The good morning thread

zagatoes30

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Morning all, recycle bin today

Yesterday was gardening jobs, today is car jobs although finding the BMW with a broken spring yesterday was a surprise
 

philw696

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Morning all, recycle bin today

Yesterday was gardening jobs, today is car jobs although finding the BMW with a broken spring yesterday was a surprise
When working in the UK broken coil springs were almost a daily occurrence especially MOT testing in New Zealand for 4 years never saw a broken one.
Leaf springs on Utes was a different story though.
 

GeoffCapes

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Morning all. Up early (wish) to set the garden up.

Sun bed, umbrella, inflate and fill the new paddling pool for Joseph.

Just need the clouds to part and the sun to come out.
 

2b1ask1

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Morning, denizens of SportsMaserati. Started sunny, cloudy now, due to brighten up again later.

We're keeping our office in London closed until the end of June and planning for a far more home-oriented way of life after that. We'll need to keep some meeting space and likely there will be a number of people who simply prefer working in an office, but our future business as unusual will involve a much lower expectation of being in a traditional office. Suits me fine. I've been nomadic / home-based for years.
I think this will be the norm for many businesses, and all the better for it.
The challenge will be as churn in teams happens, maintaining (or even forging) a new team remotely is a challenge that most are ill prepared for. **** most leaders can't create a good team when everyone's in the office.

C
Don't disagree with that proposition at all but be aware that some will loose their London weighting allowance if they are not London based any more!

My eldest is hoping to move (new mortgage) before losing hers...
 

Felonious Crud

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Don't disagree with that proposition at all but be aware that some will loose their London weighting allowance if they are not London based any more!

My eldest is hoping to move (new mortgage) before losing hers...
Fair point. I'd hope that the sort of companies that provide a London weighting will acknowledge that employees will still live in the same area. I'm guessing many people will still be expected to be in the office from time to time for meetings and other fun stuff; although commuting costs could come down, being in the office 3x per week costs around the same as an annual season ticket.
 

lozcb

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When working in the UK broken coil springs were almost a daily occurrence especially MOT testing in New Zealand for 4 years never saw a broken one.
Leaf springs on Utes was a different story though.
Seems to be a yearly occurance with the Mercs , at least one of them generally needs one come mot time , i think the quantity of speed humps around the estates here plays a big part in it , though not had it with others cars ive owned here, always replaced with genuine merc parts aswell , other than that the cars are pretty much Ronseal
 

CatmanV2

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Fair point. I'd hope that the sort of companies that provide a London weighting will acknowledge that employees will still live in the same area. I'm guessing many people will still be expected to be in the office from time to time for meetings and other fun stuff; although commuting costs could come down, being in the office 3x per week costs around the same as an annual season ticket.
It's not so much just about living, but the cost associated to working regularly in London. I used to get a London weighting, but lived well outside. Travel though was something like £17 plus fuel. Per day

C
 

Felonious Crud

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It's not so much just about living, but the cost associated to working regularly in London. I used to get a London weighting, but lived well outside. Travel though was something like £17 plus fuel. Per day

C
A peak-time return from oot 'ere, boy, that'll set you back the fat end o' sixty quid. Plus shoe leather.
 

Felonious Crud

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Can I borrow your MM calculator, please? I don't buy a season ticket to go to London. In fact I barely go out! Mrs C is still not keen on me buying another car though ;)

C
Ahhh, it's not a Man-Maths Calculator you need. It's a Man-Excuse Generator(TM)*. Every man should own one.

*Guaranteed to not work. Guaranteed to pi55 her off even more than if you just shrugged and said 'yeah, wevs'.
 

2b1ask1

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Morning all, woken at 3 by someone rattling the windows in the surrounding square mile! No chance of getting back to sleep so I woke her up! I think that was the loudest ever.

Now drinking tea, hoping for a lay in.

Have fun all...