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Old Feb 15th 2011, 6:33 pm
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Default Economy sucks, mega unemployment, house prices, way down,

but the good old boys are doing fantastic, amazing what some government help can do:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12455303

My brother that lives in the UK, calls them "Pawnbrokers in suits", guess thats a great UK saying.

Lets have a Whip round, for the bankers, we can use real whips?

Reg. Frank R.
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Default Re: Economy sucks, mega unemployment, house prices, way down,

Originally Posted by frrussre View Post
but the good old boys are doing fantastic, amazing what some government help can do:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12455303

My brother that lives in the UK, calls them "Pawnbrokers in suits", guess thats a great UK saying.

Lets have a Whip round, for the bankers, we can use real whips?

Reg. Frank R.
I wouldn't mind so much if they paid back their salaries and bonuses when they actually screw up/lose money. Seems almost like a roller-coaster model - if we do a sh*t job for a couple of years, there's no other way but up after that so then we can then reward ourselves for the share price and profits going up.

We need politicians with balls enough to call them on their bluff of "if you don't let us pay ourselves what we think we deserve we'll take our toys and run off to another country". The same was said when minimum wage was introduced ("we'll move our companies overseas") but I don't recall that happening.

As far as I am concerned they can all ***** off to another country (preferably somewhere like Afghanistan or Iraq) and come back whenever they are ready to say sorry and accept a reasonable wage for doing a decent job consistently from one year to the next.

Blimey, if all my students failed two years in a row, I'd lose my job. Bankers just get a browbeating and then two yeas later are feasting at the trough again.
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Old Feb 15th 2011, 8:24 pm
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Default Re: Economy sucks, mega unemployment, house prices, way down,

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I wouldn't mind so much if they paid back their salaries and bonuses when they actually screw up/lose money. Seems almost like a roller-coaster model - if we do a sh*t job for a couple of years, there's no other way but up after that so then we can then reward ourselves for the share price and profits going up.

We need politicians with balls enough to call them on their bluff of "if you don't let us pay ourselves what we think we deserve we'll take our toys and run off to another country". The same was said when minimum wage was introduced ("we'll move our companies overseas") but I don't recall that happening.

As far as I am concerned they can all ***** off to another country (preferably somewhere like Afghanistan or Iraq) and come back whenever they are ready to say sorry and accept a reasonable wage for doing a decent job consistently from one year to the next.

Blimey, if all my students failed two years in a row, I'd lose my job. Bankers just get a browbeating and then two yeas later are feasting at the trough again.
Have to agree, let them leave. Truth is, they want the security, safety, sophistication & culture of living in England.

These guys go to the Casino, if they place a bet & lose they still get paid, if they win they get paid and a bonus. They seem to have no pain or penalty for placing bad bets. In fact their system encourages them, to take bigger risks. "Heads I win tails you lose".

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****ing wankers.
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Old Feb 15th 2011, 9:34 pm
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****ing wankers.
And getting away with it, in public.

Plus we have to thank them for staying.

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