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    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
    Decent game in Thomond, Connacht should have had it sewn up by now
    Good Carty is a serious game changer - even taking the charge down our he has been excellent tonight.

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      Originally posted by RichieM View Post

      Good Carty is a serious game changer - even taking the charge down our he has been excellent tonight.
      denouement was kind of inevitable
      Turning millions into thousands

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        Excellent album from Mick Flannery and Susan O'Neill

        https://open.spotify.com/album/0yuuoIvqUqnumxCaqM71j8
        Turning millions into thousands

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          Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
          Excellent album from Mick Flannery and Susan O'Neill

          https://open.spotify.com/album/0yuuoIvqUqnumxCaqM71j8
          I thought I had tickets in the bag for Vicar St but it was just Ticketmaster fucking with me.

          Obv sold out.

          Such a magnificent vocal combo
          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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            Feeling quite slighted by DC and I being sat beneath minor presidents in the Oval Office Bar. McKinley FFS.

            Although kudos to me for remembering some Ibo phrases to enjoy with my taximan as he sped me home at 120 km/hr.
            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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              Seeing massive benefits from the dubious decision to get maths grinds for the 10 year old. The gentle suggested instruction to the massively overqualified grinds person was to 'Make Maths Fun Again'. With a side dish of stopping the kid always trying to take shortcuts without the requisite abilities to make reasonable calculation shortcuts.
              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                Copy of the new Dune floating around with cousins. I loved it. If you haven't been back to the cinema yet I think this one is crying out for a big screen.

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                  2017 Meerlust now available in wine shops for those inclined. Picked up half a dozen bottles yesterday for tucking away plus one extra to try out while it's young. It's drinking very well already, so it should be a belter in 10+ years.

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                    Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post

                    2017 Meerlust now available in wine shops for those inclined. Picked up half a dozen bottles yesterday for tucking away plus one extra to try out while it's young. It's drinking very well already, so it should be a belter in 10+ years.
                    Alco

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                      More meat !

                      A right sausage fest the weekend....jalapeno and cheese.

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                      A very lean brisket, porn neck and pork back fat. I had intended to make about 5kg, ended up with over 10...



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                      Cubed and spice mix added, fridge over night.

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                      I need to start drinking again...
                      This too shall pass.

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                        Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post

                        2017 Meerlust now available in wine shops for those inclined. Picked up half a dozen bottles yesterday for tucking away plus one extra to try out while it's young. It's drinking very well already, so it should be a belter in 10+ years.
                        I have the 2016 as you know, on your recommendation and will be drinking it for my graduation in 2023. If I buy the 2017 for drinking in 2025, would that be too soon or is there something else you'd recommend?

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                          Jesus Ole, they're unreal. Again! My cocktail kit arrived from Amazon so we are having whiskey sours today. I'll volunteer to do drinks service when you have a cookout

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                            Originally posted by dobby View Post
                            Jesus Ole, they're unreal. Again! My cocktail kit arrived from Amazon so we are having whiskey sours today. I'll volunteer to do drinks service when you have a cookout
                            Oh, I do like a whiskey sour !
                            This too shall pass.

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                              Walk to the Poolbeg lighthouse with my 2 boys was very Dublin . Smell of the sea/liffey spew to right, smell of the water treatment plant to the left and plenty of friendly Dublin Hellos . Not a scumbag in sight . Great city and people , the minorities ruin it sometimes , allowing the culchies to rage .

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                                Originally posted by dinekes View Post

                                Alco
                                An extremely well prepared, organised, forward thinking alco who is prepared to wait 10 years to drink something he's bought

                                Last edited by Lao Lao; 17-10-21, 18:56.

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                                  Originally posted by dobby View Post

                                  I have the 2016 as you know, on your recommendation and will be drinking it for my graduation in 2023. If I buy the 2017 for drinking in 2025, would that be too soon or is there something else you'd recommend?
                                  Definitely, both are drinkable now but will only get better with 7-8 years age on them.

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                                    Have you a link for that wine by any chance Lao Lao so I know I have the right one? Might be the right job for a birthday present I have to get.
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                                      Top Sunday lunch in Jack White's Inn in Brittas Bay today. A plate of bacon and cabbage with nothing fancy done to it but it tasted amazing. Three adults, two kids, all ate hearty three course lunches and had change of €70. Love those (newfound to me) roadside inns. This one had queues streaking out the door trying to get in for lunch.

                                      They even had a sign on the wall commemorating, in quite a casual and laid back fashion, the fact that Catherine Nevin had hired a hitman to kill her husband in the bar. I wonder if they had a conversation internally of when was the right time to cash in on Catherine.

