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Started by mememe on Sep 5, 2018 1:19:23 PM
Capitalist Money Madness Two: Electric Boogaloo

More decent discussion from the UK News stalwarts

xDiggy - 06 Sep 2018 11:52:29 (#41 of 4879)

he agent sighed and said "No one want's to work there, at this rate Brexit's going to get cancelled cos no one wants to run it"

I'm sure there's some sum of money which would tempt me to work on this, but it's in a similar ballpark to that required for a tobacco or loan shark company.

Eligelis - 06 Sep 2018 11:53:22 (#42 of 4879)

how about online gambling companies?

FrankieTeardrop - 06 Sep 2018 11:55:16 (#43 of 4879)

There's one of those two floors below me.

Eligelis - 06 Sep 2018 11:57:51 (#44 of 4879)

I'd ask which one - out of professional interest - but not if it can lead to any of your personal information being gleaned.

Tagyourit - 06 Sep 2018 11:58:14 (#45 of 4879)

The American arm of my current employer has a particularly poor ethical reputation including allegations of human trafficking!

xDiggy - 06 Sep 2018 12:04:26 (#46 of 4879)

When I was looking for a job years ago there was loads of stuff going in the world of online gambling and I said no to it as I didn't feel comfortable. Maybe a little hypocritical given that one is the largest employer in my home city and bankrolls my football team.

mememe - 06 Sep 2018 12:05:32 (#47 of 4879)

The American arm of my current employer has a particularly poor ethical reputation including allegations of human trafficking!

If you will work for SMERSH these sorts of things are inevitable.

FrankieTeardrop - 06 Sep 2018 12:05:54 (#48 of 4879)

"Maybe a little hypocritical given that one is the largest employer in my home city and bankrolls my football team."

Are you responsible for either of those things?

mememe - 06 Sep 2018 12:07:17 (#49 of 4879)

I have done things for tobacco (I was freelancing somewhere on something else, and they put it in front of me so what could I do) and I'm OK with booze. I quite a job once because the thing they were trying to get me to communicate was fundamentally dishonest, but I wouldn't do gambling.

FleurDuMal - 06 Sep 2018 12:09:10 (#50 of 4879)

Just had a call asking if I'd be interested in a role on the EU Exit Programme as part of the Project Management team. When I politely declined the agent sighed and said "No one want's to work there, at this rate Brexit's going to get cancelled cos no one wants to run it".

Excellent!

xDiggy - 06 Sep 2018 12:09:32 (#51 of 4879)

Are you responsible for either of those things?

No but I've taken great pleasure in the latter and wouldn't want to see the former out of business.

xDiggy - 06 Sep 2018 12:10:37 (#52 of 4879)

Tbh I feel like I'm drifting into a bit of a midlife crisis workwise as I am struggling to overlook the sheer crushing pointlessness of so much of what we do. I can still get interested in the flow of Doing Stuff and solving problems, but when I think about why it's worth bothering I never come to very positive conclusions.

xDiggy - 06 Sep 2018 12:10:52 (#53 of 4879)

Other than 'get paid for it'.

FleurDuMal - 06 Sep 2018 12:11:17 (#54 of 4879)

That works for me.

mememe - 06 Sep 2018 12:16:18 (#55 of 4879)

Become a Scout leader.

xDiggy - 06 Sep 2018 12:20:07 (#56 of 4879)

My dream is to find a rich benefactor, take the ten best of my current and former colleagues and make a company doing some of the good bits of what we do now for 1/1zillionth the cost. There's about as much chance of me wearing a woggle.

mememe - 06 Sep 2018 12:22:19 (#57 of 4879)

You're no fun.

mememe - 06 Sep 2018 12:25:24 (#58 of 4879)

I got the nasty scout business sorted out by the way. Our GSL picked it up, held it in front of him and booted it masterfully into the long grass.

And since he has been a Scouter for 50+ years and holds the Siver Acorn (with bar) and an MBE for his work, he's in a much better position than me to give the impression he knows what he's doing.

And then I wrongfooted the woman in question by apologising to her for being rude to her, saying I felt awful about it and saying that I hoped we could start again. This wouldn't occur to her.

xDiggy - 06 Sep 2018 12:25:40 (#59 of 4879)

You're no fun.

This is one reason I would make a poor leader of activities for children.

xDiggy - 06 Sep 2018 12:27:31 (#60 of 4879)

"Today we are going to look at an exhibition about jet planes. There's a special badge for anyone who says nothing for the entire day".

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