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Forum: Spain
Mar 28th 2011, 4:02 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,341
Posted By bil

Re: negative remarks

Luck. Yeah, that's good too. Didn't Napoleon ask of any soldier recommended for promotion, 'Is he lucky?'
Forum: Spain
Mar 28th 2011, 3:23 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,341
Posted By bil

Re: negative remarks

Back in the depression a close relative of my grandfather was offered a shit job for lousy money. He had the guts to say 'I'd rather give my jaws a rest' (go hungry)

So what do you do? Strive to...
Forum: Spain
Mar 28th 2011, 9:56 am
Replies: 69
Views: 5,341
Posted By bil

Re: negative remarks

It's a hugely complex problem. For instance there's also this point. Why should you have to do a crap job for low wages when you see people getting huge bonuses for sod all.

Look at an average...
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2011, 10:26 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,341
Posted By bil

Re: negative remarks

Thank you. It is sadly true that most people don't want to hear anything other than that which reinforces their opinions.
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2011, 9:41 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,341
Posted By bil

Re: negative remarks

Well, if there weren't some good workers, then the UK really would be in the shit.

However, there is a big slice of underclass that has no interest whatsoever in working.
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2011, 9:40 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,341
Posted By bil

Re: negative remarks

The point is, there are positives and negatives, whether you like it or not.

Not everyone who tells you 'It's great' is your friend, and not everyone negative is your enemy.

What you perceive...
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2011, 9:37 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,341
Posted By bil

Re: negative remarks

Costa de la Luz. Definitely NOT 'Britain in the sun' thank goodness.
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2011, 8:44 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,341
Posted By bil

Re: negative remarks

Absolutely. It had to be our fault, eh?

I'm not saying there's no good workers in the UK.

It's just that when someone says 'the Poles are taking over,' I say, the only reason that they can...
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2011, 7:29 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,341
Posted By bil

Re: negative remarks

Really? Ever had any experience in employing Brits like I have?

I repeat, if the brits are so good and so willing to work, they how come there are jobs left for immigrants?
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2011, 5:26 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,341
Posted By bil

Re: negative remarks

Really? But I forget just how much of an expert you are. The rest of us just gaze in awe at your vast experience.

In the last 30 years we took on 16 people. With two or three exceptions, they...
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2011, 5:20 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,341
Posted By bil

Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2011, 4:51 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,341
Posted By bil

Re: negative remarks

You'll get for and against. That's life. As the last poster said, it also depends on whether you are retired, looking for work etc. We are retired, and love it here.

As to the Poles taking...
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