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sovereignsteve

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sovereignsteve last won the day on October 6

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  1. Question, statement, whatever. The words and sentiment are the same. As to ease of finding jobs; if you had read my post carefully, you would have seen I only laid claim to the situation in my own field, science within the NHS, not the general graduate job market. " I spent over 20 years before I retired interviewing, appointing and training new graduates. I've seen the gradual deterioration of graduates' knowledge in that time. Most graduates I was seeing in the latter few years wouldn't have been given an interview when I was starting, they certainly wouldn't have been appointed." I maintain my experience at the sharp end of recruitment, training and national competence assessment makes me qualified to make this judgement. Another aspect I have observed is the gradual erosion of employer expectation.This has been an entirely pragmatic approach brought on by the inability to find job applicants with the knowedge and skills previously deemed necessary to carry out more senior roles. These are not very senior roles, just the next rung up the ladder, and expected to be filled by graduates with around 5 years post training experience. I see a trend of continuous lowering of expectations and job person specifications. Standards are being lowered to enable these jobs to be filled. The vast majority of graduate applicants are proving incapable of attaining the standards previously required.
  2. It is difficult to compare different times, but trust me, after I graduated at the end of the 70's the next 4 or 5 years were some of the worst times for graduate employment. Nobody said the students are to blame, other than believing the hype that states all you need is a degree to reap a lifetime of gravy. In some ways, you attempt to answer your own question, but the replies of @sixgun and @Pete explain it better.
  3. I'm not sure where your base is for making this patronising statement.
  4. Yes me too . There was no way I could done any other work let alone night shifts. It shows you how different degrees are these says to how I remember them. I spent over 20 years before I retired interviewing, appointing and training new graduates. I've seen the gradual deterioration of graduates' knowledge in that time. Most graduates I was seeing in the latter few years wouldn't have been given an interview when I was starting, they certainly wouldn't have been appointed. I know I sound like a grumpy old yorkshireman, when I was a lad etc etc but I do despair at the quality of graduates they turn out nowadays.
  5. The first thing you need to do is check ebay sales uk, com and de. Then have a look on gold silver.be and the other European bullion dealers. If all the coins are similar to those you have posted then have a search round some German dealers as well
  6. At least in general there seems to be some affection and respect for the armed forces over in the US. Or is this some kind of platitude or dissimulation by the authorities? The general attitiude towards servicemen in this country is a disgrace.
  7. Not much in it, a very small premium for both coins. Long term, I can see perfect examples pf the 2012 fetching a larger premium.
  8. oh forgot to mention, I love that the % premium is calculated too, wish all the dealers would do it themselves.
  9. Just had a look and it's great, really like the ability to look at price with and without delivery. One thing. The last time the gold spot price was updated is given as 20.49 and it's now 22.38. Is this going to be typical going forward? I realise it's late on Sunday evening and nothing will be happening but a spot price that is a lot closer to being live would be very useful.
  10. you clearly need to rub and caress it a little to give it some warmth😉
  11. any particular years and die numbers stand out?
  12. I am not seeing any significant colour differences on your photo. The lighter yellow of the right side is the original colour, the darker shade to the left just looks like a form of aging or staining caused by environmental factors over the last 150 years, quite common to see. I do not know of any coin shops in your area, my go to dealer for numismatic issues is Chards in Blackpool.
  13. If you want to understand how coins get over date errors etc you need to research how they are produced. There is no casting process involves. Blank discs of gold are crushed between two metal dies so as to imprint the design on both sides.