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Re: Employee of the Month

Post by Trapper John » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:44 am

Trapper John wrote:This thread should please many of the contributors to Dogs - it's exactly what the EU has planned for 80% of it's population. :thumbsup:

Go look at Sports Direct 800,000 sq ft. warehouse complex at Shirebrook or the new Amazon 'fulfilment' centre in Tilbury for prime examples.

Don't know much about Shirebrook apart from it being known locally as the 'Gulag' and was being staffed almost exclusively by Poles on zero hour contracts at minimum wage, working under oppressive and humiliating conditions at the mercy of abusive lower and middle management.

I know even less about Amazon's new Tilbury distribution centre, opened earlier this year.

No doubt it is being run on a similar basis to SD. Local propaganda and radio advertising says it's created 1500 new jobs for the area and for 'Londoners' :roll: reality tells you that at £7.65ph rising to a life changing £8.15ph after two years, it gives plenty of scope for British workers to work themselves to death on overtime trying to earn enough to live and raise a family in Britain.

Of course that won't happen because it will be staffed by some of the EU's massive and growing army of transient workers who don't have to live here permanently, for them it's a dream come true.

Welcome to the remainers and europhiles vision of a strong UK in thrall to a European Union largely based on ancient Romes philosophy of Pax Romana "We give you peace in return for blind obedience and a slave workforce"

And people are still whinging and whining about wanting to be a part of that. :shake head:


Here you go, just like I said :thumbsup:

Girl, 13, finds help me note stuffed inside Amazon Christmas parcel describing bosses as evil.

A Mum says her teenage daughter discovered a "help me" note hidden inside an Amazon Christmas delivery. Kim Dorsett said April, 13, found the words scrawled onto an invoice inside a £30 make-up advent calendar ordered by her dad Philip.

The note said: "Help me please, PMP staff are evil."

PMP is the recruitment agency used by Amazon to fill jobs at its distribution sites. The discovery comes just over a week after a Sunday Mirror investigation exposed shocking working conditions inside Amazon's huge warehouse in Tilbury, Essex. Our exposé found exhausted warehouse staff were falling asleep on their feet as they chased impossible targets.

A parcel is expected to be packed and ready every 30 seconds.

PMP said the note is not "an accurate or fair representation" of the experiences of the people it recruits, but is investigating the incident alongside Amazon.

A Sunday Mirror reporter spent five weeks undercover at Amazon's Tilbury plant. The investigation led to a widespread backlash against the £7.3billion-a-year online giant.

Staff at Amazon’s “fulfillment” centres, where orders are put together, packed and shipped, work up to 55 hours a week for £8.20 an hour.

We photographed “packers” asleep at their stations where, if they achieve 120 boxes an hour, they earn 7p per box.

Staff also said their toilet breaks were monitored and they weren't allowed to go outside of scheduled break times.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gi ... e-11633290

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by Trapper John » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:00 am

Cannydc wrote:"Of course, workers never had any rights before we joined the EU, I know that because I worked before the EU turned us into one of it's client states."

We had unions then. That was before they were eviscerated by Thatcher.

Now we will have neither union power nor embedded workers rights.

The turkeys really have voted for Christmas.


We still have unions, more importantly though what we have now that we didn't have then is the 'internet' and 24/7 wall to wall news looking for stories to fill up the dead air space.

Add that to governments and businesses petrified of bad publicity which goes viral quicker than the common cold and things get truned around very quickly. As soon as the Sports Direct fiasco was exposed, Mike Ashley was at Shirebrook sacking people left, right and centre and taking over personal control of changes in their working practices, before MP's could even get themselves out of bed. And when they eventually did, they were all over him like a cheap suit.

As a client state of the EU the MP's would have just held up their hands in faux dismay and told us "it's all down to the EU there is nothing they can do", whilst Ashley would have sat back and laughed, knowing that it would take the EU years before they did anything, if they did anything at all.