                                      Are there any must-eat roadside inns that we should check out next?!

                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                        Originally posted by Keane View Post
                                        Have you a link for that wine by any chance Lao Lao so I know I have the right one? Might be the right job for a birthday present I have to get.
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                                        Link to O'Briens below but several places stock it

                                        https://www.obrienswine.ie/products/meerlust-rubicon

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                                          Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                                          Link to O'Briens below but several places stock it

                                          https://www.obrienswine.ie/products/meerlust-rubicon
                                          Thanks I can take a look around the place

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                                            Originally posted by Opr View Post
                                            Copy of the new Dune floating around with cousins. I loved it. If you haven't been back to the cinema yet I think this one is crying out for a big screen.
                                            Will be a solo daytime cinema trip. I is excite.

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                                              Really enjoyed this radio feature on the drive home this evening. Would probably be enhanced by wine, dim lights, and a good sound system.

                                              https://www.rte.ie/radio/lyricfm/the...-october-2021/
                                              Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post

                                                An extremely well prepared, organised, forward thinking alco who is prepared to wait 10 years to drink something he's bought
                                                I've 3 bottles of 2015 from a case mostly wasted on unappreciative guests
                                                People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
                                                https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

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                                                  Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                                                  Link to O'Briens below but several places stock it

                                                  https://www.obrienswine.ie/products/meerlust-rubicon
                                                  €105 in Shanahans.

                                                  Which might sound ridiculous but compared to some of the markups out there is actually quite reasonable.
                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                    Cheese in a sausage Ole? Controversial.

                                                    How does that hold up?
                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                      €105 in Shanahans.

                                                      Which might sound ridiculous but compared to some of the markups out there is actually quite reasonable.
                                                      €37.25 in Higgins in Clonskeagh which is the cheapest and oddest price I've come across

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                                                        Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                        I've 3 bottles of 2015 from a case mostly wasted on unappreciative guests
                                                        Yeah, I've learnt the hard way. Really good gear goes to those who will appreciate it.

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                                                          €65 in La Cave. Jaybers. That's some valoo.

                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                            Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                                                            €37.25 in Higgins in Clonskeagh which is the cheapest and oddest price I've come across
                                                            The guy in the corkscrew has looked after me anytime I've been there.
                                                            The fact I can't remember his name shows how far my star has fallen enjoying the finer things in life.
                                                            I think I had his card in my wallet years and spread the good word when I could
                                                            People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                            Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
                                                            https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

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                                                              Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                                                              €37.25 in Higgins in Clonskeagh which is the cheapest and oddest price I've come across
                                                              It would cost you ~€30 in South Africa so it really does defy understanding.

                                                              Compare to French wines which generally go for 2.5-3× their retail price here.
                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                Top Sunday lunch in Jack White's Inn in Brittas Bay today. A plate of bacon and cabbage with nothing fancy done to it but it tasted amazing. Three adults, two kids, all ate hearty three course lunches and had change of €70. Love those (newfound to me) roadside inns. This one had queues streaking out the door trying to get in for lunch.

                                                                They even had a sign on the wall commemorating, in quite a casual and laid back fashion, the fact that Catherine Nevin had hired a hitman to kill her husband in the bar. I wonder if they had a conversation internally of when was the right time to cash in on Catherine.

                                                                Are there any must-eat roadside inns that we should check out next?!
                                                                Yep, the not very originally named "The Roadhouse" on the N4 just before Mullingar.

                                                                Barack Obama Plaza down the M7 does a lovely carvery. The best I've had in that type of place, better than Junction 14 and the Galway plaza anyway.

                                                                And while its not a roadside inn exactly, the Firgrove hotel just off the M8 outside Mitchelstown is always worth the stop for either carvery or dinner.

                                                                Also, not a diner but there is a little place near Blake's cross out past the airport called "The Chuck Wagon". Ran be 3 aul wans and they do breakfast rolls. Get a sausage, bacon and egg sambo on soda bread with a cuppa and you'll be set up for the day! Its just a trailer but there is a huge parking area.

                                                                That's all that springs to mind but would keep you fed and watered if you're heading most directions.

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                                                                  Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                  The guy in the corkscrew has looked after me anytime I've been there.
                                                                  The fact I can't remember his name shows how far my star has fallen enjoying the finer things in life.
                                                                  I think I had his card in my wallet years and spread the good word when I could
                                                                  One of the best wine shops in Dublin. I spend more time and money in there than I should.

                                                                  Paul is the owner and Tomasz is the manager. Two top class blokes.

