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    Employment Advice

    That's a high pressured job imo. Eg: the speed at which they scan my stuff through. I haven't shopped there for a while as I hate the 'rush rush' of the place. I have heard the staff moan amongst themselves about how hard they have to work. Not professional to do this in front of customers but it's very telling that Aldi expects a lot from their staff. Or rather:
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    Employment Advice

    I have a quick question: On a CV where I detail employment history, how many years should I go back? I have had 2 jobs in the past 8 years which will look pretty tidy. My current job pretty much covers a lot of admin based skills. However between 2000 and summer 2010 I have had about a dozen jobs which looks like a hotch potch and I would rather leave this out.
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    Amusing or interesting local news stories

    The Eastern Evening News - right on the pulse od the big stories affecting the flatlands of Norfolk. Buyer wins battle for £1,750 on damaged sofa! (As an aside, it looks like a very plain looking sofa for over £1700. I'd rather buy a used Toyota imho)
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    AIBU bathroom

    Good heavens! I hope for the tenant's sake the landlord will be OK with the new bathroom. I think this shows how precarious private renting is ie: a tenant making an improvement somewhere can put them in breach of contract. I was browsing at council house exchanges a few weeks ago out of curiousity. A flat offered for exchange had a really nice looking kitchen. I'm pretty sure that the council were OK with this tenant making their own improvements but the person who wrote the advert claimed that it was a £7k Wren kitchen! Even if the £7k valuation is inflated by the tenant wanting to exchange, it just seems a mad amount to spend on a rented property.
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    If my calculation is correct then I 'only' need 0.2 or 0.3% of this person's bonus to buy a decent house outright in my city.
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    Waitrose Rename a Sandwich Because It's Sexist

    Plough-woman's lunch.
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    Hot Bogging

    Whatever floats your boat.
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    Why can’t you afford a home?

    Asking prices in my area seem to be coming down now, albeit slowly. Thank Heavens. I'm more accustomed to smaller flats. A flat in my block (same floorplan) went on the market for £120k. A swift drop to £100k a few weeks later (in July) and 3 months later it still hasn't sold.
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    I think ill fly RyanAir.....

    Pride comes before a fall.
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    A house that could be an investment

    Looks like a decent house, I'd be happy living there myself. Huge bathroom. Talking of which, if you were to let that house out on a room by room basis then I think it needs another bathroom with loo downstairs where the utility and storeroom is.
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    Just fuck off already!

    Very pessimistic, I'm sure the children will thrive in Australia.
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    Golly gosh words we no longer use

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    Golly gosh words we no longer use

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    Terminator development thread.

    That video is quite disconcerting.