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When will it end?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by MOO, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. MOO

    MOO Keyboard Hero

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    I saw yesterday on the news that Wedgewood/Waterford crystal has gone tits up. When will it end when large long established companies like that are going to the wall. :down:

    I heard Gordon Brown saying a while ago that the government would do all it can to help the Woolworths staff with re-training/new jobs etc. I also see in the paper that the Woolworths staff are saying he has done absolutely F*** all to help them. :mad:

    How many more of these long established companies are we going to lose, where will it all end ? :(
     
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    Yes it is a worry don't you think no one seems safe anymore :eek:
     
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    yeahh its getting worse now . and that gordan bl**dy brown is the biggis n*b theyv let in since thatcher :mad:
     
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    im my life time its the worst ive seen it
     
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    unfortunately its probably gonna carry on getting worse for a while-im in the building trade+had nothing since mid november,me+my wife couldnt get each other gifts:(,but at least we made our 8 month daughters 1st christmas a good one,which was all that really mattered to us:)
     
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    daz the building trade is very bad at the moment,i know one family who has had to pay the builders off for 2 weeks,untill they can get another loan for there dream house,and as you know if they get a better offer ,it will be hard to get them back again mate
     
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    I wouldn't want a mortgage :down:
     
  8. simply james

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    some people have no choice mate,i wouldnt want to borrow off the bank the way things are at the moment ,theres more houses being taking back due to failure to pay then any other time
     
  9. MOO

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    I have just seen on sky news web site Nissan are axing 1200 jobs in Sunderland, that's a bitter blow, does anyone on here work there? I'm really sorry if you are one of the ones going. I understand M & S are shutting loads of their food retail outlets too :(:down:
     
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    Its suprising that the boat market is still going, I have my little boat up for sale and within a few days someone wants to buy it:eek:

    He is just sending the cheque no questions asked and doesn't even want to see the boat first:confused:

    Keep thinking its a bit dodgy.

    £3300 is alot of money to just send for a boat without even looking at it.
     
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    :up: Good on you ..you have each other and that counts for a lot, hope work picks up for .
     
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    Were quite lucky up here cos the credit crunch hasnt affected us much but only cos this is an oil area also a welcome boost to the area was Donald [Politics are banned - read the Forum Rules] getting planning permission for a pro golf club and 1500 houses 7 miles from me. Yes,THE Donald [Politics are banned - read the Forum Rules]!.
    Also in the november planning submissions from other builders within 10 miles of me theres a total of 3000 odd homes been applied for so there might be a job for you up here mate:up: you never know eh;).
     
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    The Ex wife used to work for Wedgewood and even in the early 90's the firm was lurching from 1 financial crisis to another. The problem is that when money is tight, there is no way people will pay £40+ odd for a single dinner plate when they can get an 8 piece set from Ikea for the same price. They have effectively priced themselves out of the market and therefore lost most of their customer base.
    Unfortunately, we've also talked ourselves into a worse situation than it should have been and a lot of companies who overstretched themselves far too much with the hope of the boom continuing are going to go tits up.

     
  14. MOO

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    A bit of good news at last, I see Iceland are buying up 61 of the Woolworths stores and reckon they will create approx. 50 jobs at each of them. Places like Iceland who do really cheap deals on food are doing well at the moment :up::)
     
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    Oh well thats a start isn't it. :up:
     
  16. sumo

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    Bang on Greg:up:,youve hit the nail on the head!.
    When you saw that Woolies were nearly pound for pound in debt to the value of their assets,you would have thought that their company accountants should have been strung up!.
    We got hammered into us at business classes at school,25yrs or so ago that you should never let your borrowings exceed your moveable assets,that way your fixed assets remain secure,which is generally the core of any business.
    So basically,if the Censored hits the fan,you sell off your moveable assets to cover your debt but your capital base remains secure.
    Thats the way we have had to run things since cattle prices nosedived back in 87 cos of the BSE thing,its only now that things are picking up a wee bit,been a long time coming though.
     
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    cheers sumo,a long way to travel from the south west though:D
     
  18. a1gunner

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    Tesco is also making a 1000 jobs too i think:up:

    Well this crunch is good news for me as car prices are falling.

    May as well make the most of the mess before it gets cleaned up
     
  19. MOO

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    You are right in one respect A1 they reckon car prices have dropped dramatically, it's a good time to get one if you can :):up:
     
  20. sumo

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    Your right mate,it is a long way up here.
    But if you do decide to follow the work up here,then PM me cos I have accomadation available:up:.
    Either way mate.:)
    Ian.
     

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