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Post EU Referendum...Part II

Old Aug 27th 2018, 10:07 pm
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It's non-profits and local authorities that can afford the virtue-signalling for a CEO paid hundreds of thousands to bugger-around making his/her own coffee. In reality it's far more sensible to have a minion do those tasks. I don't sweep the warehouses either.
Why would you when there are plenty of carbon units to exploit .
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Old Aug 27th 2018, 10:15 pm
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Why would you when there are plenty of carbon units to exploit .
Exactly.
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Old Aug 27th 2018, 11:55 pm
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Originally Posted by paulry View Post
My wife and I between us have more experience of government and public sector than most. Trust me, the majority of the time the problem is laziness/incompetence.
Me too. So do friends and mother. Trust me, that's utter bollocks.
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Old Aug 28th 2018, 5:19 am
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I've been involved in buying many family companies, often the workers and even close family never saw it coming. We then centralised many of the "central services" functions.
Not a family company as such, that's just the order of succession so to speak. Given the owner's son is only 24 right now, in the interim, the CFO would take charge if necessary. Companies like ours don't get bought and sold, that's not the way our industry works. You're comparing apples and oranges. I get what you are talking about but it just doesn't apply. I've worked in the green industry for 12 of the 14 years I've lived here and I have not seen one single other landscaper get bought out in the way you describe.

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Good, always worth developing those relationships. Hope the economy is not in a downturn at the time.
It's the nature of my job, I develop relationships with vendors to get my work done, whether I need to act on them in the future or not. The economy's always in a ****ing downturn these days anyway. If it comes to it, I'll labor on a building site if I have to to pay the bills.

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It's a perfectly valid choice, but you're adding risk for current comfort
Not really. Just playing the long game. I don't like drama and my job is as drama free as I can manage right now. Simples.

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To earn more money and develop more savings etc.
Not at the expense of my work/life balance. No sense earning more money if I'm going to stroke out at 55 due to stress, is there? Plus, we have retirement plans anyway, and about 30 years to build up savings. I'm not a big spender as it is, so I'm not worried. Don't forget, there are two incomes in our household, my wife has a very secure job as well and both of us get cost of living/general pay raises on a regular basis. There is no need to knock my pan in when I can keep doing my thing.
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Old Aug 28th 2018, 5:44 am
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On and off.
I haven't worked for 20 years - reckon I know who got it right.
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I haven't worked for 20 years - reckon I know who got it right.
Are you sure?
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Old Aug 28th 2018, 6:17 am
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Are you sure?


Well spotted Fred.

Two years running a bar doesn't count - that was fun.

For the record I was 43 when I retired - I'm now 62.
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Where do you work, the 19th century?

...
Or Asia.
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I've been involved in buying many family companies, often the workers and even close family never saw it coming. We then centralised many of the "central services" functions.

Good, always worth developing those relationships. Hope the economy is not in a downturn at the time.

It's a perfectly valid choice, but you're adding risk for current comfort

To earn more money and develop more savings etc.
You don't live forever- you will die. Does that figure in your world at all? If you are old and have a lot of money you just might get sick and not be able to enjoy it. What then? No fun while young, no relationship with the kids and the wife because you were working all the time, then sick, old age. The big house empty, just cleaning personell coming in making a dying lonely man a coffee.
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Old Aug 28th 2018, 7:14 am
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You don't live forever- you will die. Does that figure in your world at all? If you are old and have a lot of money you just might get sick and not be able to enjoy it. What then? No fun while young, no relationship with the kids and the wife because you were working all the time, then sick, old age. The big house empty, just cleaning personell coming in making a dying lonely man a coffee.
And cleaning the bog with his toothbrush.
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And cleaning the bog with his toothbrush.
Cheers - currently wiping tea off my laptop screen.
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Well spotted Fred.

Two years running a bar doesn't count - that was fun.

For the record I was 43 when I retired - I'm now 62.
I can beat you ... I was 32 .... and my husband 49 when he retired

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I can beat you ... I was 32 .... and my husband 49 when he retired

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Good for you.

Fine if you have to work but I can't see the point if you don't have to - I'll leave that to others and just enjoy life.
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Old Aug 28th 2018, 8:38 am
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Good for you.

Fine if you have to work but I can't see the point if you don't have to - I'll leave that to others and just enjoy life.
At least, my husband enjoyed his retired life for 15 years !
Had he worked untill 65 ....

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Old Aug 28th 2018, 9:13 am
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It seems our post brexit future has moved from the US, Canada, India to Africa where the UK is now playing catch up with the US, China and France..
Its not new money just reallocating the aid budget.
One has to ask what our so called Trade secretary " Fox up " has been doing for the last two years , apart from conspiring with his fellow ultras to disrupt negotiations with the EU.
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