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  • Stephen Leak
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    • 21st Sep 07, 2:58 PM
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    • 21st Sep 07, 2:58 PM
    Not getting telephone calls returned by a financial institution? Welcome to my world. :rolleyes:
    • Stumpy
    • By Stumpy 21st Sep 07, 7:43 PM
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    Stumpy
    • #3
    • 21st Sep 07, 7:43 PM
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    • 21st Sep 07, 7:43 PM
    Cool letter .... very funny (in that I've written many similar in my time, although admittedly more to shops, etc) - do you think you'll get any vouchers as an apology for your time wasted?! :rolleyes:
    • olly300
    • By olly300 22nd Sep 07, 8:52 AM
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    olly300
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    • 22nd Sep 07, 8:52 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 07, 8:52 AM
    Agree it's a funny letter maybe you should get a broadsheet to publish it. That way the Treasury Press Office will definitely know who you are and the population will know how out dated some civil servants are.

    BTW Strangely I've noticed it's the people who call the shots in the civil service have v. little knowledge of the internet and technical usability.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 23rd Sep 07, 9:15 AM
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    Karmacat
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    • 23rd Sep 07, 9:15 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 07, 9:15 AM
    Interesting situation........ it really does seem like its more about the civil servants than about the government. The complacency and the arrogance are startling, especially given the emergency situation; and what's more, didn't Gordon Brown take up this point, about money thats redeposited? I think someone may have been listening to you on tv, Martin, even if they wouldn't return your calls.

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  • harryhound
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    • 26th Sep 07, 9:52 AM
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    • 26th Sep 07, 9:52 AM

    Strangely I've noticed it's the people who call the shots in the civil service have v. little knowledge of the internet and technical usability.
    Originally posted by olly300
    They don't know how to type - that is their sek-ret-ary's job - probably don't know how an "Oyster" card works either.

    Thinks, must remember to ask the chauffeur !
    • now a mum&skint
    • By now a mum&skint 26th Sep 07, 2:46 PM
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    now a mum&skint
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    • 26th Sep 07, 2:46 PM
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    • 26th Sep 07, 2:46 PM
    yay!!!.........I agree...... Martin, for Prime Minister!!! xxx
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  • steveblower
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    • 4th Oct 07, 2:35 AM
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    • 4th Oct 07, 2:35 AM
    Martin, I am just wondering if you have had any reaction from the call back people, yet?
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 4th Oct 07, 8:24 AM
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    MSE Martin
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    • 4th Oct 07, 8:24 AM
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    • 4th Oct 07, 8:24 AM
    Martin, I am just wondering if you have had any reaction from the call back people, yet?
    Originally posted by steveblower
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