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first day off

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by simply james, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    my first day off in ages,hows every one doing ok i hope,what have i missed and why has every one you talk too at the moment got cold or flu,do you think the weather has been that bad
     
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    What you you been up too then mate...... working hard I suppose :up:
     
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    hi steve mate how you doing ok i hope,yeh its been work and work 3 of my lads phoned in sick last week with flu so i had to do double shifts,and my brother inlaw done 3 shifts for me in between his own job ,and would not take payment,so its a extra special xmas prezzy for him,i think running your own bussinness is the hardest challenge ive had,the moneys good but the hours are hard ,all of the family help out where they can,but i cant waite for the summer months again mate
     
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    Oh.... tell me about it, James!!!!!! I got fed up at the start of the year working for someone else all my life,.. (I'm 54, BTW,).. and set up a small metal fabricators with a pal of mine,... just the two of us,... (we can make you anything from a stainless steel toothpick, to an aircraft hanger for a 747!!),
    We set up on April 1st, :)eek:), and tend to do bespoke stuff, {gates, fences, etc....} but we have contracts for local councils for litter bins, outdoor seating/benches, bollards, security gates/doors etc,...
    done a couple of big car park gates and barriers, to stop caravaner's (!) getting in, plus bike shelters, bus shelters, down to small bike fastening hoops,....... if it is metal, we will give it a go!!!!
    trouble is,.. it dont half take up your time!!!!! I thought I would have a nice, easy lifestyle,.... two or three afternoons off to go shooting,..... and still time to keep the family happy,...

    (& here I am, at 8.00 pm,.. trying to sort out my accounts, with the 15% VAT fiasco!!!!) I aint shot the gun in weeks,......havent had a full day off since June,... and the freezer is empty!!! I have forgot what rabbit tastes like!!!!!

    On the plus side, the business is {just!} turning a profit during the recession,.. so should look up when things improve,... (2060??) then I can retire to Greece,..... blast away to my hearts content,.....:D

    (no BOPS or songbirds, though!!) Cheers buddy, Fred
     
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    Hi James all well here thanks, busy getting ready for xmas,hope you had a rest :)
     
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    hope you enjoyed your day off mate :D
    at least you have a job mate lol :D:D am still on the job hunt ! i cant find nothing that i can do . but am 18 in jan so that opens a few more doors for me :D
     
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    Youve got a point there james,most up here seem to have pre or post cold/flu symtoms,makes the survivors series on tv all the more real dosent it?:eek:.

    Fred, I know what your saying about the new VAT rate. Bought a straw/silage feeder and a 28ftx8ft bale trailer last quarter and have luckily been able to claim back the VAT at 17.5%.:up:.
    Had to get my PC whizz kid in to change the new VAT rate on my accounts programe though,this 15% VAT rate is a total con!!.
    Just curious Fred,do you do any agri stuff?, was looking for a 7ft bucket for my loader with euro hooks, Ive got a 8ft one just now but when its full its nearly 3tons so my back wheels are hardly touching the ground! and thats on a 150hp TSA New Holland!:eek::eek:.
    Id be interested to know your thoughts on making one for me.;).
    Cheers pal
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    comp mate you do know what its like mate,so im not the only one that feels the way i do ,stick in mate im told it will get better and good luck to you
     
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    dont work to hard airgunwidow,xmas is all over in a flash then its tidy up time ,take care mate
     
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    whitehunter have you a full licence mate ,i might be able to help you out
     

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