just a thought ?

mark130273mark130273 Font Of All KnowledgeRegistered Posts: 4,234
how hard would you reckon it would be to do accounts/bookkeeping if we still had pounds shillings and pence !!

with 240 pennies in the pound and all that rubbish they got rid off in 1971 ???

:huh:

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  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    mark130273 wrote: »
    how hard would you reckon it would be to do accounts/bookkeeping if we still had pounds shillings and pence !!

    with 240 pennies in the pound and all that rubbish they got rid off in 1971 ???

    :huh:

    Hard work :lol:

    Morning
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    morning to you too..............and imagine then too you didnt have excel either ?
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    mark130273 wrote: »
    morning to you too..............and imagine then too you didnt have excel either ?

    some of our files are really old and when i first started in this job i had to do a lot of archving and it looked like everything they did was by hand just loads and load of ledger papers now that must have been hard work.
  • farmergilesfarmergiles Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,693
    mark130273 wrote: »
    how hard would you reckon it would be to do accounts/bookkeeping if we still had pounds shillings and pence !!

    with 240 pennies in the pound and all that rubbish they got rid off in 1971 ???

    :huh:

    It would be no different to today, after all, it's only numbers. I'm old enough to have worked with Pounds, shillings and pence and I had no problem.
    I remember the switch over to decimal coinnage and the way we were all ripped off by the traders, very much the same as the continentals were ripped off by the switch to the euro!!!
    One of the big rip-offs, if I remember correctly, was the mars bar. It went from 6 old pence to 6 new pence, over night!!!!
  • Sonny_LSonny_L Well-Known Registered Posts: 201
    Thinking along similar lines, imagine the accounting process for a large company before computers!
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    Sonny_L wrote: »
    Thinking along similar lines, imagine the accounting process for a large company before computers!

    plenty of admin jobs am sure
  • farmergilesfarmergiles Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,693
    Sonny_L wrote: »
    Thinking along similar lines, imagine the accounting process for a large company before computers!

    I worked in the RAF when everything was completed manually and posted to the big computer at RAF Innsworth, in Gloucester. Print outs were then posted back to us.
    When I came back into civvy street and worked at Stanley Tools in Sheffield, we priced up the piece work cards, which were then sent to the punch room for the girls to enter the info onto cards with little holes punched into them. These were fed into the computer and we were then sent large green and white print outs! That was back in the days when computers took up half an office block and had less computing power than the average calculator does these days.:lol::lol:
  • blobbyhblobbyh Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,415
    Going back two decades but when I ran my betting shop, I had to learn how to calculate all the different types of bets available (round robins, lucky 15's etc), how to multiply permutations (trebles, fourfolds, fivefolds etc) , know all the basic factors (odds expressed as decimals). Took nearly six months of training to do all that and even longer to practice it. Now it's all done with computers and much of the theory side of bet settling is lost... ho hum...
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    lol it reminds me of putting bets on for my dad covering the card at bell view dogs

    1-2 10p f/c doubles

    so it be 66 bets over 12 races (correct me if am wrong) i think one night he got 3, 1 -2's and ended up with over £500 (bear in mind this was over 20 years ago)
  • PAMDILLPAMDILL Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 715
    A-Vic wrote: »
    lol it reminds me of putting bets on for my dad covering the card at bell view dogs

    1-2 10p f/c doubles

    so it be 66 bets over 12 races (correct me if am wrong) i think one night he got 3, 1 -2's and ended up with over £500 (bear in mind this was over 20 years ago)
    Hope you got a share of it.

    I remember the first computer I sued in an office, every couple of weeks I had to open up the CPU and change the backup batteries (think they were 'C' types) they were there to keep the information safe when it was switched off at the mains overnight.

    I was telling someone about it the other week and they thought it was the funniest thing ever.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    change the batteries in the cpu that sounds like a right laugh !!!
  • welshwizardwelshwizard Trusted Regular South WalesRegistered Posts: 465
    My Foundation year tutor used to work in a steel works - pre decimalcountign couldnot be done on a calculator - she told us numerous stories of short cuts and tales of derring do using a machine called a comptometer (spelling?) which did all the hard £. s. d. caluclations for her.

    Mind you, I am so glad I am 'post-decimal'!!!!
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    my foundation year tutor used to work in a steel works - pre decimalcountign couldnot be done on a calculator - she told us numerous stories of short cuts and tales of derring do using a machine called a comptometer (spelling?) which did all the hard £. S. D. Caluclations for her.

    Mind you, i am so glad i am 'post-decimal'!!!!

    ditto ?
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