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Offline class37025

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3855 on: October 19, 2018, 03:03:56 PM »
the good old days .... pay parade

"Jenkins"

march up, come to attention and salute

"Sir, 244"

notes & coins in left hand, sign pay sheet, salute again, about turn, and Foxtrot-Oscar.

 :D
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3856 on: October 19, 2018, 03:12:15 PM »
the good old days .... pay parade

"Jenkins"

march up, come to attention and salute

"Sir, 244"

notes & coins in left hand, sign pay sheet, salute again, about turn, and Foxtrot-Oscar.

 :D

don't joke that's how I got my pocket money :D

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3857 on: October 19, 2018, 03:24:59 PM »
the good old days .... pay parade

"Jenkins"

march up, come to attention and salute

"Sir, 244"

notes & coins in left hand, sign pay sheet, salute again, about turn, and Foxtrot-Oscar.

 :D

don't joke that's how I got my pocket money :D

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3858 on: October 19, 2018, 04:10:10 PM »
Things you remember. My first pay packet was 37.10 net for a week and the first time I filled the tank on my first car petrol was 37p a gallon...
« Last Edit: October 19, 2018, 04:12:45 PM by talisman56 »
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3859 on: October 19, 2018, 04:16:09 PM »

Ah! Them was the days! Ignoring of course the fact that my pay for a 42 hour week was 8 before tax.  :)

Dave G

You were paid?  :o :goggleeyes: :o

 ;)

Had to bring me own candles and coal!  :D

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3860 on: October 19, 2018, 09:09:07 PM »
Things you remember. My first pay packet was 37.10 net for a week and the first time I filled the tank on my first car petrol was 37p a gallon...


I started work (an electrical apprenticeship) in 1980 and my gross pay was 33 per week or 78p per hour. However, I actually took home 151 due to the amount of overtime I did. I blew 120 of it on a Panasonic music system, exactly like this one.



First single played on it was Sgt Rock by XTC. Those were the days  :thumbsup:

Model trains were out of my life at that point.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3861 on: October 19, 2018, 09:25:07 PM »
Flippin' 'eck. When I started work, a week before my 16th birthday, I got 6 a week and that was only because the bosses were that impressed with me, (says he  ;)), they gave me a half crown, (12p in modern money), raise before I even started.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3862 on: October 19, 2018, 10:01:13 PM »
Guess we are roughly the same age @dannyboy!

I got the 8 by leaving a 5 local lab rat job and commuting into Smithfield. Got a weekly 'workman's season ticket/pass (first train out of Watford Met) for twelve and something so was still better off.

Dave G

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3863 on: October 19, 2018, 10:02:28 PM »
My first job was an apprentice in a Bakery at  3-7s -6d a week for variable  hours every week ,which was by the way the cost of my very first brand new loco several years later .I went on after going to night school at Hanger Lane to be a qualified Pastry Chef in the old sense of the name NOT a confectioner which is what I would call a Pastry Chef now , it was very hard work but  a very rewarding job when you saw a few trays of Danish  pastries  or Apple turnovers sausage rolls or even Cornish pasties come out of the oven ,I left the trade because all the small bakeries were closing down plus I lost all my school mates because while they were down the pub or going to gigs I was tucked up in bed ready for the early start in the morning .
But they were very happy days .I have had many types of work since then
though. But that will be another post in the Happy Days thread another time .
Bob Tidbury
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3864 on: October 19, 2018, 10:22:31 PM »
Guess we are roughly the same age



I am only 35 .............. hang on, that's the age of my mind!  :). I am afraid I can neither confirm nor deny what you are alleging @daveg  (but I did start getting my old age pension nearly 18 months ago).  :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3865 on: October 19, 2018, 10:51:07 PM »
I've only read about this /s/d thing in books. I didn't realise until now that there are still people around who actually USED them. And even more surprisingly they remember using them too  :goggleeyes:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3866 on: October 19, 2018, 11:02:36 PM »
if I remember correctly [ not a definite ] when I completed training and was posted to my first unit, in NI in 1968, my pay [as an LAC acting Corporal [unpaid]] was around 30 a month, though I was fed, housed and clothed in addition.
and I was much better off than mates in civvie street.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3867 on: October 20, 2018, 01:34:03 AM »
Ha ha !  happy days , not only do I remember using /s/d I am still getting my head round this p stuff  ;D
I even remember using 5 notes that resembled a large white handkerchief ( < things people used before the invention of tissues and kitchen roll)  like this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/English-White-Five-Pound-Note-/332845022751

I also remember my father at his desk doing his accounts in the days when sd was entered into three columns in a ledger with a fountain pen. To enter the total of the page, to be carried forward,  in a space at the bottom he would put 1st 2nd and 3rd fingers , one on each column, and run up the page adding in his head each entry and jot down the total. Same again but running down the page, if the two totals matched it would be entered.  Me ? no never achieved that, I could only use one finger at a time on the d, then the s then on the column.

My first gallon of petrol and first pint of beer cost a shilling, and the other ninepence (pennies, not pees),,,,  but it is so long ago I cant remember which way round they were !! :-(

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3868 on: October 20, 2018, 02:32:09 AM »
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These days are ours
Happy and free. (Oh Happy Days)
These days are ours
Share them with me.(Oh baby)
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These Happy Days are yours and mine (oh Happy Days)
These Happy Days are yours and mine (oh Happy Days)
These Happy Days are yours and mine, Happy Days.
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I tried so hard to be snobbish and haughty.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3869 on: October 20, 2018, 05:38:17 AM »
Ah, Fonz fond memories! :D

I can remember my first monthly pay packet was about 51, and well before that I got 7/6 (7 shillings and 6 pence, or 37.5p in this new-fangled money we have now) for delivering 89 evening newspapers six days a week.

And internet was where the fish went when I went angling with my mate.
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