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    ^^This^^ I am around 1000 up already this...

    ^^This^^

    I am around 1000 up already this month compared to some previous months last year and the year before.
  2. Charlie being the big mean powerful business man...

    Charlie being the big mean powerful business man that he is( read absolute twat with a crap hairstyle), can get what he wants when he wants and that includes jabs for his staff!!!!!!!!!

    At least...
  3. I have used WordPress +Woocommerce a few times...

    I have used WordPress +Woocommerce a few times and commend the other recommendations of WordPress +Woocommerce + plugins.

    I do sound one note on your cost base. You may need to research and factor...
  4. lets stop the speculation he went to the olympic...

    lets stop the speculation
    he went to the olympic park to remind himself of the last time did anything remotely tenuously useful!
  5. You can't fit his ego in one of those! Mind you...

    You can't fit his ego in one of those!
    Mind you i'm surprised it fits in a Jag XJ
  6. I think its more likely to be image with the...

    I think its more likely to be image with the Rangey.
    Greenpeace and the green party would be straight on his case.
    I suspect that a rangey wouldn't have the handling in a tactical driving situation...
  7. The royalty and diplomatic protection squad (not...

    The royalty and diplomatic protection squad (not sure of they are actually named that these days) already have a fleet of armoured BMW's (5 and 7 series) so surely they can just bung him in one of...
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    yes please

    yes please
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    Second company generally for investments. Keep...

    Second company generally for investments.
    Keep both activities VERY separate.
    It might even be better to keep the crypto stuff personally.
    Make sure you have tax investigation insurance for both...
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    Made a claim a few years back it was fine.

    Made a claim a few years back it was fine.
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    Insurance - lots of tech kit

    My tech kit has been covered by business insurance policies.
    However as I have now retired my business insurance is up at the end of Jan.
    I have a lot of tech kit still that I do not plan on...
  12. Thread: RIP Mrs W

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    I am very sorry for your loss.

    I am very sorry for your loss.
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    Theres also the big rumour (been around since...

    Theres also the big rumour (been around since June/July) that he is struggling financially on just his PM salary of £150k PA.
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    I had a zoom chat with a good mate of mine last...

    I had a zoom chat with a good mate of mine last night. He is a freelance political lobbyist/analyst/consultant. Advises massive companies on political stuff for a living.

    He reckons Boris...
  15. Could be the theme but plugins is the first place...

    Could be the theme but plugins is the first place I would look :)
    PS: are you sure the form is the only plugin. No security plugins or anything like that? Sounds very flimsy to me.
  16. PS if you can send the site config too that would...

    PS if you can send the site config too that would be great!
  17. Is this wordpress.com or self hosted wordpress? ...

    Is this wordpress.com or self hosted wordpress?

    If its self hosted look for plugin conflicts.
    Send me a list of plugins if you like and I can have a look for obvious issues from here. I can sort...
  18. Thread: Roll call

    by courtg9000
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    Still working. Will knock off at 14:00 tommorow...

    Still working.
    Will knock off at 14:00 tommorow which is usual and be on call. My last ever Christmas on call.
    Back working on the 28th and then close for good on the 31st.
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    they have fixed it to 16 characters for the reg...

    they have fixed it to 16 characters for the reg plate I have a permit coming for the reg plate P155FLAPS :)
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    I am probably one of the people referenced by the...

    I am probably one of the people referenced by the OP as I retire as is recently previously mentioned on these forums in 11 days time at age of 45. My last contract is signed off and I am winding up...
  21. When I were a lad a friend of the family worked...

    When I were a lad a friend of the family worked at a localish factory. On Christmas Eve the factory workers would line up the MD would come down shake each workers hand, give them a turkey and then...
  22. The three boxes that arrived last night were...

    The three boxes that arrived last night were definitely not usual.
    Its usually a bottle of something good or occasionally an invite to an event such as Wimbledon, Henley or Ascot.
    Many moons ago...
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    I always used to claim that I was quite busy and...

    I always used to claim that I was quite busy and ask them to pop me an email with the details. This would filter about 40% out as they would not email. Another 40% would be roles that were totally...
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    I did IT contracting - Microsoft stuff for many...

