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Bisto

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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #795 on: February 09, 2018, 04:25:11 AM »
And, of course, we know the main driver for low wage growth.


Ooh, I know this one,....its the ever higher demands for greater productivity made by Directors and bean counters at the behest of shareholders, fund managers, stakeholders etc. looking to top up their no doubt already corpulent offshore retirement funds on the backs of already demoralized, unsupported and undervalued staff, increasingly dependent on working anything up to another 20-30 hours per week of underpaid overtime in order to make ends meet whilst suffering the constant low level straffing of brand dimishment, corporate takeover, government intransigence and interference, assest stripping, decapitalizing, financial restructuring, managerial reorganizing, Rationalizations, management thuggery and not forgetting the insistance, as if your very life depended on it, on staff reading every tedious email, and finding your self  trying not to gibber hysterically/vomit/self combust at every farcical, smug, self congratulatory company success sharing story or state of the company address....and perhaps most importantly of all;  the need to genuflect and be ever so thankfull and humble whilst completing the interminable and utterly pointless, time wasting, arse covering, box ticking lists, exercises and processes that are checked, collected, collated and offered up as a sacrifice to the god of productivity.....not forgetting the need to keep a constant self vigilence and an eye in the back of your head in case a once loyal colleague fecks you over and grasses you up for making a minor clerical error or taking a few minutes too long on your 20 minute lunch break. Meanwhile dispicable, misshapen, Dickensian caricutures passing for Local Union Reps sell out the workers in a never ending series of hidden, grubby backroom deals while the threat of imminent mass redundancies hangs heavy in the air like a corpses fart.
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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #796 on: February 09, 2018, 07:04:56 AM »

Ooh, I know this one,....its the ever higher demands for greater productivity made by Directors and bean counters at the behest of shareholders, fund managers, stakeholders etc. looking to top up their no doubt already corpulent offshore retirement funds on the backs of already demoralized, unsupported and undervalued staff, increasingly dependent on working anything up to another 20-30 hours per week of underpaid overtime in order to make ends meet whilst suffering the constant low level straffing of brand dimishment, corporate takeover, government intransigence and interference, assest stripping, decapitalizing, financial restructuring, managerial reorganizing, Rationalizations, management thuggery and not forgetting the insistance, as if your very life depended on it, on staff reading every tedious email, and finding your self  trying not to gibber hysterically/vomit/self combust at every farcical, smug, self congratulatory company success sharing story or state of the company address....and perhaps most importantly of all;  the need to genuflect and be ever so thankfull and humble whilst completing the interminable and utterly pointless, time wasting, arse covering, box ticking lists, exercises and processes that are checked, collected, collated and offered up as a sacrifice to the god of productivity.....not forgetting the need to keep a constant self vigilence and an eye in the back of your head in case a once loyal colleague fecks you over and grasses you up for making a minor clerical error or taking a few minutes too long on your 20 minute lunch break. Meanwhile dispicable, misshapen, Dickensian caricutures passing for Local Union Reps sell out the workers in a never ending series of hidden, grubby backroom deals while the threat of imminent mass redundancies hangs heavy in the air like a corpses fart.
Not really. Low wages are linked to low productivity. IMO mostly because of incompetent management. The other low wage driver is an oversupply of cheap labour.
Sounds like you may be unhappy in your job, perhaps it's time to move on.

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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #797 on: February 09, 2018, 07:53:00 AM »
I understand standard fiscal policy. Abnormally low interest rates is the sign of a broken economy. Good news that the economy is showing signs of recovery. Might help with huge levels of debt fuelled by 'free money' too.
And, of course, we know the main driver for low wage growth.

That may be one interpretation, but the global stock markets don't seem to agree with you....Dow fallen another 4% overnight....

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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #798 on: February 09, 2018, 11:20:02 AM »
That may be one interpretation, but the global stock markets don't seem to agree with you....Dow fallen another 4% overnight....
Two things: Stock markets have been on a run for months, there is always a market correction after such conditions. Also the possibility of increasing interest rates in the US helps to drive markets down on the assumption that investors will place their money in  less volatile investments. In other words, perfectly natural market behaviour.

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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #799 on: February 09, 2018, 21:48:01 PM »
Pulling a hair from my ear, the length of which I could headbang with.
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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #800 on: February 09, 2018, 23:10:45 PM »
Pulling a hair from my ear, the length of which I could headbang with.
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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #801 on: February 10, 2018, 09:01:18 AM »
Our team won a general knowledge quiz last night. Very nice carvery buffet as well.

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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #802 on: February 10, 2018, 14:39:19 PM »
Our team won a general knowledge quiz last night. Very nice carvery buffet as well.
Sounds like your ideal night out Rob  ;)
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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #803 on: February 13, 2018, 04:21:25 AM »
Sounds like your ideal night out Rob  ;)


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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #804 on: February 19, 2018, 21:04:53 PM »
I got engaged at the weekend...
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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #805 on: February 19, 2018, 21:06:28 PM »
I got engaged at the weekend...
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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #806 on: February 19, 2018, 21:20:38 PM »
I got engaged at the weekend...

Brilliant! Congratulations  :D
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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #807 on: February 19, 2018, 21:24:16 PM »
Great stuff Richard, chuffed for you pal. :)
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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #808 on: February 21, 2018, 14:04:27 PM »
The weekend starts today for me :)
Being as Mrs S is off work for half-term, I thought I'd have  a few days off and she's spending all day at her mother's. Result :)
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Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Reply #809 on: March 03, 2018, 21:39:11 PM »
Paul Chowdhry gig tomorrow postponed so I get to make the Temperance Movement gig after all...
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