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  1. Thanks all for the advice I shall stick to Dr Johns
  2. Funny you should mention that as the vet sent us home with a bag of it yesterday as part of the puppy pack when registering her. I compared the ingredients and to my untrained eye the Dr Johns could arguably better when it comes to meat content for almost a third of the price. Hills has 27.6% Protein vs 27% and the rest of the ingredients seem fairly comparible. Hills Science plan growth large breed with Chicken: Maize, chicken (17%) and turkey meal (total poultry 26%), animal fat, digest, maize gluten meal, dried beet pulp, cellulose, minerals, flaxseed, fish oil, soybean oil, vitamins, trace elements and beta-carotene. With a natural antioxidant (mixed tocopherols). Dr Johns Poultry meal (30% chicken), wheat, barley, maize, chicken fat, maize gluten, beet pulp (1.9%), salmon oil (1.25%), FOS (0.625%), minerals, linseed, yucca extract. Price is not an issue, I want the best for the pup at the end of the day. But she is eating well, growing well and has good stools.
  3. She has no bother eating it and seems to be thriving on it. I've attached some pictures, she is a good lump of a pup for 7 weeks. Just wondering if anyone has any experience of Dr Johns, good or bad?
  4. Hello again all Just picked up a new pup yesterday, the breeder has her on Dr Johns Puppy chicken. It seems to get fairly good reviews online but wanted to know if anyone else has any experience with it or other recommendations for a dry food? I used beta with my last pup but it didn't agree with her and then moved her on to pets at homes own brand,wainwrights, which she thrived on. The pup is in very good condition, she is fairly big for the age and her stools are good. Looking for advice if you would reccomend something else or if it's a case of if she is doing well let her be and continue with the Dr Johns? Thanks in advance Paul
  5. 🤣 Never a truer word spoken, you must have seen me shoot lol
  6. Found a Teague flush choke for £30 or the Briley flush for £26 Which would you go for I'm happy with flush
  7. I may get in quick before they change their price online lol https://gun.co.uk/chokes/beretta-12g-mobile-flush-016423 Teague worth the extra?
  8. You are quite right It was a Briley choke I seen for 27 Don't suppose you know how they compare?
  9. Teague would be ideal Thought I would ask on here to see if anyone has one they would part with. They are about £27 new so not mad money
  10. Looking for a Beretta Light Modified or 3/8 Mobil Choke Thanks Paul
  11. paul87

    Job advice

    I wish it worked like that in my job, I really do. Had many a conversation with my bosses boss and she wishes she could do something for me. She does show gratitude and appreciation for what I do but unfortunately that's as far as it goes. In my work it's a case of applying for a promotion when it comes up along with anyone else who meets the criteria. Rather than being earned.
  12. paul87

    Job advice

    Thanks for all the replies. I'm at this point for a number of reasons. I'll give a few examples below without going into too much detail. I was taken out of my roll and put into a different one when lockdown began. Which was fair enough at the time, like I said glad to have had a steady job. In this role, I was having a bad day if I did not resolve 10 calls in a day. Whilst people who do that job day in and day out were resolving 40 calls in a month. I then changed role's slightly and became office based dealing with hardware and customers face to face. I used my own initiative over the last year to put measures in place to save my team and customers time. In doing so I have saved the department at least £30k. My boss comes to me for advice. If an opportunity arises for promotion the guy who doesn't pull his weight but can talk the talk has a better chance of getting promoted than me. Achievements, work ethic and ability don't come into it. At the end of it all we all got the same 1% pay rise. I feel if I was in the private sector and performed as I have I likely would have had recognition for it by way of promotion or pay rise. Don't want this to sound like a sob story as it's not, but it's great to get outside opinions.
  13. paul87

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    Thanks for the input I completely agree with what you say. I probably should have mentioned my role is within IT. One sector which has been stable if not booming throughout the pandemic. And for that I am lucky in a way. IT workers are kind of the new mechanics imo, not many people can do without either.
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    If you felt unappreciated and extremely under valued in a government job with no near future promotion opportunities. But had perks like flexi time, a decent boss who will let you text for the next day off to go fishing or shooting, a half decent pension and 30 days annual leave. Would you hang on to after the pandemic to get back to your old role? Which you loved and made around £300pm more doing. Hang on for a promotion opportunity where you have to talk bs and hit key words. Which I am terrible at. Rather than being promoted on performance, initiative and cost saving for the department? Or leave with no formal qualifications due to learning all on the job or via research. Go to the private sector, likely take a pay cut and prove yourself all over again? I had an essay typed out with details but the above is it in a nutshell, without making myself sound like a victim lol Edit to add I do realise how lucky I am to have had a job and steady income during the pandemic and I feel for those not so fortunate.
  15. Exactly Could just as easily get a live firing pistol. No hassle getting an FAC PCP air rifle, just a matter of me trading one in for another.
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