I Bet Employers Can’t Wait To Employ Them!

Experts today praised a London school where lessons start at 10am saying it can help boost grades and reduce levels of depression and self-harm.

Yes, I’m sure it can. Until they try to find a job keeping those hours…

Russell Foster, professor of circadian neuroscience (Ed: !!) at Oxford University, said more schools should take account of the fact that teenagers have a biological pre-disposition to go to bed later and get up later.

Should they? I mean..why? It might be the only discipline some of these students ever encounter.

Professor Foster, of Brasenose College Oxford, said: “It would help teenagers if they started school later, but it must be in parallel with giving them education about why sleep is important or there is a danger they will just go to bed later and later.

“Bedrooms are a place of entertainment and teenagers text and play computer games into the early hours. They don’t have any clear guidance about the importance of sleep… we have to take note of the biology of teenagers and where we can accommodate a later start time we should.”

And when they leave and try to find work, it’s going to come as an awful shock to the poor lambs to find that employers aren’t so accommodating.

8 comments for “I Bet Employers Can’t Wait To Employ Them!

  1. Mudplugger
    March 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    But if they all get jobs with the government, the local council, the local school or the NHS, then it’s not significant. Those never achieve anything productive, so what’s it matter if they start achieving nothing an hour or two later each day ?

    • March 23, 2013 at 7:17 am

      Heh! Good point!

  2. john in cheshire
    March 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    So, teenagers have no self-control and therefore, we should rearrange things to compensate for their lack of self-control and in doing so, probably reinforce the juvenile behaviour. Maybe this educated cretin could keep his nose out of other peoples business? If asked for my opinion, I’d say parents should impose the discipline that’s needed but if they don’t then that’s surely their problem; theirs and their children’s, who will no doubt eventually learn the hard way that actions have consequences – when all they’re fit for is flipping burgers in McDonalds.

    • March 23, 2013 at 7:18 am

      McDonalds can only employ so many…

    • Bob
      March 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      McDonalds open VERY early. Try again, perhaps you could take a pop at cleaners/shelf stackers… Oops! same early start for those humble souls also.

  3. March 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I bet they don’t even finish any later.

    Why don’t they close on a Monday too? I’m sure the darlings would prefer a longer weekend

    • March 23, 2013 at 7:19 am

      Argh! Don’t give them IDEAS!

  4. Furor Teutonicus
    March 23, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    XX “Bedrooms are a place of entertainment XX

    😆 😀 😆 😆 😀 😆

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