40 jobs 'could be lost' at Horwich online retail giant ao.com

ao.com founder John Roberts

ao.com founder John Roberts

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ONLINE domestic goods retail ao.com looks set to shed up to 40 jobs.

Bosses from the firm, based at The Parklands Business Park, Horwich, say they do not know precisely how many workers will be affected.

However, a member of staff, who did not wish to be named, said it was believed up to 40 jobs were under threat from a combination of the firm’s IT, marketing and people development departments.

A statement from the company — recently floated on the stock market — said: “We have announced a number of changes across our business and a number of roles are presently under review.

“This is not a cost cutting exercise as we are well on our way to fulfilling the obligations we set ourselves at the beginning of the financial year.

“However, we want to achieve this in the most efficient way and, as a result we are repositioning our structure as we focus on growth in the UK and internationally.

“The number of colleagues affected by these changes is unknown as we are currently working through the process.

"But in keeping with the ethics and spirit of openness by which we run our business, we have let colleagues know of the proposed changes and will be in consultation with them over the coming weeks.

“We are hoping to mitigate against the impact of this announcement by offering role changes and voluntary redundancy where possible. We understand that this is a difficult time for those teams affected.”

Ao.com founder John Roberts recently figured in The Sunday Times Rich List. His business was floated on the stock market in February, and was valued at nearly £1.6 billion.

Former kitchen sales manager Mr Roberts entered the list of Britain’s 1,000 richest people in 246th place with a personal fortune of £410 million.


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8:27am Thu 5 Jun 14

Jim271 says...

So much for Big Bolton success Story,

I bet the services are being sourced out to Romania which is what is happening at Kelloges in Manchester.

That's why business wants to stay in the Eu, cheaper labour costs.

It will be zero hours contracts soon.
So much for Big Bolton success Story, I bet the services are being sourced out to Romania which is what is happening at Kelloges in Manchester. That's why business wants to stay in the Eu, cheaper labour costs. It will be zero hours contracts soon. Jim271
  • Score: 9

8:56am Thu 5 Jun 14

mattaiuseire says...

The loss of 40 jobs is nothing compared to the hundreds or thousands of jobs that are lost with other large companies. The only jobs that will be going are the people in sales or customer care that aren't hitting their targets!
The loss of 40 jobs is nothing compared to the hundreds or thousands of jobs that are lost with other large companies. The only jobs that will be going are the people in sales or customer care that aren't hitting their targets! mattaiuseire
  • Score: -7

9:12am Thu 5 Jun 14

stereo_world says...

Can't complain I guess. It's good practice if you can save potentially £80k - £100k a year by reassessing processes and workflow. It's a pity jobs have to go, but this is business.
Can't complain I guess. It's good practice if you can save potentially £80k - £100k a year by reassessing processes and workflow. It's a pity jobs have to go, but this is business. stereo_world
  • Score: 10

9:51am Thu 5 Jun 14

Lynn57 says...

Cameron et al are singing a different tune. All they bang on about is "growth" and "more people in employment" . Meanwhile in the real world businesses fold every day and people are thrown onto the scrapheap. There ain't much growth in the North, the "big society" has taken a hike too.
Cameron et al are singing a different tune. All they bang on about is "growth" and "more people in employment" . Meanwhile in the real world businesses fold every day and people are thrown onto the scrapheap. There ain't much growth in the North, the "big society" has taken a hike too. Lynn57
  • Score: 0

9:54am Thu 5 Jun 14

Jim271 says...

stereo_world wrote:
Can't complain I guess. It's good practice if you can save potentially £80k - £100k a year by reassessing processes and workflow. It's a pity jobs have to go, but this is business.
I am all right Jack
[quote][p][bold]stereo_world[/bold] wrote: Can't complain I guess. It's good practice if you can save potentially £80k - £100k a year by reassessing processes and workflow. It's a pity jobs have to go, but this is business.[/p][/quote]I am all right Jack Jim271
  • Score: 8

10:19am Thu 5 Jun 14

Chrome1 says...

Who effin cares? These online businesses have affected the high street. The spirit of community has disappeared. Think about all the jobs lost because of this company. I wish they totally collapse and all jobs are redeployed to bricks and mortar shops. Sorry folks telling it like it is.
Who effin cares? These online businesses have affected the high street. The spirit of community has disappeared. Think about all the jobs lost because of this company. I wish they totally collapse and all jobs are redeployed to bricks and mortar shops. Sorry folks telling it like it is. Chrome1
  • Score: -14

11:13am Thu 5 Jun 14

mattaiuseire says...

