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Post by mikethebike on Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:37 am

I always think that in times of restraint increases should be for a lump sum.For instance 5 pound.
A 2.8 % increase for a Doctor on 100,000 pension is not the same as a womens 2.8 % on 60 pound a week.
You get my drift. Reading that Doctors will only get a 1% pay rise does not concern me that they will  not be able to live the good life any more.!!
Not just Doctors, but anyone on salaries in the public services earning as much as the PM or more.

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Post by Dutto on Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:08 pm

Mike,

Agree entirely!  tap_fingers  tap_fingers 

I was always taught "Ten percent of nothing is nothing!" when it came to percentile wage increases!  wave 

However, my 55 year old GP is talking of giving up his practice not because of the money but because the government (for lack of a better word) is forever messing him about with "initiatives" that keep superseding "initiatives" that haven't actually been put into effect because they had amended previous "initiatives" ------- if you get my drift!!

In other words, when discussing the current regime, "pass-up" and "brewery" are two words that should spring to mind!  think_smiley_46 

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Post by Groper on Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:58 pm

Completely agree Ian.
My son is a GP and keeps telling me there are so many of these initiatives he has very little time for his patients.
The following springs to mind re politicians :
Good old Harry Truman could have been correct when he observed, "My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference. I, for one, believe the piano player job to be much more honorable than current politicians."
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Post by Dutto on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:40 pm

Groper wrote:Completely agree Ian.
My son is a GP and keeps telling me there are so many of these initiatives he has very little time for his patients.
The following springs to mind re politicians :
Good old Harry Truman could have been correct when he observed, "My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference. I, for one, believe the piano player job to be much more honorable than current politicians."
 allthumbz  allthumbz  allthumbz 

I may be wrong, but I think the same man had the card on his desk that said:

"The buck stops here!"

In view of the fact that in the last the years I haven't heard a politician answer ANY question with an unqualified "Yes" or "No" (and I HAVE been listening) I can only assume that something has happened since he was elected.  tap_fingers 

Best regards,
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Post by crimbo on Thu May 15, 2014 1:21 am

mikethebike wrote:I always think that in times of restraint increases should be for a lump sum.For instance 5 pound.
A 2.8 % increase for a Doctor on 100,000 pension is not the same as a womens 2.8 % on 60 pound a week.
You get my drift. Reading that Doctors will only get a 1% pay rise does not concern me that they will  not be able to live the good life any more.!!
Not just Doctors, but anyone on salaries in the public services earning as much as the PM or more.

Angry mike :shrugg:gg

Percentage increases are not viable, basically it means the rich get richer and the poor stay poor. As said previous 10% of £100 = £10, 10% of nothing = nothing or 10% of £1 = 10p, So to put it into perspective, two people working for the same company, one earns £500-a-week and the other less fortunate earns £300-a-week. They both receive a 10% wage increase "lucky * Inappropriate Word *" the £500-a-week earner gets a £50-a-week rise but the £300-a-week earner only gets a £30-a-week rise. So now the £500-a-week is earning £550 and the £300 is earning £350. Now give these earners say a 5% increase the next year, if you've worked it out then you see what i mean.

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