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Is the Head of Pokerstars a HNWI? Is there not an obligation of these people to recognise the concession that they have been afforded and to provide some comfort to their employees in return for their own privileged position in our generous tax system?

Ten employees!!! Half a million quid!  As if they couldn't absorb that out of their immoral earnings? 

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14 minutes ago, Kopek said:

Is the Head of Pokerstars a HNWI? Is there not an obligation of these people to recognise the concession that they have been afforded and to provide some comfort to their employees in return for their own privileged position in our generous tax system?

Ten employees!!! Half a million quid!  As if they couldn't absorb that out of their immoral earnings? 

In all fairness, the ex owner of Pokerstars is a HNWI. This company was sold again since he sold his stake in the business.

This particular HNWI uses local services and craftsman and I understand he actually pays people the agreed price and on time, unlike other HNWIs who argue the toss and tell people to ‘sue me’, 

Incidentally our poor excuse for a supposed state Propaganda Mouthpiece has said sweet FA on its news website - perhaps Starship Enterprise are colluding to bury this bad news, Pathetic really. In the past, The Job Centre hit squad would be sent into the workplace to try and get those being given the boot, first pickings of any jobs that may come into the market. Not really sympathetic to newly redundant or laid off staff.

Would also be nice if HRH The Chief Minister could have acknowledged job losses and given his citizens some reassurance.

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49 minutes ago, De nada said:

10 jobs going.

I heard this evening that 30 jobs were going

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13 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

I heard this evening that 30 jobs were going

It’s quite clear that Malta is their preferred future operational base but that they will always keep a management hub in the IOM so operations in the IOM will steadily shrink over time. 

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18 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

And Lawrence Skelly says ................ ????????? 

fuck all of use or interest as per usual at a guess.

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28 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

I heard this evening that 30 jobs were going

 

 

I'll see your 30 and raise you 10 more.

In all seriousness though, I hope the redundancies are voluntary.

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4 minutes ago, rodders said:

 

 

I'll see your 30 and raise you 10 more.

In all seriousness though, I hope the redundancies are voluntary.

And i'll raise you to 100.

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If this is true numbers wise, there'll be no hurry to publicise this by Govt. Remember, e-gaming is the, "Can do no wrong" saviour of our economy.

Methinks things are starting to unravel a bit over here. Expect recruitment of more spin doctors by Cabinet Office to mask bad news. They're trying to put a positive spin on Flybe's pullout at the moment too.

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1 hour ago, 2112 said:

In all fairness, the ex owner of Pokerstars is a HNWI. This company was sold again since he sold his stake in the business.

This particular HNWI uses local services and craftsman and I understand he actually pays people the agreed price and on time, unlike other HNWIs who argue the toss and tell people to ‘sue me’, 

Most if not all of the ex owners are good people who over achieved and did well and many still contribute to Island life. It’s gone corporate now the main founders have got out and you can’t control corporate businesses as they will just do what they need to do to cut cost and maximize profits and survive. Government should know that by now. There is no loyalty at all once the main share owner becomes distanced from the local management team. 

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2 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

There is no loyalty at all once the main share owner becomes distanced from the local management team. 

Well, some of us do try, but in many cases, sadly, there is not a great deal even before.

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