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About Patphillips47

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  1. Family Visits: Travel with a Companion

    Tamara I must say that we have found the stopover only being an hour or so is a pain -time to go to the loo and get from one side of the airport to another and thats it A buggy is a must We did the Newcastle Dubai Adelaide trip several times direct - stopovers the flight times out are in the middle of the night We have actually gone back to Ncl- Heathrow - Singapore -stop over then Adelaide as we find it suits us being seniors lol Must admit I think its great that they both have found someone to travel with hope they continue to enjoy the trips for years to come
  2. SA Electrical licence

    Sorry I know nothing about the electrical side of things but I do know of people who have had to go through courses to get certs in other trades
  3. Currency Transfers with Moneycorp

    All I did with my Lloyds account was to add my Moneycorp account as a payee/recipient I then just transfer whatever from Lloyds to Moneycorp - I would have thought Santander would be the same ?
  4. Best wishes to the Pom queen

    Oh dear hope PQ improves and returns she will be a big miss
  5. Salary negotiation Melbourne

    All employers are obliged to pay super for their employees I think the rate at the moment is 9.75% of the gross wage so if they have said they are doing that as an extra they are not ( unless its different on the visa your on )
  6. Why do UK supermarkets need uniformed security guard?

    In SA the greeters are not security guards -all security guards including coverts (plain clothed ) are licensed Store staff are not allowed to apprehend -apprehensions must be done by someone with a license CCTV is used but not on open display Australian stores do have a huge theft problem I worked for one retailer -wont name them - who in one year in one store alone had over 1 million in stock loss I think the normal man in the street just does not see or know of the problem An earlier poster said she saw a guy take an item off the rack and walk away - I have seen them take the whole bloody rack LOL
  7. Centrelink benefit when husband lost job

    No thats not right he might get something it works on a pro rata basis dependant on the spouses earning with a deduction from payments when earnings are over a certain amount -browse the Centrelink site its all on there
  8. Why do UK supermarkets need uniformed security guard?

    Staff are supposed to ask to inspect and not say check - check is an implication that something is in your bag Staff are not supposed to put their hands in your bag -if they want something moved so they can see into the bag they ask you to do it Most large retailers went to uniformed security a long time ago in an attempt to deter would be shop lifters CCTV is a minefield as there is a criteria for apprehension the same as coverts - I was a Store D (covert ) for years trust me its a tough job
  9. Why do UK supermarkets need uniformed security guard?

    Truth is its not getting really bad -its been ad for years
  10. SA Electrical licence

    Just make sure you bring every piece of paperwork and more that you have plus references etc the more the better as the licence applications can be complex Staff in the office are helpful though
  11. Emirates Skywards loyalty scheme- is it worth it?

    Your points should be added on by the travel agent if you take your membership number with you when booking am not sure as we have a few frequent flyer cards but i think Emirates dont add the points until you have done the flight -or that could be Singapore Airlines Points do expire though
  12. Why do UK supermarkets need uniformed security guard?

    Bag checks are a supposed deterrent to a would-be shoplifter but in my experience, it only makes the shoplifter aware that they need to conceal the item they are stealing Believe me I have seen the most unlikely things stolen I often said we should have written a book TV and shock absorbers under long skirts and other items in places you would not want to search! As for rich and poor I learned never to judge a book by the cover people often steal just because they can
  13. Why do UK supermarkets need uniformed security guard?

    SA has had bad problems for years - probably no better or no worse than other states
  14. Why do UK supermarkets need uniformed security guard?

    Tags get taken off , cameras there are legal requirements mean there are strict criteria for detection and apprehension hence bag inspections Kmart do not search they inspect bags ( or thats what they are supposed to do ) I never mind my bag being inspected it does not bother me
  15. Why do UK supermarkets need uniformed security guard?

    Peach I worked in retail security for years n Australia and coffee was a high risk commodity in the supermarkets along with razor blades - but both were often stolen by the trolley load on a regular basis Theft from shops is a huge problem both in the UK and Australia some of the large departmental stores loose millions each year I live and worked in SA and we had gangs drive from interstate in rental cars , hire motel rooms and try to wipe the stores clean its was like a buisnes to them Uniformed security is put in as a deterrent to try to stop an offence before it happens Does not always work unfortunately