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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 03 Sep 22 5.03am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by CPFC1965

During the pandemic we weren't furloughed, we had our hours increased with minimal consultation to meet demand. We did what was necessary often working 50 plus hours a week. Our reward an initial 2.8% pay rise. Someone posted that inflation will be at 3-4% by end of next year so what, it's now over 10%. Our shareholders got a bumper dividend and what we were offered was the equivalent of £228 per year. We have the right to strike and strike we will. Don't forget most of people working for Royal Mail are on less than 20k per annum.

The divide between rich and poor is now growing a t a fast and very dangerous pace. I fear for you fellah. You have too much competition these days. Strike and it could well be game over. Expect much higher inflation. Brace yourselves. Our politicians are now totally out of their depth. The reckless and very incorrect management of covid by Bil and Ben and little weed has savagely torched the economy. What is about to hit is unprecedented and will be severe. Be brave and brace. We all need to toughen up fast to cope.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 03 Sep 22 7.42am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by orpingtoneagle

Fair point but I am not sure how many people do look beyond the :headlines,' at their full t & c before taking a job.

And yes I work in the public sector and have done for years. I will retire in a few years on what will be a very decent pension.

I do accept public service comes with possibly better t & c's than some private sector roles but it does mean that I have over the course of a long career not been paid nearly as much as some who went out and worked in the private sector. Equally public sector pay has been a political football for years.

But I made my bed years ago and as I say will retire in a few years time on a pension that will be more than enough. I also have been able to see my kids grow up and be there when I felt I should be rather than having to sell my soul and work the silly long hours some do for the big bucks.

And before I get comments about public sector skivers I on average 60 hours a week when my contract is for 37 and don't get a penny on overtime and have to work with ministers of all parties some of whom.quiye frankly are idiots.

You are in the wrong job I suggest you apply to this council they will only be working a 4 day week. Nice work if you can get it.

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 03 Sep 22 8.02am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by orpingtoneagle

Fair point but I am not sure how many people do look beyond the :headlines,' at their full t & c before taking a job.

And yes I work in the public sector and have done for years. I will retire in a few years on what will be a very decent pension.

I do accept public service comes with possibly better t & c's than some private sector roles but it does mean that I have over the course of a long career not been paid nearly as much as some who went out and worked in the private sector. Equally public sector pay has been a political football for years.

But I made my bed years ago and as I say will retire in a few years time on a pension that will be more than enough. I also have been able to see my kids grow up and be there when I felt I should be rather than having to sell my soul and work the silly long hours some do for the big bucks.

And before I get comments about public sector skivers I on average 60 hours a week when my contract is for 37 and don't get a penny on overtime and have to work with ministers of all parties some of whom.quiye frankly are idiots.

Why? More fool you. Most people I came across in local councils did the bare minimum then less and maximised holiday and sick time.

 

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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Flag Hong Kong 03 Sep 22 8.44am Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

Originally posted by orpingtoneagle

Fair point but I am not sure how many people do look beyond the :headlines,' at their full t & c before taking a job.

And yes I work in the public sector and have done for years. I will retire in a few years on what will be a very decent pension.

I do accept public service comes with possibly better t & c's than some private sector roles but it does mean that I have over the course of a long career not been paid nearly as much as some who went out and worked in the private sector. Equally public sector pay has been a political football for years.

But I made my bed years ago and as I say will retire in a few years time on a pension that will be more than enough. I also have been able to see my kids grow up and be there when I felt I should be rather than having to sell my soul and work the silly long hours some do for the big bucks.

And before I get comments about public sector skivers I on average 60 hours a week when my contract is for 37 and don't get a penny on overtime and have to work with ministers of all parties some of whom.quiye frankly are idiots.

Am curious how you average 60 hours a week?

There are usually 8 public holidays a year in England,I would hope you get at least two weeks holiday a year.

That would mean in the 49 weeks you are working you have to average
63.5 hours a week, on five day week that is 12.7 hours per day every day you work on average.

And you do this on 37 hour contract, excuse my scepticism.


 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 03 Sep 22 9.01am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

You are in the wrong job I suggest you apply to this council they will only be working a 4 day week. Nice work if you can get it.

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How can bin men collect the same amount of bins in less time. Ummm do you think this may just be about staying in control of the council. I donít want to be cynical but I can see no other reason. And posters on here claim councils are short of cash. Iím not bloody surprised with these gimmicks.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 03 Sep 22 9.10am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

How can bin men collect the same amount of bins in less time. Ummm do you think this may just be about staying in control of the council. I donít want to be cynical but I can see no other reason. And posters on here claim councils are short of cash. Iím not bloody surprised with these gimmicks.

Exactly. I have no idea how well this council is run but if I was a local taxpayer I would not be happy.

As I have said before I am all for a work life balance but a 4 day week benefits the employee not necessarily the employer or in this case the taxpayer.

I have said before that the unions support working from home and this may backfire, same thing applies. If this council can do its job on a 4 day week then they are overstaffed.

 


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View orpingtoneagle's Profile orpingtoneagle Flag Orpington 03 Sep 22 12.14pm Send a Private Message to orpingtoneagle Add orpingtoneagle as a friend

Originally posted by HKOwen

Am curious how you average 60 hours a week?

There are usually 8 public holidays a year in England,I would hope you get at least two weeks holiday a year.

That would mean in the 49 weeks you are working you have to average
63.5 hours a week, on five day week that is 12.7 hours per day every day you work on average.

And you do this on 37 hour contract, excuse my scepticism.


Usually work a few hours most weekends and bank holidays and very long days. But tbf it was a mistype on my part as should have been 50.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 03 Sep 22 1.17pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by orpingtoneagle

Usually work a few hours most weekends and bank holidays and very long days. But tbf it was a mistype on my part as should have been 50.

This is probably not uncommon. My wife (Civil Serpent) usually works an extra two hours a day - most of that in pointless Zoom meetings with colleagues who work different hours.

 

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View eritheagle's Profile eritheagle Flag Erith 03 Sep 22 2.07pm Send a Private Message to eritheagle Add eritheagle as a friend

Iím not as I was made redundant yesterday as the shop I work in is closing down!

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 03 Sep 22 3.30pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by eritheagle

Iím not as I was made redundant yesterday as the shop I work in is closing down!

Oops sorry pal. Hope something comes along for you.
What was the reason it closed to be nosey ?

 

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View eritheagle's Profile eritheagle Flag Erith 03 Sep 22 3.53pm Send a Private Message to eritheagle Add eritheagle as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Oops sorry pal. Hope something comes along for you.
What was the reason it closed to be nosey ?

Thanks.
Wilko decided to close the store due to the rent apparently being increased when the lease came up for renewal.
Sales have been down since covid too which is a shame as we were one, if not the best store in the south east region during lockdown.

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 03 Sep 22 4.51pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by HKOwen

No vested interest here, and no "you're jealous argument" from me.

The bonus rule I think related to how non-exec directors were allocated shares.

I still don't understand how the UK Govt stopped HSBC paying a dividend, it is a share that many regular people, including me will have some hwere in their pension fund because it always paid a dividend.

Thanks.

 

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