Thursday, September 08, 2011
575 jobs gone.
A bathroom showroom in Davies. Made me feel so much in the halpney place
Up the Dubs Forever !
A tennant moved out and the corperation did not secure the house. So it was vandalised.
Leaving Dublin Port.
James Connelly, Labor leader who fought and died for Irish freedom.
Landsdowne Hotel !
Well I think I will have to buy the smallest violin for that person who commented last week.
"I have no sympathy for taxi drivers".
Well the old brigade are mostly retired and are sitting in their villas in Spain and Thailand. The guys and the girls who took their redundancy and bought new cars and taxi plates are the ones in trouble today.
The system was wrong that they didn't increase the numbers by degrees, not open the floodgates and we finish up with a situation where Dublin has more taxis than New York, a city with a population of more than 19.5 million people.
You would have to understand that what we are saying is that the business is not being policed.
Think of this the next time you get into a taxi and the driver has not got one clue where he is going.
Then he tells you he has only been in Ireland 2 weeks!
Thank your lucky stars that you don't crash because you might find you have an uninsured driver at the wheel.
There are a few stories going around about drivers doing a runner after an accident.
Not much good for the victims that.
Think of anyone getting into a taxi with a driver whose past has never been checked out. When I first started driving it took 6 months for my past to be checked out and I had lived in Ireland and England up to that point, only then could I apply to sit the test and I was asked to produce my P45 to show I had no other job.
Though perhaps things are starting to change.
My local community garda told me she confiscated 2 taxis a few weeks ago. They had a road block and a back up one to stop the ones who turned around before reaching the checkpoint.
ON THE OTHER HAND.
575 people lost their jobs in "Talk Talk" down in Waterford, without any notice the carpet was pulled from under them. The reason is simple they can get people in the Philippians to work for €80 a day less !
Oh yes and it is great to get cheap clothes when you have child workers working for €3 a day.
Here is another example of how to get it cheap.
Everywhere the Yellow Pack worker is here to stay.
Wages and standards are falling fast.
Politicians do nothing apart from doing what they do best, draw big fat salaries and build massive expense bills and we the biggest mugs of all elect them time after time.