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Italian women are like Alfa Romeos. Fine when they're new, but as they get old their bits drop off, scrape the floor, and get full of holes!
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From the previous postings I suspect that few, if any, of the posters have worked in industry!

I worked in an engineering factory for 35 years and saw the toughening stance of the senior management's attitude to the workforce when Thatcher introduced legislation to weaken the unions. The gloves came off! Fortunately the lower management generally considered the measures so draconian, unreasonable and potentially unproductive, that they were never seriously applied in practice.

One of the measures was a 'three strikes and you're out' for absenteeism. If you weren't at work you were deemed to be an absentee. For the first instance you had a verbal warning from your immediate manager. Next there was a written warning. The third occasion you were to be dismissed.

Sounds tough but fair? Note the "If you weren't at work you were deemed to be an absentee". This included sickness. The senior management stated that they weren't interested in doctor's sick certificates and that if you were not at work for whatever reason, it was counted as absenteeism.

How would that go down in your cosy office jobs?

As I stated, it was never applied by those that would be putting it into practice, and a few years later the factory closed in an asset stripping exercise by the company, putting several thousand people out of jobs.

For myself, it was quite refreshing to move into a job in a secondary school, with a more enlightened attitude to the workforce!

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I work in shipbuilding and repair Jim.
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Errrm John, not me for me the Italian Stallion ... thats a red Ducati
And what is wrong with a Triumph? The Trophy is rather nice. And its British.
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So that's just you and me so far then!

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Fine machines.

I remember taking a test ride on a 900 SS along the A272 from Petworth to Winchester and back again, followed closely by the proprietor of the shop.

I soon learned that hitting a cat's eye whilst cranked over at 45 would break you wrist, but wouldn't spoil you line through a bend. I also learned that if a brace of Ducati's are ridden closely line astern, the beat frequency from the exhausts makes the mud drop out of Volvo's wheel arches as you overtake them.

A Ducati provides ultimate grin factor, but you have to remember to take the bus fare home just in case it rains!

Nigel, here and just for YOU are photos of Nicks 900ss FE Limited Edition -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/photoma...7627883283572/

now if you think that was a phenomenal "tool" try his 916 Black Senna Limited Edition with Nickel plated wheels - may be seen at Goodwood Breakfast Club on some Sundays in winter




Nick and I also do "wet weather - because we don't shrink "
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urrmm Nigel, Petworth to Winchester on the 272 were you starting from Snells ?
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urrmm Nigel, Petworth to Winchester on the 272 were you starting from Snells ?
I cannot remember what the firm was called, but they had a shop in one of the industrial units just to the east of Petworth.

However, I do remember the road well.

I used to use the A272 between Petersfield and Winchester on a regular basis, usually early in the morning or late evening. They have spoilt it now with mini roundabouts and other paraphernalia, but I recall the 16.7 miles used to take about ten minutes allowing for the 30 MPH section through a village.

You mention Goodwood Breakfast Club. Is the track available then by any chance?

I haven't been on the Goodwood track for years since I rode my 350 Maxton TZ there on one of Chas Mortimer's practice days. It was an incredibly fast circuit with very limited run off area (which is why it lost it's GP status), but very rewarding. Think I managed about 1.25 which is fairly quick for a circuit which is about 2.8 miles long.
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I cannot remember what the firm was called, but they had a shop in one of the industrial units just to the east of Petworth.

However, I do remember the road well.

I used to use the A272 between Petersfield and Winchester on a regular basis, usually early in the morning or late evening. They have spoilt it now with mini roundabouts and other paraphernalia, but I recall the 16.7 miles used to take about ten minutes allowing for the 30 MPH section through a village.

You mention Goodwood Breakfast Club. Is the track available then by any chance?

I haven't been on the Goodwood track for years since I rode my 350 Maxton TZ there on one of Chas Mortimer's practice days. It was an incredibly fast circuit with very limited run off area (which is why it lost it's GP status), but very rewarding. Think I managed about 1.25 which is fairly quick for a circuit which is about 2.8 miles long.

The Famous A272 - It was the only road with a Book about it I am guessing you moved away from south here ?

The A272 is now notorious for Motorbiker Deaths - much like ??? umm is it the A6 up north - EXTRA HEAVILY POLICED at sunny weekends. Infact, the A272 is so dangerous many sensible motorbikers keep off it - one not racer motorcyclist was killed in a head on with two Kawasaki bikers "racing" and the three bikes were "wheel locked" ... Hampshire police took "the tangled mess" around Local Shows and Bike World @ Beaulieu for ALL to SEE ! Horrific

30 mph = Bramdean me thinks - nice bend although there are more 30 now

Goodwood - lots of "Track Days"

http://www.goodwood.co.uk/downloads/...tober-2013.pdf


Goodwood Breakfast club

https://ticketing.goodwood.com/the-b...utmk=212404694

Goodwood "Drift" is GREAT FUN too

https://ticketing.goodwood.com/event...erience-1.html

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Makes three of us now, working or having worked in a factory. As a said originally 'a few'!

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The Famous A272 - It was the only road with a Book about it I am guessing you moved away from south here ?

The A272 is now notorious for Motorbiker Deaths - much like ??? umm is it the A6 up north - EXTRA HEAVILY POLICED at sunny weekends. Infact, the A272 is so dangerous many sensible motorbikers keep off it - one not racer motorcyclist was killed in a head on with two Kawasaki bikers "racing" and the three bikes were "wheel locked" ... Hampshire police took "the tangled mess" around Local Shows and Bike World @ Beaulieu for ALL to SEE ! Horrific

30 mph = Bramdean me thinks - nice bend although there are more 30 now
I am not surprised. The A272 had a somewhat addictive nature, almost as if it had been designed for racing or hill climb events. I remember driving home from Southampton one evening, travelling at my usual pace, and was rather surprised to be caught up quite rapidly by another car just after Bramdean, shortly before the twisty section coming to the East Meon crossroads.

I couldn't see what the car was, but the driver was obviously very fast, and he followed my line inch for inch, which I found very interesting. We crossed over at East Meon, when he followed me for a mile or so through the tunnel before nipping through the inside into the fast righthander, giving a friendly wave as he went. I then realised it was a Porsche, and from the number plate worked out that it was piloted by Derrick Warwick, so I didn't feel quite so bad about being overtaken!

That was a long time ago, and when I look back we did daft things when we were young. Thankfully I found a much safer places to ride my bikes, such as a 37.73 mile long road circuit on a tax haven in the Irish Sea.

I don't know if you have ever been, but racing there is an experience like no other.
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One of the measures was a 'three strikes and you're out' for absenteeism. If you weren't at work you were deemed to be an absentee. For the first instance you had a verbal warning from your immediate manager. Next there was a written warning. The third occasion you were to be dismissed.

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How would that go down in your cosy office jobs?
I worked for many years (my last "proper" jobs) as Middle/Senior IT Management in a large local authority. The above policy was strictly applied even to top management. I was cautioned because a) I am diabetic and b) I broke a bone, meaning nights in hospital. I received written warnings from HR.

One of the reasons I left the rat-race.
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