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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,616
    Long ish run, then pack the camper and just the wife and I are off to Ludlow for the weekend 😎
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,465
    Morning all. WFW, pedalled in and wondering where the breeze came from. At least its dry.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 9,251
    Ciao

    all good here, heading out with a couple of bods from work to do some, errr, nosing around at something somewhere.

    then vino and calcio.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Off to Hobbledown Farm to see some animals and spend the day trying to stop two year old from screaming the place down and picking him up off the floor as he shouts no, no, no at me.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
    Tall....
    www.seewildlife.co.uk
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Sent the boy off for his first shift at the Ivy up in Wimbledon Village. 9-5. He's going to be knackered. General dogsbody and gopher. Some advantages to being 16, tall, skinny, with long lustrous hair after all.

    Still, he got a job, which is great news. £9.01 per hour, 50 hours a week during the next few weeks because of the tennis, then presumably hours/shifts might reduce, but still, he has an actual contract and everything, so should be able to work part-time whilst at college.

    Even better, because his bank account got frozen, his wages are being paid into our joint account. 🤣

    In other news, it's Christmas! Well, covid delayed Christmas. MiL and partner are coming over for roast turkey and crackers etc. What larks...
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    50 hours a week!

    I've never been contracted/rostered for that long. I might have done that occasionally, but not as a minimum.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
    Tall....
    www.seewildlife.co.uk
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Sorry, mistype. 40 hours.

    For a lazy ars*d 16 year old it's going to be quite a shock.

    If they get him out front of house after a few weeks experience then tips as well. It seems their tronc only covers kitchen and FoH staff, not the porters/pot boys/cutlery polishers.

    He has a long-term (about 9 months) gf. Having eaten up there last week, there's going to be some temptation. I'm sure he'll be an 😇. Maybe.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,616
    censored ours get circa £5 at the local Star Wars pub
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 7,168
    Good to see H send his out into the world of work. Its a shame we don't have coal mines anymore.
    Wife has taken eldest for fitting her first pair of pointe shoes, she thinks she is spanking the bank account this close to the end of the month, so I beat her to it and bought some new wheels while she was out.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,357
    I haven't read the rest because my jaw hit the table at £9 per hour.
    Uh?! I got barely £1 per hour in my first part time job (although I was 14) working like a bstard logging, shepherding, grass cutting, humping hay and straw bales by hand at a local castle and equestrian centre.
    Imagine how many hours it took for me to pay for the snooker table lights at £2 per hour.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 7,168
    pinno said:

    I haven't read the rest because my jaw hit the table at £9 per hour.
    Uh?! I got barely £1 per hour in my first part time job (although I was 14) working like a bstard logging, shepherding, grass cutting, humping hay and straw bales by hand at a local castle and equestrian centre.
    Imagine how many hours it took for me to pay for the snooker table lights at £2 per hour.

    £1 an hour, lucky censored . £25 a week.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,465
    DHL I beat you, I got 23.50 a week on government youth slave scheme back in the day. Suspect 1 or 2 others will beat me as paid in old shillings and pence. 🤣 How times change. Eldest lad started his apprenticeship on 18k.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 9,936
    pinno said:

    I haven't read the rest because my jaw hit the table at £9 per hour.
    Uh?! I got barely £1 per hour in my first part time job (although I was 14) working like a bstard logging, shepherding, grass cutting, humping hay and straw bales by hand at a local castle and equestrian centre.
    Imagine how many hours it took for me to pay for the snooker table lights at £2 per hour.

    That was pre-decimalisation though. Inflation and that.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,370
    Slowish start. Headed out at lunchtime to look at a better second car, preferably one with enough torque to take the skin off a rice pudding, which the current one struggles to do. Stropteen can now get insurance on a car for less than it costs to insure a hotel in Damascus, so we can get something with a bit more poke.

    In other news, the codger who played bumper cars with a house the other day had a stroke at the wheel and is now in hospital getting looked after.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,291 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Traditional slow start was enjoyed, now relaxing for a moment.
    The Ivy in Wimbledon Village, very nice. Daughter gets taken to lunch there by her godfather, she thinks it's too posh thankfully. Lad starts his placement in a week, that's on £18k as well. Pretty good for a student placement, unfortunately the uni still charges some tuition even though there isn't any. One of them still charged 80% tuition for the placement year. I think that was on the south coast. Is that how DHL can afford new wheels at the end of the month?
    Off to the old dear's later, might do a bit of lounging first.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,357

    pinno said:

    I haven't read the rest because my jaw hit the table at £9 per hour.
    Uh?! I got barely £1 per hour in my first part time job (although I was 14) working like a bstard logging, shepherding, grass cutting, humping hay and straw bales by hand at a local castle and equestrian centre.
    Imagine how many hours it took for me to pay for the snooker table lights at £2 per hour.

    £1 an hour, lucky censored . £25 a week.
    When I were a lad...
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,141
    elbowloh said:

    Off to Hobbledown Farm to see some animals and spend the day trying to stop two year old from screaming the place down and picking him up off the floor as he shouts no, no, no at me.

