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  1. Standard procedure here in the IOM. It's called 'SNAFU'.....Situation normal, all f.....d up! NO accountability for any CS/PS's crazy ideas with their 'ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE' of most situations that have gone very wrong, sometimes having grave consequences for those on the ground, forced to actually carry out these 'halfwit plans' because CS/PS 'position snobery' does not involve even consulting frontline staff, those with real common sense and REAL LIFE experience 'on the job'. This lack of responsibility permeates almost ALL areas of CS/PS. Get it wrong and you may have to endure a move to another department (oh dear, how awful....sic).....on the same, or sometimes increased salary (AND RESULTANT PENSION!!) to continue your F..k ups, hence the abbreviation SNAFU!! AND....I am not using 'ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE' for my opinions, I have had personal experience of this being an unfortunate reality in two entirely unrelated and completely different areas of IOMG.
  2. This could be a practice to avoid if'n you simply just want your health looked after. However they do have themselves taken care of. They've got all possible 'business/legal' contingencies well and truly sorted.
  3. What we need is an ISLE OF MAN BANK, end of! Not some bank owned by very foreign owners operated through Gersey or Jernsey by some, unfortunately, difficult to understand probably poorly paid 'on the phone' employees. Not prejudice in any way, but this IS how it all started and things deteriorated over the years, when all that seems to count is 'keeping the shareholders happy' with no REAL thoughts to customer service or care. Again.....END OF! (Do these, already rich shareholders really need such huge returns?)
  4. The UK/IOM have fallen 13 places on a league table of global broadband speeds, making them one of the slowest countries in Europe with an average of 37.82 Mbits/sec. (Never experienced anywhere near that at the Northern end of Onchan). The UK, including the Island are now ranked 22nd out of 29 states in Western Europe, an area that typically dominates the global speed table. Eight of the top ten fastest countries in the world for broadband are located in Europe, with the principality of Liechtenstein offering the fastest broadband in the world, at an average speed of 229.98 Mbits/sec. Jersey, Andorra, and Gibraltar (both Islands) rank 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively. MT must be SO proud of themselves!! (sic)
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    Don't know. Let's see what happens.
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    Have had contact with driver this morning via 'messenger'asking me to get a repair quote which I will do later today.
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    Anyone recognise this registration number NMN-424-V? Reversed into me at the exit to Shoprite Onchan car park the other evening. No insurance documents available in the car, but promised to pop around the next evening to my home with them. Didn't arrive. I took a photo of his registration plate and telephone number, but it didn't connect when I tried it?! Got the video footage on my Nextbase NVDBR 522 GW Dashcam too, which if necessary I'll post on Manxforums. Hope he can provide his insurance details before I present the dashcam and photos to the local plod in 24 hours. This could turn into a 'Hit and run' otherwise. He did seem like a 'nice' young lad.
  8. Apparently the service has to be 'off' for 5 days before we are entitled to any recompense, 5 days, almost a quarter of what you are paying for. Who the hell agreed to this miscarriage of 'best business practice on our behalf'... oh wait....look who is involved....iomg....on our (sic) behalf. Say no more.
  9. So, you call 624624 for the latest on 'where's my bleedin internet connection gone '? The first thing you hear is ' Go to our media page for the latest update on this outage' (or something similar)....but in order to do that....you need an internet connection and the reason you are calling is....you don't have one!! So helpful from this one member of our local communications DUOPOLY...... Come on Comms Commission....time you actually did something practical for your locals like investigate why this operator, MT, owner of the infrastructure doesn't have a reduncy parallel set of gear running alongside the main one for just such an (in this day and age) comms failure. Prove your worth and clout....please!
  10. Again, more dropouts this morning. This is a 'Not fit for service' service from a company who repute to be a world leader in the universe of Telecommunications. My hairy Arse!
  11. "Here we go again unhappy as can be, tra la la l blast! Onchan area, dropouts galore since early this morning. Connect/Disconnect. "Bring your router in to establish if there are any problems with it". On the surface, a reasonable request. BUT....I have no other electronic equipment that would work perfectly for years, then have a problem for a couple of days, which without making any changes at all then works perfectly for months, then has the same issues again and again, as this morning. Unless of course the real problem is at the supplier end, BUT....of course that can't be can it.....this is Manx Telecom we're talking abou As honest as the day i Sorry.......dropped out aga Eesh
  12. Monopoly...duopoly, makes little difference when neither business 'really' competes. Especially when one owns all the infrastructure and VFM is simply not remotely part of the business plans. Both not even local business'. The primary one has changed hands so often it's getting hard to tell who now 'Manx' Telecom really is. Hopefully not one that simply asset strips and then beats a hasty retreat!! We shall see.
  13. Onchan area recently suffering lots of drops/outages. Replace your router was their only suggestion or take a chance on a call out that may or may not find a fault and may or may not incur a rather expensive call out fee. This after confirming 5 line drops in 3 hours. I said no thanks to the call out. Changed nothing at all re my connection and have had no drops since? BUT.... it's not their fault.....ever!!
  14. It may upset your aggressive onslaught of personal character assassination of Kate (which makes ALL of it unacceptable). But I met her in business meetings on quite a few occasions, found her to be honest, and with the 'locals' best interest at heart. She had a reasonably good grasp of just what had gone very, very badly wrong with our '1,000 years of self (interest) government' and simply, maybe a bit naively, wanted an opportunity to seek change. But just look at what she and any newcomer, irrespective of genre comes up against, but especially a woman. MHK's and a CS historically only really interested in Governments 'best interests' and the usual 'closing ranks' practice, (SNAFU,) with their personal, political well being. Would you or any other 'honourable, honest' IOM citizen have fared any better? Pete Karran was the best so far in highlighting the inequalities of our 'system of government'. IOMG, honest and fair, doubtful. But.....that same government did us proud (unbelievably so) with their handling of the Covid19 situation. So credit were it is justifiably due!!!
  15. Holy Jesus!! It would seem like this group's only aim is to bring total disrepute to the local version of BLM. There is certainly a very very serious ongoing 'colour' problem in the US....3,000 miles away IN AMERICA, different country, totally different culture. They openly carry firearms...GUNS FOR GODS SAKE!! It really is still the 'wild west'. This problem is mainly highlighted by the police and other so called 'population security services'...sic towards what they call African Americans and, I believe to a lesser degree, this is a similar situation in GB, BUT to those from a totally different country. All still bigotry & prejudice though. But I have never witnessed anything here on the Island in the 20th century. (Maybe I move in the wrong circles?!) Working at Manx Radio for over 40 years, this really was a most distant subject for ANY discussion because it was never ever considered/perceived to be a problem. And now this. Can we not all respect the obvious fact that we are all simply.....People.
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