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monkeyhanger7502/07/2020 19:26

They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full …They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full pay. They've had free Uber taxis to get to work, free lunches from every major takeaway brand out there, free minutes and data on mobile phones and huge discounrts on most things they would want to buy during lockdown.They're rolling in it. As a key worker in the Pharma industry myself, I have saved plenty of money during lockdown. No eating out, drinking out, no taking the kids anywhere beyond a quiet walk to the coast. I'd have saved even more with free Domino's and taxis.



As an nhs worker who frequents hukd on a daily basis - I have to say that a lot of the “deals” aren’t actually very good.

I don’t think many nhs workers would have used the free Uber service as they would want to take their own vehicle, or at least as a last resort. I would want to know for a fact I was going to turn up on shift and on time vs flaffing about with a free Uber. The free lunches are often a gimmick that last for a very short period of time and aren’t particularly of high monetary value. The free data is probably the best one but that’s only active for another couple of months anyway. Huge discounts is a rather broad statement when the reality is that these “discounts” are often for items you can get elsewhere at the same price or aren’t genuine offers.

I have signed up for the free data, a free £10 chilli voucher for a couple of films, a £10 deliveroo voucher and the 10% off Morrison’s shop which works out as more expensive than shipping at Aldi or Lidl. That’s not exactly me rolling in it with these deals. I think one needs to appreciate the very clever marketing that is going on here and in reality a lot of the nhs won’t even take up because their preoccupied by their 12 hour shifts and recuperation time. Add on travelling to and from work, handovers, and the added time constraints of ppe and your really looking at 14-15 hour days. Oh and btw, on a day shift, I earn not much more than minimum wage so yes, we’re not exactly rolling in it.
Edited by: "Flappybunnyman" 2nd Jul
monkeyhanger7502/07/2020 19:26

They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full …They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full pay. They've had free Uber taxis to get to work, free lunches from every major takeaway brand out there, free minutes and data on mobile phones and huge discounrts on most things they would want to buy during lockdown.They're rolling in it. As a key worker in the Pharma industry myself, I have saved plenty of money during lockdown. No eating out, drinking out, no taking the kids anywhere beyond a quiet walk to the coast. I'd have saved even more with free Domino's and taxis.


not all the Staff who work for the NHS are well paid and are not rolling in it, but without the care assistants, cleaner and porters the hospitals would not work. and so what if they got a free pizza , ( sadly I not had any free stuff). but for all the nhs haters get yourself private heath insurance and move abroad( maybe america) , or maybe just do waste you life reading these threads
Flappybunnyman02/07/2020 23:01

As an nhs worker who frequents hukd on a daily basis - I have to say that …As an nhs worker who frequents hukd on a daily basis - I have to say that a lot of the “deals” aren’t actually very good.I don’t think many nhs workers would have used the free Uber service as they would want to take their own vehicle, or at least as a last resort. I would want to know for a fact I was going to turn up on shift and on time vs flaffing about with a free Uber. The free lunches are often a gimmick that last for a very short period of time and aren’t particularly of high monetary value. The free data is probably the best one but that’s only active for another couple of months anyway. Huge discounts is a rather broad statement when the reality is that these “discounts” are often for items you can get elsewhere at the same price or aren’t genuine offers.I have signed up for the free data, a free £10 chilli voucher for a couple of films, a £10 deliveroo voucher and the 10% off Morrison’s shop which works out as more expensive than shipping at Aldi or Lidl. That’s not exactly me rolling in it with these deals. I think one needs to appreciate the very clever marketing that is going on here and in reality a lot of the nhs won’t even take up because their preoccupied by their 12 hour shifts and recuperation time. Add on travelling to and from work, handovers, and the added time constraints of ppe and your really looking at 14-15 hour days. Oh and btw, on a day shift, I earn not much more than minimum wage so yes, we’re not exactly rolling in it.



