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The school of "Machiavellian skullduggery"

Scotsman.com News - Scotland - Teachers prove masters of backstabbing

...teachers have scored top marks in a new survey of workplace backstabbing.

The office politicking that goes on in between lessons makes teaching the most gossipy job of all, with eight in ten teachers admitting they regularly criticise fellow staff members behind their backs.

A further 27 per cent of teachers revealed that they gossip about colleagues at least once every week.

More than half (54 per cent) admit they withhold important information to get ahead at their colleagues' expense and curry favour with their head teacher.

The most popular behind-the-back topic on teachers' curriculum is criticising colleagues' work performance.

No wonder Guy Fawkes reveals Gordon was, as always, at a photo op at a school. He must feel at home in the staffroom.


I wonder if it is anything to do with gender? In a profession dominated by women...

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