More offbeat career advice, an eccentric piece from Alison Eadie in the Daily Telegraph somehow manages to link a bit on Brian O’Rorke’s retirement as head of the MCA with the foundation of an upmarket male escort agency at Cambridge University. This was apparently founded by a student as an alternative to going into management consultancy, but, Alison concludes: “When their looks fade, redundant escorts can become management consultants after all and use their persuasive powers to make clients part with hundreds of pounds per hour for honeyed words instead of the mere #340 taken from women who ought to know better”. Small comfort to those of us who’ve spent years seeking out “women who ought to know better” and never thought of charging them a penny.
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