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Sky News just had an item about Wales spending 48 million of taxes on giving up to 4K per worker to keep workers in jobs.

I run a small business in Wales and this is the first I have heard of it. As per usual, it looks like you have to be 'one of the boys' to find out about these things let alone get any of it. Frankly, IMPO it shows how fecked Wales is as even the private sector is now being held up by Public money.

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Sky News just had an item about Wales spending 48 million of taxes on giving up to 4K per worker to keep workers in jobs.

I run a small business in Wales and this is the first I have heard of it. As per usual, it looks like you have to be 'one of the boys' to find out about these things let alone get any of it. Frankly, IMPO it shows how fecked Wales is as even the private sector is now being held up by Public money.

It's different this time - it's going to be the whole country.

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Sheer madness.

And what jobs? How many people can there possibly be working at the DVLA?

Thousands!

When I was in my teens I took the civil service entrance exam for the DVLA. I sat in a large examination room in Swansea Uni with about 100 other people all taking the exam.

Prior to the exam I had chatted with a few people, all would-be 'management' types, and was dismayed by how an al, IMPO, they were - this was when I was young, naive and did not have the life lessons to spot jerks easily but to me, even then, they were an al.

The exam started. I opened the examination paper and read through the questions. I could not believe how how mindboggingly dull the questions were - it seemed to me that the purpose of the test was to see who was such a submissive drone that they would bother to answer even one question let alone the entire paper.

I read the questions again.

Yep, the mindset of the questions hurt my brain. This was not the place for a free spirit.

I got up, put my examination paper on the desk and walked out - aware that I had about a 100 pairs of eyes on my back. I am sure that most thought that I could not hack the exam.

20 odd years later I have been offered up to 600 per day to do IT in the DVLA. I have always declined. You hear some right horror stories about the mentality of the DVLA. The story of the worker who, unsuspecting, opened a parcel which turned out to be a bomb and who was subsequently sunned, some say bullied, by her colleagues sums up the DVLA IMPO... and indeed Swansea... and indeed Wales.

Why am I still here?

:unsure:

Edited by The Masked Tulip

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Thousands!

When I was in my teens I took the civil service entrance exam for the DVLA. I sat in a large examination room in Swansea Uni with about 100 other people all taking the exam.

Prior to the exam I had chatted with a few people, all would-be 'management' types, and was dismayed by how an al, IMPO, they were - this was when I was young, naive and did not have the life lessons to spot jerks easily but to me, even then, they were an al.

The exam started. I opened the examination paper and read through the questions. I could not believe how how mindboggingly dull the questions were - it seemed to me that the purpose of the test was to see who was such a submissive drone that they would bother to answer even one question let alone the entire paper.

I read the questions again.

Yep, the mindset of the questions hurt my brain. This was not the place for a free spirit.

I got up, put my examination paper on the desk and walked out - aware that I had about a 100 pairs of eyes on my back. I am sure that most thought that I could not hack the exam.

20 odd years later I have been offered up to 600 per day to do IT in the DVLA. I have always declined. You hear some right horror stories about the mentality of the DVLA. The story of the worker who, unsuspecting, opened a parcel which turned out to be a bomb and who was subsequently sunned, some say bullied, by her colleagues sums up the DVLA IMPO... and indeed Swansea... and indeed Wales.

Why am I still here?

:unsure:

Because it's better than the evil south east?

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Must be all the tattoo shops - the Welsh chavs are full of them

Oddly enough, only a few weeks ago I was thinking about the boom in tattoo shops across Swansea. A few years back there were one or two but they have flourished more in the past few years than coffee shops - and that is saying something.

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Gordon Brown spends 5 million of taxpayer's money on special advisors . . . people like Damian McBride . . . and there aren't many of those.

So employing Wales looks like good value.

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Oddly enough, only a few weeks ago I was thinking about the boom in tattoo shops across Swansea. A few years back there were one or two but they have flourished more in the past few years than coffee shops - and that is saying something.

Developing some sort quick painless tattoo removal process would probably ensure someone's position as the Bill Gates of the future.

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Must be all the tattoo shops - the Welsh chavs are full of them

Right next door to the tanning shop and the hairdresser .

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Sky News just had an item about Wales spending 48 million of taxes on giving up to 4K per worker to keep workers in jobs.

I run a small business in Wales and this is the first I have heard of it. As per usual, it looks like you have to be 'one of the boys' to find out about these things let alone get any of it. Frankly, IMPO it shows how fecked Wales is as even the private sector is now being held up by Public money.

At least these need to get out of bed and do some work for the money. Shoot me, but I am not against this.

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Sky News just had an item about Wales spending 48 million of taxes on giving up to 4K per worker to keep workers in jobs.

I run a small business in Wales and this is the first I have heard of it. As per usual, it looks like you have to be 'one of the boys' to find out about these things let alone get any of it. Frankly, IMPO it shows how fecked Wales is as even the private sector is now being held up by Public money.

Nowt new about this TMP.

Back in the mid 80's when I was a young innocent 20-something I set up a furniture factory in North Wales. The was a scheme in place at the time whereby every time you took on a new employee the Welsh Office paid you £3,000.

It got to the point that every time I had a cash-flow problem I'd phone the Job Centre and get them to send a couple of lads down. A couple of weeks later I'd get the cheque in the post.

It was madness. I ended up with 30 staff I didn't need and then went bust - taking £60k of public money with me. Someone else then bought the assets off the receiver and started up again re-hiring 15 of the staff. He was immediately paid another 3 grand for each of them! He went bust a year later.

The best of it is that the PM at the time was one Mrs M. Thatcher!

Edited by Mr Yogi

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So, for about 90 average Goldman Bonuses, you can keep Wales fed?

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Oddly enough, only a few weeks ago I was thinking about the boom in tattoo shops across Swansea. A few years back there were one or two but they have flourished more in the past few years than coffee shops - and that is saying something.

Just spotted a van on the M4 near Swansea - mobile BODY ART studio (there's posh!). The driver looked about 60 and had tatoos all over his friggin bald head. Nearly crashed the motor!

Edited by gruffydd

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