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                                                                    Barack Obama Plaza is such a class name. That's a fine selection Dobby.
                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                      Cheese in a sausage Ole? Controversial.

                                                                      How does that hold up?
                                                                      Structurally? fine, its cheap cheese so a high enough melting point. taste wise...its cheap cheese... adds an extra layer of fat so good in my book.
                                                                      This too shall pass.

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                                                                        Good article this guy always worth reading - though he gets a bit kooky “the Druid and magic stuff”
                                                                        one thing is for sure he’s way more on the ball than the Uber spoofer David Mcwilluams and the articles he picks out of his arse and somehow gets published in Irish times

                                                                        we Are not going back to normal- see it in my own work- people are not prepared to put up with what they were before the pandemic and that’s probably not a good thing if you are in one of the parasite professions

                                                                        https://www.ecosophia.net/that-untraversed-land/

                                                                        on lockdown
                                                                        “If you want people to put up patiently with long hours of drudgery at miserably low wages, subject to wretched conditions and humiliating policies, so that their self-proclaimed betters can enjoy lifestyles they will never be able to share, it’s a really bad idea to make them stop work and give them a good long period of solitude, in which they can think about what they want out of life and how little of it they’re getting from the role you want them to play. It’s an especially bad idea to do it so that they have no way of knowing when, or if, they will ever be allowed to return to their former lives, thus forcing them to look for other options in order to stay fed, clothed, housed, and the like. “

                                                                        lots

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                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                          Would be quite the twist if we sit there and say 'we'll just have the spinach thanks'.
                                                                          Thank God we didn't do that!

                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                          Feeling quite slighted by DC and I being sat beneath minor presidents in the Oval Office Bar. McKinley FFS.

                                                                          Although kudos to me for remembering some Ibo phrases to enjoy with my taximan as he sped me home at 120 km/hr.
                                                                          Thanks very much for a very enjoyable evening all round.

                                                                          Last time I was there I went for lunch and I didn't find the steak particularly noteworthy. But I think what I had last night was the best I've ever had. Just so much flavour.

                                                                          A1

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                                                                            I asked the waiter to capture a photo for posterity
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                                                                              Aisling Bea all is forgiven. Deirdre O Kane even AJ cant make a case .

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                                                                                Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                                                                                Really enjoyed this radio feature on the drive home this evening. Would probably be enhanced by wine, dim lights, and a good sound system.

                                                                                https://www.rte.ie/radio/lyricfm/the...-october-2021/
                                                                                I pulled up and sat in the car to stay with the last ten minutes of the Kevin Barry piece, I've the other one queued up for later on.

                                                                                The great thing about radio is that the pictures are better than TV.
                                                                                Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                  Turned off the Kevin Barry thing after a few minutes as it was irritating me. Mind you I've gone off him. Hasn't developed as a writer beyond his dark misery thing.

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                                                                                    Back to work tomorrow after 18 days hols, no staff, nobody applying for role and a high target with 8 days to hit it. Shoot me now
                                                                                    Her sky-ness
                                                                                    © 5starpool

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                                                                                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                                      Aisling Bea all is forgiven. Deirdre O Kane even AJ cant make a case .
                                                                                      Deirdres funny days are long gone.
                                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                        Deirdres funny days are long gone.
                                                                                        So her Kindergarten teacher told her..

                                                                                        Her new series is painful.

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                                                                                          I honest to god did not expect to see €40 for that bottle of wine when i clicked on the link. Mea culpa

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                                                                                            Regarding cheese in a sausage... i was pretty sure it was a thing. Thought the Brits liked putting things like Stilton in sausage. Upon thinking about it i'm not too sure though.

                                                                                            Surely so many upsides to it though.

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                                                                                              Remember in school when the bullies would pretend to be buds with one of the slower kids, stringing him along to make a fool of him?
                                                                                              get heavy vibes of that every time I see Marc McSharry being given airtime/column inches

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                                                                                                The covid really is an unfathomable thing. Here we are, with 90%+ vaxxed, and rates\hospitalisations spiking alarmingly and the US, where large swathes of the population refuse vaxxing and any forms of restriction, it's falling rapidly.

                                                                                                Covid >>>> humans
                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                  Sisters partner has MS, is in a real bad way with it, he would be very vulnerable in a sort of assisted living community. Turns out last week that they are told first that there is a case on site then that there are 'some' front line workers who interact with patients that are not vaccinated but GDPR etc. and no indication of why they aren't. At that stage he was testing negative after another few days the case is upgraded to 'an outbreak' there is still no indication if it's amongst patients or staff. Last night he tested positive so far he's not showing any major symptoms beyond the litany he has to put up with to get through any given day. He's survived worse hopefully he'll get through this too.
                                                                                                  Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                    To not be vaccinated as a front line worker with immune deficient patients should be jail worthy.

