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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

By Dan Kuper   March 2005

I got my “Investors in People” badge the other day. Everyone gets one, since the underground is officially part of the Investors in People scheme, which seems to consist mainly of giving people badges, like Blue Peter. This is to signify all the training they give us. “How nice,” said one alert customer. “Pity it’s not investors in signals.”

I suppose the underground is, at a push, an investor in people, although the training it hands out tends to be the minimum needed to allow you to do the job and, as anyone who has tried to leave the underground…

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