Did a bit of snowploughing yesterday.
We are subbies for a large contractor who have the council contract for our patch.
Last time we charged £38/hour flat rate.
Too much? Too little? Does anyone else charge differently for nights, weekends etc?
Only four hours work this time so no big deal...
Find somewhere to do lambing as a start.
Almost all jobs in a lambing shed are suitable for a 16 year old.
I like employing youngsters- they tend not to come with a load of preconceptions and hang ups, and they tend to be a bit cheaper than an older person!
If anyone is reading this is...
I find it strange how more markets don’t have graders.
If a small market like Salisbury can employ one surely these big sheep markets can find an old boy or two to help sort finished from stores before sale? At least everyone knows where they stand then.
There have been a lot of comments on ‘the young generation’ being a combination of feckless, wasteful, scroungers, druggies, pissheads, living on credit etc etc. All a bit sad if I’m honest. In any case- surely it’s not the kids fault what the parents may be like?
Firstly, alcohol consumption...
I am not having a ‘meltdown’ I thought I’d start a discussion on inter generational fairness. As the pubs are closed TFF seemed a good place to start.
Government policy always transfers funds- from rich to poor, from London to the regions, from the working age population to children and the...
Indeed, through the tax and benefits system, not just a cash lump sum.
Just to make clear, I don’t really have any skin in this game. I’m 33, no kids currently, no elderly parents. I certainly wouldn’t be expecting any money.
It just makes me so angry to see good local youngsters having their...
Probably not much. The point remains though- the young and productive and those still in education have made enormous sacrifices to save the elderly from a virus that barely affects the young.
There should be a financial transfer down the generations to acknowledge this.
I didn’t say that actually, that was Essex man.
In any case the average UK house price is £256,000.
A lot of parents don’t have a decent property. A lot are in council houses, rent privately, or are paying off a mortgage on a damp, mouldy terrace in a decaying seaside town.
In any case it could...
The young are getting the virus, but statistically very few of them are getting seriously ill and even fewer are dying. To them it really doesn’t matter.
The average age of a covid death is 82.4. The UK average life expectancy is 81! We are destroying the future of a young generation to save...
The Tories say they want to ‘Level up’ the country.
Given the immense sacrifices made by the young in locking down to save the lives of the elderly the first thing the government should do is raise the pension age, cut the state pension, end free TV licences, free bus passes and other...