My neighbour, an NHS worker, has been working her backside off in the most horrific circumstances for 12 hour+ a day, with few days off and without proper PPE for a large proportion of time. You looked after one of my family whilst they died of Covid and held the phone to his ear as he had a last few words with his son and I thank you.
Willy_Wonka02/07/2020 19:17

Ha ha When will this free stuff for the NHS ever end?What makes the …Ha ha When will this free stuff for the NHS ever end?What makes the Financial Times think that the majority of NHS workers have money to invest?HOT by the way because it is free.


The only decent paper left.
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Ha ha

When will this free stuff for the NHS ever end?

What makes the Financial Times think that the majority of NHS workers have money to invest?

HOT by the way because it is free.
It's free anyway if you enter it adding a . after the ft.com like this ft.com.
SixtyFive02/07/2020 19:19

It's free anyway if you enter it adding a . after the ft.com like this …It's free anyway if you enter it adding a . after the ft.com like this ft.com.


That doesn’t seem to work ...
Willy_Wonka02/07/2020 19:17

Ha ha When will this free stuff for the NHS ever end?What makes the …Ha ha When will this free stuff for the NHS ever end?What makes the Financial Times think that the majority of NHS workers have money to invest?HOT by the way because it is free.


They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full pay. They've had free Uber taxis to get to work, free lunches from every major takeaway brand out there, free minutes and data on mobile phones and huge discounrts on most things they would want to buy during lockdown.

They're rolling in it.

As a key worker in the Pharma industry myself, I have saved plenty of money during lockdown. No eating out, drinking out, no taking the kids anywhere beyond a quiet walk to the coast. I'd have saved even more with free Domino's and taxis.
Edited by: "monkeyhanger75" 2nd Jul
I am in England but I can't register as well. Our email is nhs.uk too.
Yep same problem
Willy_Wonka02/07/2020 19:17

Ha ha When will this free stuff for the NHS ever end?What makes the …Ha ha When will this free stuff for the NHS ever end?What makes the Financial Times think that the majority of NHS workers have money to invest?HOT by the way because it is free.


The only decent paper left.
I use the app without a subscription.
It keeps you abreast of the main stories and you can Google the rest
monkeyhanger7502/07/2020 19:26

They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full …They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full pay. They've had free Uber taxis to get to work, free lunches from every major takeaway brand out there, free minutes and data on mobile phones and huge discounrts on most things they would want to buy during lockdown.They're rolling in it. As a key worker in the Pharma industry myself, I have saved plenty of money during lockdown. No eating out, drinking out, no taking the kids anywhere beyond a quiet walk to the coast. I'd have saved even more with free Domino's and taxis.


not all the Staff who work for the NHS are well paid and are not rolling in it, but without the care assistants, cleaner and porters the hospitals would not work. and so what if they got a free pizza , ( sadly I not had any free stuff). but for all the nhs haters get yourself private heath insurance and move abroad( maybe america) , or maybe just do waste you life reading these threads
DC_02/07/2020 19:36

I am in England but I can't register as well. Our email is nhs.uk too.


You can register for a nhs.net email address from a trust computer. Try next time you’re at work
popstar02/07/2020 20:20

not all the Staff who work for the NHS are well paid and are not rolling …not all the Staff who work for the NHS are well paid and are not rolling in it, but without the care assistants, cleaner and porters the hospitals would not work. and so what if they got a free pizza , ( sadly I not had any free stuff). but for all the nhs haters get yourself private heath insurance and move abroad( maybe america) , or maybe just do waste you life reading these threads


Who mentioned hate? Most people who have not been furloughed have earned the same and spent less (fewer outlets to spend), with or without NHS freebies, myself included.
Most newspapers are suffering from falling sales. Most newspapers make the majority of their income from advertising. Increase your readership by offering free subscriptions = charge higher advertising rates. Nothing to do with thanking the NHS 🙃
monkeyhanger7502/07/2020 19:26

They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full …They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full pay. They've had free Uber taxis to get to work, free lunches from every major takeaway brand out there, free minutes and data on mobile phones and huge discounrts on most things they would want to buy during lockdown.They're rolling in it. As a key worker in the Pharma industry myself, I have saved plenty of money during lockdown. No eating out, drinking out, no taking the kids anywhere beyond a quiet walk to the coast. I'd have saved even more with free Domino's and taxis.



