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Naieve question, but I’d have thought that being head hunted meant you had the job If you wanted it?
Public sector so nothing is ever straight forward - although I was the only candidate at interview stage.

Still been burnt before so no chicken counting till all signed and sealed.

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16 hours ago, Aston Martin said:

The M18 was closed for about 20 mins and I'm in the second lane. 

 

We get moving and the first lane isn't moving. There's a Transit with half a mile of nothing infront... Guy behind the wheel sparked out.

 

I didn't have the heart to beep him.... Mainly because he would have driven  into me.

Or dead. 

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Pleasing 1980s timewarp moment on the way to work in the week. I was driving the E-reg Sunny when coming the other way I saw this:

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1984 Opel Manta 1.8S Berlinetta by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

And then this a car or two back from it:

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1987 BMW 528i Auto by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Or it might have been the other way round, it doesn't matter. I don't think they were together, the Manta is a fairly regular local sighting and I saw the BMW 30-40 miles away a few weeks ago. Shame the A-reg Renault 20 that I've seen several times locally wasn't also out and about.

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Right, as promised I went to view the Astra I mentioned about a couple of days back.

It is a one-owner (now deceased) car, 56,000 genuine miles on the clock. Purchased from Edwards Vauxhall in Lowestoft, Suffolk in January 1984 and lived in the area all its life. The owner stopped using it around 20 years ago (after ‘98 as it’s been SORN’ed) and was put away in a lockup and forgotten about.

Ive had a look and on the face of it, it’s not too bad. There is a lot of surface rust on the bodywork and the rear arches are looking frilly. The front valance has been bent up (I managed to pull it a bit straighter) and there are rust scabs here and there. The sills look to be in good order and there is surface rust underneath but without having it on a ramp I can’t tell what it’s like.

The interior is in very good condition, a lot of period stickers and trinkets, especially in the boot. Original radio (I think). The ignition column has been taken apart so assume there isn’t a key with it.

Its a halfway house, it’s good enough to be restored and used or good enough to be picked clean for spares. The yard owner will sell it complete and I have no doubt that it would start and run with some petrol down the carb. He is open to offers. It is still on SORN with the Doovla as no certificate of destruction has been done.

David Yarham Salvage - Seething near Brooke in South Norfolk. 01508 482612.

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17 hours ago, richardmorris said:

Naieve question, but I’d have thought that being head hunted meant you had the job If you wanted it?

I know nothing about it, but my son has been headhunted a few times. As I understand it....

You can be headhunted by a company with an internal headhunter, which probably means you have got the job if you want it.

Or headhunted by an external headhunting  firm, who recommend you to a company possibly along with a few other people.

The Company make the final decision.

Once you are on a headhunters books they tend to offer you other jobs as years go by. Mainly because they get huge commission, and it's easy money for them if they know you already.

 

 

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21 hours ago, richardmorris said:

....when I was at the Citroën rally in Coventry I had no news, no radio or internet for three days and it was bliss. Very relaxing and calming.

Achieved the same thing by going to Carmarthenshire for two weeks.

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the usual Formby "Mexican" stand off  ......

I was in no rush !

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I was just passing the parked car  , when the blue car just drove out of the side road ... and stopped , and I stopped , and so did the white car ....  and we waited ,,,,

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Popped into Costco for fuel and stumbled across this impromptu meet - although none of the drivers were to be seen. Having the roof down, I got a good waft of that old Ford smell which was a real nostalgia hit.

Pictures taken with my car and my brothers modern Ford both looking absolutely outrageous in comparison. These really were beautiful.

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This really made my day!


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9 hours ago, jumpingjehovahs said:

Popped into Costco for fuel and stumbled across this impromptu meet - although none of the drivers were to be seen. Having the roof down, I got a good waft of that old Ford smell which was a real nostalgia hit.

Pictures taken with my car and my brothers modern Ford both looking absolutely outrageous in comparison. These really were beautiful.

I got confused/worried when I saw what you'd written but only the first photo, as I couldn't see the RX! You can achieve the same effect but in reverse if you park the RX next to a current Discovery, as I noticed last week.....

Good to see those Fords all looking so standard.

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I was heading home when I spotted a car I didn’t recognise in front, it was about 100yds away at first. From the look of it, it looked like a five year old with no eyes on a rollercoaster had attempted to copy the back end to a Rover 75. It was truly hideous and looked sooooo cheap. I assumed it was some Chinese monstrosity I had missed. Nope, as I got closer I noticed the unmistakable RR badge in the back. And to add to the ‘quality’ look the number plate was wonky. I was chuckling to myself all the way home. It’s the small things in life........

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