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TimberWolf
13th May 2011, 11:50
BBC News - Household incomes in UK 'may return to 2004 levels' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13384857)

Thank flip for that. Now if only they would return to 1997 levels.

MrMark
13th May 2011, 11:54
BBC News - Household incomes in UK 'may return to 2004 levels' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13384857)

Thank flip for that. Now if only they would return to 1997 levels.

McDs rates have kept their value. I knew I made the wrong career choice somewhere... :suicide:

TestMangler
13th May 2011, 11:55
Suits me fine :tongue

Sysman
13th May 2011, 11:56
BBC News - Household incomes in UK 'may return to 2004 levels' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13384857)

Thank flip for that. Now if only they would return to 1997 levels.

1999/2000 levels would do nicely thank you!

As much overtime as I wanted too.

Come to think of it, 2004 was pretty good.

milanbenes
13th May 2011, 12:09
we all know that we're struggling to maintain the level of our rates or even get them higher,

but if you'd like a taste of real life for a few minutes,

read the comments to the story...

BBC News - Household incomes in UK 'may return to 2004 levels' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13384857)


I know our rates are stagnating and not really rising but compared to others we're doing ok, but agreed that's not the point, for all oif us with much higher operating costs we should be passing these costs on in the form of higher rates


Milan.

DimPrawn
13th May 2011, 12:21
we all know that we're struggling to maintain the level of our rates or even get them higher,

but if you'd like a taste of real life for a few minutes,

read the comments to the story...

BBC News - Household incomes in UK 'may return to 2004 levels' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13384857)


I know our rates are stagnating and not really rising but compared to others we're doing ok, but agreed that's not the point, for all oif us with much higher operating costs we should be passing these costs on in the form of higher rates


Milan.

Speak for yourself!

In the 90's I was charging 80 per hour and now I'm charging 60 per hour and in that time everything has gone up about 4 times in price.

It's alright for you, you rich git, but some of us are on a steep decline mate.

:mad

AtW
13th May 2011, 12:22
In 2004 cost of fuel according to AA was around 80p per liter, food - most likely half price, even house prices were lower than now!

DimPrawn
13th May 2011, 12:24
In 2004 cost of fuel according to AA was around 80p per liter, food - most likely half price, even house prices were lower than now!

And DFS had sofas for £299 instead of the £899 they want now.

AtW
13th May 2011, 12:35
And DFS had sofas for £299 instead of the £899 they want now.

Were they in stock back then as well?

TimberWolf
13th May 2011, 12:40
In 2004 cost of fuel according to AA was around 80p per liter, food - most likely half price, even house prices were lower than now!

Council tax was only about 80p back then too.

milanbenes
13th May 2011, 13:08
Speak for yourself!

In the 90's I was charging 80 per hour and now I'm charging 60 per hour and in that time everything has gone up about 4 times in price.

It's alright for you, you rich git, but some of us are on a steep decline mate.

:mad



Dim I dunno where you get this from, I'm poor, I'm one of the poorest here, we have a 2003 Passat ! I change tapes for .net projects.

Milan 'poor' Benes.

DimPrawn
13th May 2011, 13:25
I'm so poor I'm living up north.

milanbenes
13th May 2011, 13:27
I'm living up north.


now I see where the bitterness is coming from


I think one of the problems of moving ooooop north is knowing that you'll never ever be in a position to return to the property market in the saffff


have fun ooooop north

Milan.

DimPrawn
13th May 2011, 13:34
now I see where the bitterness is coming from


I think one of the problems of moving ooooop north is knowing that you'll never ever be in a position to return to the property market in the saffff


have fun ooooop north

Milan.

Not true!

1 bedroom flat for sale in Earlsfield Road, Wandsworth, SW18 (http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29349478.html)

Just a few more years saving and scrimping mate.

AtW
13th May 2011, 14:05
now I see where the bitterness is coming from

He was poor back then and decided to sell his nice villa in Cyprus.

Now he rents bedsit up grim north in Newcastle, but at least he's got a mil?

MrMark
13th May 2011, 14:08
we all know that we're struggling to maintain the level of our rates or even get them higher,

but if you'd like a taste of real life for a few minutes,

read the comments to the story...

BBC News - Household incomes in UK 'may return to 2004 levels' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13384857)


I know our rates are stagnating and not really rising but compared to others we're doing ok, but agreed that's not the point, for all oif us with much higher operating costs we should be passing these costs on in the form of higher rates


Milan.

For many contractors rates have either plummeted, or disappeared totally and they are on the bench. Maybe you're the one who's out of touch with real life? Good luck to you if you're earning well (I sure you deserve it) but please don't assume everyone is so fortunate.

DimPrawn
13th May 2011, 14:31
My rate is up a lot on 2004.

When it was £6/hr for fixing fruitmachines. :rollin:

fixing being the operative word.

Amount of money I wasted on them bastards.

:mad

AtW
13th May 2011, 14:47
fixing being the operative word.

Amount of money I wasted on them bastards.

:mad

They did not teach you "theory of games" and "probabilities" in that school of yours?

SueEllen
13th May 2011, 15:05
The theory of games is that the house always wins.

There is no probability about that.

WTGLS

TimberWolf
13th May 2011, 15:12
WTGLS

:rollin:

MrMark
13th May 2011, 15:35
fixing being the operative word.

Amount of money I wasted on them bastards.

:mad

Quiz machines were a nice little earner at one bit. My brother and I used to clean up when we came across one; but we kept getting the evil eye from landlords so had to do it discretely. Eventually of course, some clever programmer decided to make the questions impossible (name the linesman's home town etc) and that pleasure disappeared.

AtW
13th May 2011, 15:48
We were playing one machine at the pub and managed to get to the last question whilst still having chance to get £10 - the question was - "What's the building number of KGB HQ in Lubyanka Square?"

We only won £2 (it was possible to put money on different answers) :mad

Sysman
13th May 2011, 16:21
Not true!

1 bedroom flat for sale in Earlsfield Road, Wandsworth, SW18 (http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29349478.html)

Just a few more years saving and scrimping mate.


******By order of the mortgagees in possession, we would advise that an offer has been made for the above property in the sum of £112,000. Any person wishing to increase on this offer should notify the selling agents of their best offer during the course of the next 7 days prior to exchange of contracts.********

It's been repossessed. The address could have some bad credit history which could cause headaches for a would be occupier (includes BTL tenants).

Sysman
13th May 2011, 16:24
They did not teach you "theory of games" and "probabilities" in that school of yours?

LOL! It's just struck me that my teachers wouldn't have been seen dead putting money on horses.

But they were all at it with stocks and shares.

Sysman
13th May 2011, 16:30
Quiz machines were a nice little earner at one bit. My brother and I used to clean up when we came across one; but we kept getting the evil eye from landlords so had to do it discretely. Eventually of course, some clever programmer decided to make the questions impossible (name the linesman's home town etc) and that pleasure disappeared.

I saw a documentary on that. The blokes doing it had to travel to a different town every day because they'd get barred from any pub that knew them. The machine manufacturers, when interviewed, plonked down a dirty great computer printout and reckoned that anyone who could memorise that lot deserved to win.

Landlords of course didn't see it that way.

But if you were on the dole, which the programme's subjects were, why not?