TT Meet 2017: Birmingham 10th Anniversary Meet - VOTE FOR DATES

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What datrs could you attend a meet?

Poll ended at 17 Jan 2017 22:35

17th June
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31%
22nd July
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31%
29th July
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Post by orudge » 17 Jan 2017 19:11

Cheap indeed! I remember being slightly astounded in Glasgow recently when a bunch of us put £20 each into a kitty - a good half dozen or so drinks later, there was still money in the kitty. That'd barely buy 4 drinks each in Aberdeen.

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Post by Redirect Left » 17 Jan 2017 19:25

Living in the north must really just ruin me price wise, or maybe its because I don't live in one of the major northern cities. There is a pub down the road that is currently advertising pints for £2.10! I don't really drink, so it's the price of coke that matters to me, which again is 99% of the time more expensive than where I usually get it from, the markets :p
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Post by JamieLei » 17 Jan 2017 20:55

Ameecher wrote:
Dave wrote:As ever the way to define this is cost of a pint, and the answer is about £3.50 for a lager, up to £4 for a premium beer.
That's cheap! I'm in.
Milton Keynes must have gotten expensive...!
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Post by Ameecher » 17 Jan 2017 21:20

JamieLei wrote:
Ameecher wrote:
Dave wrote:As ever the way to define this is cost of a pint, and the answer is about £3.50 for a lager, up to £4 for a premium beer.
That's cheap! I'm in.
Milton Keynes must have gotten expensive...!
It blooming is, especially after one of the spoons shut. We're down to 2 two now, there were 4 when I first arrived!
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Post by SkeedR » 18 Jan 2017 14:08

Chrill wrote:It's funny. You Brits all want the sweet ciders we produce in Sweden. Kopparbergs and Rekorderlig. We all want the dry ciders coming out of the UK and Ireland. Strongbow and Magners.
"You Brits" eh? I'm not averse to some Kopparberg, but I rather dislike Rekorderlig. I much prefer a good Old Rosie! Then again, I am from proper cider country, Somerset.
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Post by orudge » 18 Jan 2017 14:27

So, 29th of July it is. You can sign up here, and I'll add more content to the wiki page once we have things decided.

I'll start a new topic as is customary for further discussion shortly.

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Post by Redirect Left » 18 Jan 2017 15:15

Wahey. The one date i'm free was chosen, added myself to the wiki page with intended route for getting there.
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Post by Pilot » 18 Jan 2017 21:03

Coming, will be looking at a hotel shortly (after payday probably). As for getting there, I shall be on the train. I'm willing to meet up with people in Manchester first if anyone is heading that way, or if some people are flying into Manchester (as Brum doesn't have as many destinations/flights), I'm happy to meet people at the Airport, and to go from there.

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Post by JamieLei » 20 Jan 2017 15:54

It's in my calendar now :D

Also oddly enough, the day after my payday.
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Post by Ameecher » 20 Jan 2017 17:38

JamieLei wrote:It's in my calendar now :D

Also oddly enough, the day after my payday.
I can't get used to this crazy payday structure. Thanks for the reminder.
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Post by Dave » 20 Jan 2017 23:25

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Post by orudge » 21 Jan 2017 08:36

I now get paid on the first working day after (or including) the 20th - it used to be the last working day up to (and including) the 15th. I put everything on a credit card anyway and pay it off at the end of the month so it's mostly irrelevant when I get paid, as long as I do!

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Post by Pilot » 21 Jan 2017 12:48

I get paid last Thursday of each month, so I should be getting paid just before the meet :mrgreen: That's just an excuse to get absolutely wasted in the evening :lol:

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Post by Chrill » 21 Jan 2017 15:26

How strange. I'm paid on a fixed date, 25th, every month. If that happens to fall on a weekend, I'm paid the friday before that. So, Sunday the 25th would mean my salary comes Friday the 23rd.
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Post by SkeedR » 21 Jan 2017 21:29

I get paid every Thursday.

EDIT: yo'rudge, put the link to the Wiki page on the first post?
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Post by Ameecher » 21 Jan 2017 21:58

Chrill wrote:How strange. I'm paid on a fixed date, 25th, every month. If that happens to fall on a weekend, I'm paid the friday before that. So, Sunday the 25th would mean my salary comes Friday the 23rd.
I used to have that set up in my old job (except the 28th was the date). Now though it seems to be on a 4 weekly cycle which is less convenient as everything else I pay for is on a monthly basis. Hey ho.
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Post by GarryG » 22 Jan 2017 01:00

Hi orudge,

Question for you .. what is involved with these meeting. Being in Australia unfortunately not able to attend your meetings in UK.

Wonder if other Australian would like to have meetings like your doing here in Australia?

Maybe other countries could have their own meetings too?

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Post by JamieLei » 22 Jan 2017 13:35

Ameecher wrote:
Chrill wrote:How strange. I'm paid on a fixed date, 25th, every month. If that happens to fall on a weekend, I'm paid the friday before that. So, Sunday the 25th would mean my salary comes Friday the 23rd.
I used to have that set up in my old job (except the 28th was the date). Now though it seems to be on a 4 weekly cycle which is less convenient as everything else I pay for is on a monthly basis. Hey ho.
I actually quite like the 4-weekly cycle (it's the same in TOC and TfL; must be a railway thing; although which week of the railway period varies according to TOC!). It does mean that I get one paycheck that I don't have to pay rent or mortgage out of (kinda like a bonus; I'm looking forward to March!), and because each paycheck is exactly the same length with exactly the same number of weekends, I can allocate the same amount of spending money to each month. (Bills of course as you say, are all over the place).

The other interesting thing is how February 29th is paid. On a monthly pay cycle, your pay for the 29th gets effectively quartered and distributed across all 4 years (hence the notion that workers 'don't get paid' for the 'extra' day). In the railways on a 4-weekly cycle, you actually get paid for the 29th when you work it, since your pay is actually calculated from each day you work.
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Post by orudge » 22 Jan 2017 15:09

SkeedR wrote:EDIT: yo'rudge, put the link to the Wiki page on the first post?
I'll create a new topic for full discussion shortly (maybe tomorrow).
GarryG wrote:Question for you .. what is involved with these meeting. Being in Australia unfortunately not able to attend your meetings in UK.

Wonder if other Australian would like to have meetings like your doing here in Australia?

Maybe other countries could have their own meetings too?
Generally we meet up in a pub and chat. Often there is a transport-related activity or two too. A few years ago we had a special guest join us and give us a preview of the TT mobile app, which was quite fun.

You are of course welcome to organise a meet in Australia, or anywhere else. There was an unofficial Sydney meet in 2011 when I was visiting - we went to a transport museum, several pubs, and went bowling in the evening - much beer was consumed, and I think we all had a great day!

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Post by andel » 22 Jan 2017 15:40

I, the founder of said meets, am unable to attend on 29 July as I have family commitments.
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