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The_Seldom_Killer

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Feb 2018

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    Actually, mostly it's late nights. That's due to the nature of the bread that we bake.

    We're split into three shifts. The guy who weighs out all of the mixes is first and does his job to end sometime around early afternoon. Then there's the mixers and shapers who get the bread ready to bake who work afternoon into evening. Finally there's the shapers and bakers who finish off the remaining work from late evening through the night. Bread starts coming out of the oven at around midnight but, unlike supermarket bread, it has a longer shop shelf life.

    There is a bit of early morning work based around things like pastries but that gets done by the early shift from the shop so they start around 6am at the earliest. The shop opens at around 8.30.

    I find it very peaceful work and the satisfaction of creating something that people take home and enjoy is very fulfilling. In the mornings I go past the shop front and see people picking up stuff I've worked on the night before and it's a really nice warm feeling. If the missus is genuinely interested, it may be work seeing if a local bakery has the capacity for her to do a couple of trial training shifts and see what the work looks like. Usually having an extra set of hands helping out counters the amount of time spent showing someone the new processes.

    The hours are a bit awkward though. We've no children so suddenly not being around a couple of evenings a week isn't a burden. But it is taking some adjusting to. Luckily Mrs TSK is very understanding and supportive. The aim, at the moment, is for me to work two evenings and two night shifts a week. Once things have settled down I'm sure they'll get a bit easier on that front.

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    Update time.

    After leaving my job, I started volunteering two days a week for the local Real Junk Food Project as a kitchen assistant and one day a week for the local Wildlife Trust doing practical conservation work.

    For beer tokens, I did Christmas Casual work for Royal Mail, which was OK but you're treated like a drone. In the new year, things looked a bit bleak with no responses to job applications and crap prospects so I started Deliveroo. I now basically consider this Jobseekers Allowance for cyclists. Its an easy way to keep your head above water while sorting other things out.

    At the same time, my local artisan bakery lost an employee due to health issues and I got offered his position. I'm now working odd hours as a trainee baker while doing Deliveroo to top up my pay packet.

    I feel like I'm learning a skill that could become a craft and, at the moment, couldn't be happier. I've ditched the kitchen volunteering but I'm still keeping up the conservation work because they're putting me on training courses which will keep my options open.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    With the 2008 SCOTUS ruling in the Heller case then state level legal challenges on gun ownership are all but meaningless. That forms an overarching federal position on constitutionality that states can only strengthen rather than erode.

    The depth at which gun culture is ingrained into the American psyche is such that, for meaningful and sustainable change, it will need to be dismantled piecemeal. Given that SCOTUS has ruled that there is no requirement for involvement in a militia as a part of the right to bear arms, any legal challenges citing the preferatory clause, federal, state or otherwise, is fundamentally pointless.

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    A lot of heavy weather has come about over the first part of the 2nd Amendment. In reality, its become a pointless distraction to any debate thats going to bring about any meaningful change.

    Firstly, the prefatory clause around militias isn't static. The drafts, ratified copies, signed copies and various published copies all differ. As such, no side on the debate (of which there are more than two) can make any reasonable claim to know the mind of any of the framers, nor that they were acting in unified concensus. Certainly the right and the clause cannot be held absolutely in tandem.

    Secondly, the amendment has been incorporated in to many legal cases argued at many different level up to the SCOTUS and in relation to many different issues, including other amendments, that striking it as now redundant isn't a matter of debating the preferatory clause. Nor can you simply strike down the right without unpicking all of the subsequent legislation at both federal and state level and rehearing a multitude of cases. Any failing of which would return the amendment to effect unchanged.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    As the OP's voucher has gone, I'll piggy back on this and offer mine up for grabs too.

  • in General
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    Depends on the geometry of the rest of the bike. At 6'2, I've fit comfortable on bikes between 52 and 58.

    I almost always adjust the stem length and saddke height because I'm a orangutang (fuck the T-Rexs) with medium leg length.

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    Not sure really. I deliver to about 6 different postcode areas but not to the whole area covered by them. If you were to look at the S6 area you would be able to see why, some of it is fine but the far reaches would be difficult to ride to in less than an hour with a roo bag on your back.

    Most of my collections are in S1 but most deliveries are S2 & S3.

    You might be on a district border which could cause that problem. Sheffield only has one district.

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    Just bad luck. Environmental health will carry out unannounced visits at some point, I just happened to be there when it happened.

    We've got one ebike rider, not too odd though.

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