Chrome1 wrote:
Who effin cares? These online businesses have affected the high street. The spirit of community has disappeared. Think about all the jobs lost because of this company. I wish they totally collapse and all jobs are redeployed to bricks and mortar shops. Sorry folks telling it like it is.
You will care when your washing machine or fridge freezer packs up on you and you'd rather save a fortune in not just money, but time and effort, compared to using a high street.
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: Who effin cares? These online businesses have affected the high street. The spirit of community has disappeared. Think about all the jobs lost because of this company. I wish they totally collapse and all jobs are redeployed to bricks and mortar shops. Sorry folks telling it like it is.[/p][/quote]You will care when your washing machine or fridge freezer packs up on you and you'd rather save a fortune in not just money, but time and effort, compared to using a high street. mattaiuseire
  • Score: 14

12:16pm Thu 5 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

Corporate greed.
Corporate greed. boltonnut
  • Score: 3

1:15pm Thu 5 Jun 14

MrUpton says...

This is the problem with floats, often companies are drastically over valued , then when it comes down to the bottom line, the profit margins aren't quite what the shareholders expect so people are made redundant. It's a disgraceful practice in which only people who have the money make the money but unfortunately it's all perfectly legal. Some companies use it for investing in the companies others use it to consolidate and sell off and buy the market share. I've no idea about how AO.com stock float but I find it very strange just being valued so much it's now shedding jobs.
This is the problem with floats, often companies are drastically over valued , then when it comes down to the bottom line, the profit margins aren't quite what the shareholders expect so people are made redundant. It's a disgraceful practice in which only people who have the money make the money but unfortunately it's all perfectly legal. Some companies use it for investing in the companies others use it to consolidate and sell off and buy the market share. I've no idea about how AO.com stock float but I find it very strange just being valued so much it's now shedding jobs. MrUpton
  • Score: 10

2:02pm Thu 5 Jun 14

wsw69 says...

Chrome1 wrote:
Who effin cares? These online businesses have affected the high street. The spirit of community has disappeared. Think about all the jobs lost because of this company. I wish they totally collapse and all jobs are redeployed to bricks and mortar shops. Sorry folks telling it like it is.
You complete tool !!! What a ludicrous comment. You really have no idea about anything to do with business.

Bricks and mortar shops have huge issues in making it pay. The exorbitant business rates, the inflated energy prices to businesses, the sheer cost of keeping the place maintained etc etc etc. You really are clueless to the point of being unbelievable.

The first rule of being in business is keeping overheads to a working minimum resulting in more money to invest in the business for expansion.

Clowns like you will have us all living in caves and mud huts exchanging wives, girlfriends, husbands, sons, daughters and grandparents for an endless range of goods and services.

Just in case you aren't aware, all this online malarkey is a part of the current modern day evolution. Like it or lump it, it isn't going to disappear you Luddite.
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: Who effin cares? These online businesses have affected the high street. The spirit of community has disappeared. Think about all the jobs lost because of this company. I wish they totally collapse and all jobs are redeployed to bricks and mortar shops. Sorry folks telling it like it is.[/p][/quote]You complete tool !!! What a ludicrous comment. You really have no idea about anything to do with business. Bricks and mortar shops have huge issues in making it pay. The exorbitant business rates, the inflated energy prices to businesses, the sheer cost of keeping the place maintained etc etc etc. You really are clueless to the point of being unbelievable. The first rule of being in business is keeping overheads to a working minimum resulting in more money to invest in the business for expansion. Clowns like you will have us all living in caves and mud huts exchanging wives, girlfriends, husbands, sons, daughters and grandparents for an endless range of goods and services. Just in case you aren't aware, all this online malarkey is a part of the current modern day evolution. Like it or lump it, it isn't going to disappear you Luddite. wsw69
  • Score: 17

2:11pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

Essentially the company is a distribution company that has contracts with many leading retailers, the company applied its knowledge and resources in making the white goods delivery process more reliable and efficient, in so doing slashing the time between order placement and delivery with the added bonus of qualified fitters being available to install a purchased item...
Essentially the company is a distribution company that has contracts with many leading retailers, the company applied its knowledge and resources in making the white goods delivery process more reliable and efficient, in so doing slashing the time between order placement and delivery with the added bonus of qualified fitters being available to install a purchased item... Comment777
  • Score: 0

2:27pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

wsw69 wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
Who effin cares? These online businesses have affected the high street. The spirit of community has disappeared. Think about all the jobs lost because of this company. I wish they totally collapse and all jobs are redeployed to bricks and mortar shops. Sorry folks telling it like it is.
You complete tool !!! What a ludicrous comment. You really have no idea about anything to do with business.

