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Capitalist Money Madness Two: Electric Boogaloo

More decent discussion from the UK News stalwarts

xDiggy - 06 Jan 2020 14:48:58 (#4801 of 4879)

Bet you're glad you're off that Middle East beat..

Lawlsie - 06 Jan 2020 14:54:30 (#4802 of 4879)

My Spring trip to Israel probably won’t happen now.

Shadrack22 - 06 Jan 2020 15:52:14 (#4803 of 4879)

Bet you're glad you're off that Middle East beat..

I never made it to Iran. Everyone I know with a British passport was refused an entry visa, unless they had an Irish passport or similar to fall back on.

Lawlsie - 06 Jan 2020 15:52:37 (#4804 of 4879)

I have been buying new pans for the oven because I am ROCK'N'ROLL!!!!

Half price fellow CMMers. Half price. AND I got extra Nectar points.

Lawlsie - 06 Jan 2020 15:53:05 (#4805 of 4879)

Everyone I know with a British passport was refused an entry visa, unless they had an Irish passport or similar to fall back on.


Shadrack22 - 06 Jan 2020 15:55:47 (#4806 of 4879)

Also I had Saudi entry stamps in my passport, so the Iranians might have taken umbrage at those. A shame as it looks a fascinating country.

FleurDuMal - 06 Jan 2020 15:56:21 (#4807 of 4879)

Surely the FO are advising against travel to Iran and Iraq?

staticgirl - 06 Jan 2020 16:03:47 (#4808 of 4879)

I think they are withdrawing all but the most essential travellers from the area.

SinnerBoy - 07 Jan 2020 10:47:24 (#4809 of 4879)

Lawlsie -

And mince pies selling alongside Hot Cross Buns.

Our Sainsbury's Local has hot cross buns all year round.

staticgirl - 07 Jan 2020 12:55:41 (#4810 of 4879)

Yeah, hot cross buns are available all year round now. This is good as I like them. You don't see currant buns any more as a consequence though (but you do see tea-cakes).

Lawlsie - 07 Jan 2020 13:43:24 (#4811 of 4879)

I love hot cross buns. They are more like forbidden fruit to me than bacon is

SinnerBoy - 07 Jan 2020 14:06:14 (#4812 of 4879)

Actually, I haven't seen any for a few weeks, probably because of the demand for Xmas stuff.

Lawlsie - 07 Jan 2020 14:43:42 (#4813 of 4879)

Best toasted then very liberally spread with butter. Marmalade and jam may be added too.

xDiggy - 08 Jan 2020 08:33:40 (#4814 of 4879)

Business as it should be done:

Employees at Greggs are being rewarded with a £7m special bonus after the hugely successful launch of the bakery chain’s vegan sausage roll last year boosted sales and profits.

The bakery chain’s 25,000 employees will receive up to £300 each in their pay packets this month – with shop floor staff and managers receiving the same amount. Greggs said it was making the one-off payment to workers “in recognition of their crucial contribution to business success”

HerrWalrus - 08 Jan 2020 09:23:20 (#4815 of 4879)

It's one of the places where you see the same staff all year ie a low churn rate. Not always the case in London. Shows they must be doing something right.

HorstVogel - 08 Jan 2020 09:52:57 (#4816 of 4879)

thanks for the info Diggy, cheered me up slightly. I liked Greggs pasties, a bit greasy perhaps.

xDiggy - 08 Jan 2020 10:16:23 (#4817 of 4879)

I had a vegan sausage roll for lunch on Monday. Tasty, good for the planet and good for bakery workers. Hurrah.

Lawlsie - 08 Jan 2020 15:22:29 (#4818 of 4879)

I love Greggs vegan sausage rolls. Always have one if I'm in a town with a Greggs - we don't have one here. This is lovely news. Good on them. And £300 is a tidy sum you can do something with. Not large enough to do something sensible. Perfect for a treat!

FleurDuMal - 08 Jan 2020 15:29:29 (#4819 of 4879)

That's really nice of Greggs. Would that other companies did likewise.

xDiggy - 08 Jan 2020 15:34:09 (#4820 of 4879)

What do you do if you (not me for obvious reasons, but a person) get feedback from a customer which says:

Dear X, Lovely to meet you in person, you look very fetching in a linen dress...

(a) Report it to HR

(b) Ask your boss to take you off that account

(c) Include it in a wall of customer testimonials posted on the company intranet?

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