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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,072

    But but but FS, the City, they need us, this cannot be.
    Euro swap clearing still hasn't moved. All the various parties have asked the EU to extend the deadline. The EU has done a lot of huffing and puffing about how there will be no extension.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819

    elbowloh said:

    pblakeney said:

    But but but FS, the City, they need us, this cannot be.
    If the past 18 months has taught us anything it is that you don't have to be in a specific location to do an office job.
    You don't have to be, but the big finance companies and banks have been the first to order their staff back into offices
    Also living and working in a country different to the one where you are contracted is not that simple.
    No, but setting up satellite offices and having people working from home is fairly straightforward for large organisations.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622

    elbowloh said:

    pblakeney said:

    But but but FS, the City, they need us, this cannot be.
    If the past 18 months has taught us anything it is that you don't have to be in a specific location to do an office job.
    You don't have to be, but the big finance companies and banks have been the first to order their staff back into offices
    Also living and working in a country different to the one where you are contracted is not that simple.
    Found that out recently when a very good member of my team moved back to Spain. She was happy to carry on working for us remotely, I was very happy for her to do that but when we looked into the red tape it became obvious the cost couldn't be justified. We'd managed it previously with someone working out of an EU country, not sure what has changed in the last 2 years to mean it has become so difficult now!
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,072
    Pross said:

    elbowloh said:

    pblakeney said:

    But but but FS, the City, they need us, this cannot be.
    If the past 18 months has taught us anything it is that you don't have to be in a specific location to do an office job.
    You don't have to be, but the big finance companies and banks have been the first to order their staff back into offices
    Also living and working in a country different to the one where you are contracted is not that simple.
    Found that out recently when a very good member of my team moved back to Spain. She was happy to carry on working for us remotely, I was very happy for her to do that but when we looked into the red tape it became obvious the cost couldn't be justified. We'd managed it previously with someone working out of an EU country, not sure what has changed in the last 2 years to mean it has become so difficult now!
    There is some EU rule designed to make it easier to move staff around. The employer needs to meet all the min wage rules of the employee's country, but a lot of the social security stuff remains in place in the employer's country. It was a good idea to make it easy for staff to move, but ended up being exploited.
  • just got a complete Tesco order which hopefully means they are concentrating their resources on Remain voting urban areas.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078

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  • just got a complete Tesco order which hopefully means they are concentrating their resources on Remain voting urban areas.

    Are supermarket shortages a regional issue at the moment? In the People's Republic of North Yorkshire and some other northern outposts of Boris's fiefdom that I visited on hols recently, there aren't any meaningful issues on this front and haven't been for some weeks. We're quite picky about our food choices, so we're not just buying any old sort of bread, for example. It has to be the right brand and the right type of seeds etc. or we'd notice.

    During the "Pingdemic" in July, things were all over the place and we even had to give up on avacados at time. The contrast between then and now is striking in a good way, which is inconsistent with the media reports.
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,969

    just got a complete Tesco order which hopefully means they are concentrating their resources on Remain voting urban areas.

    Are supermarket shortages a regional issue at the moment? In the People's Republic of North Yorkshire and some other northern outposts of Boris's fiefdom that I visited on hols recently, there aren't any meaningful issues on this front and haven't been for some weeks. We're quite picky about our food choices, so we're not just buying any old sort of bread, for example. It has to be the right brand and the right type of seeds etc. or we'd notice.

    During the "Pingdemic" in July, things were all over the place and we even had to give up on avacados at time. The contrast between then and now is striking in a good way, which is inconsistent with the media reports.
    It feels quite regional. In Bristol it wasn't really noticeable last summer (except for the brief flour/bread etc shortages right at the start) but now there are definite gaps in the shelves.
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  • JezyboyJezyboy Posts: 1,004
    I think it's also dependent on what shops too.

    Local co-op seems to have given up on getting any freezer goods in stock. Quite often seem short of fresh fruit/veg too.

    Getting back from a few days away in Suffolk, lots of restaurants claiming to be fully booked, but leaving half their tables empty. I'm assuming it's due to staff shortages.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,212
    SE Cornwall...

    The local Morrissons has had trouble for ages. Really obvious gaps in staple products but particularly in fruit and veg which have been missing for a while.

    Waitrose - has been hiding it better but definite gaps of 'specialist' produce. (raver cuisine is very Italian focussed but also the more obscure asian ingredients have been missing). As of this week though, they've given up.

