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It makes you wonder what is going on.

We know that hospitals are slashing staff levels at the moment - at least another 1,000 projected losses are expected was the last I heard

Littlewoods Home Shopping is relocating and consequently 500 jobs are to be lost.

The best one I heard was a lady who worked as an administrator at Slumberland; she picked up a long service award for her "loyal service" at a special presentation.

Later that same day she was given redundancy as her post had disappeared in a shakeup and she was not successful in her application for an alternative role.

There are a lot of displaced people out there and its got to have a knock on effect somewhere

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The "Miracle Economy" is unwinding. The government has squandered North Sea Oil on civil service jobs and national debt. Now they are turning to massive gambling Casinos to keep things running. The NHS is not profitable so they ignore it and allow thousands of jobs to be cut.

Within 3 years we will be back to pre-Maggie days with Britain about to become the "poor man of Europe" once again. HPI/MEW culture has added nothing to the national wealth as all those overpriced houses are just a matter of someone's opinion and willingness (or ability more like) to pay for them.

When it all comes crashing down because of real interest rates (commensurate with the real rate of inflation and the cost of fuel) Gordon Brown's "Miracle Economy" will be seen as the biggest scam in modern history.

Roll on HPC :angry:

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It was very interesting to see the affects of the latest NHS cuts this week, our news was packed full of footage showing crying nurses with 20 years of experience.... there was no crying managers however, despite the fact they've been recruiting five administrators for each doctor or nurse over recent years.

There must be managers with nobody left to manage, apart from other managers.

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Check this out;

NHS jobs for India

:o

Good idea, anything to cut out the useless paper-pushers, no wonder their unions are so pissed and overtly racist about such plans. If you find good staff in India they often knock the stuffing out our 'high class graduates'.

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Check this out;

NHS jobs for India

:o

This country is going to become the laughing stock of the world soon. Some "Miracle Economy" when our doctor's can't afford secretaries and have to send their typing to India.

How on earth could Gordon manage that huge cheesy smile on budget day? He should have hung his head low and apologised to the nation for conning so many that HPI/MEW was the path to quick riches and the end of the economic cycle (boom and bust).

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Half the people I work with are Indian (yes I work in the finance/insurance industry). In truth many of them are better than a lot of the UK staff we have had.

We've recently had two IT vacancies, but could only fill one with a UK IT bod, even though we held many interveiws. During this time, a contractor who works with me and applied for the job was turned down. He was spewing at the news when they told him, he couldn't understand why we would import someone from India to take the job.

I couldn't tell him that he wasn't good enough.

:ph34r:

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Half the people I work with are Indian (yes I work in the finance/insurance industry). In truth many of them are better than a lot of the UK staff we have had.

We've recently had two IT vacancies, but could only fill one with a UK IT bod, even though we held many interveiws. During this time, a contractor who works with me and applied for the job was turned down. He was spewing at the news when they told him, he couldn't understand why we would import someone from India to take the job.

I couldn't tell him that he wasn't good enough.

:ph34r:

Which caste do IT hires belong to?

A polish researcher decided to give on of his fellow Indian researchers a bollocking for resetting the server while he was midway through a fairly hefty CFD job, despite the sign on it saying quite explicitly not to reset it. A few days later said former acquaintance's supervisor had to come have a quiet word with him. The indian researcher did not object to the bollocking in itself, but did complain that it had taken place in front of another researcher from a lower caste than himself.

I'll leave it to you to decide who was the aero engineer and who was the mechanical.

btp

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They [the hospital managers] talk about the removal of "unnecessary waste"

This "unnecessary waste" is employees with mortgages to pay and families to find for.

Two, three months ago I thought house price crash? No way. Now I am beginning to wonder. The feeling is the ship is heading for rocky water.

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They [the hospital managers] talk about the removal of "unnecessary waste"

This "unnecessary waste" is employees with mortgages to pay and families to find for.

Two, three months ago I thought house price crash? No way. Now I am beginning to wonder. The feeling is the ship is heading for rocky water.

I actually think the NHS has had to get its act together during the last 5 or so years.

