|Anthony Knights||30/07/2020 17:30:15|
|419 forum posts|
If nothing else, the reported furloughing of certain jobs has pointed out how many jobs these days are not essential to the continuation of civilisation. Two spring to mind, the first being the people who make sandwiches ( at 4 or 5 times the actual cost) for people who are too idle to make their own before the leave home. The exorbadant cost is, I believe, due to the fact that they have to bin so many.
Nail Bars? Are people incapable of cutting and filing and if they desire painting their own fingernails?
Comments and suggestion are invited. In the mean time I will retire to my Nuclear Shelter.
|Chris Evans 6||30/07/2020 17:39:51|
1726 forum posts
I always made my own sandwiches to take to work (retired for 7 years now)
I could never see the point/use of nail bars until an ex magistrate friend of mine explained to me they where for money laundering. A legitimate business to the authorities but a cover for profits from growing cannabis and also for the proceeds of prostitution. Always wondered if there was any truth in what he told me.
|jimmy b||30/07/2020 17:48:47|
660 forum posts
Its a bit like those idiots that buy over priced metal and spend years making something that they don't need/won't use on a tiny lathe.
Live and let live.
|larry phelan 1||30/07/2020 19:01:08|
|806 forum posts|
Oh I do love the one who gets the dig-in
What,s that they say about a rose without thorns ?
|John Baguley||30/07/2020 19:17:37|
467 forum posts
I'm sure that a lot of people are going to find themselves out of a job when the businesses that employ them realise that they can manage perfectly well without them.
|Phil McAvity||30/07/2020 19:34:36|
|22 forum posts|
Thankfully, hobby engineers don't run the economy.
|453 forum posts||
I think we could do a much better job, certainly couldn’t do a worse one👍
|Cabinet Enforcer||30/07/2020 19:48:57|
|86 forum posts|
I can't even begin to imagine the state of the NHS if it were run at the level of parsinomy extolled by the average hobby engineer
|Phil McAvity||30/07/2020 19:54:21|
|22 forum posts||
I beg to differ based on the OP.
60 forum posts
That's probably true, but at least you'd be able to get Loctite and Silver solder on prescription.
|duncan webster||30/07/2020 22:09:00|
2736 forum posts
Early in my career I worked at a place where after 25 years you got a long holiday, with pay, but you had to take it all at once. I always wondered whether this was a ruse on the part of management to see if the absence of these people would be noticed! Certainly several people I knew were worried.
|Martin Kyte||30/07/2020 22:16:28|
2017 forum posts
Apart from growing food creating shelter and clothing, pretty much all employment is non essential. However the level of non essential endeavour taking place is a good indicator of the level of civilization. The better we are at doing the first three things with fewer people releases others to into life quality enhancing activities.
|Clive Hartland||30/07/2020 22:33:26|
2594 forum posts
To live without working you would spend longer each day trying to gather or grow food including trapping than you would working. Bear in mind that you have to provide for all year use, so storage, preparation etc is very time consuming. Also ground preparation etc. Scavenging is all very well but not a good way to live. Need animals and pack horse for heavy carrying. so animal forage needed too. Back to mechanical means until it needs fuel and repair and spares.
|Neil Wyatt||30/07/2020 22:35:42|
18141 forum posts
I shudder when I think of how we re-use and repurpose things...
"I know you came in for a kidney, but this spleen looks a good fit and it's a shame to bin such a nice healthy lump..."
5395 forum posts
AH, my favourite subject.
Car wash places. If you are too lazy to wash your own car this activity should be reserved for teenagers to earn pocket money, or students doing some king of fundraising. I think some of these places are run with two sets of part time staff who then claim salary subsidy off the taxpayer.
Last but not least POLITICIANS
Edited By Bazyle on 30/07/2020 22:56:59
|David Davies 8||30/07/2020 22:57:07|
121 forum posts
I read the following some time ago:-
An engineer is someone who can do for 50p what any old fool can do for a pound.
|Nicholas Wheeler 1||30/07/2020 22:57:49|
|362 forum posts|
We're not paying £31.37 per titanium screw! I'll make on The Myford(add your own magnificent trumpet sound) for a lot less!
We need those screws Cyril. Some time last year would have been good
I'm still waiting for a piece of stock to appear in Sid's wastebin
|David Davies 8||30/07/2020 23:04:35|
121 forum posts
surely politicians should be at the top of your list?
|Nicholas Farr||30/07/2020 23:33:48|
2409 forum posts
Hi Neil, yes! makes one wonder if Frankenstein was a model engineer, but there again, I don't think his first model would have won any prizes.
4784 forum posts
Is grumpy old git a job? There seem to be some professional level examples about.
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