The French law is an ass..

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The French law is an ass..

Post by Tricky Trevor » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:27 pm

French company found liable for employee who died of heart attack whilst having sex on business trip.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49662134" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: The French law is an ass..

Post by tiger76 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:13 pm

I'm sure Geoffrey Boycott would wholeheartedly agree with you.
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Post by pushpinpussy » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:51 pm

Well, he was on the job.
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Post by Corky » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:00 pm

tiger76 wrote:I'm sure Geoffrey Boycott would wholeheartedly agree with you.
Please...Sir Geoffrey if you don't mind :lol:
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Post by Bosscat » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:44 pm

Tricky Trevor wrote:French company found liable for employee who died of heart attack whilst having sex on business trip.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49662134" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Instead of coming he went

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Re: The French law is an ass..

Post by tim_noone » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:59 pm

Assuming there's a vacancy I wouldn't mind Having a crack at His job myself...do we gave contact details???

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Re: The French law is an ass..

Post by Firthy » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:25 pm

Not sure which is the worst. This or the Fireman Sam story.

Modern day law, society and political correctness is a load of crap. These things used to wind me up, now they just make me sad.

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Post by Hibsclaret » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:17 pm

Anyone else feel sorry for the perfect stranger in all of this?

Imagine someone croaking it on top of you, or below you or......you get the idea..and you don’t really know them from Adam

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Post by No Ney Never » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:21 pm

Where it says that the family will seek compensation, would that be a wife and children?

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Post by tim_noone » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:23 pm

Hibsclaret wrote:Anyone else feel sorry for the perfect stranger in all of this?

Imagine someone croaking it on top of you, or below you or......you get the idea..and you don’t really know them from Adam
How do they define a "Perfect stranger"?

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Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:23 pm

No Ney Never wrote:Where it says that the family will seek compensation, would that be a wife and children?
Yeah, the wife is clearly upset that her husband was busy shafting someone else whilst away on business....

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Post by Hibsclaret » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:25 pm

tim_noone wrote:How do they define a "Perfect stranger"?
Not sure but it sounds like a perfect stranger to me....
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Post by Bosscat » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:27 pm

Firthy wrote:Not sure which is the worst. This or the Fireman Sam story.

Modern day law, society and political correctness is a load of crap. These things used to wind me up, now they just make me sad.
Heard this on the radio this morning ...

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc. ... e-49661970" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

What the bloody hell is the world coming to.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Fireman Sam's a bloody kids programme and now he doesn't promote diversity... what next Postman Pat :lol:

Perhaps the Tweenies or The Tellytubbies

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Post by tim_noone » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:29 pm

Hibsclaret wrote:Not sure but it sounds like a perfect stranger to me....
I Fully agree.... Definitely not English though.

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Post by Chobulous » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:42 am

Couldn't happen over here. The courts would conclude the he was "on a frolic of his own"

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:06 am

Bosscat wrote:Heard this on the radio this morning ...

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc. ... e-49661970" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

What the bloody hell is the world coming to.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Fireman Sam's a bloody kids programme and now he doesn't promote diversity... what next Postman Pat :lol:

Perhaps the Tweenies or The Tellytubbies
If you read the article, it is clear that it is the use of Fireman Sam as the force's mascot that it is the issue not the TV programme which did, indeed, include a female. The service has moved on; it's Fire and Rescue these days and the personnel are classed as firefighters not firemen. To ditch the outdated image makes sense.

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Post by Firthy » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:16 am

evensteadiereddie wrote:If you read the article, it is clear that it is the use of Fireman Sam as the force's mascot that it is the issue not the TV programme which did, indeed, include a female. The service has moved on; it's Fire and Rescue these days and the personnel are classed as firefighters not firemen. To ditch the outdated image makes sense.
You just proved my point about political correctness. It's a bloody mascot not something used to have a go at the suffragette movement. Maybe the mascot should be gender neutral and Bertie Bee should be changed to Betty Bee.

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Post by Bosscat » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:26 am

evensteadiereddie wrote:If you read the article, it is clear that it is the use of Fireman Sam as the force's mascot that it is the issue not the TV programme which did, indeed, include a female. The service has moved on; it's Fire and Rescue these days and the personnel are classed as firefighters not firemen. To ditch the outdated image makes sense.
Fecksake are you for real :lol: :lol: :lol:

Its no wonder the world is going to hell in a hand basket......

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Post by Bosscat » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:28 am

Firthy wrote:You just proved my point about political correctness. It's a bloody mascot not something used to have a go at the suffragette movement. Maybe the mascot should be gender neutral and Bertie Bee should be changed to Betty Bee.
:lol: :lol: good post m8 :lol: :lol:

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Post by Devils_Advocate » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:31 am

Bosscat wrote:Fecksake are you for real :lol: :lol: :lol:

Its no wonder the world is going to hell in a hand basket......
I think the fact something like this gets national coverage and some of the upset and outrage from lots of people on Twitter like they are personally being hurt by this says more to me about the sad way this world is going.

I couldn't care less what the Fire Service do about a stupid mascot and I dont see why anyone else should.

Just to add some balance if there were any groups actively pushing for a change in the mascot then they are as pathetic as those on social media crying about the change

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Post by Chobulous » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:44 am

Bosscat wrote:Fecksake are you for real :lol: :lol: :lol:

Its no wonder the world is going to hell in a hand basket......
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Post by Bosscat » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:51 am

Chobulous wrote:Eddie likes to signal that he ticks all the boxes
Soap boxes :lol: :lol:

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Post by Chip Harrison » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:18 pm

The BBC are the ones saying the Company is liable.

It looks to me that the Company were trying to avoid paying the life insurance policy that most British companies provide to all employees. There used to be a common misapprehension that work life insurance was only paid if you died at work. Of course this isn't the case. The state provider is correct, the BBC have tried to sensationalise the story.

What a bloody thing to happen though!

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Post by Alanstevensonsgloves » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:20 pm

Firthy wrote:You just proved my point about political correctness. It's a bloody mascot not something used to have a go at the suffragette movement. Maybe the mascot should be gender neutral and Bertie Bee should be changed to Betty Bee.
If Bertie Bee was changed to Betty Boo in her early 90s pomp, I'd be very happy :D
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