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6 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

I looked at these when they were in the local paper down here.  They were asking for a hell of a lot of commitment for a starting salary of £24k IIRC.

But at least the job will be secure...

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1 minute ago, dgul said:

But at least the job will be secure...

Securely tied up you mean?

I always get the impression that it was like warfare: vast long stretches of utter tedium interspersed with very brief amounts of terrifying danger.

I like watching the Bond films but had no yen to do it.  Particularly given that if you step back slightly from the films then you can see that in anything like a real world situation he'd be killed an average of three times in every film.

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19 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

I looked at these when they were in the local paper down here.  They were asking for a hell of a lot of commitment for a starting salary of £24k IIRC.

That's not going to buy you an Aston Martin.

Pay peanuts get monkeys.

Spot on Frank!xD We are "safe"......:CryBaby:

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4 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

Securely tied up you mean?

It is an interesting point -- I was only 'military' but I had a load of things that I couldn't do, countries I couldn't visit, etc.  There was also the 'threat' (perhaps not real) that you'd be far less likely to get away with illegal/immoral behaviours*.  I'm sure it'll be similar to these folk.

[*thinking about it, we all knew that there were loads of dodgy folk with dodgy behaviours who seemed to get away with it.]

5 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

I always get the impression that it was like warfare: vast long stretches of utter tedium interspersed with very brief amounts of terrifying danger.

It'll be boring office work.  Looking at docs etc.  It'll be long stretches of utter tedium interspersed with lots and lots of meetings.

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11 minutes ago, MrPin said:

Nonsense, it's helicopters, casinos, and lasers.

And hot burds who all want to shag you. 

When you're not zipping yourself into a bag.

I wonder if any of our posters or lurkers are already in this line of work? Dosbods isn't very subversive, mainly a load of middle-aged people moaning, but there are plenty of viewpoints on here which might be viewed with suspicion by some.

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2 minutes ago, swiss_democracy_for_all said:

And hot burds who all want to shag you. 

When you're not zipping yourself into a bag.

I wonder if any of our posters or lurkers are already in this line of work? Dosbods isn't very subversive, mainly a load of middle-aged people moaning, but there are plenty of viewpoints on here which might be viewed with suspicion by some.

My limited involvement with GCHQ and similar, did not reveal any hidden genius. A lot of slip on shoes. Sure sign of a cad.

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I was in the police for 8 years, the jobs which sounded the most glamorous were actually the most boring. Surveillance was very long hours doing nothing, with no possibility of a life because of the hours, and you'd generally be following some very dull kids around who were involved in nothing much.

CID is, and now has been for many years,  just processing a long stream of domestic and hate 'crimes', whatever the latest political priority is (racism and sexism innit), that's why they're always short of staff, and end up with the thickest and laziest as no one else wants to do it.

I left 10 years ago, wish I hadn't now as some bits of the job could be a laugh and I'd be not too far off a great pension by now.

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1 hour ago, Frank Hovis said:

I looked at these when they were in the local paper down here.  They were asking for a hell of a lot of commitment for a starting salary of £24k IIRC.

That's not going to buy you an Aston Martin.

Pay peanuts get monkeys.

Challenge accepted

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202003017884852?radius=1500&make=ASTON MARTIN&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&sort=price-asc&postcode=po376es&advertising-location=at_cars&page=1

 

Ive allowed for tax but there might not be much left over for food/anything for a year :)

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17 minutes ago, Sugarlips said:

That's a dog :P It won't be able to go around corners and it'll be one of the shitiest autos ever probably, not my idea of 'fun in the sun'

MX5 if you must have a ragtop. A few years ago I read more ragtops are sold in UK than Spain; tells you how stupid UK punters are ;)

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1 minute ago, 5min OCD speculator said:

MX5 if you must have a ragtop. A few years ago I read more ragtops are sold in UK than Spain; tells you how stupid UK punters are 

I did have a convertible once. I thought extra terrestrial beings were reading my mind. A good steel top prevents that.

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Just now, 5min OCD speculator said:

Which reminds me, I need to log off now and finish converting my house into a Faraday cage xD 

It's the same principle. Aliens never contact people in a van.

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