Actually I don’t even like flap jacks! But it had to be done…..
Actually I don’t even like flap jacks! But it had to be done…..
If you’re going on a course, try not to do any of these! and – enjoy!
Ooof, I feel better now. I hope you found that useful for when you are next on a course – we trainers do have our feelings you know!
We are a rock band based in Poole, playing original music
Penny Humphries – vocal
Dave Carson – guitar
Chris Croft- sax
Mike Nicholls – drums
Dave Thomas – keyboards and studio work
Chris – 07966241750
This is just my opinion. total respect to anyone who is world class at anything. But I would ditch these….
Apart from that, rock on!
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I would charge £1200 to come to you in Manchester for a day and run a training course. Is that an excessive hourly rate? For an 8 hour day it’s £150/hour: blimey!
But apart from the supply and demand argument (not many people are prepared to risk being self employed, do all the travel, and do the selling and the doing, when they could get a well paid job running a factory or whatever)
…..and also the value-to-you argument: that day or training might save you £1million a year in better negotiating or better-run projects, and if the ten people on the course each get 1% more effective then the £120 each you’ve spent on them has been worth it,
…. But apart from these, let’s look at the REAL hourly rate. And this is important to you as well, because you’ll have the same sort of thing going on in your own business. Lots of costs that get forgotten when you price up your time, either as a manager or as a service provider.
So it looks like £1200 for 8 hours. “£150 per hour!”
But the 8 hours is really…
Including travel at least 2 hours each way = 12 hours
(not counting staying the night before)
Including prep time = 13 hours
Including invoicing afterwards, and booking hotels = 14 hours
Plus selling and client maintenance and arranging details of room, numbers, changes etc = 16 hours
(YOUR work will have a similar list of extras that you don’t always think about)
Then there’s the money coming in:
After tax the £1200 is more like £800
After petrol it’s £700
After hotel it’s £600
After printer ink, folders, books and cost of office it’s £500
(not counting website, marketing etc)
Then there’s the cost of holidays, pension and sickness which self employed people don’t get – very conservative estimate of £100 for this and we are at £400
So really I’m getting £400 for 16 hours which is £25 per hour.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to earn £25 per hour for a job I love doing, but just don’t accuse me of getting paid £150!
Apart from me, can you see the other three people in the room?
It’s a big important subject and everyone is biased. So let’s look at all the arguments and try to decide based on facts…..
So many good points either way!
In the end I think most people will decide either on “Do we like the French or not?” or on “Do we prefer risk or security”, or “Am I naturally gregarious or naturally a bit of a loner?” – all of which are pretty scary ways to decide.
Another way to look at it is that if a decision is close then it probably doesn’t matter which way it goes. And this seems to be one of those. Maybe all the pros and cons, big though they are, add up to the same for both sides….?
Here’s an example of this:
On the ‘out’ side The Economist says Britain would also be able to claim back its territorial fishing waters, scrap caps on limits to the number of hours people can work per week, free itself from the EU’s renewable energy drive and create a freer economic market. This would turn London into a “freewheeling hub for emerging-market finance – a sort of Singapore on steroids”, it says.
But it concludes that the most likely outcome is that Britain would find itself “as a scratchy outsider with somewhat limited access to the single market, almost no influence and few friends. And one certainty: that having once departed, it would be all but impossible to get back in again.”
I also found a good summary of the arguments here:
Also a thorough and well considered article here: https://woodfordfunds.com/economic-impact-brexit-report/
And what about me?
If the vote is to leave I’ll be anxious but excited
If the vote is to stay in I’ll just be depressed
so at the moment I’m edging towards Out – but don’t listen to me, make your own minds up!
Finally: Things that are irrelevant:
– The fact that there are MEPs filling their pockets at the gravy train trough (allegedly!) should not affect our decision, annoying though it is. (though it does mean we can’t trust their opinions)
– What Boris says – I think he’s probably a political opportunist, so don’t waste time on what he says.
– What Cameron says: because he is probably thinking about how he will look when he has his first meeting with Merkel and Co after the referendum:
Revolution Club are Dave Carson on guitar and Chris Croft on tenor sax, Mike Nicholls on drums, Dave Thomas (in-house producer and keyboards) with new addition from London, singer Penny Humphries. When we are not performing live we work in our studio producing other artists, in styles ranging from Acid Jazz through to Dance and HipHop.
Penny – Vocals Dave – Guitar Chris – Sax Mike – Drums
27 May – Badbury Rings Festival – 8pm
28 May – Jazz Boat from Poole Quay 4-6pm
11 June – Poole Quay 2 – 4
17 June – Dolphin Centre 11am – 1pm
18 June – Bournemouth Beach Party 2 – 4pm
We have live sets of tracks in the following three styles. Click on the pictures:
Dance / HipHop
Other contributors are:
Arthur Rathbone-Pullen – bass
Jolyon Bradley – rap
Standing on the Summit: we are proud to have produced the theme music for the 2016 Bournemouth Jazz Festival
How about setting yourself the challenge of being able to identify ten constellations? That’s probably half of the sky covered.
But its worth noting that most of the constellations are out of view for some of the year – for example you can’t see Orion in the summer. Here’s a chart of what to look for at any given time of year (5 means highly visible, 3 is OK, 1 is down low and hard to find, blank is not there at all)