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Due to a larger than normal volume of requests…#customerservice #unemployment #corporate #greed


To be honest I should have started this thread a long time ago but better late than never I suppose. I intend to add on an ‘as necessary basis’

So basically my thoughts are that any company that responds with the expression

“Due to a larger than normal volume of requests”

or similar type statement, actually knows that they are not providing an efficient customer service. (Note, customers are the people that keep your business alive)

So the solution is to put your corporate hand in your pocket, pay the CEO a few million less and take on some more staff, thus helping reduce unemployment, improving the nations self worth, giving back to society, give your government a bigger tax take and above all, reduce customer annoyance.

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1. 29th May 2014 Your feedback is important to us. Due to a larger than normal volume of requests, you should expect to receive a personal response from a Starbucks customer service representative in 4-5 business days. (In fairness I received a satisfactory response within 24 hours)

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Another part of London to be desecrated? #homes #starbucks #mall #EarlsCourt


London Mayor approves £8bn Earls Court plan Ι Construction Enquirer.

Let’s stuff in another 7500 new homes into an already overcrowded city, strain the public transport system even more and more. Make sure there are a couple of tall landmark towers, which are totally out of context with the surrounding residential area and make sure they block out the light to the remaining residents.

Let’s build another multiplex cinema, a Starbucks, a McDonalds, some phone shops, another supermarket and a Nandos.

Earls cLets throw in a couple of hotels as well, build some cycle lanes and narrow the road access for cars. Chuck in another 20 years of transportation chaos and building grime whilst the development is completed, for good measure.

When it’s finally built, we can all moan about how many of the homes are in the hands of overseas investors, either as second homes or as rental units and then we can complain about how much landlords are overcharging.

And finally goodbye to Earls Court, an exhibition and conference venue that has hosted, amongst others, events at the 1948 Summer Olympics, the volleyball events of the 2012 Summer Olympics, music concerts, Motor shows, Ideal home exhibitions and so on.

Does the building itself have some historical and architectural significance or would Londoners prefer another aseptic tall tower block, with a restaurant and a few penthouse flats at the top?

You decide by voting on this poll.

Sorry Boris but I think you’ve really lost the plot.

BBC News – Apple ‘among largest tax avoiders in US’ – Senate committee #avoidance #tax #commonsense #windfall #taxation


BBC News – Apple ‘among largest tax avoiders in US’ – Senate committee.

Apple, Amazon, Starbucks, Goldman join the ever-growing list of mega corporates who think it’s ‘clever’ to pay no tax.

What are the authorities doing, oh yes they are chasing honest hard-working individuals who want to own their own home and educate their children.

If you are a corporate or a billionaire, no tax, no problem.

The world has gone totally bonkers.

Commonsense, whatever happened to it? Want to sort the problem out, then windfall tax these big corporates who are cheating society.

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A question of morality #desperate #money #economy

December 3, 2012 1 comment

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Google, Starbucks & Amazon’s tax arrangements are “immoral”, say MPs – Business News – Business – London Evening Standard.

So here’s an interesting question.

When is it ok to make a lot of money and pay no tax? Seemingly when it suits the government to allow it to happen.

It would appear that “immoral tax arrangements” have been in place for years before the economy spiralled into recession. Now that governments and banks are on their knees, who can they turn to for more cash.

Governments can turn on the tap, to come and milk the middle classes again. Just to remind you, these are the people who pay their taxes on time, send their kids to school, spend and save wisely, pay their car tax, heating bills, school fees, council tax, parking fines, speeding fines, tube fares, bus fares, congestion tax, mortgages….etc etc etc…(nearly all of which increase yearly, by far more than the rate of inflation)

Banks can likewise impose banking fees, on those who have some money on deposit in their accounts, attracting little or no interest and pay all their bills electronically and have been forced to bank online.

BUT wait, now there is a question of morality. Having milked the middle classes, governments are now turning to the very RICH!

These are the people who often have no “fixed” abode, choosing to live in many different countries. They pay little or no tax due to adroitness of their accountants and financial advisors.

Who can governments turn to next? Footballers, ‘celebrities’, TV presenters? Is it immoral to make a lot of money playing football, being an X factor judge, presenting I’m a celebrity?

Is it immoral for Channel 4 to hand out prize money of up to £250,000 daily, TAX FREE on Deal or no Deal? For goodness sake, you don’t even need to be educated as there are no questions to answer!

Fortunately for Mr Osborne and chancellors that will follow him over many decades to come, the list is quite long………

If you want to sort out the economy, start by taxing the right people #starbucks #HMRC

October 19, 2012 1 comment

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BBC News – Starbucks ‘paid just £8.6m UK tax in 14 years’.
Why the taxman has got it wrong.

1) Formula 1

2) Celebrities

3) Property and Corporates

Common sense and fairness please, Mr HMRC

It’s also worth stating that these practices seem to have been going on for a number of years, so you could ask the question “what was the last government doing whilst this tax avoidance was going on?”

Too busy balancing the books,  I suppose?!?!

Common sense, don’t run the economy without it!