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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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    Not happy today - caught my 3rd cold in the last 6 months this week.

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    Gone down with my second!

    I had one a week or so ago, which I apparently passed on to Mrs R. She's just returned the favour!

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    Mine seems a bit better today - maybe something to do with not being in the office & getting some fresh air.

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    I see Freddie Starr has passed away.

    R.I.P.

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    I was never really a fan of Freddie Starr, but it still a sad loss to the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex View Post
    Not happy today - caught my 3rd cold in the last 6 months this week.

    Just out of interest , did you have a flue jab? Not that you have to have one, but just wondering?

    A good thing to keep colds away, and probably friends too is eat lots of garlic! lol.
    Fresh lemons , honey, eat an orange day, including what ever other fruits you may like, all that seems home remedy stuff, but it builds up and good for you.

    I have had a cold too and a cough, but not too bad, it is on its way out now. But I don't like taking cough medicine I think they are vile. I do suck some orange or blackcurrant strepsils now and then if I am in a shop or talking to someone, to ease the coughing. Don't like too many as I have to keep brushing my teeth after.
    But I'm ok now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    I see Freddie Starr has passed away.

    R.I.P.

    I liked the early Freddie Starr, when he was younger, and much funnier. Unfortunately I think he became sillier and got a bit vulgar, as he got older and seemingly tired and run out of ideas.
    But nevertheless, it is seems the end of an era of the good old comedy days, when PC wasn't an issue.
    RIP Freddie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margaret View Post
    Just out of interest , did you have a flue jab? Not that you have to have one, but just wondering?
    I haven't had a flu jab. I think it's just a case of being a bit run down & working in an office where bugs spread faster than gossip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex View Post
    I haven't had a flu jab. I think it's just a case of being a bit run down & working in an office where bugs spread faster than gossip!
    Very true Lex, keep well in anycase.

    Hey, maybe everyone at work and travelling on buses, should were surgical masks. Wouldn't that be a funny sight!

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