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Thread: Rip-Off Republic Finale

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    Default Rip-Off Republic Finale

    Good episode on competition I thought tonight. Advantage PDs in this weekends Sindo I should hope
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    Civil Servants, Professionals & Blue Collar Workers really got a hard time. It was good of Eddie not to go too hard on his friends in the corporate finance industry.

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    aren't the PD's a pro-business party? (supposedly)
    well they certainly haven't done anything to tackle the rip-off merchants.
    what have they done with regard to competition in the pharmacy sector? sweet FA!
    the PD's certainly are not pro-consumer
    the people who are engaging in the rip-offs and overcharging etc (i.e. mcdowell's friends in the law library) are where the PD'S get their support.
    why do you think that stephen o'byrnes and tim o'malley complained about eddie hobbs?
    they stood idly by while bertie ahern put celia larkin on the competition authority ( A WELL PAID POSITION ACCORDING TO BERTIE AHERN)
    PD's ---Dont make me laugh!

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    what about benchmarking? that my friends was and is the biggest con-job ever perpertrated on the irish taxpayer. i believe that's where FG should focus as they have in the past. we are being screwed in local authority charges and levies and fees just to keep up with benchmarking. try mentioning benchmarking to any person running a small business and wait for their reaction. Isn't that right TK?
    PS--WHAT WAS FINE GAELS POSTION ON BENCHMARKING?

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    Maybe Smiffy could explain how the taxpayer has benefited from benchmarking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vietato
    Maybe Smiffy could explain how the taxpayer has benefited from benchmarking?
    Why would I? I don't think the taxpayer did benefit from benchmarking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy
    Quote Originally Posted by Vietato
    Maybe Smiffy could explain how the taxpayer has benefited from benchmarking?
    Why would I? I don't think the taxpayer did benefit from benchmarking.
    Do you feel a little guilty then, taking a rise for nothing in return?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vietato
    Do you feel a little guilty then, taking a rise for nothing in return?
    Not really. I voted against it. Can you prove (or do you have anything to suggest) that I personally am overpaid for the amount and quality of work I do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy
    Quote Originally Posted by Vietato
    Do you feel a little guilty then, taking a rise for nothing in return?
    Not really. I voted against it.
    Why?
    What was the relative votes for and against in your union.



    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy
    Quote Originally Posted by Vietato
    Can you prove (or do you have anything to suggest) that I personally am overpaid for the amount and quality of work I do?
    I don't doubt that there are civil servants who are worth what they're paid if not more but the service as a whole is poor value. So the likliehood is that you are overpaid for what you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vietato
    Why?
    What was the relative votes for and against in your union.
    Because I thought the money could be better spent elsewhere (it's why I've voted against the last few Partnership deals as well). I don't know what the relative votes were, but it was substantially in favour. And, before you ask, I'm not going to tell you what my union is.

    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy
    Quote Originally Posted by Vietato
    Can you prove (or do you have anything to suggest) that I personally am overpaid for the amount and quality of work I do?
    I don't doubt that there are civil servants who are worth what they're paid if not more but the service as a whole is poor value. So the likliehood is that you are overpaid for what you do.
    So the answer is no, then. Another victory for TheBanned.
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