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Notes from underground

Love on the underground is a tricky business. The anti-social hours are not good for marriages or for dating—but is it a hotbed of homosexuality?
Dan Kuper  

Notes from underground

The underground is ethnically diverse, and we like to believe that we all get along. But after I was accused of racism, the bigots came out of the woodwork
Dan Kuper  

Notes from underground

For once the underground was the central character in a London drama, and for once we hadn't done anything wrong. A few of us were even heroes
Dan Kuper  

Notes from underground

When I applied to work for the underground, I hadn't realised there would be a drugs test. It was looking like a mightily expensive eighth of hash
Dan Kuper  

Notes from underground

Each year I dutifully attend my week-long training course, wondering how banal it's going to be this time. If we're lucky, we get to go home right after lunch
Dan Kuper  

Notes from underground

The London Underground sickness policy is a thing of beauty if you know how to work it—the genuinely ill suffer while the cunning get extra holiday
Dan Kuper  

Notes from underground

We underground staff are a sour, cynical group to manage — it's a combination of job security with no satisfaction or prospects. But it's better than the "real world"
Dan Kuper  

Notes from underground

It is a stupid and often unsuccessful way to kill yourself, but there is still about one "one-under" every week on the London underground
Dan Kuper  

Notes from underground

There aren't many alcoholics left among London Underground staff. That's good for public safety, but makes it an even more boring place to work
Dan Kuper