    Co-op - Freezer Aisles seem particularly affected, other gaps too.

    No cream for cream teas because the famers can't get milk to the diary.
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  • ddraver said:

    SE Cornwall...

    The local Morrissons has had trouble for ages. Really obvious gaps in staple products but particularly in fruit and veg which have been missing for a while.

    Waitrose - has been hiding it better but definite gaps of 'specialist' produce. (raver cuisine is very Italian focussed but also the more obscure asian ingredients have been missing). As of this week though, they've given up.

    Co-op - Freezer Aisles seem particularly affected, other gaps too.

    No cream for cream teas because the famers can't get milk to the diary.

    as I mentioned earlier the supermarkets seem to be prioritising regions that voted Remain which seems fair enough
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,969
    #sparklewatch

    Portishead has sparkling water in at least 2 supermarkets
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  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,843
    pangolin said:

    #sparklewatch

    Portishead has sparkling water in at least 2 supermarkets

    Ricks already on his way.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622
    pangolin said:

    #sparklewatch

    Portishead has sparkling water in at least 2 supermarkets

    Buy the lot and open a pop up shop in Cambridgeshire
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,969
    edited 17 September
    Pross said:

    pangolin said:

    #sparklewatch

    Portishead has sparkling water in at least 2 supermarkets

    Buy the lot and open a pop up shop in Cambridgeshire
    Pop up shop is a fantastic name for a place selling fizzy drinks!

    "We tried selling non sparkling but it fell a little flat"
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,825
    Still been able to buy what we need at our local Waitrose. I did wonder at one point last week when I saw their frozen veg cabinet empty then one of the staff explained it was because they were installing new freezer units and were having to move stuff around, rather than an actual shortage of goods.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,381 Lives Here
    Stevo_666 said:

    Still been able to buy what we need at our local Waitrose. I did wonder at one point last week when I saw their frozen veg cabinet empty then one of the staff explained it was because they were installing new freezer units and were having to move stuff around, rather than an actual shortage of goods.

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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,674
    Stevo_666 said:

    Still been able to buy what we need at our local Waitrose.

    Could you buy what you wanted though?
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,674
    73 line items on the Tesco Online order

    7 substituted
    3 highlighted as short dated

    This doesn't include items not available when the order was placed.

    No sparkling water ordered - we're not mugs
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,825

    Stevo_666 said:

    Still been able to buy what we need at our local Waitrose.

    Could you buy what you wanted though?
    Yep.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,825

    Stevo_666 said:

    Still been able to buy what we need at our local Waitrose. I did wonder at one point last week when I saw their frozen veg cabinet empty then one of the staff explained it was because they were installing new freezer units and were having to move stuff around, rather than an actual shortage of goods.

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    I guess you've given me an extension of the rent free period inside your head Rick? ;) In no way was that aimed at you...
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,674

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  • CO2 shortages could hit sparkling water supplies.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 7,631

    CO2 shortages could hit sparkling water supplies.


    I can't see anyone getting too upset about that.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,072

    CO2 shortages could hit sparkling water supplies.

    I'd imagine that was the headline news.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,825


    Here's the grim reality in my local Waitrose this afternoon...











    Some people should shop down my way instead spending all your time whingeing about it :smile:
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,825
    PS: sorry about the sideways photos, bloody forum software. But it does help call Eurobollox on some of the scaremongering and naive willingness to believe that a few headline grabbing pics are an accurate depiction of the overall situation.
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 20,765
    Stevo_666 said:

    PS: sorry about the sideways photos, bloody forum software. But it does help call Eurobollox on some of the scaremongering and naive willingness to believe that a few headline grabbing pics are an accurate depiction of the overall situation.

    Have security caught up with the weirdo taking pictures of the aisles yet?
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  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 7,631
    rjsterry said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    PS: sorry about the sideways photos, bloody forum software. But it does help call Eurobollox on some of the scaremongering and naive willingness to believe that a few headline grabbing pics are an accurate depiction of the overall situation.

    Have security caught up with the weirdo taking pictures of the aisles yet?

    British aisles.
  • Stevo_666 said:

    PS: sorry about the sideways photos, bloody forum software. But it does help call Eurobollox on some of the scaremongering and naive willingness to believe that a few headline grabbing pics are an accurate depiction of the overall situation.

    Awesome
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