You only need look at how the EU have acted toward the UK since we told them "Thanks but no thanks, we've had 40 years of the Euro boys club and it's not for us" Do you really think they'd treat us any better if they had complete and total control over us? .... if you do then you are delusional. :shake head:

Remainers are the turkeys, trying to convince us it's good to place our faith in a giant European sage and onion stuffing producer.

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by Cannydc » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:39 pm

"Of course, workers never had any rights before we joined the EU, I know that because I worked before the EU turned us into one of it's client states."

We had unions then. That was before they were eviscerated by Thatcher.

Now we will have neither union power nor embedded workers rights.

The turkeys really have voted for Christmas.

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by Trapper John » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:01 pm

Guest wrote:
Trapper John wrote:This thread should please many of the contributors to Dogs - it's exactly what the EU has planned for 80% of it's population. :thumbsup:

Go look at Sports Direct 800,000 sq ft. warehouse complex at Shirebrook or the new Amazon 'fulfilment' centre in Tilbury for prime examples.

Don't know much about Shirebrook apart from it being known locally as the 'Gulag' and was being staffed almost exclusively by Poles on zero hour contracts at minimum wage, working under oppressive and humiliating conditions at the mercy of abusive lower and middle management.

I know even less about Amazon's new Tilbury distribution centre, opened earlier this year.

No doubt it is being run on a similar basis to SD. Local propaganda and radio advertising says it's created 1500 new jobs for the area and for 'Londoners' :roll: reality tells you that at £7.65ph rising to a life changing £8.15ph after two years, it gives plenty of scope for British workers to work themselves to death on overtime trying to earn enough to live and raise a family in Britain.

Of course that won't happen because it will be staffed by some of the EU's massive and growing army of transient workers who don't have to live here permanently, for them it's a dream come true.

Welcome to the remainers and europhiles vision of a strong UK in thrall to a European Union largely based on ancient Romes philosophy of Pax Romana "We give you peace in return for blind obedience and a slave workforce"

And people are still whinging and whining about wanting to be a part of that. :shake head:


The worker's rights of the EU will stop this stuff as the EU have placed Sports Direct practices under investigation.
However, leaving the EU would cancel all of our rights.
What kinda mug would want that?
A Brexit mug.


It's already been cracked down on and sorted by our own HSE and MP's who were on the scene when the whole thing got exposed. :hand:

Of course, workers never had any rights before we joined the EU, I know that because I worked before the EU turned us into one of it's client states. :roll:

Maybe we could have waited 6 years before the EU got around to investigating it, afterall it all came out over a year ago and what have they done so far according to you? ... "placed Sports Direct practices under investigation" WOW! :kinell:

What kinda mug wants to be in an EU where the UK's needs are taken care of under A.O.B? A Remainer mug by the looks of it. :shake head:

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by Guest » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:53 am

Markey mark wrote:
Guest wrote:
Markey mark wrote:Always believe a company should pay one a decent wage to live on without doing over time, there’s plenty company’s that pay shit wage were folk have work all hours , then there’s people like myself earns a decent wage to live off , but will work all hours just because we enjoy work


That's lovely but not everybody has a great job that pays a great wage that they don't mind doing overtime for




I said that , and


is your boss holding your job open for you now you've had to stop working?

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by Markey mark » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:58 am

Guest wrote:
Markey mark wrote:Always believe a company should pay one a decent wage to live on without doing over time, there’s plenty company’s that pay shit wage were folk have work all hours , then there’s people like myself earns a decent wage to live off , but will work all hours just because we enjoy work


That's lovely but not everybody has a great job that pays a great wage that they don't mind doing overtime for




I said that , and

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by Guest » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:26 pm

Markey mark wrote:Always believe a company should pay one a decent wage to live on without doing over time, there’s plenty company’s that pay shit wage were folk have work all hours , then there’s people like myself earns a decent wage to live off , but will work all hours just because we enjoy work


That's lovely but not everybody has a great job that pays a great wage that they don't mind doing overtime for

