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Father Jack Hackett

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  1. Are you sure you are responding to the correct thread. What in the name of.....are you on about. Is it a puzzle where I have to rearrange the words to get the message. Are ill people lazy in your view of the world. Ah...did you work in Human Resources counting sickies maybe? What is a big NHS user? Anyone who needs more care than your fortunate self maybe...next time I see a twitching net curtain I will give you a wave. Shouting on a forum is indicated by caps anything else is discussion and opinion. That is why it is called a discussion forum otherwise we would not be discussing our opposing views and it would be called a keep your views to yourself forum. If I am ILL I dont get paid....I cannot afford to be ill or lazy. So your theory is a bit leaky...sieve comes to mind
  2. A man with a white coat, squeaky shoes and toting a clipboard will tell you. and then.......when the man in the white coat is axed due to government cutbacks. A man in a shiny peaked cap, 18 hole Docs and a machine pistol will gently remind you and then......when the man in the shiny cap is getting to big for his docs...... A camera with a dirty great telephoto lens will take a snap of your tyres, your number plate and your biometric characteristics before making a BACS withdrawal from your bank account.
  3. Thank you for 'allowing' me to vote. It is hilarious that I should feel for those less fortunate, I know. but if missing the point is the qualifier for the vote you most certainly will get your way. Which bit of that statement do you get "suggesting that folk might care to make provision for themselves" from? You can pay for yourself you know...do you? As to my 'accusing' people of any political leaning please provide suggestions for a political model that refuses to provide care for people because of their social standing (for which I assume death would be inevitable) and I will gladly use it in order to side step your sensitivities. I can think of a couple..Stalinist, American dream etc. But since they all use Malthus as the solution I do not see it makes my original statement less valid. I am curious to know how much you pay to care for yourself. How much is your premium, are you aged, are you in a low payed job, do you have a disability or hereditary disease because I am curious as to where you get your cover if you experience any of the aforesaid...Bupa...I think not
  4. You have to be careful with this. I temp as a consultant and giving me 'rights' would make me an employee. My rate reflects and more than compensates for my 'loss of rights'. The right I have to set my own rate suits me just fine. This is not the case for the temps that are effectively hidden employees. If you are a genuine agency worker you move where the rate is highest. If you are an agency worker who aspires to become 'staff' you should have the right to be considered for staff posting after a qualifying period. You may find however that most agency workers cannot afford to become staff since staff jobs inevitably mean restrictions on working hours and intolerable stress due to personal performance ram rodding. The EU has a large tar brush that daubs large sections of the workforce regardless of their personal interests. When I need someone in Brussels to make my life decisions for me I will opt back in. For the time being the British legislation provides us with choice to opt in or out of the EU control on our work status. It seems fair to me. None of this is to say that some workers are not exploited and that exploitation appears to be fed by poor legislation.
  5. Try that statement again when you have cancer...and your insurance will not pay up for some small print qualifier or you are too old to be insured at cost that is commensurate with your pension. What do you want a means test for the deserving (let me guess, that you are the top of your own list). What qualifies as a massive drain on resources?...when you have stroke?...when you are 86 and filling your own nappies? The principles of a welfare state are well founded. In the bad times when someone scrubs your job, repossesses your home and your 5 series you still get the care you deserve. Are you seriously advocating we leave people to die because YOU think they are undeserving. Malthus and the guy with the toothbrush tash would be proud to have you on their team...does that make you deserving. You have got a bad case of Tony and Gords liberal malthusian dilemma. Hope you are insured against it. The symptoms are assuming everyone but yourself is taking the P*** (which is probably true in Tony and Gords case) the common term is acute middle class paranoia. Killing off all those who are less fortunate than yourself has the nasty side effect of eventually placing you at the bottom of the pile....where guess what...YOU become the sponge on society.
  6. I can. It is called a competitive business. How do you know the Chester guys are cheap and shoddy. I need some real examples here to "grasp" what you are getting at. If a companies tender process is so naff it deserves all it gets (usually in the form of expensive client claims). I can see your point if you are saying in the cuddly utopian world of the armchair businessman it is inefficient use of fuel and time but it is all captured in the end cost to the client and it is a perfectly acceptable situation. It also means that if the Chester guy makes a dogs dinner you can always ring the guy from Warrington the next time you need the job doing instead of being stuck with Chester the Cowboy. That has to be an option for any business or you get skinned alive and you pass the cost of that skinning on to your customers. You are also presuming that Warrington has all the right skills at the right price and in the shear quantity you need them.Try reading Steinbecks Grapes. It provides a vivid example of what prejudices can occur when a community shuts its doors on a workforce that does not have the same good fortunes as itself. It is ugly and pathetic and it plays right into the hands of the right wingers.
  7. What?....they are local people first series is in Virgin on demand. I forgot how funny it was. Back on topic. How local is local. I was born in Warrington, so were my Grandparents but before that...Ireland. Is that local enough to get me a job on the council or does the genetic contamination preclude my being considered as a local bin man. If Salford bin men do a better job at less cost then why not. How many local firms will refuse to do a job outside Warrington? It would be financial suicide. The arguments make no sense at all.
  8. You could be right. But he does start some good banter Mind you he could be a plumber at one of those nuclear power stations down south. It would certainly raise a few told you so's from the white bed sheet and burning pole contingent on this forum.
  9. I assume with projects this size the companies are required by law to tender in accordance with the OJEU process. British firms get the same chance as anyone else, however if their tender returns are high or they cannot demonstrate the use of suitably qualified and experienced workforce, then they lose out. Use of Brit only supply would soon put many firms out of business. Projects undertaken in employment black spots and economic decline can get some dispensation via government intervention but that can be self destructive since firms are less likely to build in the declining areas if they are chained to an expensive and unskilled workforce. There is a much wider picture to consider than checking to see if potential employees have True-Brit stamped on their a**e. I must say I am at a loss as to how British firms get an edge on our European neighbours. And, if we do get the edge it will mean migration of our workers into Europe. I guess we will then get a right hammering on Warsaw Worldwide forum for nicking their jobs.
  10. Most of the native welsh have been driven out anyway. I think most of them were forced to become English teachers at inner city comps.
  11. I am a little confused by this post. But if you are saying we should make Wales into a prison, I agree. It certainly did not do Australia any harm.
  12. The result of the special relationship Color instead of colour, customize instead of customise etc.
  13. This again is a bit of naff interface programming by the translucent skin types at MS. It has to do with moving across the trackpad in the same direction too quickly after the last move. Basically it throws a wobbler. They may fix it in the three hundred and sixty fifth service pack...who knows. Solution currently is use the track pad in slow motion or plug a mouse in. Please note plugging a mouse in does not solve the hover bovver described above. Can anyone tell me how to stop Vista looking like a dogs dinner. Its OK Kije I know really just keen to get the PC users view
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