The good Milliband is gone. Shame imo. Always liked him. Cut a much more impressive figure than Ed.
Always felt Dave was in the Tony Blair school of being too smug and happy in himself. Feel they picked the right Milliband now.
"All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher." - Ambrose Bierce
Langeveldt: I of course blame their parents.. and unchecked immigration!
GingerFurball: He's Austrian, they tend to produce the odd ****ed up individual
Burgey: Be careful dealing with neighbours whose cars don't have wheels but whose houses do.
Uppercut: Maybe I just need better strippers
Came across as very able but thought he was inclined to the worst excesses of New Labour management speak.
I'd prefer him to Ed, and he's infinitely better than Ed Balls. Cannot stand that man.
And yes David Miliband is quitting politics to join International Rescue ... almost too many jokes there.
Yeah completely agree with the above on part-time work. It seems ridiculous to me that people go from working 40-hours a week to nothing at all. Pensions really is one of the biggest issues when it comes to government spending and yet they spend their time fiddling about with small matters such as the bedroom 'tax.'
You get some even funkier results too- they just acquired £37bn of pension liabilities from Royal Mail, and "government borrowing" was reduced by £28bn as a result. It's not a good deal for the public at all- they're pushing it through because the assets are counted against the deficit but the liabilities aren't. This isn't unique to the Tories, of course, Labour were just as bad for screwing over the public to make themselves look better on paper. It's just sort of what you get when voters want quantitative data without being willing to put in the effort to properly understand what it means.
There are other benefits to doing it though besides pure report card productivity - everything from the historical knowledge of the organization that the person possess which could be useful when new problems arise, to reward the for remaining faithful to the organization and hence encouraging others to do the same - low employee turnover generally benefits an organization. The cost of constantly training new people or the impact on morale and the bottom line of having no continuity is surely higher than the pay difference in seniority. Huge increases in salary are usually due to a promotion. For people in the same position, the difference in salary is surely significant (to encourage said behavior and to reward built up knowledge/experience), but not overwhelming.
Many many private organizations have payouts that gives a bonus based on productivity, and a separate bonus based on seniority. A person can be eligible for one or both.
This of course varies from job description to job description.
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