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    In my OP, the second link is to the north wales...

    In my OP, the second link is to the north wales police federation pay and conditions.
    It lists the pay points for constable, sergeant and inspector ranks; interesting reading, when you consider that...
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    And they will pot areas that they can not dredge,...

    And they will pot areas that they can not dredge, I remember diving an area of Mull that was rocky bottom compared to the dark side of the moon dredged sea bed next to it; that was well populated...
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    We got sued (for the first time ever) two years...

    We got sued (for the first time ever) two years ago next September.
    Agency worker managed to cut their ring finger, through a brand new pair of rigger gloves.

    I watched my Father get cross...
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    Oh, the poor dear! ...

    Oh, the poor dear!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-61487858

    Background reading

    http://www.nwpolfed.org/pay-and-conditions/

    Which puts her bang on average wages for north wales.
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    It is completely the opposite now as well; but...

    It is completely the opposite now as well; but the council transferred ownership and operation to an external non-public operation.
    I`ve dealt with some very good people at our local council, they...
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    I went to our locally run pool, to ask about...

    I went to our locally run pool, to ask about swimming lessons for the daughter; bint behind the desk pulled a face, huffed, puffed, tutted, faffed, tutted more, scowled reached for a file, scowled,...
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    Just back from the petrol station, went to grab a...

    Just back from the petrol station, went to grab a sandwich from the fridge, and read one of the packs as a "chicken Fatwa" wrap.

    I think Dawns bantams are having a subliminal effect.
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    Rates to charge, My mum has just had a bathroom...

    Rates to charge, My mum has just had a bathroom fitted, I called at the house on the way home from work, the "bath room fitter" was upstairs talking to the electrician.
    The conversation ran to him...
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    I am trying to find a plumber to do some work at...

    I am trying to find a plumber to do some work at the business; plumb a sink in the canteen, new water heaters and other plumbing in the washrooms.
    I would expect it to stretch to two days work....
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    This morning received a letter from the...

    This morning received a letter from the accountants pushing their tax investigation insurance.

    Problem one, it was the accountants we sacked two months ago.

    Problem two, it was addressed to my...
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    The employer of first recourse, for employees of...

    The employer of first recourse, for employees of last resort.

    Wife renewed her passport in January via online, biggest problem was getting the photograph acceptable/accepted: iirc it took over two...
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-61376313 ...

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-61376313

    Tie in with an earlier topic of overcrowding of the national parks, roll out the standard british catch all answer, make it expensive.
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    That`s for thugs, you should enrol on the...

    That`s for thugs, you should enrol on the advanced version; percussive maintenance.
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    A customer recently approached me with the offer...

    A customer recently approached me with the offer of buying their business.

    I have now reviewed their accounts and I am left with an image of roast chicken and cranberries; as in rhymes with cooked...
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    You do realise that one of you has a Physics...

    You do realise that one of you has a Physics degree, and the other economics?
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    They are A/F size spanners.

    They are A/F size spanners.
  17. Probably not regarded as worth the effort, likely...

    Probably not regarded as worth the effort, likely also the answer to my earlier question.

    Just leave him in the corner, half-cut in a puddle of incontinence, talking gibberish to the wall, while...
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    Except for BSW and BSF, where the spanner size...

    Except for BSW and BSF, where the spanner size refers to the size of the bolt/nut thread and not the actual hex a/f size.
    So Stuart is actually correct to specify A/F to correctly identify the size.
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    7, 9, 11 mm are all common on cars. Used to be...

    7, 9, 11 mm are all common on cars.

    Used to be a Japanese thing, as they are non-preferred european/ISO sizes, but common japanese sizes.
  20. I was brought up not to pick on the afflicted. ...

    I was brought up not to pick on the afflicted.

    Grow up, or dry out.
  21. I would be curious how many pubs you could enter...

    I would be curious how many pubs you could enter without winding someone up enough to hang one on you.
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    I had one skipper brief that started, "it`s an F5...

    I had one skipper brief that started, "it`s an F5 here (Weymouth), but only a 2 on the wreck(Illinois), so we will punch out and go for it".

    I puked all the way there, did not dive, and puked all...
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    Thin jaw adjustable spanners were a revelation;...

    Thin jaw adjustable spanners were a revelation; only thing I can get on the power tools in the citizen to lock the spindle while you clamp the ER collets up.
    I`ve worn out several pairs, clamping...
  24. Debating practice? There is a reason I wanted to...

    Debating practice?
    There is a reason I wanted to see bj go head to head with Rory Stewart in the leadership debates: two Eton schooled, Balliol educated individuals.
    We have had all the bs from bj...
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    Filter coffee, black: cheapest and nicest coffee...

    Filter coffee, black: cheapest and nicest coffee they make.
    Almond croissant, if there are any left at 8.30am.
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