Rainy-Days wrote: »
I have been typing about this very thing over on another thread. It won't go down well of course and quite honestly I don't care if I am castigated as the forum Bigot - the issue is simple, we are buying too much, wasting even more and have lost the principles of cooking from scratch!
BTW that food from the back with the market - well known trick and my Mum got caught a few times with it.
Pensions - seems to be clear that if you were a teacher, planning officer, fireman or junior management upwards you can do very well out of the LA pension scheme. Those in administrative positions, from what I have read on here, seem to fare the worst!
MrsLurcherwalker wrote: »
We are lucky enough to have a Miele dishwasher, it was given to us when we had our kitchen replaced, I say we had it replaced but He Who Knows and a friend built and fitted all the new flat pack units we got in a sale. We did buy a new hob and oven, again in a sale and our neighbours were also having a new kitchen fitted, their third in the 20 years we've lived here and they offered us their Miele dishwasher which was 10 years old. Up to then I'd never had a dishwasher ever, well that was 3 years ago and it's still working wonderfully well and I use it maybe twice a week because there are only two of us and I won't run it unless it is full. It's a wonderful thing is a dishwasher but I wouldn't have actually bought one, I've two hands and a bowl that have served me well in my 67years and I can still remember how to wash up, I hope this one we have lasts a good deal longer but if it goes, well, back to hand washing up again!
Mr_Singleton wrote: »
Definitely an interesting point of view but not a sustainable one. Looking at the washing machine example shows why. Its perfectly possible to buy a machine that'll last 10 years and have the parts available should it need a repair i.e Miele offer 10 year warranties and a guarantee to have parts for a minimum of 15 years. Now lets compare that to a cheap brand say Beko who offer a mean 1 year warranty and no parts guarantee. Now lets look at the prices- the cheapest Miele is 450% more expensive than the cheapest Beko. Beko recently said that they were the biggest supplier of washing machines in Europe by volume.
So what have we learn? Even if people have the option of getting a good quality long lasting washing machine they default to the cheapest. Manufacturers are in business to make money and money is in CHEAP, LOW QUALITY CRAP. Hence thats what they produce as that's what the market wants.
Things are way way too cheap!
Agree with the Naomi Klein book.
missbiggles1 wrote: »
Neither teachers nor firefighters are part of the LGPS.
Rainy-Days wrote: »
Teachers and Firefighters pensions ARE CATEGORICALLY administered by a significant majority of the LGPS! :mad:
The LA administer these schemes on behalf of the Teachers and the Fire authorities in England and Wales.http://www2.westsussex.gov.uk/ds/cttee/gov/gov290615i7.pdfhttps://www.teachers.org.uk/node/15893
Also I will tell you something else - beings as you so frequently get your facts wrong on here - that certain police authorities also contract out their pensions to being administered by the LGPA as well!
You have been placed on IGNORE I will not respond to you again!
New plans have just been announced by the Government
DON'T assume your landlord covers you
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