I would like to offer my congratulations to Snapchat. they have managed to create a business model where investors will throw a lot of money at them and then not complain when there are no profits.
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A bit of clarification on apprentices...
Apprentices and redundancy
You can’t usually make an apprentice redundant simply because you can’t afford to pay them, (for example, if your company runs out of work).
You should get legal advice if you think you might have to make an apprentice redundant or want to end the apprenticeship early for another reason.
Mentioning graduates and apprentices are safe is just PR spin.
Has Three done their due diligence, looking at the track record of Capita's 'service' and the treatment of TUPEd staff?
"Andy Parker, chief exec of Capita, said: “This partnership is a demonstration of Capita’s continuing commitment to delivering outstanding customer management for our clients across a wide range of sectors."
"Andy Parker, chief exec of Capita, said: “This partnership is a demonstration of Capita’s continuing commitment to delivering outstanding COST SAVINGS for our clients across a wide range of sectors."
The printers, photocopiers and multi-functional devices we manufacture and sell will accept third party/refilled toners.
The only difference is the quality of the print due to the cheap toner they use. Our own toner is biomass based and has a 30% lower melting point compared to 'normal' toner.
The ink business model of the mainstream consumer faced printer manufacturers is a poor one and I have not had a printer at home for around4 years.
We have an apprenticeship scheme, mainly office based. So far 6 apprentices are now employed full time with us and one young lady secured a job she really wanted elsewhere due to the skills she gained such as presenting and networking with people.
I agree there are going to be firms out there who are just taking advantage of cheap labour, but there is some good work happening as well.
"Anyone here a TalkTalk customer who can give some examples of the "upgrades" offered?"
I'm not a Talk Talk customer, but I found the list:
1) TV channels – open to existing TV customers only
Only those who currently have TalkTalk TV can opt for this one for free. You can choose from one of the following TV boost packages – films, kids, entertainment or Sky Sports, which will be free for three months.
This upgrade would normally cost between £5/month and £30/month depending on the channels.
2) A 12mth mobile Sim – open to all customers
Any current TalkTalk customer can choose this option – a 12-month mobile Sim. It's very much a value option though, with a monthly allowance of 100 minutes, 250 texts and 200MB of 3G data.
If you go close to your allowance, it'll send you a text message. If you go over, you'll be charged out-of-bundle fees, which are 40p/minute to call landlines and mobiles, 15p per text message and 15p per MB of data. TalkTalk Mobile piggybacks on the Vodafone network.
Normally this Sim costs £5/month.
3) Unlimited UK landline or mobile calls – open to broadband and home phone customers
For those who already have a TalkTalk landline and broadband, it's offering calls to mobiles or 01, 02 and 03 numbers (excludes 084/087/09 as well as 118 numbers) free for 12 months.
While it's 'unlimited', TalkTalk does operate a 'fair use policy' of 1,800 minutes per month (30 hours). Calls are free for the first 60 minutes only, so if you pick this option, make sure you hang-up and redial within the first 60 minutes or you'll be charged the standard rate of 11.5p/minute for landlines and mobiles. Some non-inclusive calls may be subject to a connection charge of 17p too.
This calls package normally costs £7.50/month.
4) A broadband and Wi-Fi health check – open to broadband customers
If you already have TalkTalk broadband, you can arrange for an engineer to visit your property to check your broadband and Wi-Fi and improve their performance for free. The engineers operate between Monday and Friday 7am-8pm and on Saturdays between 7am-6pm.
If an issue is found, the engineer will attempt to fix it there and then. However TalkTalk says that if there's a problem with the line, it'll need to refer the issue to BT Openreach. We asked whether engineers would attempt to up-sell to customers and TalkTalk's confirmed they won't.
The broadband and Wi-Fi check usually costs £65 for a visit.
All I want to know is am I on the right channel?
All this animation and OTT nonesense is a complete waste of time and money. Money that could be better spent on making decent programmes.
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That is all most people (I assume) need.
Nothing to do with smoking, but many years ago my sisters PC was playing up so I took a look. I ran some diagnostic software and then rebooted telling her what I was doing. I can't remember what I did next, but had to wait a while so I flipped her keyboard upside down and started shaking the debris out.
She asked me if I was rebooting the PC.
Took her a few years to live that one down.
Beer 'coz it's sort of Friday
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