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General discussion / Re: Job Salary Dispute
« on: October 18, 2018, 11:40:37 PM »
The company aren't obliged to pay you all the same salary and the only recourse you would have is if you didn't have equal pay based on gender etc. It doesn't sound like a discrimination case and this parity issue happens all the time and I have been on the receiving end myself when I started working. A group of us went to management and said we weren't happy training new starts who were earning more than us. To be fair they sorted it but were under no obligation to do so.

I would advise that you get a collective together of disgruntled colleagues and go to management as a group rather than you tackling them yourself as they'll be more likely to give an individual employee the brush off than a group of people. If there is a flight risk of a group then as Syferus says the cost, time and effort of potentially replacing multiple people might think it's worthwhile bumping your salary. I would try to reason with them before trying any strong arm tactics.

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General discussion / Re: How much do you drink?
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:55:30 PM »
Question on how many are lifetime teetotallers or on the wagon could've been useful too.

Agreed. It would be useful to know how many dry shites there are on the board....
So that they can be avoided?

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General discussion / Re: How much do you drink?
« on: October 16, 2018, 04:45:21 PM »
You oul lads are fair putting it away.

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: October 16, 2018, 01:18:09 PM »
First Man was excellent. Don't go expecting it to be a thrill ride as you'll be disappointed. Giving it a 9/10.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:59:33 PM »
Didn’t see the game but was the TD in question not a 75yd TD? Can’t imagine them just giving up a TD from that distance, fair enough from 5 yds out maybe. Good luck to anyone chasing Tyreek Hill, not sure I have ever seen a faster player
His combine is on YouTube.

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:02:58 PM »
Iceman, read many a time. Someone interviewed answering saying they'd like to have a nights drinking with Georgie best. Ffs the man was an alcoholic! Kind of sums up the Irish attitude to drink.
I have a relative who is a recovering alcoholic and when he was full blown on it, at his absolute lowest point, other relatives were saying he wasn't an alcoholic as he only drank pints. You couldn't make this shit up.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: October 15, 2018, 05:13:30 PM »
It was a good job yesterday. No complaints bar PA system which was minor!! I always liked Ballycastle for those games bar the wind.

I saw somewhere it was 25 euros into the cork hurling final yesterday. Glad we're not paying as much as that but then I guess Páirc Uí Chaoimh doesn't pay for itself!
Down south ROI is Return on Investment, not Republic of Ireland.

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:36:27 AM »
when you start drinking in the house, that's the beginning of the end, seen far too many people go this way and there is no way back for most.

the pub is meant to be a social meet up, not somewhere to get hammered or worse arrive there hammered.

young ones i know now go out with a fiver (which in my day bought 6 pints  ;)), because they drink their fill of cheap booze from the off sales before heading anywhere

First point I agree on. If only to set an example to your kids

Only a problem if you're getting hammered at home. Opening a bottle of wine with the wife on a Friday or Satuday night is nothing to be concerned about in itself.
Would agree with that. Alcohol should be normalised and show children it is possible to enjoy drink in moderation. I would rather they saw that than parents coming home from the pub hammered and/or spending the next day dying with a hangover.

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:36:30 AM »
Are Monday clubs still a thing?

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 13, 2018, 08:16:10 PM »
Yeah Benny what would you or actually anyone like to see as the options in the poll. I think I have to create it?
Currently have an alcohol problem, drink too much and think it could become problematic, only take a few at the weekend or social occasions, can take it or leave it, don't drink. Something like that or else number of units per week which could be an eye opener!

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:31:57 PM »
Getting hammered in late teens and into twenties is a rite of passage in Ireland. I would have been a binge drinker back then but would never had the stomach for more the next day so long benders weren't my thing thankfully. I never drink during the week now and will always have a couple in the house on a Friday and a few more on a Saturday. To be honest I love drinking in the house at the weekend otherwise those nights would be the same as a week night. Was out last Saturday and had 6-7 pints of stout which is definitely my limit these days. Back in the day I'd have had that before I started drinking.

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General discussion / Re: Weather
« on: October 12, 2018, 11:08:30 PM »
Jeez that looks bad. Looks like a lot of houses turned into matchwood.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: October 11, 2018, 05:25:56 PM »
There are some f**king muppets about. And him 38 years old!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45824549

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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 10, 2018, 11:48:09 PM »
Would you go to the peelers if your son was absolutely hammered by a thug on the pitch?

Would not. And would look down on anyone that did.

So if someone assaulted your child on the street you’d do nothing?

You asked about the pitch? Is it the street or pitch? Where is it happening?

Is there a difference where someone is assaulted? What about watching a game? In the stand?

Surely assault is assault no matter where it is?



In my mind no it's not the same. There's plenty of digs thrown during the course of games down through the years, that would constitute assault. But they were and remain part and parcel of the game.

Digs in a game, that happens, you hope the ref will deal with that, but an assault (which is what I have been posting, and the thread title) is when two or more players start punching and kicking the f**k out of someone which results in damage to that person, you’d look down on someone reporting it?

I suppose if that’s the norm round your way then play on. Dirty Joe punches are a part of the game!

But where do you draw the line? My dig could be your assault? Slippery slope. Did Paidi assault yer man from Cork? Or what about Diarmuid Marsden on Philly Jordan?
Poor example as Marsden didn't lay a finger on Jordan.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:25:57 PM »
I firmly believe that in bad cases there should be prosecutions. I have seen a few things over the years, one incident in particular stands out, where boys should have got a criminal record for their antics. Unfortunately in our case some in the club tried and some refused to follow this line as the attitude to police in the north wasn't good at the time. This was about 15 years ago so I would hope it has changed mind.

It's the best way to stop it in my view. I am not sure whether southern clubs would pursue this with the gardai or not mind. It's like the law stops before you go into a GAA ground for some people.

I am not talking for 2 guys digging on or off the ball but when you get boys wading in, punching people in the back of the head and doing things like fracturing eye sockets and broken jaws for boys who are doing nothing but trying to break a fight up. Sometimes people suffer from being unable to work off the back of these things too.

Where any lads done by the police when our own Ref was attacked in Ballymena a few years ago? I said it before on here and a gael was against it! Strange one. If you were punched in the side of the head on the street and you knew their names surely you would report it?

Yeah I agree. People have to be held to account for what they do by law if they are breaking it. Just because it's in a GAA ground it doesn't make it any different.

I doubt anyone was done for the ref getting attacked.

If someone goes far enough in a GAA ground to do something which they would be prosecuted for in the street then they should be prosecuted for doing it within a GAA ground.

Down south do many of these make it to the gardai I do wonder? I do think up north there may be an aversion to getting police involved.
There was a case in Dublin where a fella clobbered an opponent with a hurling stick and he was charged with GBH. I think the fella made a full recovery and dropped the charges but he was taken to court anyway. I'll see if I can find it online.

https://amp.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/gaa-player-charged-with-assault-after-he-allegedly-hit-opponent-over-the-head-with-a-hurl-court-told-37192226.html

I have a feeling the lack of police involvement could be part of the reason they are worse up north. Apart from one or two you hear of, one in wicklow seemed pretty bad, they generally seem to be worse up north.
You know yourself the fella going to the peelers would get absolutely hammered. Not the manly thing to do even from a hospital bed.

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