    I did IT contracting - Microsoft stuff for many years 1998-2013 before moving into this stuff, yes I will still be around. :)
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    The UHNWI's I deal with are typically worth £30m+...

    The UHNWI's I deal with are typically worth £30m+

    Thank you bottles/cases of very good stuff or hospitality - tickets/invitations to exclusive events (executive boxes at Henley, Wimbledon, Ascot)...
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    It wasn't just food and booze in those boxes ;)

    It wasn't just food and booze in those boxes ;)
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    ROFLMAO!

    ROFLMAO!
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    It will be quiet. However... I have just been...

    It will be quiet.
    However...
    I have just been told that my first "job" is to find a holiday/weekend home :)
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    A quiet retirement at the moment. There are are...

    A quiet retirement at the moment.
    There are are no real official plans but deteriorating health now prevents work.
    One thing is for certain these plans will never involve daytime telly :)
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    Last ever contract signed off

    My last ever contract (estate strategy for a UHNWI) was signed off today. All present and correct. It was a few days late as I was let down by a subbie. Client still very happy and accepted the delay...
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    Thank You I have a few personal projects to keep...

    Thank You
    I have a few personal projects to keep me sane. From the health front it its very unlikely I will return to work.
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    Thank You :)

    Thank You :)
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    Working most days until Christmas eve Lunchtime....

    Working most days until Christmas eve Lunchtime. not 21 and possibly not 22 December
    Then on call
    Working 8-4 28-31 December.
    The office closes permanently on 31.12 when my retirement starts.
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    do you like being investigated by HMRC? Or this...

    do you like being investigated by HMRC? Or this your way of giving your accountant his crimbo giggle when you ask him the question? Do you even have an accountant?
  35. As someone who has suffered multiple health...

    As someone who has suffered multiple health issues while contracting I would say in general say as little as possible to the client UNLESS it is going to cause a H&S issue or similar. Some of my...
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    I had the "pleasure" of SolarWinds about 10 years...

    I had the "pleasure" of SolarWinds about 10 years ago.
    It was nasty and crap back then. I am willing to bet a tenner that not much has changed in 10 years.
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    Talk to the German embassy in London. Seriously....

    Talk to the German embassy in London. Seriously.

    I had a slightly different situation about 6 weeks ago. I needed some international advice. A Uk-Luxembourg deal that cannot complete until after...
  38. I once sold one of that lot a Ford Mondeo (long...

    I once sold one of that lot a Ford Mondeo (long time ago). He was the most "difficullt" customer I dealt with it that job.
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    Ahh I thought those motors were for personal...

    Ahh I thought those motors were for personal steerage not for a business - my bad!
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    Did you really expect to profit on motors like...

    Did you really expect to profit on motors like those!?
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    Mothers maiden name and name of first school too...

    Mothers maiden name and name of first school too :)
  42. Most very badly and over managed and administered...

    Most very badly and over managed and administered with little or no cohesion, poor intra-organisation communication and no demonstrable stable central management cf. NHS England. A history of denying...
  43. 3 will never happen because far too many believe...

    3 will never happen because far too many believe in clapping for it or bunging it yet more cash and not believe in tough action for the organisation. The NHS makes massive mistakes on a daily basis...
  44. The problem is only in part these 11,000...

    The problem is only in part these 11,000 containers.
    The real problem is the port management. Felixstowe is owned by Hutchison. I rest my case.
  45. Thread: Bah Humbug

    by courtg9000
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    you don't learn that on the 2 day course!

    you don't learn that on the 2 day course!
  46. With respect I would have thought that an...

    With respect I would have thought that an accountant would know that a company could be appointed as a director of another company indeed this is quite common.
  47. July next year

    July next year
  48. Build up at UK ports has been an issue since...

    Build up at UK ports has been an issue since September.
    It started at Felixstowe and spread elsewhere.
    From what I do know from work Felixstowe is an absolute mess and the operator has a hell of a...
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    Poll: ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Just on a low salt diet which is not that...

    Just on a low salt diet which is not that difficult to do.
    Its the medication. All on prescription and most of it highly specialist stuff (Heart meds, very beefy pain meds, etc etc)
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