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    Sticky: Ouch, I see what you mean NS&I to slash...

    Ouch, I see what you mean

    NS&I to slash savings rates and Premium Bonds prizes | Money | The Guardian
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    Sticky: Received today, for anyone thinking of becoming...

    Received today, for anyone thinking of becoming an ex-contractor:

    Dear Ladymuck,

    I hope you are well and are having a great week.

    Please forgive me if this vacancy isn’t relevant for you.
    ...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all. Clear blue skies at the...

    :wave:

    Morning all.

    Clear blue skies at the moment. Currently 16 degrees with a forecast high of 24 later. 90% chance of rain this evening (early hours of tomorrow). Barometer down to 1011...
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    Sticky: Oh fab.

    Oh fab.
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    Sticky: Is that a new series? I thought I saw something...

    Is that a new series? I thought I saw something about that the other day but thought it was just the Beeb advertising previous
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    I do like the Three Sides Live album by Genesis....

    I do like the Three Sides Live album by Genesis.

    And, of course, there's always Kate Bush.
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    Sticky: Ents has been The Repair Shop, such a lovely...

    Ents has been The Repair Shop, such a lovely programme.
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    Sticky: Where would the learned collective invest £10k...

    Where would the learned collective invest £10k that they have been unexpectedly gifted? Assume the recipient has no ISAs, no share accounts, too old for a LISA.
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    Sticky: I can get a delivery on Sunday. One a week still,...

    I can get a delivery on Sunday. One a week still, which is plenty enough.

    My biggest gripe about the change to M&S at the moment is no more haddock fish fingers. Marginally offset by now having...
  10. Thread: Salary Change

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    That's not true. It's fine for a director to draw...

    That's not true. It's fine for a director to draw a salary without a contract of employment. Don't muddy the waters.
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    So you double bluff them? :D

    So you double bluff them? :D
  12. It's perfectly feasible to work 2 days a week for...

    It's perfectly feasible to work 2 days a week for 50 weeks of the year.

    And it's:
    Whorty
    jealous
    of
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    Sticky: Congestion charge? I'm outside that zone.

    Congestion charge? I'm outside that zone.
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    Sticky: Dunno but 334334 is the gene reference number for...

    Dunno but 334334 is the gene reference number for something to do with influenza.

    Is there something you're not telling us?

    ivns1abpb influenza virus NS1A binding protein b [Danio rerio...
  15. You could put your rate into any umbrella's...

    You could put your rate into any umbrella's online calculator to check the sums.

    IIRC you should have been given a Key Information document that detailed what your take home would be. I agree with...
  16. I said no such thing. I can't believe you got me...

    I said no such thing. I can't believe you got me and Mal mixed up

    :tantrum:
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    My point exactly :D

    My point exactly :D
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    Have to? Why?

    Have to? Why?
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    I always say "no, I've only just started looking"...

    I always say "no, I've only just started looking" irrespective of whether that's true or not.

    Can't confirm if it makes any difference to getting an interview but it does stop them quizzing me...
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    Hiring overseas isn't exactly the walk in the...

    Hiring overseas isn't exactly the walk in the park people seem to be making it out to be. Companies won't flip to that immediately.

    You have consider differences like time zones, culture,...
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    Hospitals failing to patch their kit?

    Doesn't just happen to the NHS. And an hour long wait for a doctor? Surely that doesn't happen outside the UK too? Shocked, I tell you.

    Woman dies after hospital is unable to treat her during...
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    It's point of semantics, true, but IMO the rate...

    It's point of semantics, true, but IMO the rate is what is paid to your LtdCo and the money is what is made from the gig.
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    Sticky: Smalls have been washed and hung up. Dresses...

    Smalls have been washed and hung up.

    Dresses now being done.

    Last wash will be jeans and jumpers.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all Dull and overcast....

    :wave:

    Morning all

    Dull and overcast. Currently 14 degrees, forecast high of 24 degrees later with cloud cover due to dissipate by lunch time. Barometer steady at 1017 mBar.

    First coffee...
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    Sticky: Suddenly come over all sleepy so sleepy time it...

    Suddenly come over all sleepy so sleepy time it must be.

