing more and more into our lives. It seems that we’re returning to the "work hard, play hard" ethic of the 1980’s. The term used today though is "Busy Syndrome".

According to a recent survey by Orange, working nine hours a day, working out twice a week and hectic socialising is the goal for many. A third of 20-30 year olds had already planned what they are doing at Christmas when the survey was carried out back in August!

There are tales of busy people dating back through centuries ago. The poet Robert Southey used to boast about his punishing work schedule. He outlined his working day once to a Quaker lady, "I rise at five throughout the year; from six ‘til eight I read Spanish; then French for one hour; Portugese next…I give two hours to poetry" and so on and so forth…

Heather Payton and guests take a look at 'Busy Syndrome'.

Guests:

Carol Spiers,
Stress consultant

Sanjeev Joshi,
Joshi’s Kitchen

Ed Watson, Asda

Eddie Gorniak,
chaplain

Mario Lafond
Xdate

Dudley Rogg,
clinic director, British Hernia Centre

Simon Sholl
planning and development director, Siebert-Head

Simon Phillips
author of 24/7 Time Management

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