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Whilst employed in the Middle East we had a working week of Sunday to Thursday (Friday & Saturday being the weekend) the number of calls I would receive from Europe on a Friday, they all start with, oh sorry I have just realised that your off on Friday, anyhow whilst I have you on the phone..........

One company decided that they were going to have their monthly meeting on the last Friday of every month, I emailed back that I was available for this meeting on either the Thursday, the Sunday or the Monday - we ended up having them on the Monday.

But overall you are absolutely right, you can put up with quite a lot of BS if the package is decent.

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

My wife works in the NHS, and she can work a 3-day working week. 3 "long" days, each of 12.5 hours. Because of staff shortages, most nurses generally work 4, many work 5 and some "international" nurses work 7.

In my own business career, as the MD of the UK subsidiary of a German business, the owner insisted I had my "handy" (mobile) with me at all times and thought nothing of calling at any time that suited him, and made no apologies for it. There were a few awkward moments! I was very well paid, though, so put up with it!

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 03 Jun 22 7.14am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Here's some good news. The supermarket where I work had its highest-ever day's takings yesterday, by quite some margin. There's no cost of living crisis round these parts.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 03 Jun 22 10.36am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by YT

Here's some good news. The supermarket where I work had its highest-ever day's takings yesterday, by quite some margin. There's no cost of living crisis round these parts.

Could it be charging higher prices though?

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 03 Jun 22 11.45am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Could it be charging higher prices though?

‘Twas nice milk I agree however not worth a grand!

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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BlueJay Flag UK 03 Jun 22 1.13pm

Originally posted by cryrst

Very nice thanks BJ

Yes, we need more positivity and consideration in times like this.. Had to love the guys passion for cars and his trip down memory lane.. He had no idea what was coming.

 

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BlueJay Flag UK 03 Jun 22 1.18pm

Originally posted by Dubai Eagle

Whilst employed in the Middle East we had a working week of Sunday to Thursday (Friday & Saturday being the weekend) the number of calls I would receive from Europe on a Friday, they all start with, oh sorry I have just realised that your off on Friday, anyhow whilst I have you on the phone..........

One company decided that they were going to have their monthly meeting on the last Friday of every month, I emailed back that I was available for this meeting on either the Thursday, the Sunday or the Monday - we ended up having them on the Monday.

But overall you are absolutely right, you can put up with quite a lot of BS if the package is decent.


How right you are on that front. I expect many of us with been in that position.

Was speaker to a plasterer pal the other day, he earns good money, but said he's getting out before long as 'it keeps you fit until it kills you'. Sounds about right.

 

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BlueJay Flag UK 04 Jun 22 2.50pm

Wonderful news!

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BlueJay Flag UK 09 Jun 22 3.57pm

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 09 Jun 22 4.23pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by BlueJay

Wonderful news!

Good film! It's not for everyone I'll admit but I liked it

 


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BlueJay Flag UK 09 Jun 22 4.27pm

Originally posted by Nicholas91

Good film! It's not for everyone I'll admit but I liked it

You just won yourself a framed Brendan Fraser picture!!

What are a handful of your favourite movies? Always good to have some suggestions haha

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 09 Jun 22 4.30pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by BlueJay

You just won yourself a framed Brendan Fraser picture!!

What are a handful of your favourite movies? Always good to have some suggestions haha

That can't be limited to a handful!

If you want a suggestion for the weekend look for the Brazilian film 'City of God'. Portuguese with subtitles which I'll admit the mere suggestion of would put me off, but a very, very, very good film.

 


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BlueJay Flag UK 09 Jun 22 4.41pm

Originally posted by Nicholas91

That can't be limited to a handful!

If you want a suggestion for the weekend look for the Brazilian film 'City of God'. Portuguese with subtitles which I'll admit the mere suggestion of would put me off, but a very, very, very good film.

Cheers! I've heard a fair amount about it, but somehow never seen City of God. Will give it a watch. I'm not averse to foreign films of various genres. Let the Right One In, Time Crimes, Train to Busan..

 

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