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    A £22Bn „expensive failure“:

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/...ensive-failure

    But, I am sure someone will have made a few quid out of it.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    „Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.”

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    Unemployment has risen by 5.1%, and 60% of those redundancies are people aged under 25.

    I bet they can't wait for their grandparents to tell them to stop buying avocados, work harder and pull their bootstraps up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Project Zeus View Post
    Unemployment has risen by 5.1%, and 60% of those redundancies are people aged under 25.

    I bet they can't wait for their grandparents to tell them to stop buying avocados, work harder and pull their bootstraps up!

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    They’d be alright if they just stopped drinking expensive takeaway coffees.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    They’d be alright if they just stopped drinking expensive takeaway coffees.
    ... and quinoa... tell 'em tapioca is cheaper.


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    I've just had my jab. Pfizer, EL8713. It's a good vintage I'm told.

    Last edited by Redemption; Yesterday at 13:03.
    EXACT SAME BENEFITS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    I've just had my jab. Pfizer, EL8713.
    How's your 5G reception?
    Have you started mining bitcoin yet?


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    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    How's your 5G reception?
    Have you started mining bitcoin yet?
    Something from Bill coming in now. Tryingy to decipher it as we speak.


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    definitely feels like this is happening...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Project Zeus View Post
    Unemployment has risen by 5.1%, and 60% of those redundancies are people aged under 25.

    I bet they can't wait for their grandparents to tell them to stop buying avocados, work harder and pull their bootstraps up!

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    A fair amount of those probably work in the retail or hospitality sector, or something like performance, where they have been shut mainly since March or had restrictions imposed on them.

    Theatres, concert halls etc, have all been pretty much shut since then and if they're not performing they don't get paid and most of them are SE so don't qualify for furlough.

    Even then, jobs will still be lost because companies can't afford to keep premises closed despite the support with furlough and business rates, meaning it's not too simple to pause the economy and restart it again like nothing's happened.

    A fair amount of companies will have used this as an excuse to streamline their workforces which again will usually penalise younger, less experienced workers, likewise people finishing university/college courses looking for their first real jobs.

    Hidden costs of lockdowns.


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    The ones in hospitality have been paid by the government Statto for the whole time this has been going on. So still technically employed.


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    https://amp.theguardian.com/commenti...mpression=true

    Funny how the taxpayers alliance have been quiet on all this.


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    The taxpayers alliance are similar to the covid research group and the european research group, in that they know precisely fuck all about the subject of their group, but they don't let that get in the way of claiming public money to continue the scam.


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    They’re all, in a way, similar to Vroomfondel and Majikthise, the philosophers from The Hittchhikers‘ Guide to the Galaxy, who, as members of The Amalgamated Union of Philosophers, Sages, Luminaries and other Professional Thinking Persons, carved a nice little career for themselves as the two „the greatest and most truly interesting pundits the universe has ever known“, whilst waiting for the supercomputer Deep Thought to deliver the answer to great question of life, the universe, and everything.


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    Another positive from the vaccine rollout.
    Screenshot_20210223-153517_Facebook.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statto View Post
    A fair amount of those probably work in the retail or hospitality sector, or something like performance, where they have been shut mainly since March or had restrictions imposed on them.

    Theatres, concert halls etc, have all been pretty much shut since then and if they're not performing they don't get paid and most of them are SE so don't qualify for furlough.

    Even then, jobs will still be lost because companies can't afford to keep premises closed despite the support with furlough and business rates, meaning it's not too simple to pause the economy and restart it again like nothing's happened.

    A fair amount of companies will have used this as an excuse to streamline their workforces which again will usually penalise younger, less experienced workers, likewise people finishing university/college courses looking for their first real jobs.

    Hidden costs of lockdowns.
    It's not really a "hidden" cost - the impact is well known and has been since almost day one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanR View Post
    The taxpayers alliance are similar to the covid research group and the european research group, in that they know precisely fuck all about the subject of their group, but they don't let that get in the way of claiming public money to continue the scam.
    How long before we have a Recruitment Research Group on here?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alvar Hanso View Post
    How long before we have a Recruitment Research Group on here?
    We already do - they were just waitng for a name.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Statto View Post
    A fair amount of those probably work in the retail or hospitality sector, or something like performance, where they have been shut mainly since March or had restrictions imposed on them.

    Theatres, concert halls etc, have all been pretty much shut since then and if they're not performing they don't get paid and most of them are SE so don't qualify for furlough.

    Even then, jobs will still be lost because companies can't afford to keep premises closed despite the support with furlough and business rates, meaning it's not too simple to pause the economy and restart it again like nothing's happened.

    A fair amount of companies will have used this as an excuse to streamline their workforces which again will usually penalise younger, less experienced workers, likewise people finishing university/college courses looking for their first real jobs.

    Hidden costs of lockdowns.
    I think we will only see the real damage by next year to see if things are levelled out.

    Assuming it all goes to plan and restrictions are lifted by June, employment will likely rise significantly in response to the boom of everybody going out and a little bit of stability. It is that sector that is suffering but they will be very very busy for the second half of the year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    We already do - they were just waitng for a name.
    No; we have a Group for Recruitment Research.

    The Research Recruitment Group, pah, they’re a bunch of quitters!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    I think we will only see the real damage by next year to see if things are levelled out.

    Assuming it all goes to plan and restrictions are lifted by June, employment will likely rise significantly in response to the boom of everybody going out and a little bit of stability. It is that sector that is suffering but they will be very very busy for the second half of the year.
    Yes, and much will depend on if there are any restrictions after then. I can see at least 1 of the dates being put back, and if they are having to open and sit tables 2m apart or with face coverings/table service after then it restricts your capacity and hence turnover.

    If they can trade on pre-pandemic terms, then another influence could be consumer confidence - whether they are scared they might get covid (if they've not been vaccinated for example) or if they've realised exactly how much they were spending before, that could slow the boom down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos View Post
    The ones in hospitality have been paid by the government Statto for the whole time this has been going on. So still technically employed.
    Well yeah sort of but that depends doesn't it? A casual staff member on a zero hours contract might not be eligible for furlough (not sure how that works) or the pub might have closed (e.g. because the lease expired like a couple round here have) meaning they wouldn't be on furlough but unemployed.

    The pubs would still have costs which might not have been supported - for one, and this affects the employees directly, furlough payments are only 80% so they're missing 20% of their normal income but might still have the same expenses to meet. The businesses might get help with the furlough cost but would still have to pay the NI and also the costs of the stock, lease, business rates if they've not had full support, utility bills etc, might not be covered by their support.

    Plus there's the issue that reopening them might not actually cover the losses, if they are having to operate at reduced capacity, for example, the outdoors only rule might not help and some may choose to stay closed. I was in a pub (which was relatively quiet, though there were others in, it was early in the evening though) whilst we had rule of 6, distancing, shortly before the first tier system came in or might have been just after when we were in tier 2, and they were talking about how they didn't think they'd need as many staff in or to reduce their opening hours, as people weren't going as much...


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    If you are on a zero hours contract, they take your average earnings to calculate furlough pay


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