    Enjoy the go carts, you’re lucky I’m not there, I’d kick your &rse.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,141
    hopkinb said:

    Sent the boy off for his first shift at the Ivy up in Wimbledon Village. 9-5. He's going to be knackered. General dogsbody and gopher. Some advantages to being 16, tall, skinny, with long lustrous hair after all.

    Still, he got a job, which is great news. £9.01 per hour, 50 hours a week during the next few weeks because of the tennis, then presumably hours/shifts might reduce, but still, he has an actual contract and everything, so should be able to work part-time whilst at

    50% off for BBers?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 7,168

    Morning folks,
    Traditional slow start was enjoyed, now relaxing for a moment.
    The Ivy in Wimbledon Village, very nice. Daughter gets taken to lunch there by her godfather, she thinks it's too posh thankfully. Lad starts his placement in a week, that's on £18k as well. Pretty good for a student placement, unfortunately the uni still charges some tuition even though there isn't any. One of them still charged 80% tuition for the placement year. I think that was on the south coast. Is that how DHL can afford new wheels at the end of the month?
    Off to the old dear's later, might do a bit of lounging first.

    I think we charge about £500 for placement year. That covers approval process, two visits to placement to check up how they are doing, assessment of placement report etc.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 9,251
    Ciao

    Sorry, skimmed through the above, so nocomment.

    Work worked, doors knocked on, so to speak.

    Few beers consumed, now watching La Course prior to calcio.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,616

    And relax
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,357
    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    Sorry, skimmed through the above, so nocomment.

    Work worked, doors knocked on, so to speak.

    Bashed any back doors in?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • webboowebboo Posts: 4,262

    pinno said:

    I haven't read the rest because my jaw hit the table at £9 per hour.
    Uh?! I got barely £1 per hour in my first part time job (although I was 14) working like a bstard logging, shepherding, grass cutting, humping hay and straw bales by hand at a local castle and equestrian centre.
    Imagine how many hours it took for me to pay for the snooker table lights at £2 per hour.

    £1 an hour, lucky censored . £25 a week.
    When I finished my five year apprenticeship as a mechanical fitter I went on to a £1 an hour 40 quid a week. F*ck I’ve never been as well off since.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 9,251
    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    Sorry, skimmed through the above, so nocomment.

    Work worked, doors knocked on, so to speak.

    Bashed any back doors in?

    Mk1 boot, size 10, straight through.

    'kin 'ave it my son.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,141
    tlw1 said:


    And relax

    Let the bonking begin! Don’t envy your wife, you must have amazing stamina.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,357
    edited June 2021
    webboo said:

    pinno said:

    I haven't read the rest because my jaw hit the table at £9 per hour.
    Uh?! I got barely £1 per hour in my first part time job (although I was 14) working like a bstard logging, shepherding, grass cutting, humping hay and straw bales by hand at a local castle and equestrian centre.
    Imagine how many hours it took for me to pay for the snooker table lights at £2 per hour.

    £1 an hour, lucky censored . £25 a week.
    When I finished my five year apprenticeship as a mechanical fitter I went on to a £1 an hour 40 quid a week. F*ck I’ve never been as well off since.
    When I finished my engineering diploma, class mates were accepting jobs @ between £55 and £65 per week. I walked into IMI Cornelius and was taking home (after tax) £147 per week. I was happy as Larry (and smug) but the factory closed after 3 months.
    I've never recovered.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 9,251
    I earned below minimum wage for stopping people from dying and putting my life on the line every day.

    but at least i got free clothes.

  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    When i finished uni i temped in an insurance office for a bit until i found a grad job. The grad job was about £16.5 grand a year. A lot of my mates who didn't go to uni earned more than me and didn't have student loans. They had all been going on holiday together in the summers while i was at uni, but i spent my summers working to pay for uni.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
    Tall....
    www.seewildlife.co.uk
  • webboowebboo Posts: 4,262
    webboo said:

    pinno said:

    I haven't read the rest because my jaw hit the table at £9 per hour.
    Uh?! I got barely £1 per hour in my first part time job (although I was 14) working like a bstard logging, shepherding, grass cutting, humping hay and straw bales by hand at a local castle and equestrian centre.
    Imagine how many hours it took for me to pay for the snooker table lights at £2 per hour.

    £1 an hour, lucky censored . £25 a week.
    When I finished my five year apprenticeship as a mechanical fitter I went on to a £1 an hour 40 quid a week. F*ck I’ve never been as well off since.
    Before this I got £1 a week for my paper round. I then hit the heady heights of £6 as 15 year old apprentice, I had to give it all to my mum who gave me back 2 pounds 10 shillings as spending money.
    The wife now does something similar but I don’t it’s £2:50 I’m allowed.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 9,251
    £20 a week here. I take it from the account every Tuesday.

    Tbh, I don't really need any more.
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