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by wutang » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:45 pm

Maddog wrote:No wonder the birthrate is so low in Japan. No one has time for sex. On the other hand, life expectancy is still very high. :)


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 31041.html

:yikes:

Will Japan be the first country destroyed by celibacy

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by Markey mark » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:38 pm

Always believe a company should pay one a decent wage to live on without doing over time, there’s plenty company’s that pay shit wage were folk have work all hours , then there’s people like myself earns a decent wage to live off , but will work all hours just because we enjoy work

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by Maddog » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:03 pm

wutang wrote:
Japanese woman 'dies from overwork' after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month

Fate of media worker Miwa Sado, 31, piles pressure on authorities to address large number of deaths linked to labour practices

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... s-overtime



Doesnt say whether she got a pay rise or promotion :dunno:



No wonder the birthrate is so low in Japan. No one has time for sex. On the other hand, life expectancy is still very high. :)

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by Guest » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:38 am

Trapper John wrote:This thread should please many of the contributors to Dogs - it's exactly what the EU has planned for 80% of it's population. :thumbsup:

Go look at Sports Direct 800,000 sq ft. warehouse complex at Shirebrook or the new Amazon 'fulfilment' centre in Tilbury for prime examples.

Don't know much about Shirebrook apart from it being known locally as the 'Gulag' and was being staffed almost exclusively by Poles on zero hour contracts at minimum wage, working under oppressive and humiliating conditions at the mercy of abusive lower and middle management.

I know even less about Amazon's new Tilbury distribution centre, opened earlier this year.

No doubt it is being run on a similar basis to SD. Local propaganda and radio advertising says it's created 1500 new jobs for the area and for 'Londoners' :roll: reality tells you that at £7.65ph rising to a life changing £8.15ph after two years, it gives plenty of scope for British workers to work themselves to death on overtime trying to earn enough to live and raise a family in Britain.

Of course that won't happen because it will be staffed by some of the EU's massive and growing army of transient workers who don't have to live here permanently, for them it's a dream come true.

Welcome to the remainers and europhiles vision of a strong UK in thrall to a European Union largely based on ancient Romes philosophy of Pax Romana "We give you peace in return for blind obedience and a slave workforce"

And people are still whinging and whining about wanting to be a part of that. :shake head:


The worker's rights of the EU will stop this stuff as the EU have placed Sports Direct practices under investigation.
However, leaving the EU would cancel all of our rights.
What kinda mug would want that?
A Brexit mug.

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by wutang » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:02 am

Trapper John wrote:There is one hugely significant difference - In an independent Britain we will be able to sway our governments with public opinion, we already see what all parties do to pander to it. Failing that, we just get rid of them as we've always done.


The counter-argument is that an independent Britain is more susceptible to the whims of international capital. A left wing EU can stand up to global capitalism better than a left wing UK. The 1970's showed this - Labour government was driven into the hands of the IMF by an attack on its economy and the IMF demanded the same neo-liberal reform that have been the norm now for 40+ years.

Trapper John wrote:Even you have to admit, the changes which took place in this country from the beginning to the end of the 20th century are immeasurable in relation to the ordinary working classes lifestyles. We did all of that alone, no help from outside - we the people did it with far more powerful people in control than we have today.



Those change took place within a global situation much different today - namely the threat of communist revolution was everywhere.

As one Tory at the time put it: if we don't give them reforms they will give us revolution.

And the doing it alone arguement doesn't hold up too much as UK had a empire to exploit in order to pay for these reforms (along with the financial help of the Yanks). Its no coincidence that the same Labour Government that gave us the NHS was also responsible for killing trade unionist in places like Malaysia. We couldn't pay them more, we needed the money for the NHS.

This is what I mean by the UK public wanting it, its not going to be easy - as McDonnell point out at the conference there will be an attack on the pound as international capital tries to bully a Corbyn led UK into submitting.