As an nhs worker who frequents hukd on a daily basis - I have to say that a lot of the “deals” aren’t actually very good.

I don’t think many nhs workers would have used the free Uber service as they would want to take their own vehicle, or at least as a last resort. I would want to know for a fact I was going to turn up on shift and on time vs flaffing about with a free Uber. The free lunches are often a gimmick that last for a very short period of time and aren’t particularly of high monetary value. The free data is probably the best one but that’s only active for another couple of months anyway. Huge discounts is a rather broad statement when the reality is that these “discounts” are often for items you can get elsewhere at the same price or aren’t genuine offers.

I have signed up for the free data, a free £10 chilli voucher for a couple of films, a £10 deliveroo voucher and the 10% off Morrison’s shop which works out as more expensive than shipping at Aldi or Lidl. That’s not exactly me rolling in it with these deals. I think one needs to appreciate the very clever marketing that is going on here and in reality a lot of the nhs won’t even take up because their preoccupied by their 12 hour shifts and recuperation time. Add on travelling to and from work, handovers, and the added time constraints of ppe and your really looking at 14-15 hour days. Oh and btw, on a day shift, I earn not much more than minimum wage so yes, we’re not exactly rolling in it.
Edited by: "Flappybunnyman" 2nd Jul
Flappybunnyman02/07/2020 23:01

As an nhs worker who frequents hukd on a daily basis - I have to say that …As an nhs worker who frequents hukd on a daily basis - I have to say that a lot of the “deals” aren’t actually very good.I don’t think many nhs workers would have used the free Uber service as they would want to take their own vehicle, or at least as a last resort. I would want to know for a fact I was going to turn up on shift and on time vs flaffing about with a free Uber. The free lunches are often a gimmick that last for a very short period of time and aren’t particularly of high monetary value. The free data is probably the best one but that’s only active for another couple of months anyway. Huge discounts is a rather broad statement when the reality is that these “discounts” are often for items you can get elsewhere at the same price or aren’t genuine offers.I have signed up for the free data, a free £10 chilli voucher for a couple of films, a £10 deliveroo voucher and the 10% off Morrison’s shop which works out as more expensive than shipping at Aldi or Lidl. That’s not exactly me rolling in it with these deals. I think one needs to appreciate the very clever marketing that is going on here and in reality a lot of the nhs won’t even take up because their preoccupied by their 12 hour shifts and recuperation time. Add on travelling to and from work, handovers, and the added time constraints of ppe and your really looking at 14-15 hour days. Oh and btw, on a day shift, I earn not much more than minimum wage so yes, we’re not exactly rolling in it.



My neighbour, an NHS worker, has been working her backside off in the most horrific circumstances for 12 hour+ a day, with few days off and without proper PPE for a large proportion of time. You looked after one of my family whilst they died of Covid and held the phone to his ear as he had a last few words with his son and I thank you.
Heat added

Or you could just visit archive.fo and put the link in the search bar and have access to the articles

I.e

archive.fo/L2BtV
Edited by: "Sc4mp0" 3rd Jul
exciton02/07/2020 19:30

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Thats not Westminsters fault.

NHS Wales wanted their own name/brand/stuff, so you should be complaining to them or to the FT asking them to include you in THEIR offer...
exciton02/07/2020 19:30

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How much are prescriptions in Wales?
monkeyhanger7502/07/2020 19:26

They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full …They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full pay. They've had free Uber taxis to get to work, free lunches from every major takeaway brand out there, free minutes and data on mobile phones and huge discounrts on most things they would want to buy during lockdown.They're rolling in it. As a key worker in the Pharma industry myself, I have saved plenty of money during lockdown. No eating out, drinking out, no taking the kids anywhere beyond a quiet walk to the coast. I'd have saved even more with free Domino's and taxis.


Why so bitter that some NHS workers have succumbed to some big corp marketing. Did they ask you to pay for it?
This is a really good deal, so envious! Heat! I don't think many of my NHS friends will want be interested in reading the FT, but i'll pass the message onto them anyway
Besford03/07/2020 12:36

Why so bitter that some NHS workers have succumbed to some big corp …Why so bitter that some NHS workers have succumbed to some big corp marketing. Did they ask you to pay for it?


