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7 hours ago, BacktoDemocracy said:

Chefs? At 10.50 an hour, no wonder British pub food is so crap

All of them on Guaranteed hours and directly employed with pension and paid holidays

British food crap and you live in Australia 🤣

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6 hours ago, BacktoDemocracy said:

So an apprentice, paid in the first year, 4.50/hr

They are not apprentices, are you for real??


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3 minutes ago, Perthbum said:

yes and the vast majority happy with flexible hours, mother who have to leave at a certain time to pick up kids etc, students who can only work certain days. less than a million  out of 33 million and a big deal.

So the flexible zero hours work is not geared to the benefit of the business but to the benefit of the workers?

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5 hours ago, bunbury61 said:

You do know who started this zero hours malarkey don't you ?..want it Tony Blair's new labour party

And you do realise the need for massive migration into the e.u ,don't you ?

It's called cheap,available ,surplus labour ,to help the e.u compete with China. 

Not me saying it ,it was economist mark blyth

All those on flexible hours are entitled to paid holidays and statuary sick pay, 


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2 minutes ago, Gbye grey sky said:

So the flexible zero hours work is not geared to the benefit of the business but to the benefit of the workers?

yes, anyone who works for my company can request as many hours as they want, the pub trade is booming and we are constantly asking people to work longer hours.


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7 minutes ago, Perthbum said:

 the pub trade is booming and we are constantly asking people to work longer hours.

they're closing at a rate of 14 per week, down from closing at 33 per week a year ago.  Another 1000 to close before it becomes "sustainable", presumably meaning bigger premises, cheap disposable staff, and mass market repetitious food.

Seriously interested if that matches your definition of "booming"?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/uk-pubs-still-closing-at-a-rate-of-14-a-week/

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8 minutes ago, Slean Wolfhead said:

they're closing at a rate of 14 per week, down from closing at 33 per week a year ago.  Another 1000 to close before it becomes "sustainable", presumably meaning bigger premises, cheap disposable staff, and mass market repetitious food.

Seriously interested if that matches your definition of "booming"?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/uk-pubs-still-closing-at-a-rate-of-14-a-week/

Pubs are closing but these are the traditional pubs that did not move with the times and are isolated down some old country lane, people want a choice of pubs in close proximity , gastro themed pubs are booming with many micro breweries opening their own outlets with excellent food, cocktail bars and gin palaces have also seen excellent growth in the last decade. I go into Birmingham Liverpool and Manchester and the city centers are really buzzin with so many packed bars.

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1 hour ago, Perthbum said:

British food crap and you live in Australia 🤣

You seem to have a very bad memory, far worse than my OAP one, I think I have said at least half a dozen times I'm in the UK  

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1 hour ago, Perthbum said:

All those on flexible hours are entitled to paid holidays and statuary sick pay, 

And who enforces that if an employer just doesn’t ring and give you another weeks work and doesn't ring ever again.

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1 hour ago, BacktoDemocracy said:

You said they were learning!

Everybody learns , doesn’t make them and apprentice , stop being so pedantic 

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7 hours ago, simmo said:

EY-report-top-investment.jpg?resize=540%

EY’s annual corporate deal-making report published today has revealed that the UK has become the top investment destination in the world for the first time in the report’s 10-year history. The UK overtook the United States, which has held the top spot since 2014…

The report notes that there have been a number of high-profile investments in Britain over the past year, including Comcast’s purchase of satellite broadcaster Sky for £30 billion and Coca-Cola’s takeover of Costa Coffee for £4 billion. The UK’s performance is at odds with the global slowdown, with the IMF last week cutting its global growth forecasts…

Global vice chair at EY Steve Krouskos said that Britain remains an “open environment for foreign investors”, reinforced by the English language, a skilled workforce, and a strong technology base. None of which will change with Brexit…

@Simmo, why do you think this is a good thing?