    G'night all

    :wave:
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    +1 for Paint it Black. Always seems to cheer me...

    +1 for Paint it Black. Always seems to cheer me up.
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    Sticky: I really enjoyed only working Tuesday to Thursday...

    I really enjoyed only working Tuesday to Thursday last week. I really don't want to work full time any more
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    I don't mind an entertaining sockie. It's just...

    I don't mind an entertaining sockie. It's just that the current batch aren't all that entertaining.
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    Sticky: Yay! or :yay:

    Yay!

    or :yay:
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    Sticky: I had forgotten how much hard work it is to...

    I had forgotten how much hard work it is to waffle. How many more do I need to do?
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    Sticky: My mum was quite funny this afternoon when...

    My mum was quite funny this afternoon when sussing out the vermouth and muscadel sherry I got from Cadiz. She was having a good sniff and I realise now I should have offered her a taster!
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    Sticky: It has gotten very dark out, as NF observed. I...

    It has gotten very dark out, as NF observed. I can't believe it's not yet 8 pm.
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    Sticky: My parents were impressed by how well my plants...

    My parents were impressed by how well my plants were doing. I even got to give my mum a plant, rather than me stealing her cuttings!
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    Sticky: Reorganised the cabling behind my TV. It's...

    Reorganised the cabling behind my TV.

    It's still a mess but it's now a labelled mess.
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    Sticky: There appear to be some 'new' episodes of The...

    There appear to be some 'new' episodes of The Repair Shop available.

    Definitely got things I've not seen before. Currently a chair that was used in Prince Charles' investiture as PoW. Apparently...
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    Sticky: Ooh a waffle page. I wonder who's loitering?

    Ooh a waffle page. I wonder who's loitering?
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    Sticky: Dinner is a Charlie Binghams moussaka for one. I...

    Dinner is a Charlie Binghams moussaka for one. I meant to do some veg with it but I'm not all that hungry.
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    :wave: You'll be back... Maybe

    :wave:

    You'll be back...

    Maybe
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    Sticky: They have just arrived home, so I reckon they did...

    They have just arrived home, so I reckon they did go the A4/M4 route.

    (In case you're wondering how I know the former but not the latter - we always do 'three rings' to confirm arrived home. No...
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    careful what you wish for

    https://i7.pngguru.com/preview/772/847/721/banana-stock-photography-auglis-moldy-banana.jpg
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    Sticky: Oh and I moved my car back into a prime spot...

    Oh and I moved my car back into a prime spot outside my flat.

    It's a bit warm out there.
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    There will come a time where doing nodding dog...

    There will come a time where doing nodding dog work will start to get demoralising. It's great to take a chill job every now and then as a bit of a break but it does sap your energy in other ways.
    ...
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    Witch! Burn them!

    Witch! Burn them!
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    Mafia

    Mafia
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    Sticky: The parentals visit has been successfully...

    The parentals visit has been successfully concluded. I have only missed the first half hour of live TdF coverage, which is pretty good going.

    Father was grumpy about the drive through Putney so...
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    Sticky: Hmm... If the parentals did leave home at 10 am...

    Hmm... If the parentals did leave home at 10 am as Dad said they would, then he's going to be grumpy when I meet them. He reckoned on a 90 minute drive. They've not called to say they're at...
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    Hindu weddings can be huge but I thought they...

    Hindu weddings can be huge but I thought they usually take over a hotel or some such as temples aren't really big enough to accommodate. And they can take a few days so that could be disruptive to...
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    Sticky: Ocado have delivered. While I was waiting, Flat...

    Ocado have delivered. While I was waiting, Flat 20 received a delivery from Waitrose.

    Now waiting for the parentals to confirm their proximity so I can head to the storage place.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all And what a fine morning...

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    Morning all

    And what a fine morning it is.

    Currently 18 degrees, a slight breeze, not a cloud in the sky. Forecast high of 24 later. Barometer at 1017 mBar.

    I'm sitting out on my...
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    Sticky: There's some kind of socialising going on...

    There's some kind of socialising going on somewhere on my street. Probably at the dodgy student accommodation place a couple of doors up.
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