Is the next financial crisis upon us?

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PostRe: Is the next financial crisis upon us?
by Cuttooth » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:02 pm

KK wrote:I look forward to more 'We have targets, of course we do, but we work hard and play hard...ooooh, Donna's cakes' Amazon commercials about how great they are to work for.

They seem to be rolling non stop at the moment. :lol:

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PostRe: Is the next financial crisis upon us?
by Tomous » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:03 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:While I think Amazon are a crappy company to work for I think the main problem is just the lack of paid holiday and sick leave in the US in general. Until they can overcome the republican brainwashing and join the rest of the world in having reasonable amounts of both there's always going to be companies who just give people the bare minimum.

Americans need to wake up and realise they're being taken advantage of and working themselves to death for companies who don't give a single gooseberry fool about them and who have shown for decades they're happy to just sack everyone and strawberry float off to a cheaper place if they can and it doesn't matter if you've never taken a days holiday in 30 years.



It's not just in the US though. Amazon use the Uber model of "they're contractors so we don't need to give full benefits" with a lot of their delivery drivers in this country. Although I imagine it's the Uber drivers that are more strawberry floated for the next few months.

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PostRe: Is the next financial crisis upon us?
by Peter Crisp » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:08 pm

I'm 100% against zero hours contracts and think they should be illegal.
In theory it gives people the power to work when they want but in reality all it does is give employers all the power as they simply won't take back someone who's unwilling to work exactly when they want.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Is the next financial crisis upon us?
by Tomous » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:14 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:I'm 100% against zero hours contracts and think they should be illegal.
In theory it gives people the power to work when they want but in reality all it does is give employers all the power as they simply won't take back someone who's unwilling to work exactly when they want.



Totally agree, it's just a way of circumnavigating labour laws for the employer's benefit.

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by Drumstick » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:03 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:While I think Amazon are a crappy company to work for I think the main problem is just the lack of paid holiday and sick leave in the US in general. Until they can overcome the republican brainwashing and join the rest of the world in having reasonable amounts of both there's always going to be companies who just give people the bare minimum.

Americans need to wake up and realise they're being taken advantage of and working themselves to death for companies who don't give a single gooseberry fool about them and who have shown for decades they're happy to just sack everyone and strawberry float off to a cheaper place if they can and it doesn't matter if you've never taken a days holiday in 30 years.

Anyone that has merely glanced at the US Politics thread by accident probably knows that this is something you are very passionate about.

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:18 pm

Drumstick wrote:Anyone that has merely glanced at the US Politics thread by accident probably knows that this is something you are very passionate about.


It's just sad to see so many Americans who are more worried about the plight of the ultra wealthy and huge corporations than they are about average fellow Americans.
These people have been told Europe is a financial basket case because we have decent social provisions and they don't do even basic research to see how untrue that is because they believe in the Republican party and Fox News.
The UK for example lets the Communist party do whatever the hell they like because we know they have zero chance of even getting a single seat in parliament because everyone is sensible enough to know Communism isn't great. In the US however they've been conditioned to be gooseberry fool scared of Communism to a laughable degree that even merely saying you kind of agree with some aspects will start huge arguments which will likely involve the word Venezuela in a few seconds.

It's all very interesting to see otherwise sensible people voting to make themselves worse off and a few people richer and be so aggressively negative towards people who simply try and show them that there is another way to do things.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Is the next financial crisis upon us?
by Cuttooth » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:31 pm

Cuttooth wrote:It means it's twins on the way, so double bad recession.




Congrats on the twins ROTS.

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PostRe: Is the next financial crisis upon us?
by imbusydoctorwho » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:07 pm

I miss the uncertainty of Brexit, as the potential economic effects of this Cornavirus are far far worse.
Once this is all over there will be high debt in many households especially folks on zero hour contracts, low incomes and the self employed, hopefully the government will detail more packages to help people and small business today.

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