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1 minute ago, mathematics said:

Dad and soon-to-be brother-in-law just got laid off from Wabtec, Kilmarnock. Whole site to shut.

keep an eye out for some local news about it and post it int the boycott thread (not that many of us are buying internal components of stuff but y'know).

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1 hour ago, Granny Danger said:

The stock market should be suspended.  Stock prices at the moment are not a reflection of companies’ value but are a reflection of stock manipulation for profiteering.

Mind you since the people doing this are all Torycunts I doubt the government will take action.

At what stage would you re-open them, and what do you think would happen within 5 minutes of said re-opening?

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46 minutes ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:


Of course it didnt, its all platitude pish for social media likes. Want to show appreciation for the NHS, dont vote for governments who f**k it up.

‘Clap, you auld fcuk, or I’m sending the llama in there’.

’I’m clapping, I’m clapping, honest’.

 

 

 

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I've spent years being a 'staffer' working alongside these self employed Billy big balls. They've all been fiddling their taxes and are utterly bricking it, there's no work for them for the next few months now whilst my job is safe. My patronising 'I'm sure you'll find something mate' hasn't really helped. 

GIRFUY.

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2 minutes ago, Marshmallo said:

At what stage would you re-open them, and what do you think would happen within 5 minutes of said re-opening?

It's a reasonable suggestion. A big big part of trading these days isn't guys in funny jackets shouting sell sell sell, it is algorithmic and determines its positions from sentiment analysis of financial news sources. If you suspend trading then all of this pressure on the valuation of a stock is temporarily lifted & a slower, more human valuation can be carried out in the period for which they're suspended.

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26 minutes ago, jamamafegan said:

Boy on my Facebook posted a video of his street where you could hear everyone clapping and cheering. He was clapping as well but it sounded like he was actually fapping out his window.

#fapforthenhs

Presumably he got his definite and indefinite articles mixed up, and was simply trying to give NHS workers the clap.

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1 hour ago, sparky88 said:

Pretty sure there's ways round that

Practically speaking I doubt it given the huge number of staff in such places - the logistics of diverting calls to any number of other lines would be a challenge.  Of course, anything is possible but at what cost?  

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4 minutes ago, hk blues said:

Practically speaking I doubt it given the huge number of staff in such places - the logistics of diverting calls to any number of other lines would be a challenge.  Of course, anything is possible but at what cost?  

Everyone at my work has diverted their work phone to their home phone/mobile tbh, I'm not part of some megacorporation with huge resources.

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BE A WARE!!!

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13 minutes ago, MixuFixit said:

It's a reasonable suggestion. A big big part of trading these days isn't guys in funny jackets shouting sell sell sell, it is algorithmic and determines its positions from sentiment analysis of financial news sources. If you suspend trading then all of this pressure on the valuation of a stock is temporarily lifted & a slower, more human valuation can be carried out in the period for which they're suspended.

And when you re-open it, what would happen within 5 minutes?

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Just now, Marshmallo said:

And when you re-open it, what would happen within 5 minutes?

depends on what's in the news

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Just now, Marshmallo said:

And when you re-open it, what would happen within 5 minutes?

The FT100 yoyo'd back up 11% the other day, who knows?

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2 minutes ago, jagfox99 said:

 

BE A WARE!!!

I'll be a salad bowl. 

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2 minutes ago, MixuFixit said:

Everyone at my work has diverted their work phone to their home phone/mobile tbh, I'm not part of some megacorporation with huge resources.

We are talking about call centres, it's a completely different scale.  We all know how call centres work in terms of handling calls and I seriously doubt it would work as you describe.  

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Dad and soon-to-be brother-in-law just got laid off from Wabtec, Kilmarnock. Whole site to shut.
Surely an essential employer?! My work's trying to get more trains running for supermarket customers while the capacity on the network is there but have a whole train's worth of wagons lying about in need of new wheel sets before they can go back out.

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1 hour ago, Granny Danger said:

Anyone who discusses a nation’s income and spend on anything other than a per capita basis just doesn’t understand it.

Per capita and adjusted for purchasing power parity is the only way to go. But even then it’s still to be taken with a pinch of salt as it gives no indication of equality.

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1 minute ago, MixuFixit said:

depends on what's in the news

Algorithms don't read the Financial Times.

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1 minute ago, hk blues said:

We are talking about call centres, it's a completely different scale.  We all know how call centres work in terms of handling calls and I seriously doubt it would work as you describe.  

why not?

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Just now, Marshmallo said:

Algorithms don't read the Financial Times.

yes they absolutely do

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13 minutes ago, MixuFixit said:

It's a reasonable suggestion. A big big part of trading these days isn't guys in funny jackets shouting sell sell sell, it is algorithmic and determines its positions from sentiment analysis of financial news sources. If you suspend trading then all of this pressure on the valuation of a stock is temporarily lifted & a slower, more human valuation can be carried out in the period for which they're suspended.

Indeed, anyone who thinks that company's are actually valued on their fundamentals has a rather romantic notion of how the markets work.

AIM in particular should be closed down, there's virtually no regulation at all and insider dealing, scams involving brokers, hedgefunds and bod's are rife yet nothing is ever done. They don't call it the wild west for nothing.

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