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Greg Bowman

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  1. It’s a gift and I agree but your not brain washed neither are your kids ?
  2. Oh I did that’s why I have created loads of jobs and even now employ apprentices who wouldn’t get a break anywhere else the poor can’t help the poor..... my generation wanted change and we achieved it, essex boys making six figure salaries instead of three generation blue blood, public school boys, Opening to another level recruitment, IT, the law from us wrong side of the tracks from comprehensive school kids Not sure what generation you are but if you are a late boomer we broke the mould - this generation if anything is supine and really not making a difference
  3. So do I and so did my old man so my questions stands why does that amaze you ? Don’t you ? Just joshing but your obviously a good man I would guess they would come out well ??
  4. Not sure about that. I am half Eastern European half central London Kentish Town and believe me closer to the ‘ empire ‘ in ww2 there was little respect for empire when you see posh Johnny’s avoiding call up - hence lack of local war memorials the closer you get to W1 the right embraces human nature, we are tribal since we fell out of the trees, the left ignores it. Our future is probably a blend of the both but as my old man said the poor can’t help the poor and the weak the weak, sooner or later you have to lead and that’s where the left fall down. Why are you amazed at your kids - was your family prejudiced before them ie you ? judt saying
  5. I heard Majid on LBC say that under Isalamic teaching you never question the motive or reasons behind someone’s actions or words . Which actually is very NLP - in that asking why is a waste of time - the only questions that can yield understanding are How, what, where and when So actually not reasonable at all and certainly in the opinion of one very intelligent and of the Islamic faith person against his religions teachings .............
  6. Or a bloke who likes cars and can get his mitts on a really nice piece of engineering. It’s is perfectly possible to run a top end car cheaply if you buy well, know a bit , and use independents for servicing Saying that all of us who aspire to nice cars because we well just like them are poor trying to be rich is a bit know your place comment ie why are the oiks buying Bentleys when they live in a flat and can’t afford a new one By the way the Bentley to have is a run out model Arnage not the GT ? defo future classic
  7. He’s 26? I am 56 and have employed people either for a corporate (IBM) or in my own business from my late twenties. Plenty of HG post rings true and nice to see it from a younger person. If it isn’t how do you explain the thousands of vacancies in high paying roles such as IT, corporate sales, even freelance film production to name a few ? Even the fabled entrepreneurship of younger generations seems to involve renting a desk at We work or Regus and dreaming of the latest app. Scale up businesses of 10 people or more are rare, most of my competitors in Technology outsourcing or corporate film were founded in the 90’s or early 2000’s There is a shocking level of entitlement at interview these days, whilst the savvy 20 something’s get in get their head down and get on with it, whether that be a Microsoft apprentice on my help desk, a runner working 16 hour days in the film business or the young person bashing the phones on the way to becoming a six figure earning account director in their late twenties
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     UK insolvencies at highest level since financial crisis

    The two types of insolvency tell a different story. Company insolvencies rise as companies expand on the way up after flat or negative performance - the classic over trade. In a weird way positive - so mis reported by someone who has never seen it or lazy reporting Personal insolvencies are probably the real story here, seems pretty structural and will only get worse and supports the jobless recovery ( or continued growth meme), AI, restructuring in retail etc.
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    Presidents Club

    +1
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    Presidents Club

    You are, I used to go to a few of these probably about 15 years ago. They also ran boxing do’s and other events similar format Time moves on, if my daughter is to be treated equally then all this power play bullying has to stop. It’s not sexual it’s abuse of power. At some of the do’s people even bought their female colleagues who seemed uncomfortable I am no snowflake but time moves on and by the way to all my younger friends on here it seems men of 40 or less seem to be the worst culprits now perhaps insecurity I don’t know or their exposure through social media to the objectification of women
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    Boomers will never get it

    Regrettably there are plenty of Boomers who deserve the nasty, selfish boomer tag. My current circle of friends are pretty clued up and would past muster on here as boomers who agree they got lucky. However I say current because have found myself detaching from some social groups because of their ignorant attitude towards this issue. Don’t know if it is an age thing but when I was younger did that a lot and none the worse for it - so maybe back to the future ??
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    Boomers will never get it

    I think I prefer Dugsbody’s reply as well - mine is well spiteful so apologies. Just we aren’t all nasty boomers like all millenials aren’t coffee drinking, iPad buying hipsters who just need to buckle down and buy that house !
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    Boomers will never get it

    Also being in finance ...I rest my case m’lud
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    Boomers will never get it

    What tosh ? You said it all your Dad’s a bean counter - the most unworldly wise of all the positions around the board room table in my experience. If not at that level just a biological adding machine soon to be defunct In fact I have seen a CEO go for the throat of an FD who said ‘I don’t care whether we make a profit or not , I am here to keep score like a Ref’ Your Dad refuses to get it because he is a tramlined thinking bean counter not because he is a boomer Thinking houses have only gone up with inflation is just plain ignorance - really nothing to do with him being a boomer ( although some do think like him because they too are ignorant )
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    Home Work Balance

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/20/britain-male-suicide-rate-tragedy-failure#comments https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160616071935.htm Sadly to me this isn’t rocket science (excuse the pun) its just another version of anyone can be anything we are all gender fluid robots Rip more compassionate caring and collegiate individuals away from their family, stick them in environments based around male style competiveness, ensure they are responsible for the families financial security and guess what ? This is entirely different from two couples both working the same ( whatever the pay rate ) The article also says Men with tough work schedules appeared to fare much better, found the researchers, who analyzed data from interviews with almost 7,500 people who were part of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Again not rocket science. Men have a different biological makeup and have evolved support mechanisms from the Friday night pub to the squash league The truth is whilst most younger generations think boomers are compassion less goons - every morning I see a young Mum unloading a tired and plainly irrated 3 year old in the rain to go to nursery at 7 I could cry ( the answer isn’t the easy get out House husband route ) it’s not right - something to do with house prices but something to do with the ****** fostered upon woman that they can have it all
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