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    The alarm clock when out the window upon retirement!


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    I normally rely on the dog, but with the time shift she wasn't much help today. It'll take about a week for the dog to reprogram herself.

    Unfortunately, you can't ignore dogs when they want you up as they can get all 'bouncy' on you. I've taken more than one hit in the old family jewels and even at my age, it bl**dy hurts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by margaret View Post
    The alarm clock when out the window upon retirement!

    My alarm clock will be the bain of my life for many years to come!

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    You might be pleasantly surprised Lex, you don't know what's round the corner.

    Many of my old workmates at L/R took the opportunity to leave last Friday. Whilst it was undoubtedly a decent move for them, it has left the company with a dearth of experience. But the company needed to save money. Short-term they have, long-term it will cost them heavily.

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    Just thought I'd pick up on the subject of slavery in the local news.
    Slavery still exists in my view, what about the minimum wage?
    When I, as a young lass first started work as a sewing machinist in Scotland, we had to do so many bundles , and as soon as we were up to speed achieving the required amount, lo and behold the time and bloody motion chap came round timing us, to see if we can work faster, just squeeze a bit more blood and sweat out of us. Well I never bothered my sweet @$$, like most workers. I did my daily quota and that was it! That was back in the 60's.

    On the whole, Britain has always been a country that poorly reward its workforce.
    Not forgetting that living wages has fallen dramatically over the years and we all know that young people, cannot afford to get married and take on commitments such as having family , buying property. And much of what happens in politics is a distraction from that , because the politicians who are useless beyond measure , refuse to deal with the economic issues.

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    Interesting Margaret.

    I used to work on the gang bonus scheme, which was not dissimilar to what you describe. As soon as we learned how to do a job, the rate fixer would be along to review the rates! But, being aviation, there were always ways of shooting his ideas down.

    Yes, the workers are always exploited. Yet if the moneyed people would work with us, we could beat the world!

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