Sunday 8 December 2019

A little test for this work-to-rule

I AM a student in Trinity College. Many of the staff in the college are, in conjunction with their colleagues in the public sector generally, engaging in work-to-rule industrial action.

Given that they have so far been allowed to “opt out” of many of the tasks for which they are employed, without any sanction from their management, I have decided to follow their lead.

I will opt out of sitting my exams at the end of term.

I will also opt out of writing the essays I'm due to hand in over the next couple of weeks.

I presume the same standard that applies to college staff will be applied to me and that therefore I need not worry about my “work-to-rule” having any ramifications for my grade at the end of the year.

Declan Harmon
Dublin 20

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