A free-for-all thread

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Mon May 25, 2015 4:07 pm

I don't know the system in Ireland. But always make sure you get your stamps. I know plenty of people who never bothered for various reasons and when it comes to retirement they haven't got enough to get a full pension.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby keera_envenomed » Mon May 25, 2015 6:10 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:I don't know the system in Ireland. But always make sure you get your stamps. I know plenty of people who never bothered for various reasons and when it comes to retirement they haven't got enough to get a full pension.


By the time we retire we'll be 78 and the state pension will be 45p a week.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby thehairyone » Mon May 25, 2015 6:14 pm

Also, your local MP will come around once a week to staple a badger to your pants.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby houston4044 » Mon May 25, 2015 7:01 pm

keera_envenomed wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:I don't know the system in Ireland. But always make sure you get your stamps. I know plenty of people who never bothered for various reasons and when it comes to retirement they haven't got enough to get a full pension.


By the time we retire we'll be 78 and the state pension will be 45p a week.


and Tool will have released about two more albums by then :lol:

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jobdone » Mon May 25, 2015 7:40 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:I don't know the system in Ireland. But always make sure you get your stamps. I know plenty of people who never bothered for various reasons and when it comes to retirement they haven't got enough to get a full pension.


Wait, what are stamps, how do I get them, why do I need them, how do they affect my pension.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Mon May 25, 2015 7:48 pm

Jobdone wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:I don't know the system in Ireland. But always make sure you get your stamps. I know plenty of people who never bothered for various reasons and when it comes to retirement they haven't got enough to get a full pension.


Wait, what are stamps, how do I get them, why do I need them, how do they affect my pension.


Stamps were abolished in 1975. If every payslip you have has an NI deduction alongside your Income Tax deduction, and you have claimed jobseekers when you weren't earning then you're golden.

If you go for months without having a job or being on jobseekers, the tax system sees a deficit in your NI contributions, and you'll usually get a letter about it.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jobdone » Mon May 25, 2015 7:54 pm

Oh okay. That makes sense. Cheers.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Mon May 25, 2015 8:05 pm

People still call them stamps though.



keera_envenomed wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:I don't know the system in Ireland. But always make sure you get your stamps. I know plenty of people who never bothered for various reasons and when it comes to retirement they haven't got enough to get a full pension.


By the time we retire we'll be 78 and the state pension will be 45p a week.


It's alright I'm fine. I was just in the threshold before they raise it to 67. Whether I live that long is debatable though. :lol:
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Potato-Jim » Mon May 25, 2015 8:24 pm

Womble wrote:
Potato-Jim wrote:I'm at this weird crossroads where I'm not finished University (excluding repeat exams) and now I have to figure out what to do next. Where to move, who to live with, sorting the dole out, finding a decent paying job. If this is being a grown-up, I don't like it. :lol:


Your first reaction is to go on the dole? Dude...


So I should live on nothing until I do find a job? Great idea!

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Womble » Tue May 26, 2015 6:49 pm

Potato-Jim wrote:
Womble wrote:
Potato-Jim wrote:I'm at this weird crossroads where I'm not finished University (excluding repeat exams) and now I have to figure out what to do next. Where to move, who to live with, sorting the dole out, finding a decent paying job. If this is being a grown-up, I don't like it. :lol:


Your first reaction is to go on the dole? Dude...


So I should live on nothing until I do find a job? Great idea!


Or get any job rather than leeching the state until you find an 'appropriate' one?

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Potato-Jim » Tue May 26, 2015 6:52 pm

Any paying job is a decent paying job, hence the need to acquire jobseekers until I do get any job.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jobdone » Tue May 26, 2015 7:58 pm

I leeched off the state for like 6 months because I didn't wanna touch retail.

Now I'm in a job I enjoy, learning new stuff, getting a decent wage.

No regrets.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Potato-Jim » Tue May 26, 2015 8:29 pm

A lot of the jobs my course involved require internship first, and for some reason many of these internships only seem to pay on top of dole, rather than instead of it.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Danroush » Tue May 26, 2015 9:03 pm

Womble wrote:
Potato-Jim wrote:
Womble wrote:
Your first reaction is to go on the dole? Dude...


So I should live on nothing until I do find a job? Great idea!


Or get any job rather than leeching the state until you find an 'appropriate' one?



Implying you can even get any job immediately with ease. Dunno where you live but in Nottingham it can take hundreds of applications just to grab a quick minimum wage job...
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Noodle » Wed May 27, 2015 6:47 pm

FOR FUCK'S SAKE WIL.... er, AM... oh... DAN, wait... AND... eh? SAM.... no... BEN!?

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