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by Rolluplostinspace » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:35 am

Trapper John wrote:
wutang wrote:
Trapper John wrote:This thread should please many of the contributors to Dogs - it's exactly what the EU has planned for 80% of it's population. :thumbsup:


Its also whats planned for us after brexit - the Tories/UKIP crowd have made no secret that they will scrap any and all rules and regulations that hold back the business class from unleashing itself upon us (workers rights? bye-bye).

Dont forget we have to make ourselves 'competitive' and attract international businesses like Amazon. This means bending us over, lubing us up and preparing for the inevitable.

Taking back control :ooer:

This is happening all round the world not just EU and its part of the functioning of capitalism


There is one hugely significant difference - In an independent Britain we will be able to sway our governments with public opinion, we already see what all parties do to pander to it. Failing that, we just get rid of them as we've always done.

In the EU they will look at our displeasure and concern with blind indifference and if we still keep cutting up rough, they'll just do to us what Stalin did to the Ukraine. There is no 'getting rid' of the ruling elite of Brussels, they are there forever.

Even you have to admit, the changes which took place in this country from the beginning to the end of the 20th century are immeasurable in relation to the ordinary working classes lifestyles. We did all of that alone, no help from outside - we the people did it with far more powerful people in control than we have today.

We at least have a semblence of power for change, our politicians still care what we think. Under EU control they'll look at us as no more than an annoying wasp buzzing around their bier stein.
:pmsl: :pmsl: :pmsl: :pmsl: :pmsl: :pmsl: :pmsl:

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by Trapper John » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:31 am

wutang wrote:
Trapper John wrote:This thread should please many of the contributors to Dogs - it's exactly what the EU has planned for 80% of it's population. :thumbsup:


Its also whats planned for us after brexit - the Tories/UKIP crowd have made no secret that they will scrap any and all rules and regulations that hold back the business class from unleashing itself upon us (workers rights? bye-bye).

Dont forget we have to make ourselves 'competitive' and attract international businesses like Amazon. This means bending us over, lubing us up and preparing for the inevitable.

Taking back control :ooer:

This is happening all round the world not just EU and its part of the functioning of capitalism


There is one hugely significant difference - In an independent Britain we will be able to sway our governments with public opinion, we already see what all parties do to pander to it. Failing that, we just get rid of them as we've always done.

In the EU they will look at our displeasure and concern with blind indifference and if we still keep cutting up rough, they'll just do to us what Stalin did to the Ukraine. There is no 'getting rid' of the ruling elite of Brussels, they are there forever.

Even you have to admit, the changes which took place in this country from the beginning to the end of the 20th century are immeasurable in relation to the ordinary working classes lifestyles. We did all of that alone, no help from outside - we the people did it with far more powerful people in control than we have today.

We at least have a semblence of power for change, our politicians still care what we think. Under EU control they'll look at us as no more than an annoying wasp buzzing around their bier stein.

Re: Employee of the Month

Post by Lady Murasaki » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:13 am

wutang wrote:
Trapper John wrote:Do you really think it would be any different under him? - Blair and Brown, and no matter what you say they still campaigned under a Labour banner, had plenty of time to rectify m



Because they were wedded to the same neo-liberal politics of Thatcher and the rest.

Corbyn meanwhile was condemned to a lifetime on the back benches precisely because he refused to sell out his belief. Him, McDonnell and Abbott were targeted by the blairites because they kept rebelling against the policies of Blair and his cronies.

While I am no fan of Corbyn's politics - he's a social-democrat and a pretty milquetoast one at that - I dont doubt his sincerity in what he wants to do. Whether he can do it will depend on how much the British public want it as well, and make it impossible to not do. Which is why the movement behind him isnt just focused on parliament but also building activitist groups around the country.

Change comes when the people in power realise that not doing what we want is more damaging that doing it.


The rise in popularity of what Corbyn represents is already affecting government. The Tories knew that it couldn't be ignored for long, they tried demonising a very reasonable man, the demonising didn't work at the last election. They have to pay attention. The people are winning.

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