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[*] Post 310023 posted on 28-11-2007 at 12:58 Reply With Quote


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France said no to the UK joining the EEC.

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I wonder where would we be now if we decided to walk away then?

We would not have had to learn Polish before shopping in Tesco's.
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[*] Post 310026 posted on 28-11-2007 at 13:13 Reply With Quote


Are you saying that your government is overpaid, Katzy? From the Pollies that I had contact with, I'd sincerely doubt that. Think of it this way:
In politics:
You are expected to manage a multi trillion dollar (pound) economy.
You must be on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (+1 on leap year)
You do not get paid overtime, nor do you get paid to work on public holidays.
Your every decision is placed under the microscope and questioned.
Your privacy does not exist.
You family's privacy is also non existent.
You cannot manage your own finances, i.e. you are not personally able to invest in any good business ventures for fear of showing favouritism.
Your job is up for renewal every three or four years, i.e. no permanency of tenure.
Your job is also at the whim of the public, regardless of the quality of work that you perform.
And.... you only get paid a few hundred thousand per annum to do it.

In Business:
You may be expected to manage a multi million dollar (pound) company.
You may be on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (+1 on leap year)
You do not get paid overtime, nor do you get paid to work on public holidays, but you often get days off.
Your decisions may be questioned but only if they are not beneficial for the company.
Your private life rarely impinges upon your business dealings.
You family may not even get a look in, let alone hacing to account for their actions.
You are able to invest in any good business ventures that you see fit.
Your job security is negotiable.
Your largely depends on the quality of work that you perform.
And.... you only get paid a as much as you can negotiate, often a million or so, plus bonuses.

Now, tell me that pollies are overpaid!
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