Bricks and mortar shops have huge issues in making it pay. The exorbitant business rates, the inflated energy prices to businesses, the sheer cost of keeping the place maintained etc etc etc. You really are clueless to the point of being unbelievable.

The first rule of being in business is keeping overheads to a working minimum resulting in more money to invest in the business for expansion.

Clowns like you will have us all living in caves and mud huts exchanging wives, girlfriends, husbands, sons, daughters and grandparents for an endless range of goods and services.

Just in case you aren't aware, all this online malarkey is a part of the current modern day evolution. Like it or lump it, it isn't going to disappear you Luddite.
Luddite... a person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology :

As a result of the Luddites failing or to be more precise being crushed by the people in power an industrial revolution occurred that spread from England to many parts of the developing world.

The result? Global warming, the destruction of delicate and irreplaceable eco-systems, widespread disease of humans as a direct result of employment in many industries, indirect causation from polluted water supplies, air and food products, loss of glaciers, polar ice caps and rising sea levels...

The incentives dictating modern life are weighted to personal gain rather than the common good which is why society has such imbalance. A man , who has undoubtedly worked hard and cleverly, earns a fortune from the flotation of his company whilst not a mile away families are struggling to feed their children...
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: Who effin cares? These online businesses have affected the high street. The spirit of community has disappeared. Think about all the jobs lost because of this company. I wish they totally collapse and all jobs are redeployed to bricks and mortar shops. Sorry folks telling it like it is.[/p][/quote]You complete tool !!! What a ludicrous comment. You really have no idea about anything to do with business. Bricks and mortar shops have huge issues in making it pay. The exorbitant business rates, the inflated energy prices to businesses, the sheer cost of keeping the place maintained etc etc etc. You really are clueless to the point of being unbelievable. The first rule of being in business is keeping overheads to a working minimum resulting in more money to invest in the business for expansion. Clowns like you will have us all living in caves and mud huts exchanging wives, girlfriends, husbands, sons, daughters and grandparents for an endless range of goods and services. Just in case you aren't aware, all this online malarkey is a part of the current modern day evolution. Like it or lump it, it isn't going to disappear you Luddite.[/p][/quote]Luddite... a person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology : As a result of the Luddites failing or to be more precise being crushed by the people in power an industrial revolution occurred that spread from England to many parts of the developing world. The result? Global warming, the destruction of delicate and irreplaceable eco-systems, widespread disease of humans as a direct result of employment in many industries, indirect causation from polluted water supplies, air and food products, loss of glaciers, polar ice caps and rising sea levels... The incentives dictating modern life are weighted to personal gain rather than the common good which is why society has such imbalance. A man , who has undoubtedly worked hard and cleverly, earns a fortune from the flotation of his company whilst not a mile away families are struggling to feed their children... Comment777
  • Score: -6

2:44pm Thu 5 Jun 14

mattaiuseire says...

Comment777 wrote:
wsw69 wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
Who effin cares? These online businesses have affected the high street. The spirit of community has disappeared. Think about all the jobs lost because of this company. I wish they totally collapse and all jobs are redeployed to bricks and mortar shops. Sorry folks telling it like it is.
You complete tool !!! What a ludicrous comment. You really have no idea about anything to do with business.

Bricks and mortar shops have huge issues in making it pay. The exorbitant business rates, the inflated energy prices to businesses, the sheer cost of keeping the place maintained etc etc etc. You really are clueless to the point of being unbelievable.

The first rule of being in business is keeping overheads to a working minimum resulting in more money to invest in the business for expansion.

Clowns like you will have us all living in caves and mud huts exchanging wives, girlfriends, husbands, sons, daughters and grandparents for an endless range of goods and services.

Just in case you aren't aware, all this online malarkey is a part of the current modern day evolution. Like it or lump it, it isn't going to disappear you Luddite.
Luddite... a person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology :

As a result of the Luddites failing or to be more precise being crushed by the people in power an industrial revolution occurred that spread from England to many parts of the developing world.

