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World Cup rubbish

Here we go. Employers should let workers have time to watch the games.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44471579

Duh, you're at work folks. No time for watching frivolous pursuits. Would have been a firing offence when I was working methinks.

Edit: can a mod move this to the Offi Topic Sports section please? I put it in the wrong place.
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Old 14.06.2018, 09:01
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Re: The World Cup IS rubbish

FTFY!

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Old 14.06.2018, 09:03
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Re: World Cup rubbish

Is this going to be the World Cup Bantz thread like we had for the Euros two years ago?
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Old 14.06.2018, 09:08
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Re: World Cup rubbish

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Here we go. Employers should let workers have time to watch the games.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44471579

Duh, you're at work folks. No time for watching frivolous pursuits. Would have been a firing offence when I was working methinks.

Edit: can a mod move this to the Offi Topic Sports section please? I put it in the wrong place.
Now to be fair with the full story:
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The TUC says workplaces that operate flexible working can allow staff to put their hours in while still getting the chance to see all the crucial games.

"It's important employers do not score an own goal by acting like killjoys,"
and what is the problem with that? Not asking for time off, just flexibility to also watch the games. Quite common here as it goes.

Unlike you, we don't all live in the Jacob Rees-Mogg 19th century.
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Old 14.06.2018, 09:17
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Re: World Cup rubbish

Honestly, why should employers be expected to? It's not my thing, but if they suggest similar for the Olympics I still wouldn't watch during my work time. I'm there to work and can catch up on what's been going on after I get home.

And we all know England's going out in the first round anyway.
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Honestly, why should employers be expected to? It's not my thing, but if they suggest similar for the Olympics I still wouldn't watch during my work time. I'm there to work and can catch up on what's been going on after I get home.

And we all know England's going out in the first round anyway.
are you posting this at work?
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Old 14.06.2018, 09:29
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Re: World Cup rubbish

Ok, let's kick this off with some Arabic bantz.

https://twitter.com/Brasco_Aad/statu...53239362125824
https://twitter.com/Brasco_Aad/statu...53704418209797
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are you posting this at work?
I'm retired so don't work now (unless you consider banning Korean crap spammers work ). And no, if I was working I wouldn't even be here during work time. I don't believe people should use the internet for personal stuff when they're working, only if work related.
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Old 14.06.2018, 09:40
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I'm retired so don't work now (unless you consider banning Korean crap spammers work ). And no, if I was working I wouldn't even be here during work time. I don't believe people should use the internet for personal stuff when they're working, only if work related.
Fortunately much of the world has become much more enlightened and anyway the work/private boundary has become much more blurred. Just as we are often expected to be in touch outside of "work" hours, so our employers are also more flexible on how we spend time "at work".
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I'm retired so don't work now (unless you consider banning Korean crap spammers work ). And no, if I was working I wouldn't even be here during work time. I don't believe people should use the internet for personal stuff when they're working, only if work related.
so you don't work but have an opinion on how people that do work should behave
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Old 14.06.2018, 10:05
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Fortunately much of the world has become much more enlightened and anyway the work/private boundary has become much more blurred. Just as we are often expected to be in touch outside of "work" hours, so our employers are also more flexible on how we spend time "at work".
Such things never applied to a lowly secretary like me.

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so you don't work but have an opinion on how people that do work should behave
Sure, why not? Do you comment only on things that you're actually doing now? Don't think so.
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Such things never applied to a lowly secretary like me.
And they never will if we all think like you
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Would do where I work....
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Re: World Cup rubbish

You do know the era of the office '9-5' is on it way out and many people work flexible hours (where appropriate) right?!

I'd challenge that many probably work during hours you would consider unholy whilst doing things during the traditional working day that you would consider as slacking ...and I'm pretty sure they're clocking way more than 40-hours a week too...so if they want to take 2 hours out during the day to catch a game then it's nothing more than postponing that 2 hours of work for later (or doing it earlier!)
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Re: World Cup rubbish

This is going to eat into valuable sleeping time
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Re: World Cup rubbish

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Honestly, why should employers be expected to? It's not my thing, but if they suggest similar for the Olympics I still wouldn't watch during my work time. I'm there to work and can catch up on what's been going on after I get home.

And we all know England's going out in the first round anyway.
Because the world cup is a huge deal to hundreds of millions of people, and matches are on during work hours? It's not rocket science and if you don't understand why people would like flexibility to be able to see them where possible then I question your basic levels of intelligence.
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Re: World Cup rubbish

Everywhere I've ever worked, allowances have been made for watching crucial World Cup matches. Management always found it preferable to having people throw a sickie, and the serious fans would have booked the time off as soon as the match dates were announced anyway. It's the later stages that become an issue.

With this particular tournament, the timings work out well for England fans. They might need an early finish from work if they commute, but 6pm on week days and 12 noon on Sunday are easily managed. It's the afternoon matches of the Euros that tend to be a bigger issue.

The best Director I've ever had or known, used to move the huge tv from the boardroom into the window of his 'fish bowl' office so that we could all watch the matches.
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Re: World Cup rubbish

I'm not remotely interested in the spectacle, but employers can earn a lot of goodwill in a relatively cheap way by allowing employees to watch the games, so why not?
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I'm not remotely interested in the spectacle, but employers can earn a lot of goodwill in a relatively cheap way by allowing employees to watch the games, so why not?
Exactly. I'm not really interested in it but I know some of my staff are and I'm happy to move schedules around so they can enjoy their games. A happy workforce is a loyal and productive one.
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Re: World Cup rubbish

2002 - US bank. Argentina vs England - Free breakfast, 600 seat media centre opened up so we could watch on the cinema sized screens.

2010 - SA Bank. Keys to my bosses house in CT, flights paid, free match tickets.

2018 - Swiss Bank - Sweet FA. But I'm only in the office 1 day a month
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