Knickerless Turgid

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    Knickerless Turgid got a reaction from JoeDavola in My company is planning cuts   
    I spared myself this angst by making myself totally unemployable some years ago.
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    Knickerless Turgid reacted to Wight Flight in I have no warning points, how do I get some.   
    Start a website selling petunias and such like.
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    Knickerless Turgid got a reaction from Wight Flight in My company is planning cuts   
    I spared myself this angst by making myself totally unemployable some years ago.
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    Knickerless Turgid got a reaction from Iamcynical in My company is planning cuts   
    I spared myself this angst by making myself totally unemployable some years ago.
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    Knickerless Turgid got a reaction from Andersen in My company is planning cuts   
    I spared myself this angst by making myself totally unemployable some years ago.
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    Knickerless Turgid got a reaction from MrLibertyRedux in My company is planning cuts   
    I spared myself this angst by making myself totally unemployable some years ago.
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    Knickerless Turgid got a reaction from ashestoashes in My company is planning cuts   
    I spared myself this angst by making myself totally unemployable some years ago.
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    Knickerless Turgid got a reaction from sleepwello'nights in My company is planning cuts   
    I spared myself this angst by making myself totally unemployable some years ago.
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    Knickerless Turgid got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Is the University bubble about to burst?   
    Maybe at Oxbridge, Frank, but elsewhere, absolutely not.
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    Knickerless Turgid reacted to MrXxxx in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come (part 2)   
    Exactly what I did..never ending reading rather than starting to invest..."Just one more article/book"..you only really start learning when you have `skin in the game`!
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    Knickerless Turgid got a reaction from janch in Is the University bubble about to burst?   
    When I went to university (drop the daft, Australian "uni", please) about 35 years ago, everyone was too pissed to have any kind of discussion in the student union bar. This was at a fairly well-respected establishment, at which I studied a very respected course with a decent work-load. Most of the lecturers and tutors were fucking useless slackers and shysters too, although there were a few who lived and breathed their subject and were somewhat inspirational.
    An entirely disappointing experience, overall, although I would not have been offered my first few jobs without a degree, and quite a bit of the course content was relevant to these jobs also. A full grant, topped up by a decent summer job and no tuition fees made for a palatable equation. 
    Would I go to university today? Would I fuck.
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    Knickerless Turgid got a reaction from Option5 in Is the University bubble about to burst?   
    When I went to university (drop the daft, Australian "uni", please) about 35 years ago, everyone was too pissed to have any kind of discussion in the student union bar. This was at a fairly well-respected establishment, at which I studied a very respected course with a decent work-load. Most of the lecturers and tutors were fucking useless slackers and shysters too, although there were a few who lived and breathed their subject and were somewhat inspirational.
    An entirely disappointing experience, overall, although I would not have been offered my first few jobs without a degree, and quite a bit of the course content was relevant to these jobs also. A full grant, topped up by a decent summer job and no tuition fees made for a palatable equation. 
    Would I go to university today? Would I fuck.
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    Knickerless Turgid reacted to Frank Hovis in Is the University bubble about to burst?   
    There absolutely was. As you have just said in your second paragraph!
    This was at a time when only ?2% of the population went to university and there was big academic competition for places so hiring someone with a decent degree from a decent uni gave you reassurance that you were recruiting one of the top 2% in terms of intelligence.
    As soon as Blair threw the doors open that then only gave you reassurance that you were recruiting one of the top 50% in terms of intelligence. Which has pretty much zero value; you can work that out from the quality of a handwritten letter of application and a few basic maths tests.
    It was never really about the degree; it was about a good uni accepting your application in the first place acting like a "credit check" for potential employers.
    When everyone knows that that "credit check" is very much these days a literal credit check then its value evaporates.
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    Knickerless Turgid reacted to Wight Flight in How does Buy to Let END!   
    I think they are just a different way of achieving the lifetime tenancy kind of purchase that seem very popular now. Which I don't necessarily think are a bad thing if you have no one to inherit.
    I would rather an institution hoping for my demise than an unknown individual though. A bit scary knowing that someone wants you dead, but you don't know who.
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    Knickerless Turgid reacted to Cattle Prod in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come (part 2)   
    Here's an anecdotal. I bought some 20kg weight plates in Jan 2016 off the cheapest retailer on Amazon for £26.99. Nothing fancy, just spray painted iron. I need another pair now, and much to my shock the cheapest I can see is £79.99, with the vast majority of retailers sold out. This says two things:
    - The price of iron has risen
    - There is a run on home gym equipment right now. 
    This made me think about inflation. People are currently re-learning how to be independent at the moment. Home gym, cutting your own hair, baking your own bread, grinding your own coffee. So instead of one set of gym equipment, one coffee machine, one hair clippers, one breadmaker, there is a sudden demand for x times the usual amount. This is, to me profoundly inflationary. Flipping it around, the just in time convenience culture of the last decade or two was part of the great disinflation. That is clearly over now.
    I've just checked iron ore prices, little did I know I bought my current plates at multi year lows! If only I could trade that well. As you said, iron ore has risen substantially since then, almost 2.5x, and is currently rocketing. Liquidity and stimulus really does trump all else.
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    Knickerless Turgid reacted to SpectrumFX in Quitaly   
    Uscitalia makes sense to me, from Uscita for exit.
     
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    Knickerless Turgid got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Wheels coming off HE bubble   
    Yep, they are all EEs working the TC game. Their parents were farmers but they fucked up by planting the wrong crops, so flew from Bulgaria in a dinghy at the personal invitation of one Gordon Cunt Brown.
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    Knickerless Turgid reacted to Gloommonger in Absentee Amnesty Thread   
    This site and tos entertainment levels are reflected by what's going on in the world, it ebbs and flows. When the whole world is stuck at home, there's not so much to talk about.
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    Knickerless Turgid reacted to Wight Flight in A Dose of Reality   
    Possibly not. Unless it requires a trim and blow dry.
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    Knickerless Turgid got a reaction from twocents in Can they restart the economy....   
    I enquired about a job with them about ten years ago.
    Never have I encountered such arrogance or smugness; I withdrew my interest.
    I know 2 people who worked (briefly) on the production side; neither could get out fast enough.
    Ultimate cunt-corporate.
    Fucking burn.
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    Knickerless Turgid reacted to Frank Hovis in Absentee Amnesty Thread   
    I've noticed that in this latter month of lockdown a few regulars haven't been posting; presumably owing to difficult personal situations.
    Rather than have threads going "Where is so and so?" it would be appreciated if all of those not posting for whatever reason but still about and fine and will be back when whatever has been sorted out give a simple wave of hello here.
    You are missed.
    Cheers all.
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    Knickerless Turgid reacted to ccc in TV: box-sets to watch   
    I'm glad it's not just me. 
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    Knickerless Turgid reacted to Hopeful in Can they restart the economy....   
    Ahh, takes them up to November.....
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    Knickerless Turgid got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Praise for the So-Called BBC (short thread I expect!)   
    The headline is "killed by Coronavirus", rather than "died with".
    Utter cunts.
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    Knickerless Turgid reacted to geordie_lurch in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come (part 2)   
    My gut instinct tells me they are going to take hit after hit with China flexing their authority over Hong Kong in order to try and crush any challenges to the whole communist party which I think will get more frequent. I also think that the banks haven't even begun taking the REAL losses coming but I am very much an amateur at all this.