I'm not bitter - it's cynical marketing of the worst kind, scoring points off a crisis. I pointed out that plenty of people not furloughed have more money than they would have normally. I'm on an average full time wage and have been about £600 a month better off during lockdown despite working through it. Many NHS workers in that situation might also be better off.

In terms of who ultimately pays for these freebies, someone always does - prices go up for everyone else to cover it or there's a tax manipulation going on. I haven't had a takeaway during the lockdown because they're all profiteering. No collection deals on because you can't collect, the price of the takeaways and deliveries have gone up locally.
There's a Firefox plugin that makes this free anyway. Not worth paying for, it's like a slightly less annoying version of the guardian still whining on about Brexit and how evil Sweden is.
dmeagor103/07/2020 15:09

There's a Firefox plugin that makes this free anyway. Not worth paying …There's a Firefox plugin that makes this free anyway. Not worth paying for, it's like a slightly less annoying version of the guardian still whining on about Brexit and how evil Sweden is.


Sweden is evil - have you not seen those Scandinavian grim dramas on Walter Channel? Some twisted minds there!
john587702/07/2020 20:34

You can register for a nhs.net email address from a trust computer. Try …You can register for a nhs.net email address from a trust computer. Try next time you’re at work


What's a trust computer? We don't have trusts in Scotland.
monkeyhanger7503/07/2020 14:31

I'm not bitter - it's cynical marketing of the worst kind, scoring points …I'm not bitter - it's cynical marketing of the worst kind, scoring points off a crisis. I pointed out that plenty of people not furloughed have more money than they would have normally. I'm on an average full time wage and have been about £600 a month better off during lockdown despite working through it. Many NHS workers in that situation might also be better off.In terms of who ultimately pays for these freebies, someone always does - prices go up for everyone else to cover it or there's a tax manipulation going on. I haven't had a takeaway during the lockdown because they're all profiteering. No collection deals on because you can't collect, the price of the takeaways and deliveries have gone up locally.


None of the takeaways near me have gone up, not one, and around half of them are doing free delivery on the normal priced menu....

In fact most takeaways here have been fantastic, some doing freebies or £1-£2 a meal for vulnerable people, and after the lockdown everyone is going to support them since they've done it for us.
What are they going to do. Have a litte gamble on the stock market on their wages!
As an NHS worker I signed up to the free Telegraph offer. Wish I hadn’t. Never read so much right-wing fascist, racist, xenophobic trash. Hope this is better
Flappybunnyman02/07/2020 23:01

As an nhs worker who frequents hukd on a daily basis - I have to say that …As an nhs worker who frequents hukd on a daily basis - I have to say that a lot of the “deals” aren’t actually very good.I don’t think many nhs workers would have used the free Uber service as they would want to take their own vehicle, or at least as a last resort. I would want to know for a fact I was going to turn up on shift and on time vs flaffing about with a free Uber. The free lunches are often a gimmick that last for a very short period of time and aren’t particularly of high monetary value. The free data is probably the best one but that’s only active for another couple of months anyway. Huge discounts is a rather broad statement when the reality is that these “discounts” are often for items you can get elsewhere at the same price or aren’t genuine offers.I have signed up for the free data, a free £10 chilli voucher for a couple of films, a £10 deliveroo voucher and the 10% off Morrison’s shop which works out as more expensive than shipping at Aldi or Lidl. That’s not exactly me rolling in it with these deals. I think one needs to appreciate the very clever marketing that is going on here and in reality a lot of the nhs won’t even take up because their preoccupied by their 12 hour shifts and recuperation time. Add on travelling to and from work, handovers, and the added time constraints of ppe and your really looking at 14-15 hour days. Oh and btw, on a day shift, I earn not much more than minimum wage so yes, we’re not exactly rolling in it.


