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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2800 on: 07 November 2018, 10:10:10 PM »
Candidates for elections. It seems that we are now expected to vote for people selected by their parties from female only/black only etc lists. How far do they go with this. LGBTG lists? Left handed lists? I think this cheats the population of the opportunity to select the best candidate.

The two main parties here have not fielded a male candidate for 25 years, and all apart from one have been absolute drips

Totally agree. Same with them moaning about companies needing an equal amount of females as males.... why?? If it take 12 people to run a company then I don't want the best 6 men and the best 6 women.... I want the best 12 people for the job, be they black, white, gay, straight, piss standing up or sitting down.
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2801 on: 08 November 2018, 08:25:34 AM »
:agree
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2802 on: 08 November 2018, 09:12:45 AM »
Totally agree with you on that Dudeofrude  :thumbup
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2803 on: 08 November 2018, 09:22:13 AM »
I am sure some of the practices carried out by the company I work for must be illegal in some way or another. For example, if we recommend someone for a job, we get paid a recruitment bounty when they start working for us. The company saves a fortune in agency fess through doing this and no problem so far. The problem a couple of months ago was they were offering to pay double the bounty if the person taken on was female. I am sure this could be construed as discrimination in some way.
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2804 on: 08 November 2018, 09:54:29 AM »
I am sure some of the practices carried out by the company I work for must be illegal in some way or another. For example, if we recommend someone for a job, we get paid a recruitment bounty when they start working for us. The company saves a fortune in agency fess through doing this and no problem so far. The problem a couple of months ago was they were offering to pay double the bounty if the person taken on was female. I am sure this could be construed as discrimination in some way.

I suppose it depends on the industry you work in, as in certain professions they are trying to encourage more females to take it up i.e building trades, or engineering!
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2805 on: 08 November 2018, 10:36:28 AM »
I suppose it depends on the industry you work in, as in certain professions they are trying to encourage more females to take it up i.e building trades, or engineering!

I work for an IT company where we already appear to have a disproportionate amount of female senior management when compared toe the lower ranks. I have no issues with the people they have in place but do agree with Dudeofrude, it should be the best person for the job, not the best woman/man/dog/cat or whatever is the flavour of the month.

My point was, as a company, they were apparently positively discriminating but getting their employees to put women forwards for jobs rather than a (possibly better qualified/experienced) man because you would get double the bonus.
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2806 on: 08 November 2018, 11:00:48 AM »

Not sure how many females would want to be working on a building site middle of January, freezing cold, wet, with freezing rain running down the crack of your arse. After saying that there's not many males want that either.   
 

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2807 on: 08 November 2018, 12:22:00 PM »
Funny - there are no questions asked in parliment or quotas or male only adverts for Nurses, primary/nursery school teachers. 
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« Reply #2808 on: 08 November 2018, 12:30:48 PM »
That's probably our fault since when did any male get a word in edge ways. Most of us have perfected the art of repeating their last sentence word for word,  adding the right yes dear, no dear in the right place, on the odd occasion they take a breath.   

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2809 on: 08 November 2018, 05:30:28 PM »
The "equal" in equality should mean equal opportunities, not equal numbers.
As has already been said, you want the best person for the job regardless of gender, colour, faith, height, weight, etc  :wall
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2810 on: 08 November 2018, 07:06:23 PM »
I am sure some of the practices carried out by the company I work for must be illegal in some way or another. For example, if we recommend someone for a job, we get paid a recruitment bounty when they start working for us. The company saves a fortune in agency fess through doing this and no problem so far. The problem a couple of months ago was they were offering to pay double the bounty if the person taken on was female. I am sure this could be construed as discrimination in some way.


Isnt that called "positive discrimination"?

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2811 on: 08 November 2018, 07:14:28 PM »
Candidates for elections. It seems that we are now expected to vote for people selected by their parties from female only/black only etc lists. How far do they go with this. LGBTG lists? Left handed lists? I think this cheats the population of the opportunity to select the best candidate.

The two main parties here have not fielded a male candidate for 25 years, and all apart from one have been absolute drips

Totally agree. Same with them moaning about companies needing an equal amount of females as males.... why?? If it take 12 people to run a company then I don't want the best 6 men and the best 6 women.... I want the best 12 people for the job, be they black, white, gay, straight, piss standing up or sitting down.
'Equality' will be the downfall of the human race if they carry on


Absolutely. And if men wish to wear make and go to Hairdressers, wear womens clothes, and have their nails done etc etc, thats up them, but is it me are are we seeing more of this particular type taking up positions as tv presenters/disc jockeys? I cant stand those whining high pitched voices

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2812 on: 08 November 2018, 08:35:06 PM »
my brains' frozen :z
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2813 on: 08 November 2018, 09:36:23 PM »

Antisocial pistachio nut consumption.


Ie: people who leave foccin great heaps of the empty shells on the floors of buses, shopping centres, pubs, errm lifts etc...
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2814 on: 08 November 2018, 10:42:44 PM »
The "equal" in equality should mean equal opportunities, not equal numbers.
As has already been said, you want the best person for the job regardless of gender, colour, faith, height, weight, etc  :wall


I agree.....but what if it was a hairy, smelly, sweaty Betty who smelt worse than a prop forward's old jockstrap and cracked a fart every 2 mins whilst chomping doughnuts and talking???? Sometimes unfortunately the face has to fit.
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2815 on: 09 November 2018, 07:54:27 AM »
...and the arse  :lol
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2816 on: 09 November 2018, 08:54:56 PM »
AAAAAARGH! When you've got ten minutes to go on ebay and your jackets made £102 plus fifteen quid postage and you realise the buyer is in spain and you have unwittingly agreed to send it to any country.... :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2817 on: 09 November 2018, 08:56:36 PM »
please god someone outbids him.. :o

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2818 on: 09 November 2018, 09:54:59 PM »
I'm sure eBay do some jig of scheme where you send it to them and they post it abroad 🤔 that way you only pay local postage

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2819 on: 09 November 2018, 10:03:28 PM »
ah ta mate!

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2820 on: 10 November 2018, 12:28:24 AM »
AAAAAARGH! When you've got ten minutes to go on ebay and your jackets made £102 plus fifteen quid postage and you realise the buyer is in spain

Check out https://www.parcel2go.com/ you can send it UPS Euro for about £14

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2821 on: 10 November 2018, 12:32:08 AM »
The "equal" in equality should mean equal opportunities, not equal numbers.
As has already been said, you want the best person for the job regardless of gender, colour, faith, height, weight, etc  :wall


I agree.....but what if it was a hairy, smelly, sweaty Betty who smelt worse than a prop forward's old jockstrap and cracked a fart every 2 mins whilst chomping doughnuts and talking???? Sometimes unfortunately the face has to fit.


I will politely ask you to stop frivolously mentioning my wife, otherwise me and you are gonna fall out!
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2822 on: 10 November 2018, 10:37:19 AM »
please god someone outbids him.. :o


Throw a link up for the jacket - I'm looking  :thumbup
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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2823 on: 10 November 2018, 10:53:12 AM »
Your a very brave man darrsi :eek :eek

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat"
« Reply #2824 on: 10 November 2018, 11:14:55 AM »
I have more faith in the majority young people of today, maybe not in some their politics, and views on life, but if needed I'm sure they would stand up and  fight as did the majority of the young generation in 1914 and 1939.