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  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Oct 2008 15:42:07 39,469 posts
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    Seeing as the economy is probably going tits up, happens every now and then. I thought I'd create a thread for all of us that fear for their jobs.

    You can tell us that you fear for your job and if worse comes to worse you can make yourself feel slightly better by telling us you saw it coming.

    I'll start: I fear for my job, 1, because I am bored senseless 2, I've become even more of a lazy arsehole and 3, cause the company already went bust once this year.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Triggerhappytel 3 Oct 2008 15:52:26 2,695 posts
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    I fear for my job if and when my boss realises I spend about five hours of my eight hour shifts on the internet. I have received reprimands for it in my last two jobs, but I can't help it - I'm basically addicted.

    And work is boring.
  • Pirotic Moderator 3 Oct 2008 15:54:08 20,648 posts
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    Thought this was about Carol Vorderman :p
  • chopsen 3 Oct 2008 15:57:12 16,127 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    3, cause the company already went bust once this year.

    How does that work then? How come you're still going if you've already gone bust?
  • Sandbox 3 Oct 2008 15:57:33 340 posts
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    Well the success of my current job relies on the boss selling his last development of 16 flats so we can stock up the shop....ummm, may well be posting back in this one soon!
  • Carlo 3 Oct 2008 15:58:35 18,117 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    3, cause the company already went bust once this year.

    How does that work then? How come you're still going if you've already gone bust?
    He works in a bank-type-thing.

    Basically, they go bust = someone else buys them out :D

    PSN ID: Djini

  • moggsy 3 Oct 2008 16:03:06 3,860 posts
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    I fear for my job because the bulk of our work comes from a major high street retailer who are struggling at the moment. Don't think they'll go bust or owt but you never know...
  • TechnoHippy 3 Oct 2008 16:04:00 14,719 posts
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    moggsy wrote:
    I fear for my job because the bulk of our work comes from a major high street retailer who are struggling at the moment. Don't think they'll go bust or owt but you never know...

    Woolies?

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  • LeoliansBro 3 Oct 2008 16:05:42 44,551 posts
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    .o/

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • moggsy 3 Oct 2008 16:07:26 3,860 posts
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    Techno Hippy wrote:
    moggsy wrote:
    I fear for my job because the bulk of our work comes from a major high street retailer who are struggling at the moment. Don't think they'll go bust or owt but you never know...

    Woolies?

    Nah. Rhymes with vomit. Don't say it though as walls have ears.

    /touches nose
  • chudders 3 Oct 2008 16:14:34 755 posts
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    Gromit? Never heard of it.
  • moggsy 3 Oct 2008 16:18:26 3,860 posts
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    chudders wrote:
    Gromit? Never heard of it.

    Oh, you will have. Think about it.
  • opalw00t 3 Oct 2008 16:19:30 11,212 posts
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    COMET

    The day charity died - NEVER FORGET

    (the mic was OK in the end)

  • TechnoHippy 3 Oct 2008 16:19:42 14,719 posts
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    Explains the crazy clearout sales.

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  • JuanKerr 3 Oct 2008 16:22:06 36,364 posts
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    If the IT department checks my internet useage, then I fear for my job.
  • moggsy 3 Oct 2008 16:23:43 3,860 posts
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    w00t wrote:
    COMET

    Yep.
  • cubbymoore 3 Oct 2008 16:24:04 36,501 posts
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    What. You don't get rent paid. Or Council tax.

    Do you?

    I've had to reapply for mine as the idiots there said I missed an interview that I knew nothing about and had it cancelled.
  • TechnoHippy 3 Oct 2008 16:26:23 14,719 posts
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    Except that the rent doesn't cover all of what you have to pay.

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  • cubbymoore 3 Oct 2008 16:26:39 36,501 posts
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    WHAT.
  • Sandbox 3 Oct 2008 16:29:34 340 posts
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    Techno Hippy wrote:
    Except that the rent doesn't cover all of what you have to pay.

    It depends on the local reference rent, they have max rents they will pay for each size of property, if yours is over this, you have to pay the difference, or move.
  • Psychotext 3 Oct 2008 16:31:46 54,488 posts
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    Just took on another 20k worth of work... so I think I can survive until the new year. Who knows after that. =/
  • catterz 3 Oct 2008 16:31:59 8,763 posts
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    Councils are fucks as it is anyway. Unless you're a no-good, lazy, pregnant, chav low-life, you won't get help.

    Still stalking this place, old-school style (UID: 1053)

  • TechnoHippy 3 Oct 2008 16:32:05 14,719 posts
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    Sandbox wrote:
    Techno Hippy wrote:
    Except that the rent doesn't cover all of what you have to pay.

    It depends on the local reference rent, they have max rents they will pay for each size of property, if yours is over this, you have to pay the difference, or move.

    Except that the rent I was paying was the going rate for a private studio flat, so cheaper accomodation wasn't an option. And this was many years ago, maybe they're a bit more generous now.

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  • catterz 3 Oct 2008 16:32:43 8,763 posts
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    Underneath the age of 25, the government only allow a housing benefit of 50 a week. Throw JSA on top and tell me if you could live off that.

    Still stalking this place, old-school style (UID: 1053)

  • Lexx87 3 Oct 2008 16:33:00 20,863 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    So I think I can survive until the new year.

    Not buying two more 360s might help with that :p

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • rudedudejude 3 Oct 2008 16:33:28 2,209 posts
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    Triggerhappy what can you do for 5 hours each day on the net at work? Play Yahoo! pool?
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