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Lollipop Men/Women

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Mr.Thunders, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. muggboots

    muggboots Striker

    In fact can someone come in and take over the argument for nowt please?
  2. Mr.Thunders

    Mr.Thunders Striker

    Is Clifton still mostly white?
  3. mcq10

    mcq10 Striker

    Yet nick Forbes wasted 100k protesting about the wonga dome name change.

    You literally couldn't make this shit up.
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  4. lenshack

    lenshack Winger

    It's like half the kids these days are born with nee legs and are incapable of walking a few hundred yards to school
    and the other half are born with nee brains and don't know how to use a crossing.

    Lollipop ladies hadn't been invented when I went to school and there was never a bit of bother.
  5. Kid Galahad

    Kid Galahad Striker

    It's easier to get out of the way of a penny farthing than a speeding Audi though..,
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  6. LiverBird

    LiverBird Full Back

    Always thought they were wranguns, old men wanting to be near children.
  7. I don't drive that route very often but there will be hods of students living there as Nottingham Trent uni have the campus.

    Edit: white British 88%

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  8. Son of Stan

    Son of Stan Winger

    Here's my suggestion - get rid of a lot of managers/line managers employed on some inflated scale instead of getting rid of people at the frontline. That should make huge savings. If Sunderland is anything like Gateshead Council many departments are now top heavy as a result of losing (ie redundancies) further down the scale with, in some cases, managers with no one to manage.
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  9. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    I did then say they could bladder some fat cats tbf. Managers posts galore now in the public sector that doesn't involve managing, tends to just be used to indicate a scale or grade it seems. My gripe on this thread is still with the Tories mind, slashing council budgets to death.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
  10. Kevsgreat

    Kevsgreat Striker

    Over in Northern Ireland there's a school not far from the inlaws that's a 40 limit right past the gates. Even that's only about 300 yards past the school in each direction, the rest is a national limit. It wasn't always like that, the locals had to campaign to get the section that is 40 dropped. Suppose it's a bit different as it's in the countryside and there's nowt on the other side of the road that would make you bother crossing, but being used to 20 zones round here I was amazed.
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  11. Son of Stan

    Son of Stan Winger

    I know someone whose job it was specifically to 'line manage' a team and whose team (myself included) were made redundant. They still get the additional money for this function and no drop in scale either. I just can't seem to get over it! :evil:
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  12. haway

    haway Striker

    Depends where. Have seen one or two who stand on zebra/ pelican crossings where the traffic is only going 10mph anyway.

    Also have seen some who do a vital job and without them children are going to be put at risk.

    If Ncl city council had said they were getting rid of 25% or so I would sympathise. But getting rid of every single one strikes me as insanity.
  13. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    Not sure its right to be angry at the individual mind, but that's shit.
  14. Kevsgreat

    Kevsgreat Striker

    Don't think that's so much the case, I know of some folk working at the Civic Center saying they're down to about a third of the staff that were there at one point. Unless it's one third managers. In which case there would be nobody doing any work.

    Then again, typical council etc.
  15. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    I know two lasses who work there, and it's redundancies on the front line every year, with those left expected to do more each round of chops. It sounds horrendous.
  16. Son of Stan

    Son of Stan Winger

    I think I'm justified being angry at that particular individual - she decided along with HR who was going, and when, and this eventually became everyone else...but her, although she took on some of my work, and gets over twice the wage I used to get.
    What they've done at Gateshead is get rid of a lot of staff at the lower end of the scale at the Civic Centre and merge some departments - but expecting those left to pick up other people's work. One of the reasons a friend of mine took redundancy as they were piling on the work. They are top heavy with managers from what I hear.
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  17. shogun1904

    shogun1904 Striker

    I think many are needed. The roads outside the bairns school are pretty bad because of people now knowing how to drive properly.
  18. FootballFan

    FootballFan Striker

    thats the most stupid statement I've ever heard.

    we are talking about kids crossing a busy road.

    exactly this
  19. Royal 8er

    Royal 8er Winger

    Could say the same about some of the teachers .
    Some serious headcases looking after kids these days.
    Do you know any teachers?
  20. janey

    janey Striker Contributor

    I have no idea why they stop the traffic to allow adults without children to cross mind, really is one of my pet hates :evil:
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