The result? Global warming, the destruction of delicate and irreplaceable eco-systems, widespread disease of humans as a direct result of employment in many industries, indirect causation from polluted water supplies, air and food products, loss of glaciers, polar ice caps and rising sea levels...

The incentives dictating modern life are weighted to personal gain rather than the common good which is why society has such imbalance. A man , who has undoubtedly worked hard and cleverly, earns a fortune from the flotation of his company whilst not a mile away families are struggling to feed their children...
He has also worked hard and cleverly and provides many more people the opportunity to feed their children.
[quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: Who effin cares? These online businesses have affected the high street. The spirit of community has disappeared. Think about all the jobs lost because of this company. I wish they totally collapse and all jobs are redeployed to bricks and mortar shops. Sorry folks telling it like it is.[/p][/quote]You complete tool !!! What a ludicrous comment. You really have no idea about anything to do with business. Bricks and mortar shops have huge issues in making it pay. The exorbitant business rates, the inflated energy prices to businesses, the sheer cost of keeping the place maintained etc etc etc. You really are clueless to the point of being unbelievable. The first rule of being in business is keeping overheads to a working minimum resulting in more money to invest in the business for expansion. Clowns like you will have us all living in caves and mud huts exchanging wives, girlfriends, husbands, sons, daughters and grandparents for an endless range of goods and services. Just in case you aren't aware, all this online malarkey is a part of the current modern day evolution. Like it or lump it, it isn't going to disappear you Luddite.[/p][/quote]Luddite... a person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology : As a result of the Luddites failing or to be more precise being crushed by the people in power an industrial revolution occurred that spread from England to many parts of the developing world. The result? Global warming, the destruction of delicate and irreplaceable eco-systems, widespread disease of humans as a direct result of employment in many industries, indirect causation from polluted water supplies, air and food products, loss of glaciers, polar ice caps and rising sea levels... The incentives dictating modern life are weighted to personal gain rather than the common good which is why society has such imbalance. A man , who has undoubtedly worked hard and cleverly, earns a fortune from the flotation of his company whilst not a mile away families are struggling to feed their children...[/p][/quote]He has also worked hard and cleverly and provides many more people the opportunity to feed their children. mattaiuseire
  • Score: 6

3:53pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Chrome1 says...

mattaiuseire wrote:
Comment777 wrote:
wsw69 wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
Who effin cares? These online businesses have affected the high street. The spirit of community has disappeared. Think about all the jobs lost because of this company. I wish they totally collapse and all jobs are redeployed to bricks and mortar shops. Sorry folks telling it like it is.
You complete tool !!! What a ludicrous comment. You really have no idea about anything to do with business.

Bricks and mortar shops have huge issues in making it pay. The exorbitant business rates, the inflated energy prices to businesses, the sheer cost of keeping the place maintained etc etc etc. You really are clueless to the point of being unbelievable.

The first rule of being in business is keeping overheads to a working minimum resulting in more money to invest in the business for expansion.

Clowns like you will have us all living in caves and mud huts exchanging wives, girlfriends, husbands, sons, daughters and grandparents for an endless range of goods and services.

Just in case you aren't aware, all this online malarkey is a part of the current modern day evolution. Like it or lump it, it isn't going to disappear you Luddite.
Luddite... a person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology :

As a result of the Luddites failing or to be more precise being crushed by the people in power an industrial revolution occurred that spread from England to many parts of the developing world.

The result? Global warming, the destruction of delicate and irreplaceable eco-systems, widespread disease of humans as a direct result of employment in many industries, indirect causation from polluted water supplies, air and food products, loss of glaciers, polar ice caps and rising sea levels...