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On Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:31, ssiri said:

 

Except we’ve found that to not be the case with some of the rest of us not having the same experience - looks like it’s just you and your mates

 

 

 

Didn't know that some of the rest of you had tried the local pubs around Sparkhill. 

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9 hours ago, simmo said:

EY-report-top-investment.jpg?resize=540%

EY’s annual corporate deal-making report published today has revealed that the UK has become the top investment destination in the world for the first time in the report’s 10-year history. The UK overtook the United States, which has held the top spot since 2014…

The report notes that there have been a number of high-profile investments in Britain over the past year, including Comcast’s purchase of satellite broadcaster Sky for £30 billion and Coca-Cola’s takeover of Costa Coffee for £4 billion. The UK’s performance is at odds with the global slowdown, with the IMF last week cutting its global growth forecasts…

Global vice chair at EY Steve Krouskos said that Britain remains an “open environment for foreign investors”, reinforced by the English language, a skilled workforce, and a strong technology base. None of which will change with Brexit…

Those are not examples of investment to develop and grow a business.  They are perhaps an indication that UK businesses look cheap to buy for foreign investors getting more £s for their $s.

It is also further evidence that global multinational players are becoming even more monolithic and powerful with the UK in particular at the mercy of these behemoths.


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Didn't know that some of the rest of you had tried the local pubs around Sparkhill. 



Consider yourself enlightened
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2 hours ago, unzippy said:

@Simmo, why do you think this is a good thing?

Investors don't invest unless they have confidence.. and why wouldn't they ? 

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7 hours ago, Slean Wolfhead said:

they're closing at a rate of 14 per week, down from closing at 33 per week a year ago.  Another 1000 to close before it becomes "sustainable", presumably meaning bigger premises, cheap disposable staff, and mass market repetitious food.

Seriously interested if that matches your definition of "booming"?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/uk-pubs-still-closing-at-a-rate-of-14-a-week/

You are obviously clueless on the subject. The pubs that are closing are the ones unfortunate enough to be in communities with non pub cultures, run down 50s built sink estate pubs that sold aussie beers, big pubs with tv screens with horse racing on all day.... and sh!tholes that are commercially unviable.  Trim the fat and we get better quality pubs serving excellent beers, wines and spirits, clean friendly environments.  You wait, in about 10 years it will catch on over there - you'll love it!

Cheers!

 

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2 hours ago, ssiri said:

 

 


Consider yourself enlightened

 

 

Based on one person replying they'd been for a balti in Sparkhill and it was OK. I don't think so.

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5 hours ago, unzippy said:

@Simmo, why do you think this is a good thing?

He has no idea.

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25 minutes ago, newjez said:

So, did brexitiers burn down Notre dame?

There's a thread about Notre Dame here 

 

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14 hours ago, simmo said:

EY-report-top-investment.jpg?resize=540%

EY’s annual corporate deal-making report published today has revealed that the UK has become the top investment destination in the world for the first time in the report’s 10-year history. The UK overtook the United States, which has held the top spot since 2014…

The report notes that there have been a number of high-profile investments in Britain over the past year, including Comcast’s purchase of satellite broadcaster Sky for £30 billion and Coca-Cola’s takeover of Costa Coffee for £4 billion. The UK’s performance is at odds with the global slowdown, with the IMF last week cutting its global growth forecasts…

Global vice chair at EY Steve Krouskos said that Britain remains an “open environment for foreign investors”, reinforced by the English language, a skilled workforce, and a strong technology base. None of which will change with Brexit…

You do realise that is not actual investment in industry, that is simply mergers and acquisitions of assets, that is stock market activity based on dividends and future value in terms of assets which may be worth more after brexit , it is no indicator of a belief in the country as a functioning entity, it is money which is interested in liquidity, it is invested for a quick profit, it is not invested into long term development which is the major , major problem for the UK economy, see how quickly that money disappears when the FTSE starts to slide.

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/01/08/2019-to-be-a-top-five-year-for-dealmaking-activity-ey-says.html

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