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Finance Friday | devaluing people

A few years ago, the refuse collection service where I live was put out to tender. One of those big ‘outsourcing’ companies won the 300 million pound contract. They now collect refuse, a wheelie bin for recycling, a bin for garden waste in summer, a bin for a kitchen waste and a bin that is supposed to be kept in the kitchen for waste too. The staff got a pay cut when it was all reorganised and that wasn’t the only council service to be outsourced.

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First impressions

All Saints 011

We all seem to judge people too quickly. People judge me too quickly. Some people think I’m a communist, because I believe in fairness and opportunities for everyone. Then there are those who think I’m a capitalist, because I play the stock market. I have fairly liberal views really.

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