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The Lira for dummies, of which i am one, -----Why is Turkey’s lira crashing and will currency crisis worsen?
Take heart Mollag - here we have everything in US$ and now our Hryvna is appreciating against the US$ !The Lira for dummies, of which i am one, -----Why is Turkey’s lira crashing and will currency crisis worsen?
There's nowt wrong with the old mattress deposits ( I am speaking purely of financial deposits)Take heart Mollag - here we have everything in US$ and now our Hryvna is appreciating against the US$ !
The moral of the story is that you just can't win.
Should I think it out again I'd opt for Euros but you can't hold Euros accounts here & I'd be very wary of Stg.
I thought 12 o'clock was the witching hour but here it's sack the the banker hour.oopps New Finance Minister. Wonder whats next?
The finance minister said he has resigned on the TV today with his replacement, but every one can think what they like.oopps New Finance Minister. Wonder whats next?
We live in interesting times, very hard times for local people. Today we paid a worker 300TL for a day's work. I settled an invoice for someone who cleared a garden in one of our rental properties in the UK, the equivalent of 5500 TL for a day's work.
We cringe in the UK because we know when someone is taking the piss, it's just that if the rip off merchants all stick together and you need a job doing, you pay their rate or either do without or go to the enterprise called the black economy.
We were quoted £330 plus VAT by a large fencing company just for half a day's labour to put up posts, gravel boards and 3 fence panels.
They wouldn't quote on the removal of bushes in that area first, so that secondary quote came to £300.
If we had added the two quotes to the cost of materials and fencing, we would have been looking at the thick end of a grand.
Fortunately, my old fencing pal Mick came in with a quote for half the price to do the lot.
My next door neighbour was quoted £4000 for a builder to put up a retaining wall in his back garden that would have been in the region of 9 metres long by 1.5 Metres high.
I cannot say that I wasn't ever ripped off in Turkey, but it didn't happen often and once I had got to know the people who I could trust, it didn't happen at all. They were grafters and I think I always made them welcome with refreshments and a 'bonus' at the end of a job.
What - the men earn 250 a day? 1250 a week for 5 days? 65000 pounds per year. Certainly not the wages up in Scotland lol. And the EU workers don't want to come to UK lol.Thats a very cheep quote at £4000 for a 9m retaining wall
9m X 1.5m I am assuming castle fort design with 1.0m footings so footings 500 X 1.0m deep 9.5m long lets say 5m3 concrete about 750.00 delivered and pumped
Dig out would be 5m3 X 3 so 15m3 waste that's 3X skips at 300 each £1000 at cost
Digger hire? or by hand? Digger hire with a mini digger and dumper £500.00 per day
Bricks 240/m so 9m 2200 bricks apx so about £2000 for the bricks
So we are already over 4000 and we haven't allowed for the brick layer or the labour cost or even god forbid a profit.
Then there's insurance plant servicing healthcare work place pension office overheads advertising office rent
330 for a half day is also cheep.
We wouldn't bother. we charge a minimum of 650.00 for any job, less than that we make a loss
Men are charged at 500 per day which covers wages which include pensions sic pay holiday pay clothing insurance (employers liability) a van, tools and PPE equipment
The men them selves earn about 250 a day
On a £4000 contract, our profit net would be on average about £400.00
Not bad, but not fantastic.
Id need to do two jobs like that every week to pay myself a half decent wage
Sorry to surprise you Sybil but I was being paid £250 a day from the mid 90's working on a consultancy basis, working 4/5 days a week. That would equate to probably £500 a day today and I was sitting in a nice car maintained and fuelled at my clients expense.What - the men earn 250 a day? 1250 a week for 5 days? 65000 pounds per year. Certainly not the wages up in Scotland lol. And the EU workers don't want to come to UK lol.