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8 hours ago, 3DStewart said:

It means being able to be yourself and not be frightened or embarrassed about showing your true values, personality, hobbies, working style or relationships.

It's not a bad idea in itself, the problem comes when your authenticity does not align with the organisation's needs.  To use an extreme example, believing in pacifism is clearly going to be an enduring problem for the army.  And working as a team inevitably means giving up some personally preferred behaviours so the team can function effectively, though this isn't the same as feeling you have to disguise who you are.

 

Thanks, but why couldn't they have put it like that?  I don't think I'm especially dim, but the original wording made absolutely no sense to me at all.  Maybe it's an age thing, I grew up speaking English, not what appears to be the language nowadays.

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13 hours ago, Circloy said:

Wonder if we can we get them to start panic buying on Salt?

Nah! That would never happen....oh, hang on a minute.

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13 hours ago, Circloy said:

The Beeb for turning  non-story into a mass frenzy. Where was the issue with a few filling stations receiving their regular delivery late and being out of fuel for a day or two? I doubt many had noticed before this mornings news. 

 

I think it depends where you live - last Sunday two petrol stations near where I live were closed and the nearest big Tesco was out of Diesel and regular petrol - only the expensive super stuff available. And the situation has not improved. Of course there are people panic buying now, which isn't helping, but after a week waiting lots of people are actually running out of fuel.

 

Cheers

 

Colin

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13 hours ago, Circloy said:

The Beeb for turning  non-story into a mass frenzy. Where was the issue with a few filling stations receiving their regular delivery late and being out of fuel for a day or two? I doubt many had noticed before this mornings news. 

 

There is one guaranteed outome to the use of the words "There is no need to P...."

 

A non-story becomes "You heard it here first"

 

Yes, 'cause you started it.

 

Wonder if we can we get them to start panic buying on Salt?

It's all the media sadly. The Daily Mail and Sun especially have been very scaremongery. Not sure why they are doing it but they seem quite chuffed with themselves this morning now we have a genuine shortage.

 

Worse thing is that my saturday work has finished so I was planning on going for a drive today. No way I am spending all day looking for garages.

 

And to make things worse we are going to have to look at all the super-smug faces of the electric car drivers.😀

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This has been annoying me for a while .... all those TV ads (for many different products) which claim their product gives UP TO xx% better results. Up to? So it could be 100% better, but it could equally be 1% .... or for that matter worse results. The more insidious of such adds give a very specific amount - e.g. up to 73% cleaner - the precise number gives an air of scientific measurement to the figure but the statement is still meaningless.

 

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Colin 

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Conversation or having one - as regularly said on the BBC. Eg Pressure Group saying that we need to a conversation with someone over issue X

 

A conversation is what I have with my neighbour about the weather. If Putin and Biden have a summit they are not having a conversation unless talking about their dinner, the dog, their families etc. 
 

There are perfectly appropriate words and a Thesaurus will assist there but dialogue, debate, discussion, even good old argument will do for starters 

 

Now I’m off to open a topic to start a “conversation” on why you are all wrong on the colour of Malta Spitfires:wicked:

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49 minutes ago, ckw said:

This has been annoying me for a while .... all those TV ads (for many different products) which claim their product gives UP TO xx% better results. Up to? So it could be 100% better, but it could equally be 1% .... or for that matter worse results. The more insidious of such adds give a very specific amount - e.g. up to 73% cleaner - the precise number gives an air of scientific measurement to the figure but the statement is still meaningless.

 

Cheers

 

Colin 

Or the other one, '45 out of 67 agree'    Agree with what? that it's total BS?

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1 hour ago, Stef N. said:

It's all the media sadly. The Daily Mail and Sun especially have been very scaremongery. Not sure why they are doing it but they seem quite chuffed with themselves this morning now we have a genuine shortage.

 

Worse thing is that my saturday work has finished so I was planning on going for a drive today. No way I am spending all day looking for garages.

 

And to make things worse we are going to have to look at all the super-smug faces of the electric car drivers.

All this reminds me of the Suez crisis in '56 (yes I'm old enough to remember it). Petrol prices shot up to six shillings a gallon (that's 30 pence in today's money), and there were shortages. The Daily Express used to have a cartoonist by the name of Giles. His cartoons were brilliant. The one that he did for the Suez fuel shortage depicted a road tanker with no markings on it, with car behind it with  little old man driving it. The tanker driver has stopped, and walked back to the car and says, "You've been following me for the last 50 miles, and I think that it's only fair to tell you that I'm carrying milk!"

 

John.

