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#31    Bonecrusher

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 16 January 2013 - 07:29 PM, said:


Firstly Maria Miller can kiss my exterior.....she can put that on her expenses sheet!

We live in a society today where people are out numbering jobs and employers are a lot more choosy, , no matter what miller said. there are many employers who are aware of the advantages employing disabled people can give, Many are finding it very hard to find regular employment, but this is down to many different reasons. I broke my back earlier this year and have now lost the only job i have ever known, i am able to walk and  luckily financially I am not dependent on the state, but I fully understand the difficulties many people are facing, disabled or not.
Lol.We're like two peas in a pod.
I'm really sorry about your back injury because I can imagine it being like the seven circles of hell.
You've got a loving husband and best of all you can recuperate through this forum.
It must be grafitying that he can support the both of you through his job.

However me and my sisters situation is more unstable what with her being employed by the council.
So I need all the help I can get off the state while I'm in between jobs.
She's thinking of applying for voluntary redundancy because these recent cuts are crippling us.
I reckon she will be headhunted for a better job because of her impressive list of GVQ's.
However I'm  thinking of scrapping my Jobseekers once I see the vacancies put up for the job.

Btw I'm glad I've found some common ground with somebody else on the subject of disability here.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 16 January 2013 - 08:59 PM, said:

Lol.We're like two peas in a pod.
I'm really sorry about your back injury because I can imagine it being like the seven circles of hell.
You've got a loving husband and best of all you can recuperate through this forum.
It must be grafitying that he can support the both of you through his job.

However me and my sisters situation is more unstable what with her being employed by the council.
So I need all the help I can get off the state while I'm in between jobs.
She's thinking of applying for voluntary redundancy because these recent cuts are crippling us.
I reckon she will be headhunted for a better job because of her impressive list of GVQ's.
However I'm  thinking of scrapping my Jobseekers once I see the vacancies put up for the job.

Btw I'm glad I've found some common ground with somebody else on the subject of disability here.
PS. Now you've got over 1,000 posts you can pick a custom title.
I truly hope everything turns out well for you both, your sister sounds like an inspiration, and reading your posts on this forum, no one should ever underestimate you....I don`t. Posted Image

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

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I truly hope everything turns out well for you both, your sister sounds like an inspiration, and reading your posts on this forum, no one should ever underestimate you....I don`t. Posted Image
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-21517862

This is not good news and I find it very sad. Especially during the fact one of the stores closing down is where I live.
I blame it on all these people who illegally download music and films off dodgy file sharing sites. Also buying stuff off Ebay doesn't help. The Ironic thing is the internet such as ebay and amazon isn't even any cheaper in reality to HMV because you have to pay for P andP


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

View Postali smack, on 24 February 2013 - 11:51 AM, said:



I blame it on all these people who illegally download music and films off dodgy file sharing sites.
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file sharing isn't killing music.
the x-factor is....

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

I was more gutted when sounds went under to be honest.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

View Postali smack, on 24 February 2013 - 11:51 AM, said:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-21517862

This is not good news and I find it very sad. Especially during the fact one of the stores closing down is where I live.
I blame it on all these people who illegally download music and films off dodgy file sharing sites. Also buying stuff off Ebay doesn't help. The Ironic thing is the internet such as ebay and amazon isn't even any cheaper in reality to HMV because you have to pay for P andP

i made a post a while back about HMV closing, the closure of HMV in my view is more to do with its instore pricing, in a previous post i included photos of the stupid prices HMV charge in store. i've went into HMV loads of times with money in my pocket to buy a Bluray and seen the price and walked out again. and bought it from amazon for half the price.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

My local is one of the stores to be affected, there having a 50% all must go sale. Me and a friend decided to pop in and have a look. needless to say there prices even though cut by half where through the roof Uncharted 3 for PS3 £29.99 with a 50% off sticker. £60 for a game that came out in 2011 is scandalous i can get the same game for £15 off amazon. There lies the problem with HMV always been far too over priced and online retailers have simply demolished them in competition. Its sad for the guys and gals who will lose work, Especially considering how the JSA is these days. (JSA is UK welfare for USA and Other world readers)

The game was one example of many products from DVDs, Blue rays and hell even posters £9.99 for a poster at half price!!! i mean for crying out loud its a bit of  paper with a image. anyway Rant over sad for workers no sympathy for the brand however.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

View Postali smack, on 24 February 2013 - 11:51 AM, said:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-21517862

This is not good news and I find it very sad. Especially during the fact one of the stores closing down is where I live.
I blame it on all these people who illegally download music and films off dodgy file sharing sites. Also buying stuff off Ebay doesn't help. The Ironic thing is the internet such as ebay and amazon isn't even any cheaper in reality to HMV because you have to pay for P andP


Bootlegging vinyl didn't kill Vinyl....... CD's did....
Copying and distrubiting VHS didn't kill VHS... DVD's did..........
Copying and distributing CD's and DVD's didn't kill CD's and DVD's... MP3's/MP4's and WAV's did......

That is why HMV is closing not because of illegal file sharing. LOL

Illegal file sharing has NOTHING to do with HMV's business. You can pay for DVD's and CD's cheaper online, that is what is destroying places like HMV. If a company doesn't need to pay for a store it makes far more money while selling at lower costs. Also you can buy MP3's, Wavs and MP4's etc FAR cheaper. All withing a few clicks in the warmth of your own home.

The ONLY thing file sharing effects in a big way is artists in the more underground music scenes. Pop music industry and film industry are not affected by file sharing as much as you think. Otherwise your favourite celebs and artists wouldn't be living in million dollar homes....

Edited by Coffey, 24 February 2013 - 01:35 PM.

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