The incentives dictating modern life are weighted to personal gain rather than the common good which is why society has such imbalance. A man , who has undoubtedly worked hard and cleverly, earns a fortune from the flotation of his company whilst not a mile away families are struggling to feed their children...
He has also worked hard and cleverly and provides many more people the opportunity to feed their children.
Actually, I know the background of how this guy made his money; and it wasn't anything to do with hard work. It was purely through contacts within the banking industry. He had a privileged education and thus all his friends in high sectors of the corrupt banking industry helped him out with cheap loans and peg-ups.
Now you try doing the same thing and see how many people within the corrupt banks help you out.
All those who see fit to criticise me look around you and the poverty that exists within our town and the rest of the world. We are in a world where the top 10% own as much as the bottom 70%. A world where we hear one news story about obesity and in the same bulletin we hear of people dying through starvation. It's all about suppression of the masses. Feed them scare stories about immigration and terrorism. Just as long as there is something decent to watch on TV and a nice meat pie in the fridge for later they will become inert.
[quote][p][bold]mattaiuseire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: Who effin cares? These online businesses have affected the high street. The spirit of community has disappeared. Think about all the jobs lost because of this company. I wish they totally collapse and all jobs are redeployed to bricks and mortar shops. Sorry folks telling it like it is.[/p][/quote]You complete tool !!! What a ludicrous comment. You really have no idea about anything to do with business. Bricks and mortar shops have huge issues in making it pay. The exorbitant business rates, the inflated energy prices to businesses, the sheer cost of keeping the place maintained etc etc etc. You really are clueless to the point of being unbelievable. The first rule of being in business is keeping overheads to a working minimum resulting in more money to invest in the business for expansion. Clowns like you will have us all living in caves and mud huts exchanging wives, girlfriends, husbands, sons, daughters and grandparents for an endless range of goods and services. Just in case you aren't aware, all this online malarkey is a part of the current modern day evolution. Like it or lump it, it isn't going to disappear you Luddite.[/p][/quote]Luddite... a person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology : As a result of the Luddites failing or to be more precise being crushed by the people in power an industrial revolution occurred that spread from England to many parts of the developing world. The result? Global warming, the destruction of delicate and irreplaceable eco-systems, widespread disease of humans as a direct result of employment in many industries, indirect causation from polluted water supplies, air and food products, loss of glaciers, polar ice caps and rising sea levels... The incentives dictating modern life are weighted to personal gain rather than the common good which is why society has such imbalance. A man , who has undoubtedly worked hard and cleverly, earns a fortune from the flotation of his company whilst not a mile away families are struggling to feed their children...[/p][/quote]He has also worked hard and cleverly and provides many more people the opportunity to feed their children.[/p][/quote]Actually, I know the background of how this guy made his money; and it wasn't anything to do with hard work. It was purely through contacts within the banking industry. He had a privileged education and thus all his friends in high sectors of the corrupt banking industry helped him out with cheap loans and peg-ups. Now you try doing the same thing and see how many people within the corrupt banks help you out. All those who see fit to criticise me look around you and the poverty that exists within our town and the rest of the world. We are in a world where the top 10% own as much as the bottom 70%. A world where we hear one news story about obesity and in the same bulletin we hear of people dying through starvation. It's all about suppression of the masses. Feed them scare stories about immigration and terrorism. Just as long as there is something decent to watch on TV and a nice meat pie in the fridge for later they will become inert. Chrome1
  • Score: 5

3:59pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Chrome1 says...

And WSW is a prime example of how a blind society reacts to comments about socialism and equality. They are only concerned about the bottom line. Cheap white goods, cheap food and plenty of cheap entertainment. He has zero social responsibility. If he has kids they will be the same. They will develop into the blind tyrants of the world; selfish and bloated. Spewing nonsense disguised as a cohesive statement.
And WSW is a prime example of how a blind society reacts to comments about socialism and equality. They are only concerned about the bottom line. Cheap white goods, cheap food and plenty of cheap entertainment. He has zero social responsibility. If he has kids they will be the same. They will develop into the blind tyrants of the world; selfish and bloated. Spewing nonsense disguised as a cohesive statement. Chrome1
  • Score: -3

4:00pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Chrome1 says...

I am kicking **** today.
I am kicking **** today. Chrome1
  • Score: -5

4:24pm Thu 5 Jun 14

MarkAllRead says...

Chrome1 wrote:
I am kicking **** today.
"Spewing nonsense disguised as a cohesive statement".
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: I am kicking **** today.[/p][/quote]"Spewing nonsense disguised as a cohesive statement". MarkAllRead
  • Score: 4

5:21pm Thu 5 Jun 14

wsw69 says...

Chrome1 wrote:
And WSW is a prime example of how a blind society reacts to comments about socialism and equality. They are only concerned about the bottom line. Cheap white goods, cheap food and plenty of cheap entertainment. He has zero social responsibility. If he has kids they will be the same. They will develop into the blind tyrants of the world; selfish and bloated. Spewing nonsense disguised as a cohesive statement.
To Chrome1

For your information the last thing I am is money orientated. What I actually am is a realist, a socialist, self-employed, worked since I was 16 (36 years) but I don't take any prisoners either. In respect of whether or not I have children, it has nothing to do with you or anyone else on here.

