Tuesday, August 21, 2007


I am so sad that such little things please me. I went on-line to order my shopping for Friday, I used last weeks saved shopping list and added a few items and HEY PRESTO...........my shopping ordered and paid for in less than 10 minutes. And the best thing.........not having to traipse around a supermarket with a 16 year old(the 6 year old is no problem-give her a comic and she is a happy little bunny) complaining that I never buy her anything!


Steve said...

Now that's progress! Might even be tempted to give it a go myself one of these days... trawling around the supermarket is such a drag and a complete waste of an hour over the weekend.

Unknown said...


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Hi Aspiemom
I don't know what customer service is like with you but here it is getting worse and worse. The government here is constantly pushing young people into doing more and more degrees and subsequently this push I feel is responsible for the shortage in skilled labour such as carpenters, plumbers etc. There also seems to be a lack of respect for jobs that are less than doctors, teachers and lawyers etc.A lot of the staff in IKEA Cardiff are part-time students who feel no commitment to their employers and put as little effort into the job as possible.Businesses such as B&Q and ASDA also prefer to employ only part-time workers because it is financially better for the employer.
It seems that the hardest workers are the Polish migrants, they do the work that nobody else will do.
Here benefits can last almost indefinitely which I feel contributes to the lack of workforce, however in certain European countries benefits last for a certain length of time then they have to find work.I watched a TV show last night and the girl told her boyfriend that she wouldn't marry him unless he got a job so he started work in a care home, then a cattery and a number of other jobs but none suited him. There are a lot of jobs around here but it is difficult to get people to do basic rate jobs that lack benefits even though the government will make up your money if you have a family.I do believe the benefit system is important but at present a single parent doesn't have to work until their child is 18 but they do want to change that.
As for IKEA, they make out they are so caring but scratch the surface and they are just a soulless money making machine.It only takes a few minutes on Google to see their eco-policies such as using renewable forests is not as squeaky clean as they would like us to think.
Wow.....what a rant-sorry!




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