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post #16636 of 57821
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

That is EXACTLY the way I think about sick leave.

I tell people my collegues that I'm taking a sick day to play golf and when they give me a bit of a stare I explain that my employer has anticipated/accounted for me being away 10 days a year sick.

If I happen to be a healthy person who doesn't need to take time off work when I am ill, why the hell should I be punished for it?

At my last place they stopped calling them sick days and bundled all non annual leave days together into something called "personal leave"

Guys like you usually get gallstones or serious injuries and whinge about how they have to take annual leave during their recovery.

Be honest. Save your sick leave for when you are sick.
post #16637 of 57821
On the whole parcel delivery at work issue, all I can say is employers: hire an incompetent mail boy.

A few missing packages of those nice Henry Carter ties and you'll soon have your workers making other arrangements for the delivery of their goods.
post #16638 of 57821
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

On the whole parcel delivery at work issue, all I can say is employers: hire an incompetent mail boy.
A few missing packages of those nice Henry Carter ties and you'll soon have your workers making other arrangements for the delivery of their goods.

+1  I like the way you think.  We should get together and make some money.

post #16639 of 57821
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

On the whole parcel delivery at work issue, all I can say is employers: hire an incompetent mail boy.
A few missing packages of those nice Henry Carter ties and you'll soon have your workers making other arrangements for the delivery of their goods.

No, no, no.

Hire a very competent mail boy and say 'Anything from Henry Carter, Pediwear, Mr Porter or Herring, bring to me first'.
post #16640 of 57821
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

No, no, no.
Hire a very competent mail boy and say 'Anything from Henry Carter, Pediwear, Mr Porter or Herring, bring to me first'.

Hire Gerry Nelson as the mail boy.

He might have to take a pay cut but think of the free shoes Gezz.
post #16641 of 57821
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Any recommendations for walking boots? I've signed up for the Oxfam 100km walk in April next year and I wanted to get a pair I could hopefully use casually even after the walk is done , i.e. they

If this is not expecting too much, do you have any recommendations?

Would something like this work?

http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=3H4H

This?



http://www.portphillipshop.com.au/B820V__Rigger_Boot__Made_To_Order_by_RM_Williams__22402.html

Hi Gerry

I own the RM Williams' Rigger Boots. Great boots but I wouldn't entrust them with a long walk as they are pretty heavy.
post #16642 of 57821

Guys, thanks for the info. I posted here because I knew you guys would point me in the right direction and you did! smile.gif

 

What I should have mentioned is that I'll only need the boots for the rocky part of the walk - I'll use runners which I already have for the flat parts. The runners will be uncomfortable on the rocks and I need something with a sturdier sole. This was based on advice from a friend who did the walk two years ago who mentioned using the weekends to walk parts of the trail to get used to the terrain so I'll definitely be doing that when the weather turns warmer.

 

Also, we'll have at least one supply car and will be walking pretty much without a load so that makes things somewhat more straightforward.

 

Toby, thanks for posting the link to that FAQ, I'll go over it in more detail tonight.

 

By the way, that hiking boot looks freaking awesome! I guess that if these boots are that comfortable, I'm going to be looking for excuses to take long walks which ties in quite nicely with the photography aspect. I plan to take lots of photos during the walk.

 

bhall41, that's a good point. I think any heavy boots are going to be off the list then. Thanks for letting me know.

 

PoP, I'd be useless as the mailboy - I'm sure you know that as you accumulate this stuff, your needs/wants become more and more specific along with the list of vendors that have this stuff.

 

I just don't think I'm going to get that many grey cashmere ties or dark brown shell cordovan balmoral boots in my size. With that kind of return on my time investment in going through all the packages, I'll say "Stuff it!" and get people to buy me drinks before they could collect their stuff. These days, Id be more likely to photography it and put it up on the blog!

