Nick Windsor 4

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TUC-led 'Britain Needs a Pay rise' march

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:39
Muttley wrote (see)

Nick, you really do think that the managers are clever and the workforce are disposable drones?

Let me guess where you are in that hierarchy?

I have been all the way from one end to the other, and I think Managers are generally those that want to manage to earn more money, they are not necessarily more intelligent, the "Drones" as you put it are generally there through their own choice, and yes they are by their very nature easy to train, create and replace.

I may go back to doing it myself when I pick a pension up as the tax burden will basically push me into less hours and less work, I don't knock it, but I am realistic and know this to be true

TUC-led 'Britain Needs a Pay rise' march

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:27
Muttley wrote (see)

Because of course, as everyone knows, it is the directors alone who are responsible for the success of the business. The guys on the shopfloor have nothing to do with it

Come on be realistic, most businesses can find shop floor staff easily enough through temp agencies, they assist but they do not make a successful business in the main, there are probably isolated examples in specialist areas but mostly it's Directors and Managers that make decisions upon which a company will succeed or fail.

TUC-led 'Britain Needs a Pay rise' march

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 05:25
popsider wrote (see)

Why the implied criticism of unions and union leaders for doing the best for their members and themselves yet you seem to think it's ok for you and your siblings to take that approach to life?   

Union leaders - funny as I don't see any who actually lead

TUC-led 'Britain Needs a Pay rise' march

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 14:09
Kathy H wrote (see)

I don't think supporting policies that promote equality is the 'politics of envy'. A more equal society is a happier society. Less social problems.

You started this post by asking who thought people were paid too much. That is not about equality, it is as Nayan suggested a race to the bottom, and envious. If you want more money, go train and earn it, this option is open to anyone

TUC-led 'Britain Needs a Pay rise' march

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:01
Kathy H wrote (see)
Nick Windsor 4 wrote (see

'Why do you exclude the disabled? are we not entitled to question their salaries? or is tit only fair for you to question the salaries of many hard-working managers'


I excluded those with disabilities because I assume that even slow workers earn the minimum wage.

But is it really fair that some directors earn the minimum wage (per year) in just one hour? Are a few people really 'worth' 120 times someone else?


Yes I believe that, Company owners and Directors are much maligned as fat cats, but most have worked their way from lower down the scale and so are deserving of their earnings. If they don't do what they do, there is no work for the lower paid at all.

You are sounding slightly envious if I'm honest, and your assumptions on disabled people are simply an attempt to seem benevolent and just currying favour.

TUC-led 'Britain Needs a Pay rise' march

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 09:27

Excellent point if I invest and cannot make good returns I'll pull my investment to elsewhere and the jobs market suffers. The Goose that laid the golden egg is well and truly shot. It does demonstrate a poor understanding

TUC-led 'Britain Needs a Pay rise' march

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 09:18
Kathy H wrote (see)


Who thinks their pay is sufficient? Who thinks that some people (NOT the disabled) salaries are far too high? Do you think that companies should be expected to pay the living wage, as a minimum?

Why do you exclude the disabled? are we not entitled to question their salaries? or is tit only fair for you to question the salaries of many hard working managers and directors, many of whom prop up companies so the people on the lower wages can earn anything at all. Without Owners, investors, Directors and Managers there would be no work to do. Everyone contributes and earns at what is a valid rate, I believe Russia tried your method once.

Anyone know anything about heating systems?

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 20:59

Central heating is really very simple, the component parts are the issue, you probably have a control fault if it is working until up to temperature, at this point it will cut off but should come back as the temp drops. You have two methods of cut out the basic thermocouple on the boiler and probably a room or area temperature sensor, these will send signals to the main controller which should do it's job. If the boiler people cannot rectify it could be an intermittent electrical fault, I'd suggest get yourself a good electrician or elec engineer who may pinpoint the issue.

Banksy vandalised?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 10:36
Screamapillar wrote (see)

All part of the discussion about what constitutes art, whether graffiti is art or vandalism, who "owns" street art etc. etc.

I think Philo is probably right that Banksy himself would have seen the funny side (or at least appreciated the irony) of his own work being altered.

I would hope he'd see the funny side after all Graffiti vandalism art and moaning about one man's art whilst trying to preserve another stinks to me

Banksy vandalised?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 22:18

There is genius in such simplicity

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