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  1. 20 minutes ago, marshman said:

    What you do NOT have to offer them however, is vastly extortionate severance payments and pensions that the average person can only dream of!! I know of a number of ex public sector employees who quite literally cannot spend their pensions. No wonder many are now retiring early whereas the vast majority of the employees outside of the public sector are actually having to look to work longer! A bizarre waste of public sector resources!!

    Is it not all part of the package. 

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  2. 11 minutes ago, MauriceMynah said:

    I still believe(in spite of Martins best efforts to convince me otherwise) that to get good people into the top management positions of the public sector, competitive rates of pay have to be offered,  why else would people apply to get such a position if they could earn more in the private sector.

    Agree with that, pay peanuts and get .............. comes to mind.


  3. 1 hour ago, colino said:

    Report interesting read.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    This?

    https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/1637183/The-Staithes-of-the-Broads.pdf

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  4. 57 minutes ago, JanetAnne said:

    Most calorifiers come with an adjustable tmv as standard these days, they certainly help your hot water last longer. May well be worth considering and they are flow dependant rather than pressure regulated.

    Forgot that! 


  5. You could fit a thermostatic bar shower which blends the hot & cold in a valve or take a look at a TMV (Thermostatic mixing valve) which does the same thing and is adjustable as fitted in care homes, apartments and I believe new build houses and keep the shower as is.

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  6. I had a couple of slow pints there this afternoon and as there was only Paul and myself in the games bar I took the opportunity to ask. The pub was built in 1857, it isn`t a listed building and going by his reaction it is a load of bull. That said if it does turn out to be true then I`m never playing poker with him! :default_icon_e_biggrin:

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  7. Broadly speaking it is down to the bean counters from the goverment down to us, yes even us. Again broadly speaking every year we all need more money and for some time now the goverment has been squeezing councils until the pips burst so departments such as refuse collection have made alterations.

    Gone are the weekly bin collections and some councils happily gave contracts to companies to carry out the service for them and allowed these companies to set out a list of things that they charge for which some people object to and found other ways of disposing of their rubbish. Tradepeople now need a waste carriers licence for anything bigger than a sandwich bag found in their van and when they do go to refuse collection points the costs have increased by a large amount of late and that is passed on to the customer ie you and I.

    There has always been cowboy fly tippers but because of the above reasons it has now become worse and as for which type of plastic can go where, well not all plastics are the same and to get people to comply they can and do fine us which kind of takes us back to the start.


  8. 5 minutes ago, Smoggy said:

    That was a shock at the next christening! That was a font!

     

     

    Was once doing a restroom refurb for a small office block, despite the door being locked somebody once used a brand new toilet pan which was in the middle of the room unconnected to anything and being installed the next day!

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  9. 1 minute ago, Coryton said:

    It does amuse me a little when ex-hire boats are sold as "Professionally maintained from new"

    They never seem to mention "Driven by a succession of amateurs..."  Not exactly "One careful owner"

    Sales blurb for the unwary.


  10. 3 hours ago, Mouldy said:

    It wasn't.  We looked at her (now called Base Camp) and although it was tempting, there was too much that needed to be done to get her to the standard that we would require.

    It was in better shape than an Alpha 35 that is currently under offer at another brokers though.  We viewed that one too and couldn’t wait to get off.

    Sounds like one I viewed earlier this year where the top of the canopy was all warped. 


  11. 48 minutes ago, Broads01 said:

    Thanks Howard. The photos pre-date my first Broads visit but all the more interesting for that. I really like the Bridge Inn photo. The Hillman Avenger and Ford Granada Mk1 in the foreground date it beautifully. 

    Could that Avenger be a Hunter?

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