 

I know THAT will fit!

post #16643 of 57821
gerry - htfu - barefeet no socks man

Take that bare ankles look the ultimate step further

http://nudehiker.blogspot.com.au/2006/10/ready-for-cold-weather-nude-hikes.html
post #16644 of 57821
I've had a few pairs of lightweight Timberland walking shoes and have found them to be incredibly comfortable.

Similar to this type of thing:

http://shop.timberland.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12295742
post #16645 of 57821
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

gerry - htfu - barefeet no socks man
Take that bare ankles look the ultimate step further
http://nudehiker.blogspot.com.au/2006/10/ready-for-cold-weather-nude-hikes.html

 

speaking of barefeet, why not go as close to al-natural as possible, like our ancestors. 

 

http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/mens_footwear.htm

 

i personally dont own a pair, but the people i know who do love em.

post #16646 of 57821
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

gerry - htfu - barefeet no socks man
Take that bare ankles look the ultimate step further
http://nudehiker.blogspot.com.au/2006/10/ready-for-cold-weather-nude-hikes.html

 

I am VERY afraid to click that link ...

post #16647 of 57821
I've got a couple of serious hiking friends who swear by worn in Dunlop Volleys.
post #16648 of 57821
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I am VERY afraid to click that link ...

Around where I live there have been a few nude beaches and naturists who campaigned heavily for the right to do nude bathing. I have never got it and lots a people found it very confronting when they encountered them walking in the park.

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I've got a couple of serious hiking friends who swear by worn in Dunlop Volleys.

As Mum used to say "I am not cheap...I'm just frugal!"
post #16649 of 57821
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Guys like you usually get gallstones or serious injuries and whinge about how they have to take annual leave during their recovery.
Be honest. Save your sick leave for when you are sick.

nope.

I'm young and will live for ever!

 

If I get really sick what the feck are 10 days going to achieve?

And if I use all those days up on one sickness then I'm screwed if it happens again.

 

My employer is expecting me to take off 10 days a year and I am to meet their expectations.

post #16650 of 57821
I think that this might be good news, but I suppose only time will tell:

http://www.theage.com.au/business/oroton-loses-ralph-lauren-appeal-20120816-24b3l.html
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Oroton loses Ralph Lauren appeal

Colin Kruger
Published: August 16, 2012 - 5:30PM

Shares of fashion brand Oroton Group are likely to face hefty losses when trading recommences tomorrow morning after the company said it lost the licence to exclusively distribute Ralph Lauren in Australasia as of June 30 next year.

The company, one of the few performers among Australia’s listed retail stocks, said Ralph Lauren currently accounted for 45 per cent of group sales and 35 per cent of net profits.

‘‘After over 23 years developing the Ralph Lauren brand in Australia and New Zealand we are disappointed to be ending our business partnership,’’ said Oroton chairman Ross Lane in a statement published after the close of the market this afternoon.

‘‘However, we are pleased to be in a position to accelerate the expansion of the Oroton brand in Asia and potentially to pursue other opportunities including capital management.’’

The company said the business would be transferred to Ralph Lauren corporate next year with the global brand required to pay Oroton for certain inventory and store assets currently valued at $30 million.

Chief executive Sally Macdonald underlined the opportunities in Asia the company can pursue with the freed up capital, as well as ‘‘the opportunity to consider complementary acquisitions of owned and licensed brands that under the (Ralph Lauren) contract we were precluded from pursuing’’.

The company is expected to open new stores in Hong Kong and Shanghai next year and has seven stores trading in Malaysia and Singapore.

Oroton warned that, on top of the loss of earnings, the Ralph Lauren business soaks up 35 per cent of corporate overhead expenses for the group and said next year’s results will reflect one-off costs associated with the transition.

Oroton said its 2012 financial year results will be announced on September 20 and are not expected to be materially affected by this announcement.

Like-for-like sales increased 9 per cent, and the company’s net profit ‘‘is expected to approximate’’ last years $24.8 million result.

Oroton shares closed 0.5 per cent higher at $7.74 today and are up 2 per cent since the start of the year, outperforming many other stocks in the consumer discretionary sector.
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