Of course! That's got to be the answer!! We are heading rapidly into rising prices and economic chaos and someone comes up with this idea! No doubt some 'off the wall' leftie group but what I can't understand is how they propose to persuade many of our native workforce to put in that many days!!
The seven day weekenders? @harryflatters
The thing is that the economy is complicated and there is no one size one size fits all option.
when you stand for prime minister I will consider your policies and vote accordingly.
At least you are still talking to me! @Sx No doubt some won't - but you know it's a bit 'tongue in cheek' and all 'in the best possible taste'!! I will probably come to power via a 'coup d'etat' and, of course, be a very benign dictator!! All my 'Lidler' friends (well those that I like and agree with me!!-a rapidly diminishing number?!) will naturally help me form a government!!
Our local dustbin men are supposed to be on a four day week but they get 5 days pay. The idea is that when there is a bank holiday they work on day five, after the bank holiday, but they don't get double pay or anything.
However, its not working. When we have a bank holiday weekend the bin men are taking at least 2 weeks to catch up but they also end up working the Saturday.
Actually last week the bin men cam and gathered the bin bags, then they stood leaning on our walls chatting for nearly 2 hours before the lorry caught up with them!! I don't know if they had gone for breakfast or something!?!
So much for spending our Council Tax wisely, we were not consulted before they changed the bin men's working hours.....come to think of it we were never consulted about the Council Tax (Poll Tax)....typical!!!
Are you saying it would be nicer if we lived without them @Professorhaggis or are you exhorting @tommiesgirl and me to be nicer people? If the latter, @tommiesgirl couldn't be lovelier although I might agree there is room for improvement as far as I am concerned! And our bin men here in Norfolk are absolutely fantastic! When are you going away again?