Hopeful

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    Hopeful got a reaction from Melchett in Wheels coming off HE bubble   
    Quite frankly, I'd steer clear of any instutution where a potential lecturer was as dull, lifeless, wearisome, and purposeless as that interviewer comes across.
    But to the broader point, we are graduating far too many graduates.
    That has also given rise to the appointment of staff that, in a world with fewer graduates, should not get a look in.
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Byron in And you thought GDPR was bad   
    We had to visit elderly parents this week and being away from home we ended up eating out 4 nights in a row at a cost of £120. First tme we've eaten out in over a  year and it is a fair bit more than we'd spend on food in a month. It fekking hurt
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Byron in And you thought GDPR was bad   
    We had to visit elderly parents this week and being away from home we ended up eating out 4 nights in a row at a cost of £120. First tme we've eaten out in over a  year and it is a fair bit more than we'd spend on food in a month. It fekking hurt
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    Hopeful reacted to Frank Hovis in Bloody Metric   
    Metric for scientific.
    Imperial for food, drink, fuel, and people.
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    Hopeful reacted to Wahoo in And you thought GDPR was bad   
    This is really shit.
    My experience of IR35 has made contracting almost pointless. The only place worth a punt is Scotland...elsewhere hourly rates are capped. And HMRC have insisted I use a payroll company...So deemed employed means paying Employers NI, Employees NI, Apprenticeship Levy, Payroll charges then Income Tax. Take home pay under basic rate of tax equals 61% of weekly earnings. Once I hit upper brackets take home pay is 41% of earnings.  And there's no allowances against tax anymore......nothing.
    And when I log into my HMRC account, they have details of every weekly pay and deductions. And my Personal Allowance code goes up and down faster than a tarts knickers.
    So I thought about a new business venture....setting up a joinery business. But fuck that....it really is not worth the hassle.
     
    And if the Government and HMRC think big business is the way forward and small business ventures don't deserve any encouragement, then they are deluded. Look what has happened to House of Fraser, Gaucho, ToysRus, Woolworths, JJB Sports, Blockbusters, BHS, Phones4U, P&H, Carillion etc etc
     
    Conservatives really are looking like a bunch of spivs.
     
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    Hopeful reacted to Frank Hovis in And you thought GDPR was bad   
    If Phillip Hammond represents the future vision of the Conservative party then it clearly wants to snuff out the self-employed small business people rather than support them for being the underlying wealth creators as it always used to do.
    So he is trying to get rid of:
    Small private firms Cash And replace them respectively with:
    Big firms employing the previously independent but now on low wages (think local sportswear shop replaced by Sports Direct) Fully tracked, taxed, and levied transactions (as with Tesco temps last Christamas only being able to receive their wages on a "Tuxedo" card which then levied a charge when they used it)  
    It stinks of big government wishing to micromanage the population.
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    Hopeful reacted to Frank Hovis in And you thought GDPR was bad   
    Which will only add to the reasons why so few tradesmen these days take on apprentices to expand their business; preferring to keep it below the VAT threshold and not having to deal with any of the HR stuff or pension auto enrollment.
    There's a whole generation of tradesmen not being trained because of these endless rules and regulations.
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    Hopeful reacted to Melchett in And you thought GDPR was bad   
    I honestly wonder how the average bod has got a hope in hell of keeping up with all of this stuff.
    Thats rather the point, though, isnt it? The big boys want this sort of thing because it creates barriers to entry to smaller, more nimble, lower cost competitors. And they have the resources to lobby for these things to be made law.
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Operation Nookie 60   
    I think she was doing everything to put you off the scent of what she was.
    She was acting to be the perfect woman in your eyes, coy, paying for stuff, appearing to need help
    and sought after by others, which was, let's see if you'll fight for me.
    I tend to see narcissism everywhere, however
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    Hopeful got a reaction from VeryMeanReversion in Operation Nookie 60   
    A woman without a man is one less miserable man
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    Hopeful got a reaction from VeryMeanReversion in Operation Nookie 60   
    A woman without a man is one less miserable man
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    Hopeful got a reaction from twocents in Westmister car of peace   
    Haven't read the whole thread, but I was struck by a comment I heard a police spokesman (it was a man) say on the So-Called BBC news when speaking about the terrorist
    "We didn't find any weapons on the suspect"
    Which surprised me, because I thought the suspect was sitting in a fekking big one.
     
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    Hopeful got a reaction from twocents in Westmister car of peace   
    Haven't read the whole thread, but I was struck by a comment I heard a police spokesman (it was a man) say on the So-Called BBC news when speaking about the terrorist
    "We didn't find any weapons on the suspect"
    Which surprised me, because I thought the suspect was sitting in a fekking big one.
     
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    Hopeful got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Westmister car of peace   
    Cripes, when you add that to terrorism you can clearly see how we're fooked
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    Hopeful got a reaction from twocents in Westmister car of peace   
    Haven't read the whole thread, but I was struck by a comment I heard a police spokesman (it was a man) say on the So-Called BBC news when speaking about the terrorist
    "We didn't find any weapons on the suspect"
    Which surprised me, because I thought the suspect was sitting in a fekking big one.
     
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    Hopeful got a reaction from twocents in Westmister car of peace   
    Haven't read the whole thread, but I was struck by a comment I heard a police spokesman (it was a man) say on the So-Called BBC news when speaking about the terrorist
    "We didn't find any weapons on the suspect"
    Which surprised me, because I thought the suspect was sitting in a fekking big one.
     
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Great Guy in Guppies   
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    Hopeful got a reaction from twocents in Westmister car of peace   
    Haven't read the whole thread, but I was struck by a comment I heard a police spokesman (it was a man) say on the So-Called BBC news when speaking about the terrorist
    "We didn't find any weapons on the suspect"
    Which surprised me, because I thought the suspect was sitting in a fekking big one.
     
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    Hopeful got a reaction from twocents in Westmister car of peace   
    Haven't read the whole thread, but I was struck by a comment I heard a police spokesman (it was a man) say on the So-Called BBC news when speaking about the terrorist
    "We didn't find any weapons on the suspect"
    Which surprised me, because I thought the suspect was sitting in a fekking big one.
     
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    Hopeful got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Westmister car of peace   
    Cripes, when you add that to terrorism you can clearly see how we're fooked
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Westmister car of peace   
    Could be a bit smelly by then
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    Hopeful got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Westmister car of peace   
    Cripes, when you add that to terrorism you can clearly see how we're fooked
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in Westmister car of peace   
    TBF, it can be distracting
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Trump's progress   
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    Hopeful got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Westmister car of peace   
    Cripes, when you add that to terrorism you can clearly see how we're fooked