UK workers carry out so much free overtime that they will effectively only start getting paid today, a study has suggested. Research by the TUC has revealed that people put in a total of two billion unpaid hours in 2017 and gave their £31.2bn of free labour by doing free overtime. They found that almost five million people were working an average of over seven hours a week without pay, with the extra work worth estimated to be an average of £6,265 per worker.
Unpaid overtime is something everyone must content with at one point or another – but just how much are we all putting in? New analysis from the TUC suggests people in the UK last year put in as much as two billion unpaid hours, giving their employers a total of £31.2 billion of free labour. The TUC said their research shows that so far this year people have effectively been working for free – and it is only today that they really start to be paid.
A Big Issue seller has spoken of his delight after his sales soared following a £30 investment in a contactless card machine. Robin Fabian has been selling the magazine in Bristol for the past seven years but was struggling to move copies because so few potential customers carried loose change. In an enterprising move, Mr Fabian decided to buy the card reader and has since credited the device for helping him shift an extra 200 copies since Christmas.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".