Right there with ya
dmeagor103/07/2020 15:09

There's a Firefox plugin that makes this free anyway. Not worth paying …There's a Firefox plugin that makes this free anyway. Not worth paying for, it's like a slightly less annoying version of the guardian still whining on about Brexit and how evil Sweden is.


Can you elaborate please? Many thanks.
gagagaga03/07/2020 07:20

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I really shouldn’t have laughed at this
Voted hot by the way. 6 months is a decent length of time.
I get this free through work. It is pretty unbiased and there are lots of articles that aren't about stocks and shares - that was my preconception about The FT too. Get it if you can
MrWang02/07/2020 19:59

The only decent paper left.


If you're a toff.

Edit. Sorry. Or a wannabe toff.

Edited by: "tumbleweed34" 3rd Jul
MrWang02/07/2020 19:59

The only decent paper left.


FT is politically biased as are all media outlets. The best way to get information is to read multiple sources from each side of the political spectrum, whatever all sources agree on is generally accurate. It also allows you to see and look past the bias, seeing both sides of the argument.
Edited by: "jamie15" 3rd Jul
As others have highlighted. The FT isn't all about investing, it is a very very well written newspaper. Explore the articles and you can see why people pay for it. My employer pays for mine, but I'd gladly pay for access.
jamie1503/07/2020 22:11

FT is politically biased as are all media outlets. The best way to get …FT is politically biased as are all media outlets. The best way to get information is to read multiple sources from each side of the political spectrum, whatever all sources agree on is generally accurate. It also allows you to see and look past the bias, seeing both sides of the argument.



Possibly but you are also just likely to fall for the person who made the best argument and not necessary the truth, hence why people pay expensive lawyers. The only factual evidence you have is what they are reporting so you have little real world data to make up your own mind.
monkeyhanger7502/07/2020 19:26

They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full …They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full pay. They've had free Uber taxis to get to work, free lunches from every major takeaway brand out there, free minutes and data on mobile phones and huge discounrts on most things they would want to buy during lockdown.They're rolling in it. As a key worker in the Pharma industry myself, I have saved plenty of money during lockdown. No eating out, drinking out, no taking the kids anywhere beyond a quiet walk to the coast. I'd have saved even more with free Domino's and taxis.


I have colleagues who have been on half pay because working in NHS means you cant be furloughed so if you have to cut your hours from 8 til 6 to 9:30 til 2:30 to work around school hours then you're forced to take unpaid leave for the lost hours as many nhs workers cannot work from home. Hardly rolling I it. As for all the "freebies" many are just publicity. We have lots of domino's around here and not 1 offered the nhs discount. Uber eats discount doesn't work with takeaways here either.
They often say NHS as it makes them look good and its easy to police with nhs emails and pretty standard ID badges. If they opened to all key workers it would be too much trouble for them to track the different email addresses and wide range of ID badges. The last thing many of these companies want is to actually work for their good will publicity.
By the way, I'm not saying all businesses are bad though. Some, especially local, smaller companies really have gone the extra mile and recognise ALL key workers which is only fair.
ChildofChaos03/07/2020 22:18

Possibly but you are also just likely to fall for the person who made the …Possibly but you are also just likely to fall for the person who made the best argument and not necessary the truth, hence why people pay expensive lawyers. The only factual evidence you have is what they are reporting so you have little real world data to make up your own mind.


True to an extent, you need to be careful in separating the bias from the facts. At the very least, you have listened to both sides and have chosen to believe one instead of the other instead of blindly believing something. I believe it is important to read more than one source for important information and make your own judgement.
I'm fairly sure the NHS staff,have had years of pay freezes /pay cuts
Edited by: "frankie1g" 3rd Jul
monkeyhanger7502/07/2020 19:26

They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full …They have plenty of money to invest. They weren't furloughed, so on full pay. They've had free Uber taxis to get to work, free lunches from every major takeaway brand out there, free minutes and data on mobile phones and huge discounrts on most things they would want to buy during lockdown.They're rolling in it. As a key worker in the Pharma industry myself, I have saved plenty of money during lockdown. No eating out, drinking out, no taking the kids anywhere beyond a quiet walk to the coast. I'd have saved even more with free Domino's and taxis.



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