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Everything posted by cbathpc

  1. This might be the best property I've ever seen in this thread. Living there must make one suicidal. Just sit at the couch and stare at the oven. Not to go all mumsnet but the seller could at least put up a picture, or do something to make it not look the most depressing place on earth
  2. Our cases being higher than Europe when we're doing much the same as them, with higher vaccine rates can be explained with testing. Take Germany, they no longer offer free testing. We test everyone under 18 twice a week. As with the variants, we're being targeted because we don't fudge the numbers. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, Europe is either not far behind, or not far ahead of us. The virus is the same wherever you are, it's not more transmissible in the UK vs France for example. The calls from certain sections of the media to return to home working, no household mixing etc, is ultimately pointless. Furlough won't be coming back, and how do you get compliance in people who have been double jabbed and were already under little threat? Winter will be tough for the NHS, but it always is. If we go back to restrictions we're ******ed forever, as what changes next winter or the winter after that?
  3. Is a booster jab once a year that bad? Most people that age will take a yearly flu shot without complaint. I do find it odd the numbers are so low, most 70+ year olds seem to leap at the opportunity to go to the doctors
  4. On house prices, this is true. Bolsover went from Labour to Tory. House prices are realistically not a problem in Bolsover, two people can buy a house there on minimum. However, Corbyn and now Starmer needlessly wading into topics like "James Bond should be a woman" will have an impact in those areas, thus Boris comes out waving a flag and he gets the votes.
  5. One is back, one quit. Not sure what they are doing!
  6. Correct. It took numerous carriers down, and had effect on other websites. Everyones facebook apps, tvs and god know what else effectively ddos their dns servers! Amazing.. these companies have far too much power
  7. Realistically something like this is the only real way of saving the NHS, however it will be unpopular so we'll just pretend we can give them more money and that'll solve it.
  8. Labour should do that, and it would give them a good chance of winning. Instead they'll be campaigning on Israel, and mandatory knee taking at breakfast each day. We need a new opposition otherwise we're doomed
  9. Exactly. Maybe this highlights that it should be axed if it's not used whenever there is too high a raise.
  10. This just seems such a terrible idea to me. Are people seriously thinking this staycation trend will continue? How many people have we all spoken too that feel totally burned by these UK Holidays. Either a total rip off, shite service, terrible weather. Definitely going to be a loser the second people can get back to Spain.
  11. Fairly interesting read on the future of work from home https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210810-why-the-great-remote-work-experiment-may-have-been-flawed Basically summed up as - It was more efficient because everyone was crapping their pants about losing jobs - There was nothing else to do but work - Everyone was remote so we were all in the same boat, there was no missed conversations as there was no one in the office Moving forward, these things are changing. You can now pop out for lunch at the local cafe, some people will be in the office and they'll be chatting and making decisions. It's certainly interesting to think about and not just as straight forward as "I'm more efficient from home" as is so often said.
  12. Not surprised to read the above. I mean our bins still aren't getting emptied 20 months on due to the need for them all to self isolate. If you can get away with it like the above, why wouldn't you? The fact these guys can't even make it in 1 day per week shows how hard they're working. Doesn't someone need to look after the money printer?
  13. DevOps where you manage accounts, and give users admin permission for half an hour is probably a job that pays you 20k per year. "Modern" DevOps is more about automation, build pipelines, monitoring, developer tooling. Google have a few free ebooks on it. https://sre.google/books/
  14. I've read about a few people in the software engineering game taking this to the next level. Remote onboarding is a joke, and you're in such demand a 1hr interview can easily land you a 60k+ job. So apply for them all, get them, Do as little cursory work as possible, fail probation.. Oh well.. you've still earnt a few months wages so its not all bad!
  15. It's definitely noticeable, and things are missing. It just doesn't seem to be that bad though, there are plenty of alternatives, it really doesn't feel as bad as being reported in the press to me.
  16. 94% but with kids in nursery and a big mortgage I feel poor. Funny eh?
  17. Probably the only way forward for it long term. However any party which suggests this is dead in the water. I don't know how the NHS can survive with the cost of new treatments and lets face it, our terrible lifestyles.
  18. I personally think the NHS does need changing to secure its long term future. However it's politically impossible to say that, so I doubt it will ever happen. I have no idea how it needs changing but it's clearly not sustainable as a fix every disease / illness / mental health one stop shop as it is. You could double the NHS budget and it wouldn't be enough
  19. Is Biden the best example of, meet the new boss, same as the old boss in recent memory? Of all the things Trump was criticised for, what has he actually changed? Is the only different between him and Trump he'll wear a rainbow badge? He even has the same amount of verbal gaffes!
  20. I don't know the market in London but christ, you'd think prior to knocking off £85k from the price you might think about tidying the place up a bit? Not to be all mumsnet, but get a cleaner in and get in a photographer who won't make the place look a grotty shithole. Seriously.. just buy some storage and put all your crap in there for a bit.
  21. It's such an unfair benefit as well. Married couple on 40k each get the full benefit, married couple on 60k and 15k.. no benefit at all. Everyone should get it up to school age certainly. Childcare costs are obscene.. but thats a whole other thread.
  22. I feel like what these lads did was bad, but the retribution is not going to fit the crime. It's basically life over for these two at this point
  23. I think a lot of the people in this thread and in general who love the WFH and want to see it continue are probably going to struggle longer term when WFH goes from an emergency situation, to the norm. What I mean by that is, over the past 18 months, if you're internet has been crap, you've disappeared for an hour in the day, you've worked exactly the hours you needed to; it's all been okay because we were all just mucking through. As offices reopen and people start going back in, I really think a lot of the benefits of working from home will disappear.. i.e Your internet is acting up? Tough shit, get proper internet or get into the office Video off and mic on mute in meetings? Tough, get that video on Need to mute the mic because of background noise? Tough.. get a suitable home working space or get in to the office where you can work properly Need to disappear for an hour to post something / collect something / blah ? Tough, office based workers aren't doing that so its unfair for you to. Not to mention, all of a sudden the home worker is ALWAYS there, whilst the office worker isn't. Disaster at 6pm? Well X has their laptop they can logon.. we let you wfh so you can dig in right? It's like how do people not see how this will go long term.. and how does anyone think businesses will be happy to pay what they do for the level of output from your standard home worker atm..
  24. I agree with almost all of this. I think if anything you're under exaggerating. All the juniors / grads at our place are off the pace and are far too comfortable with the WFH lifestyle. The amount of them that are "shielding" when asked to come in to the office is sky high.. it's like they think their social media is invisible. Another one to add is, people claiming efficiency has stayed the same or improved.. prove it. Seriously, people just say it and it's accepted. I work as a line manager at a big org so have to play the game, but if I was at a small business everyone would be back in the majority of the week the second it was politically feasible.
  25. To veer away from the conspiracy theories So what is Boris going to do with Euro semis and finals? Is he going to give them up to countries with far lower vaccination rates than us or is he going to exempt 2500 people from rules (maybe they can get on the same trial as Gove?) Either way, it's getting to the point where we're a global embarrassment imo. Another world leading scheme, offering us no benefits at extreme cost. Add that to the best in the world testing that also allows for no freedom at all.
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