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  • in reply to: Automatic Opt-in for Organ Donation. #1038

    jo
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    I have opted in since age 18, all my family know my wishes and there are only 2 organs that I don’t want donating. One for personal reasons and the other because our family is very prone to cancer in that organ (mother, 3 aunts and grandmother all definitely had it) and I would hate someone to go through the hell of an organ transplant only to end up with cancer

    I do think that an opt out system is far better, there are so many people out there that never quite get round to opting in, generally because it just slips their mind.
    If you feel strongly about it you will opt out, if you don’t feel that strongly about it then you may give someone else the chance of life or the chance to see thier children grow up.

  • in reply to: Rear end shunt. #1006

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    I had something similar at rush hour in Banbury. The lights changed to red as I approached, and being a law-abiding (and sensible) kind of a soul, I stopped. The van behind me assumed that I wouldn’t; but fortunately it stopped with a squeal of brakes just before it hit me. Of course the driver felt compelled to lean on his horn so that everyone thought I was to blame. I was reading that an increasing number of people are jumping the lights at level crossings now, too. I’m beginning to wonder whether what I thought was arrogance/entitlement on the roads is actually just plain stupidity.


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    Writing as an employer – the first thing I’d say is – can you do the job I want – and the second is- why did you leave your last one?

    Now I don’t particularly mind, I’ve had all sorts – went to prison, smacked my old boss ( I liked that one!) and all things between – for me it’s a test question – I want honesty.

  • in reply to: Talking to people on buses and trains. Do you? #914

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    I only ever do it in London. Seriously.

  • in reply to: How much Oil Consumption? #885

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    @kerry Thanks for the useful suggestion. I had been thinking along those lines. We would have as much problem persuading him to have a system such as that as we are having trying to get him to monitor and manage his fuel consumption anyway. It’s a bit of “if I don’t think about it the problem will go away”!

  • in reply to: How much Oil Consumption? #883

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    @mo Thanks for that. Trouble is he panics when it gets down to 500L and then, when he orders it with the suppliers says “There’s no hurry” so of course it can be another two weeks before he gets any.

  • in reply to: Exercising a dog on a lead – how hard is it? #867

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    Did the dog actually hurt you? Was the owner correct?

  • in reply to: Can a new employer find out about previous salary? #826

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    This bears an uncanny relation to a Q asked on moneysaving expert 7 years ago:

    “However, as I am on low paid salary at the company I currently work, I told them a different figure in regards to my current salary. Actually, I told them I was earning 14k more than what my real salary really is (this additional 14k is the market rate for my position).

    I am now worried and realise I was stupid. I reckon they can ask my HR department or perhaps calculate it on my P45. I am so worried now, because I really wanted that position and was after a big boost in salary, which reflects my position. And I did not want them to just lower the offer based on my current salary.”

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2735585

  • in reply to: Cost of dental treatment #792

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    The quote he was given I believe is for private treatment. Have a search of NHS dental treatment bands and you will get a better figure. I would suggest he registers at a NHS dentist for a check up- the bad breath could well be down to anything, perhaps simple oral hygiene: the teeth cannot be completely cleaned by brushing alone and a build up of tartar(which brushing won’t remove) in hard to reach areas will cause bad breath and gum disease. It may not be down to that tooth at all. It could be, but there are other things to consider first. Also if the molar has been root filled, he is unlikely to experience any pain from it as the tooth has been de-nerved.

  • in reply to: When is the right age to retire? #756

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    I am 59 and not retired but I have scaled back the amount of work I want to do. Looking a people who are fit, active and engaged in life in their late 70’s early eighties, they have job of some sorts even if its unpaid.
    Before you do anything check on the government website, https://www.gov.uk/check-state-pension, its not a lot but you know your going to get it. I would plan for a different part-time job that gives you more time.

  • in reply to: My dentist has given me toothache :( #1156

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    Codeine, whisky and 20% benzocaine gell. It’s like an over the counter speedball for your teeth.

  • in reply to: Basic maintenance to get a car through its MOT #983

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    I was told, by a chap who owned a garage that ran MOT tests, that most diesel-engined cars would fail on emissions unless they were thoroughly warm when dropped off for the test.

    That is a bit different from a good thrash at high revs, however.

  • in reply to: NHS pay #905

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    6% over three years = 2% per annum. Inflation is currently running at 3% per annum.

    A rise below the rate of inflation = a cut. Somewhat smaller cut than just lately admittedly. Big woop.

    @nottsrich Have you actually read what the pay deal entails?
    If so, you’ll see that a lot of the lower paid jobs are getting more than 6% and that the 6% is only for those already at the top of their pay scale, etc.
    Try offering that to many others – both Private and Public Sector and they’d probably except it without a murmur.

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