Libspero

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    Libspero got a reaction from billfunk in Retire at 75   
    I’ve only heard anecdotally (from a friend)..  but he reckoned the public sector was 2/3rds people doing nothing, and 1/3rd doing all the work of everyone.
    He hated the politics and found it soul destroying.. moved back to the private sector again.
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    Libspero reacted to Hopeful in Retire at 75   
    Honestly, I think 2/3rds is being generous. I'd say 1 in 20 are giving a full days work for a full days pay, maybe even less that that.
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    Libspero got a reaction from One percent in Retire at 75   
    I’ve only heard anecdotally (from a friend)..  but he reckoned the public sector was 2/3rds people doing nothing, and 1/3rd doing all the work of everyone.
    He hated the politics and found it soul destroying.. moved back to the private sector again.
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    Libspero got a reaction from BadAlchemy in Retire at 75   
    I’ve only heard anecdotally (from a friend)..  but he reckoned the public sector was 2/3rds people doing nothing, and 1/3rd doing all the work of everyone.
    He hated the politics and found it soul destroying.. moved back to the private sector again.
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    Libspero reacted to Frank Hovis in Retire at 75   
    It's lack of confidence; I worked somewhere where the managers didn't employ graduates because they themselves didn't have degrees. I was employed as a temp because they were desperate and ending up senior to all of them.  So they were probably right!
    I've always viewed myself as the best manager going, and many people have said this to me, so I have employed people decades older than me, and with better experience and better qualified because I have never been in fear of my own position and having good people working for me means that I am better regarded.
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    Libspero reacted to MrPin in Retire at 75   
    Actually, I like to be busy when working. It feels you achieve something. Only one bunch of useless arseholes prided themselves on not achieving much, and they weren't public sector.
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    Libspero got a reaction from Great Guy in Retire at 75   
    Same here.
    This would be a massive kick in the bollocks for me because my whole plan has been to work hard, live frugally and overpay into a pension to retire nice and early,  starting with ISAs until the private pension kicks in if necessary.
    If this happens I will not have enough ISA money to retire as early as I hoped,  and then when my pension does finally kick in it will massively overpay anything I need at that point because I’ll likely be too old to enjoy / use the income.  Which sucks donkey balls as someone who’s pension is fully funded and by their own cash. 
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    Libspero got a reaction from Van Lady in Retire at 75   
    Same here.
    This would be a massive kick in the bollocks for me because my whole plan has been to work hard, live frugally and overpay into a pension to retire nice and early,  starting with ISAs until the private pension kicks in if necessary.
    If this happens I will not have enough ISA money to retire as early as I hoped,  and then when my pension does finally kick in it will massively overpay anything I need at that point because I’ll likely be too old to enjoy / use the income.  Which sucks donkey balls as someone who’s pension is fully funded and by their own cash. 
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    Libspero got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Retire at 75   
    Same here.
    This would be a massive kick in the bollocks for me because my whole plan has been to work hard, live frugally and overpay into a pension to retire nice and early,  starting with ISAs until the private pension kicks in if necessary.
    If this happens I will not have enough ISA money to retire as early as I hoped,  and then when my pension does finally kick in it will massively overpay anything I need at that point because I’ll likely be too old to enjoy / use the income.  Which sucks donkey balls as someone who’s pension is fully funded and by their own cash. 
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    Libspero reacted to Virgil Caine in Lord Mountbatten - Nonce according to the FBI   
    Given the number who died due to his fuck ups at Dieppe and during Indian Independence a ‘bit crap’ is probably being charitable.
    The current problems in Kashmir are in part down to Mountbatten.
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    Libspero got a reaction from MrPin in Lord Mountbatten - Nonce according to the FBI   
    What's the excitement?
    He was a gay navy officer who liked gay clubs/brothels?
    Also happens to be linked to the Royals?
    Was a bit crap at the Navy officer part by some accounts.
    Who cares?  Barely sounds worth reading/knowing about? 
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    Libspero got a reaction from muggle in Going on a Cruise   
    I know if I make an inappropriate comment it will turn out to be your daughter 
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    Libspero got a reaction from Great Guy in Jim's Jalopy   
    It will be interesting to see what he comes up with,  I hope it’s a success (only because the UK has precious few of its own car manufacturers).
    It sounds like he’s going for the top end market..  I’m surprised they didn’t consider getting them made at the Bentley factory (if only for the prestige and brand/quality association).
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    Libspero reacted to Wight Flight in Adopt not shop   
    #not all rescue dogs
    Picking the rescue centre is as important as picking the dog.
    Forget the RSPCA. They are next to useless.
    Charities like these ones know what they are doing and unless you and the dog are a perfect match, you will not get the dog.
    http://greyhoundgap.proboards.com/thread/84088/stunning-rupert-year-lurcher-workable
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    Libspero got a reaction from Fully Detached in Owen Jones   
    It’s ironic that he’s on record condoning violence against the far right..  but doesn’t seem quite so keen when the “far right” do it to him..
    Perhaps in future he will temper his views to be more in line with your own.
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    Libspero got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Adopt not shop   
    All the rescue dogs I've known have been nothing but trouble:
    1) They are usually difficult breeds
    2) They are rescue dogs for a reason
    3) The people who buy them have no idea what they are buying, they just choose the prettiest/saddest one
    4) The people who buy them are usually not experienced dog owners 
    = Unmitigated disaster
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    Libspero got a reaction from GBDamo in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
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    Libspero got a reaction from M S E Refugee in Owen Jones   
    It’s ironic that he’s on record condoning violence against the far right..  but doesn’t seem quite so keen when the “far right” do it to him..
    Perhaps in future he will temper his views to be more in line with your own.
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    Libspero reacted to eight in Going on a Cruise   
    I wouldn't count on it. In my experience there is generally considerable crossover between popular and awful.
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    Libspero got a reaction from Virgil Caine in Owen Jones   
    It’s ironic that he’s on record condoning violence against the far right..  but doesn’t seem quite so keen when the “far right” do it to him..
    Perhaps in future he will temper his views to be more in line with your own.
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    Libspero got a reaction from Fischer in Owen Jones   
    It’s ironic that he’s on record condoning violence against the far right..  but doesn’t seem quite so keen when the “far right” do it to him..
    Perhaps in future he will temper his views to be more in line with your own.
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    Libspero reacted to Virgil Caine in Owen Jones   
    Jesus I get worse injuries than that trying to get the cat into its basket to take it to the vet 
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    Libspero reacted to One percent in Owen Jones   
    Beat me to it. 
    who wasn’t posting here at the time?  
    Beaten up for being a tosser I suspect. 
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    Libspero reacted to Sgt Hartman in Owen Jones   
    Mr @Frank Hovis, can you account for your whereabouts between the hours of 12:00 and 02:00 last Saturday morning?
     

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    Libspero got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Greta   
    I presumed she was still at primary school 
    They should have asked Soph to fight their corner,  she’s far more eloquent..