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Redundancy meeting today

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Re: Redundancy meeting today

Post by Trotters on Sat May 14, 2016 1:35 pm

@achilles wrote:This seems the best place to put something I read yesterday about Portsmouth's relegation in 2010.

Roger McFarlane, Portsmouth's training ground steward, now 73 and one of the few survivors from the 2010 relegation.

"So many staff lost their jobs that some Pompey players even offered to pay the wages of key personnel, although not all members of the squad fully appreciated the plight of those earning less in a year than those taking home each week".

"People had been there 10 years, 15 years. It just didn't matter. According to the office, 'You're out'. There was no sympathy"

"I remember one day at the training ground, I had broken my watch and one of the players handed me this brochure and said, "There's some lovely watches in there". "The starting price was about £10,000 up to about £50,000, We were going into administration, could be losing our jobs, and the guy handed me this, I wouldn't pay £5,000 for a car, let alone a watch".

The chasm has only got worse and will continue too.

I do wonder how many players have little or no appreciation for what they "earn" when everyone around them is on similarly ridiculous wages. Maybe it's akin to how we think nothing of owing a mobile phone, computer or iPad, a car, having a home, a washing machine, etc whereas some poor African sod wouldn't know wifi if it hit him in the face.

The same disconnect between us and third world people exist between football players and us. It's fucking incredible to think that many (most?) could go out and buy your dream supercar that you'll never ever own with a fortnights wages and think nothing of it.

I suppose the difference is that I don't know anyone who is big enough a prick that they've taken a photo of their house or car and accidentallay tweeted it to an African kid.
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Re: Redundancy meeting today

Post by DaveAV1 on Sat May 14, 2016 4:17 pm

That's because nobody can afford a pair of special trousers that can operate a mobile. They must cost a fortune.

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Post by smetro on Sat May 14, 2016 4:52 pm

@DaveAV1 wrote:That's because nobody can afford a pair of special trousers that can operate a mobile. They must cost a fortune.

Post of the decade for me !!!!
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Re: Redundancy meeting today

Post by VillaBill on Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:00 am

I renewed my season ticket yesterday & got talking to the lady in the ticket office, I asked her if the redundancies had taken place & she said it was a very sad day in the office, I also asked if she had met Dr X & she replied that everyone had met him briefly & that he had spent more time with them that Randy had ever done in his ten year tenure.

Onwards & upwards, UTV
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