So before you carry on, consider what you put in print, electronically or written, and the laws of libel before you end up before the local 'beak' and left with not a pot to p**s in, you fool.
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: And WSW is a prime example of how a blind society reacts to comments about socialism and equality. They are only concerned about the bottom line. Cheap white goods, cheap food and plenty of cheap entertainment. He has zero social responsibility. If he has kids they will be the same. They will develop into the blind tyrants of the world; selfish and bloated. Spewing nonsense disguised as a cohesive statement.[/p][/quote]To Chrome1 For your information the last thing I am is money orientated. What I actually am is a realist, a socialist, self-employed, worked since I was 16 (36 years) but I don't take any prisoners either. In respect of whether or not I have children, it has nothing to do with you or anyone else on here. So before you carry on, consider what you put in print, electronically or written, and the laws of libel before you end up before the local 'beak' and left with not a pot to p**s in, you fool. wsw69
  • Score: 19

5:28pm Thu 5 Jun 14

The Priceshagger says...

wsw69 wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
And WSW is a prime example of how a blind society reacts to comments about socialism and equality. They are only concerned about the bottom line. Cheap white goods, cheap food and plenty of cheap entertainment. He has zero social responsibility. If he has kids they will be the same. They will develop into the blind tyrants of the world; selfish and bloated. Spewing nonsense disguised as a cohesive statement.
To Chrome1

For your information the last thing I am is money orientated. What I actually am is a realist, a socialist, self-employed, worked since I was 16 (36 years) but I don't take any prisoners either. In respect of whether or not I have children, it has nothing to do with you or anyone else on here.

So before you carry on, consider what you put in print, electronically or written, and the laws of libel before you end up before the local 'beak' and left with not a pot to p**s in, you fool.
Good one wsw69 get chrome1 told
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: And WSW is a prime example of how a blind society reacts to comments about socialism and equality. They are only concerned about the bottom line. Cheap white goods, cheap food and plenty of cheap entertainment. He has zero social responsibility. If he has kids they will be the same. They will develop into the blind tyrants of the world; selfish and bloated. Spewing nonsense disguised as a cohesive statement.[/p][/quote]To Chrome1 For your information the last thing I am is money orientated. What I actually am is a realist, a socialist, self-employed, worked since I was 16 (36 years) but I don't take any prisoners either. In respect of whether or not I have children, it has nothing to do with you or anyone else on here. So before you carry on, consider what you put in print, electronically or written, and the laws of libel before you end up before the local 'beak' and left with not a pot to p**s in, you fool.[/p][/quote]Good one wsw69 get chrome1 told The Priceshagger
  • Score: 8

7:46pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Harold 1 says...

The company was grotesquely over valued due to deception in the prospectus where they failed to disclose the percentage of income derived from selling extended warranties.Great trick and hoodwinked the City making Mr Roberts and many generations extremely wealthy along with their senior managers and business angels. It's our pension funds which have lined their pockets. It's fine to talk about how charitable the company is but it's been one hell of a heist !
The company was grotesquely over valued due to deception in the prospectus where they failed to disclose the percentage of income derived from selling extended warranties.Great trick and hoodwinked the City making Mr Roberts and many generations extremely wealthy along with their senior managers and business angels. It's our pension funds which have lined their pockets. It's fine to talk about how charitable the company is but it's been one hell of a heist ! Harold 1
  • Score: 3

8:55pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

Good to see that Canon Slade is holding its tradition of looking after the children in its care. Are christians brilliant !!!
Good to see that Canon Slade is holding its tradition of looking after the children in its care. Are christians brilliant !!! Don Kiddick
  • Score: -4

9:50pm Thu 5 Jun 14

MarkAllRead says...

