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Message 1103476 - Posted: 5 May 2011, 7:51:26 UTC

Tesco is not liked in the UK because of its bullyboy attitude to staff and its ruthless biusiness practices, much like Walmart in the US. However Walmarts UK arm Asda, is quite popular.

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Message 1120849 - Posted: 24 Jun 2011, 13:19:15 UTC - in response to Message 1103476.

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Message 1120859 - Posted: 24 Jun 2011, 13:49:59 UTC

Like it, nice one! Do you know where it is? Looks like UK.

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Message 1120892 - Posted: 24 Jun 2011, 14:44:45 UTC - in response to Message 1120859.
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I do! I've walked by many times:) It's on Essex Rd near Angel Station in London.

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Message 1121015 - Posted: 24 Jun 2011, 18:05:26 UTC

Good lord, I worked at the Angel Centre opposite the Angel Tube for 5 years, but that was 15 years ago.
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Message 1121093 - Posted: 24 Jun 2011, 20:03:20 UTC - in response to Message 1121015.

Wow! I've bought a lot of my favorite books @the Angel Center:) Everything from Clarke, Niven & Asimov to Dawkins & Francis Wheen. One of my very best friends lives in the area and that's where I stay when I'm in London.

If you are at all familiar with Essex Rd, there's an ultra-kitsch ex-bingo hall right across the street from the Tesco graffiti. I'm sure you wouldn't forget such a "landmark":D

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Message 1121156 - Posted: 24 Jun 2011, 21:29:35 UTC

I'm not sure we're talking about the same Angel Centre :-)

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When I was there it was a BT building, and I managed a 1000 user Novell computer Network. But yes I do know Essex Road.
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Message 1121551 - Posted: 25 Jun 2011, 20:41:39 UTC - in response to Message 1121156.

Obviously:)

I thought you meant this Center (with th H. R. Giger-like angel wings)

(and you can see the Border's I was talking about in the background)

PS Sounds like stressful work you used to do, and a lot of responsibility too.

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Message 1121670 - Posted: 26 Jun 2011, 9:20:12 UTC

Aha, thought we were at cross purposes! I wouldn't say the work was stressfull, more a lot of responsibility actually. Occasionally it did get hairy as we were only allowed to take down the servers at weekends.

One time we brought one back up on a Sunday afternoon, and it wouldn't play ball no matter what we did, called in 2nd Line support and they decided to install one of the backup tapes, which wouldn't work either. Upshot was 3rd line support got called in to fix it. Got home at 1am Monday morning, and had to be back by 8am!

Anyhow I digress from Tesco, but as it is my thread I guess I'm allowed :-)

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Message 1137172 - Posted: 7 Aug 2011, 11:42:08 UTC - in response to Message 1120892.

I do! I've walked by many times:) It's on Essex Rd near Angel Station in London.

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Nice. Used to travel up Essex Road from Balls Pond Road when I used to live in Hackney, then from Newington Green Road after moving to Stoke Newington.

I'll see if I can get a photo next time I'm down there.
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