Yes, it's time to introduce my assistant, The Debt Collector. He'll be making lots of appearances over the coming months of depression-riddled economic angst, I guess. OK, I do realise he's a bit of a scary bastard, but don't worry, as he'll be working for the downtrodden Tefler, not against her/him.
I've given TDC, as he will henceforth be known, the special remit of ferreting out TEFL shysters in the UK (bugger the rest of the world - let some other mad sod take on than mammoth task!) and devoting a blog to them. Hopefully, by applying a little blog-sided pressure on them, the TEFL shysters of this world will be exposed for the snidey little c*nts they truly are!
That means, of course, that TDC will be taking over this account - Paul Lowe's very own Windsor Swindler blog. What's more, he's already made a start on UKhelp4U Academy of English in Swindon, who are guilty of ripping off EFL teachers by trying the old trick of holding back wages, then going insolvent and thus avoiding the legal obligations. They've already been given a pasting by Inspector McHammered of the TEFL Blacklist, so it's a nice easy job for starters.
Of course, please let me know if you have any more candidates for TDC to look into. He is a very persuasive guy who's just too eager to please!