Harold 1 wrote:
The company was grotesquely over valued due to deception in the prospectus where they failed to disclose the percentage of income derived from selling extended warranties.Great trick and hoodwinked the City making Mr Roberts and many generations extremely wealthy along with their senior managers and business angels. It's our pension funds which have lined their pockets. It's fine to talk about how charitable the company is but it's been one hell of a heist !
If income is income, what it does it matter how it comes about as long as it can be maintained? Besides, it's pretty well known that the margins on white goods and TVs etc.. are poor - Dixons have been trying to flog extended warranties for as long as I can remember. It's no secret and I highly suspect "the city", knows exactly how the income and profit is generated.
[quote][p][bold]Harold 1[/bold] wrote: The company was grotesquely over valued due to deception in the prospectus where they failed to disclose the percentage of income derived from selling extended warranties.Great trick and hoodwinked the City making Mr Roberts and many generations extremely wealthy along with their senior managers and business angels. It's our pension funds which have lined their pockets. It's fine to talk about how charitable the company is but it's been one hell of a heist ![/p][/quote]If income is income, what it does it matter how it comes about as long as it can be maintained? Besides, it's pretty well known that the margins on white goods and TVs etc.. are poor - Dixons have been trying to flog extended warranties for as long as I can remember. It's no secret and I highly suspect "the city", knows exactly how the income and profit is generated. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 0

11:03pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Chrome1 says...

wsw69 wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
And WSW is a prime example of how a blind society reacts to comments about socialism and equality. They are only concerned about the bottom line. Cheap white goods, cheap food and plenty of cheap entertainment. He has zero social responsibility. If he has kids they will be the same. They will develop into the blind tyrants of the world; selfish and bloated. Spewing nonsense disguised as a cohesive statement.
To Chrome1

For your information the last thing I am is money orientated. What I actually am is a realist, a socialist, self-employed, worked since I was 16 (36 years) but I don't take any prisoners either. In respect of whether or not I have children, it has nothing to do with you or anyone else on here.

So before you carry on, consider what you put in print, electronically or written, and the laws of libel before you end up before the local 'beak' and left with not a pot to p**s in, you fool.
Omg what a complete prat this wsw is. What on earth is he talking about libel? Go on then push your stupid libel nonsense. You don't even understand what it means. Spewing bloated crap. Ooh have I hurt your feelings? Are you going to take me to court? Council house idiot.
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: And WSW is a prime example of how a blind society reacts to comments about socialism and equality. They are only concerned about the bottom line. Cheap white goods, cheap food and plenty of cheap entertainment. He has zero social responsibility. If he has kids they will be the same. They will develop into the blind tyrants of the world; selfish and bloated. Spewing nonsense disguised as a cohesive statement.[/p][/quote]To Chrome1 For your information the last thing I am is money orientated. What I actually am is a realist, a socialist, self-employed, worked since I was 16 (36 years) but I don't take any prisoners either. In respect of whether or not I have children, it has nothing to do with you or anyone else on here. So before you carry on, consider what you put in print, electronically or written, and the laws of libel before you end up before the local 'beak' and left with not a pot to p**s in, you fool.[/p][/quote]Omg what a complete prat this wsw is. What on earth is he talking about libel? Go on then push your stupid libel nonsense. You don't even understand what it means. Spewing bloated crap. Ooh have I hurt your feelings? Are you going to take me to court? Council house idiot. Chrome1
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7:43am Fri 6 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
Harold 1 wrote: The company was grotesquely over valued due to deception in the prospectus where they failed to disclose the percentage of income derived from selling extended warranties.Great trick and hoodwinked the City making Mr Roberts and many generations extremely wealthy along with their senior managers and business angels. It's our pension funds which have lined their pockets. It's fine to talk about how charitable the company is but it's been one hell of a heist !
If income is income, what it does it matter how it comes about as long as it can be maintained? Besides, it's pretty well known that the margins on white goods and TVs etc.. are poor - Dixons have been trying to flog extended warranties for as long as I can remember. It's no secret and I highly suspect "the city", knows exactly how the income and profit is generated.
Correct
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harold 1[/bold] wrote: The company was grotesquely over valued due to deception in the prospectus where they failed to disclose the percentage of income derived from selling extended warranties.Great trick and hoodwinked the City making Mr Roberts and many generations extremely wealthy along with their senior managers and business angels. It's our pension funds which have lined their pockets. It's fine to talk about how charitable the company is but it's been one hell of a heist ![/p][/quote]If income is income, what it does it matter how it comes about as long as it can be maintained? Besides, it's pretty well known that the margins on white goods and TVs etc.. are poor - Dixons have been trying to flog extended warranties for as long as I can remember. It's no secret and I highly suspect "the city", knows exactly how the income and profit is generated.[/p][/quote]Correct Don Kiddick
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