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pimperne1

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  1. He said (and he is a big hitter on the HPC site - not that that is a bad thing): "Fortunately, I saw it coming and have cut overheads to the bone and am sub-contracting all manufacturing. I shall probably shut up shop and retire next year". and I thought that pretty insular so I asked whether that included redunding current employees, transferring jobs (ie subcontracting) to China and what was going to happen to his employees next year. For someone who is a mover and shaker in industry (or manufacturing) but who thinks the UK economy is on the rocks and who contributes to the forum I thought it was legitimate to ask. Hardly bizarre.
  2. Okay, I said, "You are right, I cannot compete with a man who saw a mini-recession coming two years before it happened, nor can I compete with a man who can determine my suitability to run my own business on a post he has seen on this forum". You implied that this was wrong by saying, "Please read my post again I said my industry entered a min-recession two years ago", I responded with your initial submission which was, "My industry went into a mini recession 2 years ago. I also saw it coming and sold out to my partner in 2003". I am not trying to convince you it is just that others will be reading this thread and might be taken in by your confidence that you are right.
  3. What part have I got wrong then: My industry went into a mini recession 2 years ago. I also saw it coming and sold out to my partner in 2003. Best decision I ever made, retired 5 years early and have heard my ex partner is trying to get out but there are no buyers around. When your Employees earn more than you that is the time to shed them and get out quick.
  4. Sorry can't let you away with that. Found the site after you had STR (but I know you expected a challenge)?
  5. You are right, I cannot compete with a man who saw a mini-recession coming two years before it happened, nor can I compete with a man who can determine my suitability to run my own business on a post he has seen on this forum.
  6. Well if we could just harness you and The Oldie in a team then we could just about predict any downturn in the market before it happened (apart from the housing market by the looks of it).
  7. Yes I do in fact but we have a bit of an agreement that neither of us make sweeping statements to support an argument that we are not willing to substantiate.
  8. Well you were pretty forthcoming on your business tell us a bit more if you don't mind (as you are pretty forthcoming on your views on the property market and the economy as a whole). How did you cut your overheads (any job cuts?), where did you subcontract to (did you do a Dyson?), what will happen to your current employees during the Great Crash?
  9. Unless you were including me in that big thank you, in which case "No problem".
  10. Firstly, just a little lesson in life. Don't feel smug until the event has actually happened. Secondly, be thankful you didn't join the club four years ago, otherwise smug is about the last thing you would be feeling. Thirdly, don't go for a drink wtih them, you are obviously pretty niaive and are likely to be buying the drinks.
  11. 14 Grand teaching people to swim - how much for teaching people to ride a bike?
  12. Has this thread been hijacked - started off about Radio 5 interview and now seems to be about something else?
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