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Decals, myself and google. Had a sqn decal disintegrate, not a big deal sheet had another option, so removed the serial number only to find its the same aircraft…..and Google’s not helping find a different aircraft in the same sqn livery……edit and also on that note the idea of stencil sheets, great idea untill you start using them and all sense of what’s what goes out the window

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We've been having intermittent fuel shortages at filling stations since January this year due to that special status we have

(I'll say no more about that as I like being on BM and don't wish to bring down the Wrath of Khan Mike but most of you know what I mean)

None of the fuel shortages got reported in the news media

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Normally top up the car on Plod Pension Day which was the 15th. but put it off until yesterday as we are planning to get away for a few days and I like to set off with a full tank  . . . . .  felt like a right idiot although no queues involved but a steady turnover that was keeping all the pumps busy.       Explained how idiotic I felt at the cash desk and got one on those smiles that basically said I looked the part as well.

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Eduard and their sometimes baffling approach to their paint masks. In particular, the masks for the Hobby Boss Mil Mi-8. They don’t provide anything for the eleven circular cabin windows. It’s not enough that they wuss out and make you have to buy masking fluid for the bits that other companies seem to manage, but what the hell am I supposed to do about those windows? That was kinda the point of me buying the set in the first place!

What a cop-out!

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Junk mail.

 

I don't care how close your kitchen is, or how how far you will deliver your tripe.  Your menu, produced from stock photo's, won't entice me to order salmonella & chips (or rice, or pizza)

 

I don't want your leaflets - stop wasting resources.

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2 hours ago, lasermonkey said:

but what the hell am I supposed to do about those windows?

I bought a set of cheap punches off Amazon - just perfect for stamping out round masks from Tamiya tape.

 

Cheers

 

Colin

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12 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

 The Daily Express used to have a cartoonist by the name of Giles. His cartoons were brilliant. 

 

Agreed! My dad used to buy me those books of his collected cartoons every Christmas. I loved them - they were so detailed with lots of things going on in the background. And the family never changed - including scary Grandma and poor old Aunt Vera. 😀

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Went down into Central Manchester this afternoon, Was looking for some lunch  but everywhere was packed full, but eventually I found a place  just off St Anns square that was only about a quarter full.

Stepped in, looked around for a menu, nothing to be seen, so asked one of the bar staff. The conversation went as follows:

"Have you a menu?"

She pointed at one of those  small square scanny things posted on the wall.

"No I want a menu." 

"Yes just scan it on your smartphone and the menu will come up."

"Sorry, I don't have a smartphone. Can I have a Menu please?"

"We don't have printed menu's." 

 "You are telling me that you are a restaurant that doesn't have any  menu displayed?"

"Yes."

"Well I must admit I was wondering why all the eateries  in the area are full and this is half empty. That probably explains it, good way to lose business if you ask me."

Puzzled look on her face.

"Oh and by the way that includes me, Byee!"

 

Selwyn

 

 

 

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On 9/25/2021 at 6:30 PM, lasermonkey said:

Eduard and their sometimes baffling approach to their paint masks. In particular, the masks for the Hobby Boss Mil Mi-8. They don’t provide anything for the eleven circular cabin windows. It’s not enough that they wuss out and make you have to buy masking fluid for the bits that other companies seem to manage, but what the hell am I supposed to do about those windows? That was kinda the point of me buying the set in the first place!

What a cop-out!

I encountered some Eduard mask weirdness with the 1/48 MiG-21

 

On many schemes there is a small panel on the tail painted the same green as the radome, visible in the pic below the much larger green panel.

 

If you buy Eduard's stand alone MiG-21 masks a mask for this panel is included, but for some bizarre reason they chose to exclude it from the masks included with the Profipack boxings.

 

MiG-21MF-1998-tail.jpg

 

 

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On 9/24/2021 at 7:47 PM, 593jones said:

 

Thanks, but why couldn't they have put it like that?  I don't think I'm especially dim, but the original wording made absolutely no sense to me at all.  Maybe it's an age thing, I grew up speaking English, not what appears to be the language nowadays.

 

Written by an HR dept that think that people "experience" work instead of doing work....

 

Maybe because somehow we're monstrous dinosaurs if we expect the younger generation to actual COMPLETE their work ??!!

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6 hours ago, IanHx said:

HR dept 

I tend refer to that lot as 'Human Remains' due to most being about as much use as a corpse! 

 

Regards,

 

Steve

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3 hours ago, John Tapsell said:

HR is so yesterday...  People Services is what they tend to call themselves now.

Before that it was the Personnel Department. Commonly known at one of my places of work as the anti-personnel department...

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On 25/09/2021 at 16:47, jackroadkill said:

My job, my boiler, my shoes, my tumble dryer, my van, my deceased grandmother, my not-deceased father, my partner and my cat.

 

Other than that it's all effing peachy!

 

Now we've progressed to the absolute prune of a boiler service engineer who'd proclaimed that our boiler isn't fixable and will need to be replaced before he'd even got out of his van.....  He is also the same tool who tried fixing it a couple of years back and couldn't manage it then (because "It's knackered and needs to be replaced"), despite the bloke from the manufacturers turning up, hoovering some baffles off and getting it going inside fifteen minutes.

 

It's a good job I was at work and my other half dealt with him.  I might just have snapped.

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