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  2. Uhtred

    Flat Earth?

    Hey Paul, the only thing flat-earthers have to fear is sphere itself.
  3. Chris C

    Posties Driving Allowance

    Calm down Maggie. Posties with less than ten years service get 4 weeks paid holiday per year. For the other 48 weeks of the year they work, and get paid for an average of 35 hours work. Perhaps nelwd could give you some private maths tuition during his/her 14 weeks paid holiday?
  4. paul's got wright

    Flat Earth?

    Pants on fire blob! Quote me then pinocchio!
  5. Uhtred

    Christmas chess....

    A group of chess enthusiasts arrive at the Claremont Hotel for their Christmas lunch. An hour later they’re still gathered around the reception desk recounting to each other how many tournaments they’ve won. The manager comes out of his office and says “Will you lot just get lost and leave the hotel!” “Why”, say the chess men, “what’s wrong”..? The manager responds, “If there’s one thing I can’t stand at Christmas, it’s bloody chess nuts boasting in an open foyer”.
  6. finlo

    P.O Strike Begins.

    That'll soon Get pillaged!
  7. finlo

    Flat Earth?

    I was referencing an episode of fools and horses!
  8. I heard a lot of sirens at lunchtime today, three police vans driving into Governors Hill. It looks like a black Landrover Discovery took the corner a bit too hot, mounted the curb and went through the metal railings of the play area and came to rest in the middle of the park. Front wheels hanging off. Quite an achievement in a 20 zone. Someone said the occupant appeared to have legged it. Fortunately it was hammering down and not the sort of weather kids would be playing outside. Governors Hill Bronx.
  9. doc.fixit

    Mallett's Mallet

    ........lost............
  10. The Central Scrutiniser

    P.O Strike Begins.

    Just to clarify, P.K. the P.O. pension is completely outside the Gov. one. It is administered by a board of trustees, including P.O. management & Union. It is currently in surplus.
  11. Uhtred

    Has my brother been in..?

    A penguin goes into a pub and orders a pint. While the barman is pulling it, the penguin says “Has my brother been in this pub today?” The barman replies, “Dunno mate...what does he look like?”
  12. Uhtred

    Mallett's Mallet

    Bereft
  13. It should be covered by their knickers, surely?
  14. Bobbie Bobster

    Flat Earth?

    I think he's going off the deep end a bit now he's fallen into the trap of declaring his own crusade unworthy of discusssion. I predict he soon gets a new hobby of generating a long and pointless topic posting videos of some other conspiracy rubbish.
  15. paul's got wright

    Flat Earth?

    It is for blobbies fantasy! Cant quote what doesn't exist can he!
  16. paul's got wright

    Flat Earth?

    Bingo! Cryin over you! Blobzys all upset everyone keeps talkin about flat earth! In the science thread!
  17. yootalkin2me

    Time To Change The Law On Drugs?

    Then you are limited to what enjoyment there is to be had by not being a drug enthusiast but hey, that's your loss ..LSD has given me some beautiful trips not to mention the good times on ecstacy and before you twat on about me being an imbecile, I'll let you know that I have experienced amazing things whilst not on drugs, and have travelled far and wide.....oh, and I never got addicted to anything and don't take drugs of any kind anymore due to having ''been there, done that and bought the t-shirt'. I too have kids and they've been brought up to avoid drugs until they can determine what is or isn't good for them when they are adults. I'd much prefer my kids to eat a hash brownie with their mates and play Xbox gamesthan get shitfaced down the pub and inadvertently get into a scrap or worse. Their decisions, as with everything else in life will be their own and with those decisions come consequences both good, bad and somewhere in between.
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  19. P.K.

    P.O Strike Begins.

    Compared to the elephant in the room it's just more tinkering around the edges. At least you know the posties are delivering a useful service....
  20. Lost Login

    P.O Strike Begins.

    But are existing workers really striking so that future workers get a better deal by existing workers getting a worse one?
  21. Max Power

    P.O Strike Begins.

    I think it's in the union's long term interests to ensure that future employees have lots of benefits to be protected and keep the union's coffers full. They are using existing members to secure the union's future!
  22. TheTeapot

    Go On Then, What Were You Kistening To?

    Well well,that Paradox Orchestra stuff is just great. Anyway, recently on the red button and also here https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06rlx3d/the-dynasties-playlists-fire-and-rain-by-daniel-p-carter there have been these 'dynasties' playlists tying in to the series. The one from the rock show is tremendous to have on while tidying.
  23. Lost Login

    P.O Strike Begins.

    Why should existing management take a pay cut when from what The Central Scrutiniser says existing workers at lower levels are not being targeted. The proposals according per the The Central Scrutiniser are that new employees will be on a lower salary and be on a defined contribution pension scheme. I struggle to see how that latter change is anything else but sensible. Yes there might be some redundancies if they stop Saturday deliveries but I presume they will be from natural retirements. It may be great that they are trying to protect future employees but this strike seems to being sold by the Unions as they are trying to stop cuts to existing members income. From what The Central Scrutiniser says that is not the case. In due course we presumably get to know if the proposed terms have been pitched at the right level as if to low they will not get people applying for jobs when positions come up.
  24. The Central Scrutiniser

    P.O Strike Begins.

    Royal Mail went through this last year. What they ended up with was a "combined" scheme. I honestly don't know the mechanics of it. I imagine the CWU will push for a similar compromise system.
  25. Lost Login

    P.O Strike Begins.

    In this day and age no I doubt any reputable business can afford to continue to offer defined benefit pensions, certainly not with any sensible level of benefit. If the post office workers are having the DB scheme maintained for current members with new members going to a DC scheme I think they should be grateful. Expecting there to be a DB scheme for new members in this day and age is cloud cuckoo land.
  26. La Colombe

    P.O Strike Begins.

    Is that all? This greedy cow made £265,000,000 in a year!
  27. Lost Login

    Time To Change The Law On Drugs?

    Maybe, but I can have a great time without having to take mind altering drugs and I would prefer not to have pushers trying to push drugs on my kids and risk ruining their lives.
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