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  1. I've worked with many of them. Most of the ones who did the work remotely from India were crap. The best ones actually came over here.
  2. Sorry to hear that. However, it has been a trend in I.T. for at least the last 15 years. Is there more background to this, e.g. have the company offshored before, have they grown in recent years, etc., etc.? IMO, they'll regret it, based on the interactions I've had with Indian outsourcers. Is it co-incidence that their release date matches when employers have to start contributing to furlough? Maybe money is incredibly tight for the company?
  3. Really? Most of the office worker professionals (white collar) I know are all WFH, no furlough at all.
  4. As you well know, my troll friend, Zoopla is total nonsense. It thinks the house next door to me has increased 17% in the last 7 months, in the North West of England. I doubt they've increased that much in the last 5 years around here.
  5. If they go through with this (and I don't see how they can't, but kicking the can is this governments default action), then unemployment will spike massively very soon, bearing in mind the statutory redundancy consultancy periods. Plus the fact that those furloughed continue to accrue holiday pay etc. As many have pointed out on here, it seems a lot people on furlough are thinking everything will go back to normal when they return to work. And if you look at, e.g. some of the most popular deals on Hotukdeals, you'll see some people think splashing out nearly £400 on a rectangular swimming pool is a good way to spend money (sold out in most places - WTF?) https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/intex-13ft-15-4m-rectangular-prism-frame-pool-with-filter-pump-and-ladder-3473602 Reality hasn't set in yet for those on furlough, but it will very soon now.
  6. This government has dug itself into a hole that it may not be able to climb out of, due to its incompetent handling of the crisis and general lack of leadership. Schools re-opening from Monday? Not in Lancashire. https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/schools/advice-to-schools-on-reopening-to-more-pupils/
  7. That would really put the cat amongst the pigeons. Can\t see it happening to be honest. This bunch of cowards will just keep printing until the pound is toilet paper.
  8. National Holidays has gone into administration with the loss of 2500 jobs https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/national-holidays-administration-cancelled-jobs-4158445?fbclid=IwAR3OS3c9VvsjpvdGBh84jo0jMjz0ZGkendA_GM0rWcyjrEOOOuvhnd59I88
  9. This. I do a lot of walking, and it's beyond the pale how few public facilities there are for those caught short. As for the rest, yes, it's all about shoving people towards paid for privately provided services.
  10. Some of the cuts the Tories have made to council budgets oop North are f***ing criminal!
  11. Jeez. I knew there was a lot of market manipulation, but when you see it in a long list like that. It's a f***ing crime! I despair for this world sometimes.
  12. Yup. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/holiday-entitlement-and-pay-during-coronavirus-covid-19#holiday-entitlement Workers who have been placed on furlough continue to accrue statutory holiday entitlements, and any additional holiday provided for under their employment contract.
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