I arrived just in time to start teaching and left just after my last lesson - unless I stopped for a chat. I always had lunch during the lunch hour, although I didn't always take the full hour. I didn't eat lunch whilst working at my desk like some colleagues. My HoD and senior management always took the full lunch hour and sometimes a bit extra, quite a few of them lived near enough to go home and walk the dog during the lunch hour. The main thing that I did in college was make love to the photocopier. We had a long standing relationship which mean that every spare moment was spent with the photocopier. Sometimes I got marking done in lesson time. Sometimes I marked at home in front of the TV which I did not mind. I like marking. I did a lot from home because I preferred it that way. All lesson planning and creating resources - which were printed off in college, or e-mailed to reprographics to be ready for collection. Lessons uploaded to virtual learning platform. We were expected to write reports, send C4C's, and fill in dreaded trackers in our own time, at home (or work until whenever). We were given deadlines for when our super-dooper trackers should be completed (with about 20+ columns for each student). The college employed apprentices to ensure that we had filled in our trackers - they reported to the compliance manager who worked 9-5 only, the compliance manager threatened us if the trackers were not done in time. (Her job was to make sure that the students complied but it was easier to make sure that staff complied). Two incidents stick in my mind. Once we were told to colour all of our trackers in within the next 48 hours. Each student had to be coloured in green if they were on target, amber if they needed improvement - together with what we were doing about it, red if they were in danger of failing. Likewise, each piece of work that they had completed. Blue if they had been withdrawn from the course, yellow to highlight any learning difficulties and access arrangements and purple for something else. One teacher wrote back that that was a ridiculous demand and handed her notice in forthwith. Another had a full teaching schedule with no free lessons because he was covering staff illness (stress). He wrote that he didn't have the time to do it. He had a disciplinary. He left. p.s the trackers did look pretty though.