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    To vent or not to vent ..

    Do you live in Spain or something?
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    Octavia Diesel or Petrol

    LOL, looks like that alright. Thats 11.5k + VRT + other costs?
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    Octavia Diesel or Petrol

    What prices are we talking? On Carzone... 2004/2005 1.4 5k~14k 2004/2005 1.9 TDI 8k~18k 2006 2.0 TDi vRS (n/a) 2007 2.0 TDi vRS 22~26k
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    Octavia Diesel or Petrol

    Depends on who's buying it tbh. I've found dublin dealers often prefer smaller petrol cars as trade in (before the current downturn) as most of their customers aren't doing much mileage an so the extra expense of a diesel isn't worth it. Basically they can turn around a petrol quicker. I'd...
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    Octavia Diesel or Petrol

    It makes it easier and more pleasent but in fariness its not hard to get up to speed or merge even in a 1.0L car unless you drive like a granny. IMO the only place it really makes a difference is faster overtaking non motorways to get around someone whos driving at 60~80kmph or if you regularly...
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    Octavia Diesel or Petrol

    http://www.cbg.ie/NewCars/Skoda/Octavia.aspx
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    Do I have grounds to pull out

    Consider the kind of person who would try and flog such a building to someone. Thats who you are dealing with.
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    How safe are public service jobs?

    Those companies don't level pay and conditions globally. They do it locally. In my experience, US, Ireland, India, Japan don't all have the same pay and conditions with the same company. If they did how would take advantage of cheap local labour? From what I've read in the report, and I've just...
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    Dell Laptop crashed

    Its not completely unexpected to get a couple of bad sectors on a Hard Disk. You can mark them as bad and you should have no further problems. But I would say if you get the report and send it to Dell they may send you out a new Hard Drive. I wouldn't think that the Dell tests are that...
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    Dell Laptop crashed

    Its
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    How safe are public service jobs?

    You're not comparing like with like, if you are comparing SME sector/ small shops with public sector. The public sector is very similar to big companies and the corporate environment in general. Not much point in comparing working considerations in say Intel or Microsoft, with working in your...
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    How safe are public service jobs?

    More than 2 days sick has to be certified, Mon & Fri always have to be certified, theres a limit to the number of uncertified days and certified days in a time period, couldn't tell you what they are. Long term sick have other limits. Only people I've heard hitting those are people with serious...
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    How safe are public service jobs?

    I know you didn't ask me, but...I get the same I got in the private sector. At least when working for large companies.
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    Dell Laptop crashed

    I have similar experience. I'm sure lots of people do. Its pretty common these days, as so many work in IT and have done for decades at this point. In my office the vast majority of people have 20yrs+ experience and a good many have 30yrs+ experience. Suprised you don't make any distinction...
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    Dell Laptop crashed

    I dunno what you are talkng about. Dell sell both expensive and cheap laptops. You choose which you want. Theres lots of reasons why they can sell cheaply. Its obviously not simply that they cut support. Where are you getting that from?
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    Dell Laptop crashed

    Er what?
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    SOS IRELAND - Public Sector Pay Cuts!

    Suggesting that partnership and lack of reform in the public sector is root of all the problems over the last 10yrs. Is vilifying the public sector in my book. The root cause is the failure of Govt in managing the economy. Plus the greed of developers and banks profiteering. The public sector is...
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    SOS IRELAND - Public Sector Pay Cuts!

    BTW You can do this.. http://www.askaboutmoney.com/showpost.php?p=751020&postcount=69 I'd say you get peoples back's up with sweeping generalizations that vilify everyone in the public sector. What do you expect tbh. Its not useful either.
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    SOS IRELAND - Public Sector Pay Cuts!

    The public sector hasn't changed fundamentally in decades. Of course we've had the one govt for the last 10yrs etc.
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    SOS IRELAND - Public Sector Pay Cuts!

    Its minor contributory factor IMO. The primary one is an Govt thats unable to manage the economy and appears fixate on personal gain, and cronyism. Especially within the building sector, and the public sector. Which makes it very difficult for the Govt to take a hard line with both. Also the...
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