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T Fearon

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2014, 07:07:23 AM »
Michaelg I was merely looking back nostalgically to my Young days.Working in a factory in Portadown in the early part of the 20th century my grandmother experienced plenty of bigotry and sectarianism but despite all of this I never heard her say a bad word about anyone.

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2014, 08:59:55 AM »
Had a B/F who worked there, though that was 15 years ago.
Now that is a very uninteresting first post!

well it's really good of you to come out of the closet with your first post... :)
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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2014, 09:54:43 PM »
Michaelg I was merely looking back nostalgically to my Young days.Working in a factory in Portadown in the early part of the 20th century my grandmother experienced plenty of bigotry and sectarianism but despite all of this I never heard her say a bad word about anyone.
I think you have just proved my point!

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2014, 10:08:45 PM »
Proved what point? Ffs when I was a child the saying "looks like a Protestant (or Catholic)" was very common and non derogatory,as was the saying in my first job when a problem was resolved "it's more Protestant looking now" which nowadays would probably land the person saying it in a tribunal

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #49 on: September 23, 2019, 11:18:22 AM »
https://twitter.com/dup_online/status/1175358929162907648

Interesting thread on the goings on at Wright bus

Same thing but easier to read on this link

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1175358929162907648.html

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #50 on: September 23, 2019, 09:38:27 PM »
WOW!!!

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #51 on: September 24, 2019, 01:39:11 PM »
Don't think there is long left now.

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #52 on: September 24, 2019, 01:45:25 PM »
Don't think there is long left now.

Any suggestions for a re purposing of the big white elephant the Pastor has built?  :D

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #53 on: September 24, 2019, 01:47:04 PM »
Surely there are quite a few illegal deeds in there??

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #54 on: September 24, 2019, 01:49:48 PM »
Surely there are quite a few illegal deeds in there??

Illegal deeds in the new Building? Sure the Pastor hasnt even got into yet  :D
Maybe in the old one  ;)

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #55 on: September 24, 2019, 02:51:59 PM »
It certainly wouldn't be the norm that an almost 300m turnover organisation would have a small accountancy firm as their auditors.  Their auditors are Stevenson and Wilson from Ballymena, it would be more normal to have a Big 4 firm as auditors once you get to that size.

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #56 on: September 24, 2019, 03:21:06 PM »
Read somewhere during week, can't remember where, that employees had part of their salary deducted to go to the religious nutters' planned Ballymena Disneyland. Apparently one guy objected and promptly lost his job. ASFAIK, it's illegal to deduct anything from salary that is not tax/national insurance without the employee's permission. Added to that, their buses are supposed to be absolute shite and hated by many commuters in London

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #57 on: September 24, 2019, 03:24:46 PM »
Don't think there is long left now.

Any suggestions for a re purposing of the big white elephant the Pastor has built?  :D

Talk of moving Casement to the edge of Harryville, real cross community job.  ;D ;D

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #58 on: September 24, 2019, 03:50:14 PM »
Read somewhere during week, can't remember where, that employees had part of their salary deducted to go to the religious nutters' planned Ballymena Disneyland. Apparently one guy objected and promptly lost his job. ASFAIK, it's illegal to deduct anything from salary that is not tax/national insurance without the employee's permission. Added to that, their buses are supposed to be absolute shite and hated by many commuters in London

There are a lot of wtf stories floating round about some of the employment practices they used. But sure when you've got God as a shareholder its all for the greater good  ::) ::)

https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Reviews/The-Wright-Group-Reviews-E764171.htm

https://www.indeed.co.uk/cmp/Wrightbus/reviews?fcountry=GB&floc=Ballymena
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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #59 on: September 24, 2019, 04:48:09 PM »
Read somewhere during week, can't remember where, that employees had part of their salary deducted to go to the religious nutters' planned Ballymena Disneyland. Apparently one guy objected and promptly lost his job. ASFAIK, it's illegal to deduct anything from salary that is not tax/national insurance without the employee's permission. Added to that, their buses are supposed to be absolute shite and hated by many commuters in London

What a pathetic comment. Apparently, can't remember, supposed and shite.