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    Cripes. If spraining an ankle means one is not...

    Cripes. If spraining an ankle means one is not fit to hold a desk job with an occasional walkabout then I'm screwed.
  2. The trouble also is that there's a character...

    The trouble also is that there's a character limit when setting up payments. So The Best Little Consultancy Company Limited may be a valid name but you can only put the first 8 (? maybe more)...
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    Sticky: Just having a fresh baked croissant with jam and...

    Just having a fresh baked croissant with jam and my third coffee of the morning.
  4. So who is cooking it? :eek:

    So who is cooking it? :eek:
  5. It depends on which part of banking and what...

    It depends on which part of banking and what you're doing. Retail has a lot less cash sloshing about than investment/wealth for example.
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    Anyway, getting away from the personal vs company...

    Anyway, getting away from the personal vs company card debate for a moment. It seems I've been dealing with the cashback element from Amex incorrectly.


    Not sure how to update prior years but...
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    Hey - £50 goes a long way in Lidl :D

    Hey - £50 goes a long way in Lidl :D
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    I think it depends on what it is you're buying....

    I think it depends on what it is you're buying. There's nothing I buy in sufficient bulk that makes much difference.

    I've gone for it for a year to see what it's like as it's discounted when...
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    Sticky: :wave: Dull and overcast but dry. Currently 5...

    :wave:

    Dull and overcast but dry. Currently 5 degrees (allegedly foggy) with a forecast high of 10 later. Chance of rain this afternoon. Barometer steady at 2015 mBar. Average interior humidity...
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    That's an interesting point of view. I have...

    That's an interesting point of view. I have always been of the opinion that you should keep business and personal as separate as possible. Blurring the two opens up potential cans of worms.
  11. In different cantons?

    In different cantons?
  12. I was on £425 p/d in my last banking job. It...

    I was on £425 p/d in my last banking job.

    It doesn't matter if people are earning £10k or £300k - if their lifestyle is beyond their income, they're going to be screwed as soon as that regular pay...
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    Accounting for cashback

    Just pondering over accounting treatment of things like cashback and where you can use accrued points to offset all or part of a balance.

    Amex are quite straightforward as their cashback / points...
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    Sticky: This evening's ents was a virtual jury thing over...

    This evening's ents was a virtual jury thing over Zoom.

    It was actually quite good fun.
  15. Did you give the agency a P45 and does it have...

    Did you give the agency a P45 and does it have your correct tax code on it? If not, they may be paying you on an emergency tax basis which will compound the issue.

    If all that is correct then then...
  16. Yes, the car is designed to crumple and absorb...

    Yes, the car is designed to crumple and absorb impact and the cockpit is designed to do the opposite!
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    Sticky: HWMBO was successfully dropped off at Heathrow....

    HWMBO was successfully dropped off at Heathrow. He reported that North Galleries lounge was busy and the escalators to South Galleries were closed. Roads were quiet and I'd have made it there and...
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    And a reminder of the trivial benefit allowance...

    And a reminder of the trivial benefit allowance too
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    Sticky: :wave: Afternoon all Surprisingly clear...

    :wave:

    Afternoon all

    Surprisingly clear headed. HWMBO made Ugandan Rolexes for brunch. Very tasty.

    Bright, dry but overcast out. It's 8 degrees and that's the best the day will muster....
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    Sticky: Dinner was lovely. Stuffed. Cocktails were...

    Dinner was lovely.

    Stuffed.

    Cocktails were great, wine was good too.

    Drunk.

    I may be asleep for some time.
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    I am currently torn about whether I'm.enjoying or...

    I am currently torn about whether I'm.enjoying or enduring The Duchess at the moment. Only 3 episodes in so far.
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    Annoyingly, Nettulipz seems to have lost my...

    Annoyingly, Nettulipz seems to have lost my progress on this series so I'm not sure how far through I am.
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    Sticky: I am! I am free in between courses while he...

    I am! I am free in between courses while he decrypts the instructions to cast my eye over TPD goings on.

