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  1. Now AEW is a year in, let's go back and see who predicted what correctly! https://ukff.com/topic/139260-all-elite-wrestling-trademarks-filed/ Sadly they didn't get Okada, I still maintain Cody > Rollins, and fortunately MJF has turned out to be much more than a shit Alberto Del Rio knock off!
  2. To the surprise of unquestionably everyone, I'm really surprised by the rave reviews this PPV is getting. Maybe I just wasn't in the right frame of mind, struggling to stay awake and peeved it's not in Vegas and I had to refund my flight and ticket.....but I wasn't blown away like I have been for all their PPVs up to this point. I need to go back and watch it again. The opener would have been great if they'd binned all the outside interference- there were more than enough folks involved from the outset. MJF and Jungle Boy was good....that poison Rana on the apron looked fab, as was MJFs selling. Could be the start of a great long term rivalry. Statlander / Ford and Spears / Dustin wasn't PPV worthy and all that crap with Spears felt like WWE booking. I enjoyed Cody and Archer. I have high Hope's that this belt will be treated as a legitimate second title like the IWGP Intercontinental title and not like the WWE Intercontinental title. The right guy went over, but I'd liked them to have made a bigger deal of the victory - I think they cut to the next video package far too quickly. The match would have been better with less of the Arn /Jake / Tyson shenanigans. Hikaru Shida and Nyla Rose was good, surprising outcome, both worked hard.....but too many gimmick matches on this show possibly? Brodie Lee and Jon Moxley was better than I expected. I don't think Brodie Lee should have been in that spot to begin with, but I enjoyed the match in itself, particularly the finish. Stadium Stampede. Genius, but fighting to stay awake and dozing off throughout. I agree with Supremo about Sammi, just wow! The pool of reincarnation had me in stitches, as did the golf cart spot, the white line painted on Jericho, the bar scene, the horse, the moonsault off the goal thingy, the 100 yard suplexes and the crazy finish. Kenny Omega is so versatile - he can shine in almost any kind of match. Worth the PPV price alone. Everyone in it looked like they were having a blast. Gutted to read this morning that Fyter Fest was going to be in London.
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    When I was an HR Manager for one of the big 4 supermarkets, I had an USDAW union rep work really well with me - it is very much possible for both functions to do good work together and not fall into the 'us and them' mindset - resolving matters informally before they materialise into formal grievances and disciplinary hearings. I've also found union reps much more pragmatic when dealing with collective consultations - far more simplistic that electing employee representatives. I've also fired a union rep for theft, who had spent the previous year actively trying to be a thorn in the side of the business. Like all functions - there will always be the good and the bad.
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    But isn't it true that as as soon as a downturn kicks in, generally consultants are the first to go and the bottom drops out of he market? One of the easiest ways for organisations to cut costs is to remove consultants. However, I guess that's part and parcel of being a consultant and when things are going well, there are loads of benefits.
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    I feel for all consultants right now - they are going to find this economy even tougher than most.
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    You know, I've just spent some time reading gov.uk guidance on this. I'll hold my hands up, I didn't realise such claims were prevalent. The subject has never been raised with me at work, not once. I genuinely didn't think such a claim was acceptable, never-mind a right. So guilty as charged, I didn't read the previous pages.
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    I must say, I had no idea you could claim tax relief on bills you have to pay because you have to work at home on a regular basis. So I've learned something.
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    If its me, I'd refuse to contribute to bills. WFH policies should provide IT, perhaps chairs and desks following a workstation risk assessment, but what people pay on bills they save on travel.
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    I've recently followed what Google have done and extended our work-from-home policy for the remainder of 2020. The exception will be roles that can't be performed at home - and those roles are furloughed for the extent that the scheme runs anyway - facilities, cleaners and receptionists mainly. I'd be shocked if we saw a large amount of office workers being told to return - I expect the government will want this group to be the very last to do so. We may well reopen our offices in the coming months, but with zero pressure to attend and certainly an outright ban on face to face client meetings. This pandemic will forever change the way we work (well, for those that still have jobs at the end of this). We already had a good flexible working culture and promoted managing people based on output, not not working time (or location), but I do think that all those employers with deeply rooted 'presenteeism' cultures will be totally changed by this. Construction workers, retail workers, teachers and the vast array of professions need to return to their work places in order to do their jobs effectively, but for the most part, we don't. Therefore extending homeworking for the rest of the year seemed the responsible thing to do. I would hope the vast majority of office based employers would do the same to take the pressure of public transport services and help them try to implement some form of social distancing. I really don't intend to venture back into London until after Christmas.
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    Me neither. I just sincerely hope all office workers are obeying the law and not travelling into London if they can do their job from home. Deeply irresponsible if so, as services should be reserved for essential workers and those who need to now go back to work as they can't work from home - and go to work they should, without the stress of tubes packed with professionals who have a work laptop, phone and internet connection at home.
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    From the gov.uk: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What is social distancing? Coronaviruses can be spread when people with the virus have close, sustained contact with people who are not infected. This typically means spending more than 15 minutes within two metres of an infected person, such as talking to someone for instance. https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/03/04/coronavirus-covid-19-what-is-social-distancing/
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