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                                                                      I asked the waiter to capture a photo for posterity
                                                                                                      SPOILER

                                                                                                      More like this pair IMO


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                                                                                                      Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by hotspur View Post
                                                                                                        To not be vaccinated as a front line worker with immune deficient patients should be jail worthy.
                                                                                                        This is where jbravados argument falls down. They should not be allowed work in that role. It's not draconian nor Orwellian. It's a public service to keep them the fk away from patients .

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by hotspur View Post
                                                                                                          To not be vaccinated as a front line worker with immune deficient patients should be jail worthy.
                                                                                                          You should be sacked. Full stop, no excuses, no bullshit.
                                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                                            This is where jbravados argument falls down. They should not be allowed work in that role. It's not draconian nor Orwellian. It's a public service to keep them the fk away from patients .
                                                                                                            jbravado never had an 'argument'.
                                                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                              You should be sacked. Full stop, no excuses, no bullshit.
                                                                                                              I dont see how they can be sacked. The company has to make the decision for them to remove the risk. If they dont you cant sack them So unvaccinated cant work on the frontline has to be the rule.

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                                                I dont see how they can be sacked.
                                                                                                                why not?

                                                                                                                It's such a fundamental breach of your role, it should be auto-sacking imo
                                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                                  why not?

                                                                                                                  It's such a fundamental breach of your role, it should be auto-sacking imo
                                                                                                                  Well the point is. If your boss doesnt demand it. You cant be sacked.

                                                                                                                  If you are required then you should.

                                                                                                                  My point is , it has to be mandated . If it's not you cant sack them.

                                                                                                                  What am I missing here ?

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                                                                                                                    I don't get the Irish bank business model. Since opening an account with AIB, I've:

                                                                                                                    1. Sent all day-to-day money to Revolut, as they charge per transaction, So Revolut gets all my data for future upselling.

                                                                                                                    2. Taken out the mortgage with whatever company the broker said, as all the main banks have made mortgages so complicated that its easier to go through a broker. €160,000 interest-earning opportunity forgone.

                                                                                                                    3. Taken out the car loan with whatever company the car warehouse said, as the car company promised to issue the loan in an hour, which they did. €5,000 interest-earning opportunity forgone.

                                                                                                                    4. Taken out the home improvement loan with the credit union, as they allow flexible repaying - no hassle over paying off lump sums. €8,000 interest-earning opportunity forgone.

                                                                                                                    5. I've now tried to open a joint savings account with them to keep the home improvement loan, and after an hour waiting on the phone they are suggesting it might be a few weeks before they can see us to open the account. So we'll probably just use an old KBC account.



                                                                                                                    How are they still in business? I realise they are reaping some older client money, but my money was all there for the taking. €200,000 of interest-earning opportunity, and they just shrug. Doesn't bother me. I'm just perplexed what their long-term plan is. In France, your personal bank provided everything, built up a nice personal touch, and made a fortune out of it. It doesn't seem all that complicated?
                                                                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                                                      Well the point is. If your boss doesnt demand it. You cant be sacked.

                                                                                                                      If you are required then you should.

                                                                                                                      My point is , it has to be mandated . If it's not you cant sack them.

                                                                                                                      What am I missing here ?
                                                                                                                      you're not missing anything - it should be mandated and anyone who refuses should be sacked
                                                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                                                        Well the point is. If your boss doesnt demand it. You cant be sacked.

                                                                                                                        If you are required then you should.

                                                                                                                        My point is , it has to be mandated . If it's not you cant sack them.

                                                                                                                        What am I missing here ?
                                                                                                                        Thats maybe a very unionised view. There's surely an element of cop on expected here by well educated care professionals to know by themselves to take these types of precautions. I do realise there is a cultural thing, that needs to be considered though. That a lot of African health care workers in the UK, for example, have significant vaccine hesitancy caused by historic experiments with medicines on African populations by colonial powers.
                                                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by hotspur View Post
                                                                                                                          To not be vaccinated as a front line worker with immune deficient patients should be jail worthy.
                                                                                                                          What's the problem if the patient is vaccinated?

                                                                                                                          You can spread the virus if you are infected. Maybe you should call for the incarceration of front line workers, irrespective of their vaccination status, who show up to work knowing that that are symptomatic.
                                                                                                                          Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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