    I must say, whilst you do need to have a bit of a clue about how to cook and compile dishes...
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    Sticky: It's a bit early yet. Patience, obi wan

    It's a bit early yet.

    Patience, obi wan
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    Sticky: :yay:

    :yay:
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    37740...

    37740
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    Sticky: One suspects cocktails are his roofies :)

    One suspects cocktails are his roofies :)
  28. As long as you regularly update the cold storage...

    As long as you regularly update the cold storage and know how much data you'll lose inbetween the copy cycles to the USB stick!

    RPO is often way more important than RTO...
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    Sticky: Date night tonight. There's fizz in the fridge...

    Date night tonight.

    There's fizz in the fridge with which to make champagne cocktails. White wine in the fridge to accompany one of the courses. HWMBO has chosen a red wine for the other courses....
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    Sticky: Swiss First Class companion sale prices are...

    Swiss First Class companion sale prices are looking good. Book by the end of December which gives me plenty of time to figure out the where and the when. I'm thinking September / October time will be...
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    You are MF and ICMFP

    You are MF and ICMFP
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    Twas but a joke...

    Twas but a joke...
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    They could modernise the Isle of Wight rail...

    They could modernise the Isle of Wight rail service with a few of them!
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all It's dry but overcast,...

    :wave:

    Morning all

    It's dry but overcast, reasonably bright out. Weather app says it's 9 degrees and hazy with forecast high of 11. The sun may poke its nose out around lunch time. Low chance...
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    Sticky: I like the Tremors films. Much silliness.

    I like the Tremors films. Much silliness.
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    Sticky: Dinner was much dim sum and other things Ents...

    Dinner was much dim sum and other things

    Ents was Train to Busan (2016) - IMDb an excellent fillum that has been on the list for a while. The best and worst of humanity in under 2 hours.
    ...
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    Sticky: I give things a good, firm shake on extraction...

    I give things a good, firm shake on extraction from the WM and out them straight onto hangers for drying. That seems to deal with the worst of any creasing. That and I try to choose fabrics that...
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    I did technically first "meet" my OH on an...

    I did technically first "meet" my OH on an internet forum.

    Just not this one.
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    Sticky: :yay: :banana: :banana2: :cheers:

    :yay:

    :banana:

    :banana2:

    :cheers:
  40. There's only been a couple of clients I've worked...

    There's only been a couple of clients I've worked directly with and that's because I am well known to people with either influence or who hold a budget and can control the process.

    Networking is...
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    Sticky: :wave: Well that's a better start than this PM...

    :wave:

    Well that's a better start than this PM has managed.
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    Sticky: Time for a fresh baked croissant with jam and a...

    Time for a fresh baked croissant with jam and a coffee.

    One of my projects has a PM who doesn't know how to build a project plan.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all Weather app says it's 1...

    :wave:

    Morning all

    Weather app says it's 1 degree and foggy out. I see blue sky and fluffy clouds. Dry with little chance of rain today. Barometer up to 1019 mBar.

    First coffee has been...
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    Sticky: I misread, my apologies!

    I misread, my apologies!
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    1.It depends on the contracts 2.It depends on...

    1.It depends on the contracts
    2.It depends on the contracts
    3.It depends on your earnings and tax code and the answer to #2
    4.It depends on the contracts

    I guess your job doesn't involve any...
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    Sticky: And where does your weather app think you are if...

    And where does your weather app think you are if the sun is out at this hour?
  47. Thread: Fair Cop...

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    It could also be done by a member of staff on a...

    It could also be done by a member of staff on a till.
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    Sticky: Bins have been trundled. Dinner was more of...

    Bins have been trundled.

    Dinner was more of that goat curry and home made paratha. We've almost done a small tub of ghee this week :eek:

    Ents was Tom Kerridge trying to save pubs and now...
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    Crikey, they'd really have to get past the bottom...

    Crikey, they'd really have to get past the bottom of the barrel for me to get awarded it
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    Sticky: Are you not your own boss? :D

    Are you not your own boss? :D
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