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A small example of whats wrong with the UK....

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by falconer, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. falconer

    falconer Registered Member

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    So my daughter manages a care home for elderly blind people that has 40 residents, every one of them totally blind.

    Every three months or so the care home licensing authority here in the UK send an inspector out to make sure all is as it should be regarding safety, standards of care etc:....

    So he does a total circuit of the home visiting each individual residents room, and marks his inspection chart accordingly. Then at the end of his visit he usually gives a letter of approval that lasts until the next visit.

    The home has never had a problem.....until last week when the inspector told her the home had failed it's inspection.....because of...wait for it......the individual rooms did not have mirrors for the residents use.......!!!

    WTF!........MIRRORS!!.....

    When my daughter stated the obvious she was told it was "Against your residents human rights not to have mirrors as this meant she was treating them differently...."

    She then explained that it may be against their human rights but it would be against current heath and safety rules to put a glass mirror where it could be broken and cause injury to somone who was unable to see it.

    The inspector was not impressed and left refusing to give his approval until the mirrors where in place......

    So 40 mirrors at £15.00 apiece later she invites him back......hoping to get her letter of approval.....

    Yeah...you guessed it....he now tells her he has consulted his manager and the mirror rule has been relaxed in this case....
     
  2. Pyronix

    Pyronix Junior Member

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    The uk's F**ked and a case of last person out the door switch off the lights its PC gone mad.. any thing to create mickey mouse jobs
     
  3. homenet

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    This is exactly why the UK has gone down the shitter, too much political correctness. This isnt even political corectness anymore though, just absolute lunacy.
     
  4. fatboy

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    Alas, this country I love so much has gone to rack and ruin due to the PC Police and the Health and Safety tossers.

    If people started growing spines again and telling these people where to go then we will start to grow again.

    Guessing I am a bit older than most in here so have seen days when dustmen used to throw metal bins on their backs to take it to the wagon, only to see the new wave having a hissy fit if the lid of my wheelie bin is open. It make it hard for them to wheel to the wagon.

    Agree with what has been said, this is no longer Great Britain but Not So Great Britain....
     
  5. Basic

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    What this looks like is someone trying to hold onto their job by creating a problem at other people's expense.

    Sadly it's the way things are going at the moment because of the Deep DooDah this country is in.

    :)
     
  6. Squarix

    Squarix Newbie

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    Just glad I live in the US then. Only, the PC police are getting bolder here, too. One of these days they're going to catch up with us as well :eek:
     
  7. photoads

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    Thats madness and common sense to all but the retarded jobs worth prick @ the council!
     
  8. dvdvids

    dvdvids BANNED BANNED

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    That's one of the reasons I moved out of the UK 5 years ago!
    I remember years ago when I did the military service here in Spain in 1987, the day that I finished it I hopped on the first coach back to the UK, couldn't wait then to get to England, funny how things change!
     
  9. honeyandthemoon

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    It's incredible, isn't it?

    And here's another thing...I'll bet that your daughter, working her backside off in a care-home is on minimum wage or very close to it, am I right?

    My mother and her partner both work in care, work harder than me, my dad, my wife and my brother put together with our desk jobs (basically, I'm a designer), and they get paid a minimum wage for the pleasure. And the care homes rake it in.

    That's one of the many things that are wrong with this country, yes, and I am all for any culture being wherever they want to be within legal reason, but even I'm seeing that there is so much PC bull around that it's beyond belief.

    My wife's a social worker here and she reported a daughter being beaten savagely by her mother and a suspicion of rape from her brother and child services rejected it because it didn't 'meet their criteria' which is, and I quote (and they don't want you to know this, but you probably do anyway), 'as long as they're in a home and are fed and clothed, that's alright'.

    Government always says that kids are the priority. CRAP!

    Anyway, sorry for the rant.
     
  10. honeyandthemoon

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    It's the British disease though, isn't it? We're naturally, as a generalisation quite approachable and friendly, so then it extends into a ridiculous amount of political correctness. Now somehow we've got to get out of it...without offending anyone! :D
     
  11. DonAr

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    Oh I hate inspectors, they think they have the right to do what they want just because they have the power grrrrr....mothefuckers
     
  12. stopnstare

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    PC gone crazy in the US too. At least in the military! You can't even erect an antenna since 1991. Now it is emplaced. Just the tip of the iceburg.
     
  13. falconer

    falconer Registered Member

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    Here's another one for you...........

    UK residents over the age of 60 get an automatic annual 'winter Fuel Payment' to help them with winter fuel bills. This year, because of the severe winter here, it was a very welcome £250.00...

    Now one of the warmest places in Europe is Southern Spain, and approx 1.5 million brits have retired there because of the mild winters....and yup....you know what's coming next......they all get their winter fuel payments....!

    In fact a group of them got together and tried to give the cash back....(I know because I was one of them)....only to be told that there was 'no mechanism in place' for the government to take it.....

    So most of that cash will probably be spent in Spain helping their economy instead of helping out here in the UK.........