are you an architect whose business has failed?

are you an architect whose business has failed?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:29 pm

RTE is looking for interviewees for a news piece on self-employed people who've been refused state support because they don't qualify for Jobseekers allowance. If your practice/business had to close and you failed the Jobseekers means test, would you be willing to be interviewed about your experience? While the piece is for TV bulletins, it could be filmed in such a way that your identity is not revealed.
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Re: are you an architect whose business has failed?

Postby tommyt » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:58 pm

Paul Clerkin wrote:RTE is looking for interviewees for a news piece on self-employed people who've been refused state support because they don't qualify for Jobseekers allowance. If your practice/business had to close and you failed the Jobseekers means test, would you be willing to be interviewed about your experience? While the piece is for TV bulletins, it could be filmed in such a way that your identity is not revealed.
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Don't worry- you'll qualify eventually when you're left fishing food out of bins and begging on the streets:(

I remember going to sign on with about 41/2 years of 'contractors' stamps paid in, expecting to get Unemployment Benefit about 10 years ago. The guy behind the hatch actually laughed at me for thinking those stamps would cover me.
Luckily (:mad:) I hadn't a bean to my name or was co-habiting with someone who had a job at the time so actually got UA after much wrangling. I still to this day don't know why anyone not formally employed/PAYE actually pays PRSI.
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Re: are you an architect whose business has failed?

Postby Springer » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:16 am

Paul Clerkin wrote:RTE is looking for interviewees for a news piece on self-employed people who've been refused state support because they don't qualify for Jobseekers allowance. If your practice/business had to close and you failed the Jobseekers means test, would you be willing to be interviewed about your experience? While the piece is for TV bulletins, it could be filmed in such a way that your identity is not revealed.
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Get a copy of the 2007 Golden Pages and pick a number.

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Re: are you an architect whose business has failed?

Postby wearnicehats » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:28 pm

it's the self-employed bit that's pertinent here. I know several peers who are better off on the brew than I am working. Redundancy please!!
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Re: are you an architect whose business has failed?

Postby Springer » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:50 pm

wearnicehats wrote:it's the self-employed bit that's pertinent here. I know several peers who are better off on the brew than I am working. Redundancy please!!


I know a few friends on reduced hours after a wage cut who have not been paid in 3 months and cannot complain as there are people being let go every month.

Another practice in Cork with 3 principals left down from 27 staff now working from one of the directors living rooms and owing around 6+ million after a management buy out and clinging on for dear life.

Horror stories out there.
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Re: are you an architect whose business has failed?

Postby PVC King » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:20 pm

Another practice in Cork with 3 principals left down from 27 staff now working from one of the directors living rooms and owing around 6+ million after a management buy out and clinging on for dear life


You got to admire that attitude: that is exactly the type situation you want to see featured; people with plenty of courage to face up to what is daunting but not insurmountable; if they get through this they will have learned some very valuable lessons. Another angle I would like to see featured are practices that were solvent in early 2009 and where directors were willfully misled by clients to spend large sums of internal resources on applications where the clients knew full well they hadn't the funds to discharge the fees and simply used applications as a way of keeping banks off their backs; I suspect many are in that boat.
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Re: are you an architect whose business has failed?

Postby missarchi » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:43 pm

PVC King wrote: if they get through this they will have learned some very valuable lessons.


I would disagree they are operating in a "varible" economy of which they have no control...
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Re: are you an architect whose business has failed?

Postby onq » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:52 am

What's a "varible" economy?

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