Public money is being poured into a very inefficient service, and its time for it to start rationalising.

As with any company that has to tighten the pursestrings, efficiency savings will mean job losses especially when it comes to balancing the books.

As new equipment and new medicines are invented to cure a more and more demanding population, I'm sure we will see NI contributions rise, or privatisation.

The Torys will get in and privatise it in a few years.

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As with any company that has to tighten the pursestrings, efficiency savings will mean job losses especially when it comes to balancing the books.

You don't improve efficiency by sacking the people who do the work, you improve efficiency by sacking the worthless managers who just shuffle paper all day.

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I'd be interested to hear if any other constuction workers are finding it difficult to find work at the moment, my husband is a plumbing & heating engineer, who usually works as a sub contractor but we are seeing a very noticable decline in contract work since Christimas.

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I'd be interested to hear if any other constuction workers are finding it difficult to find work at the moment, my husband is a plumbing & heating engineer, who usually works as a sub contractor but we are seeing a very noticable decline in contract work since Christimas.

I see you are in Hampshire - yet up the A3 in Surrey, I can't get a plumber to do a half to full day of work at all. They just won't bother turning up for less than £400 cash in hand - which is a joke. Day rate is a LOT less than that, I know that much.....

If he wants an easy job (indoors, nice and tidy, no mess and tea and biscuits galore and cash so it's up to him to put it through the books or not), then let me know..... (just inside M25 on A3).

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I see you are in Hampshire - yet up the A3 in Surrey, I can't get a plumber to do a half to full day of work at all. They just won't bother turning up for less than £400 cash in hand - which is a joke. Day rate is a LOT less than that, I know that much.....

If he wants an easy job (indoors, nice and tidy, no mess and tea and biscuits galore and cash so it's up to him to put it through the books or not), then let me know..... (just inside M25 on A3).

Ok, just spoken to him, and he's all yours from next week if you want him.

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Yep, and Jobs go as HP Sauce moves abroad

Puns? Hmm let me see...

HP Out-Source?

More workers in the brown stuff?

:unsure:

Proper British.

link

f*cking hypocrits! :angry:

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I need to find a new job over summer, as the contract I'm working on is coming to an end. So I went out yesterday and had a quick look round the job agencies here in Cambridge, and at the ads in the local paper. There's lots of jobs round here - local paper still ca 12 pages of jobs per week, and lots of jobs in the agencies.

The downside - the pay for office work is £6-8 per hour, which works out at about £11.5k-15k pa. Same for other sorts of jobs (production line stuff, packers, etc). Some better office jobs at £18k-20k pa. OTOH the sh!ttest nastiest studio is about £90k in a rough part of town, and a one up/one down maisonette near me is £165k.

And the whole place is heaving with EEs which delights local employers. The local paper said last week that the local punting company (Scudamores) has 60 staff, 30 of them EE. Apparently the EEs turn up on time and stay back for ten minutes or so to help out and work hard, whereas the locals can't be a&rsed. No wonder. They'll be poor for the whole of their lives and have nothing to look forward to, the way things are going - and their chavtastic mates are getting pregnant and claiming housing. Meanwhile the EEs live in HMOs for a few years, driving up the cost of housing and insulating BTLers from their folly, save like mad and go home and buy a house/business/farm.

Only maybe they'll get home and find their housing stock has been ramped out of reach by Brits in rented accommodation buying up their housing stock to get on the ladder by whatever means possible - now that'd be richly ironic.

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There certainly seems to be plenty of construction jobs in the press and on the internet, but I think you'll find they're mostly employment agencies with 'pretend' jobs (just after your CV so they can hassle building companies).

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The company I work announced last week it is going to reduce headcount. I never thought I'd see the day.

I've been there for over eight years and in the last couple of years it's been absolutely manic - more work than we could handle. Then, six months ago, it just stopped dead. Of our two competitors, one is laying staff off and the other is up for sale.

The equipment we sell (and I maintain) costs 100k to 3 million each. Companies just aren't investing that sort of money anymore.

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