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Re: Panic buying [Re: granny] #1083053
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Looks like the fuse has been lit for more panic buying, bum paper again omg and Walkers crisps :o, what will we do?

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I noticed a lack of pasta in Sainsburys today; don't know if that's due to transport issues or panic buying! I can certainly live without Walkers crisps. We'll see what happens about loo roll... please, not again!

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Don't care anymore, we can eat what we find, but I so wish the media would stop perpetuating unnecessary and fictitious 'bad' news.
What's more, why do people listen to them any longer ?


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In the words of Fraser off dads army “We’re doomed , doomed we are!!

I too wish they wouldn’t broadcast about shortages , we know there’s problems but why set off panic buying. Wish they would get rid of all the red tape and paperwork needed to become HGV drivers , apparently there is long list of people waiting to take the test. Concentrate on them . This is where the lack of apprenticeships like the old days is now coming back to bite us. We need to start them properly and get the young ones interested in all trades really including driving jobs.
Heard about an area in Liverpool where they grow vegetables and then they are harvested and local people can help themselves to whatever , thought that was a great idea and should be expanded to everywhere.

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A firm in Lincolnshire is offering £30 per hour for picking broccoli. Ha ha, this will set a precedent for the other miserable comanies that only want to pay £7 an hour.

I hope it's true and not another media joke although it has been reported in various news papers

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/food-firm-offering-workers-30-21677777


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Originally Posted by granny

A firm in Lincolnshire is offering £30 per hour for picking broccoli. Ha ha, this will set a precedent for the other miserable comanies that only want to pay £7 an hour.

I hope it's true and not another media joke although it has been reported in various news papers


Of course it the misleading media ....

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Please note the harvesting adverts have been misconstrued by the media – they are paid at a piecework rate with the POTENTIAL to earn up to £30 per hour; they are NOT being paid at a standard rate of £30 per hour


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Always a hidden message, and only to be expected but even a 'possible' £30 an hour on piecework must be quite a big improvement for basic hourly rate.


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Is piece work not just another name for enforced labour? You only get paid more if you work crazily quickly and then no work at all.

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Not necessarily, because it gives you the chance to earn a lot more than a day rate.
I done the foundations on the 2 bridge replacements on Tower Road as price work and it paid well, but sadly, Dawnus went bust and I never got my final invoice of 5 grand, so it has its pros and cons.

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Originally Posted by Salmon
Is piece work not just another name for enforced labour? You only get paid more if you work crazily quickly and then no work at all.


Quite the opposite, you aren't forced to do anything, its piece work.

All the bits and pieces I've done in the last fifteen years or so have been piece work/zero hours, I wouldn't have it any other way, I don't want to be tied down to a contract which forces me to work.

I agree employees should have a choice and be offered regular work if they want it but there are also a lot of people that want the flexibility and freedom of being out of contract that shouldn't be ignored.


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