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Broken Arrow says: Bankers, recruitment consultants, politicians. What professions do you hate and why?

(, Thu 27 May 2010, 12:26)
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The Very VERY worst has to be those red vested, clipboarded, VO5ed twunts....
You know the ones I mean... "HELLO!!! Can we talk about how for just £1 you can cure cancer?!"

Now I'm not having a go at the scientists who ACTUALLY are working to cure cancer, or the organisations that are ACTUALLY helping to fund the research, or the individuals that ACTUALLY give a shit about curing cancer, I'm talking about those annoying little twunts that are fresh from their degrees in "Media Science" or whatever the hellfuck they graduated in without a flying fart of a job prospect and so to appease Mummy and Daddy got a job where they get to stand around on the streets of Manchester/Liverpool/Leeds/WHEREVER-THE-FUCK making YOU feel guilty for not wanting to spend your lunch hour talking about cancer.

Just so you know, these guys aren't "working" from the goodness of their heart, they're agency workers, getting paid on measurements of how many gullible sods they can get to sign up to pay a Publically Listed Company who will eventually "distribute funds" to appropriate research facilities.

Maybe they're gullible enough to believe that they're actually making a difference, maybe they actually do care about curing cancer, but to stand there fronting a COMPANY as if it were a CHARITY gets right on my Tits.

I just want to get to Boots, get my Meal Deal and EAT IN PEACE.
You want a quid to "cure cancer"? I'll give you a tenner to fuck the fuck off.
(, Mon 31 May 2010, 20:06, 5 replies)
The fact is that, however annoying, street fundraisers are the most cost effective way for charities to raise money.
Yes they're (shock horror!) working for money. Sometimes, but not always, they're employed through an agency. I'm not sure though that I can see any difference between street fundraisers and the countless other people employed by charities (either directly or though an external contract).

If you don't want to speak to them or give any money then that's fine. I usually find a handshake, a smile and a firm 'no thank you, but have a nice day' usually suffices as a rejection of their patter. I just think it's a bit unfair though to object to them on any kind of ethical grounds.
(, Mon 31 May 2010, 20:56, closed)
You can't give them £10 to fuck off...
...I tried it once, they can only accept direct debit info.
(, Tue 1 Jun 2010, 10:41, closed)
I get these people every day
And I usually avoid them but a couple of weeks ago one of them cornered me with the usual patter and so I said "look, I work here ..." and was about to have a bit of a rant but I didn't need to. Immediately she stopped, smiled brightly and said "oh, you must get this day in day out" and waved me on my way.

It was amazing.
(, Mon 31 May 2010, 21:23, closed)
It's like they're real people or something!

(, Tue 1 Jun 2010, 0:21, closed)
I did this.....
A long long time ago I had one of these jobs. I sold 'lucky leprachauns'on the street, to traffic, door to door etc.
The money raised went to job creation. Each leprachaun sold for £1, I got 10p of that.

One night while pissed, my boss told me how much he got from proceeds of each one his team sold. 30p. Then he told me the charity got 50p (this went into buying more leperachauns - less than 1p each, costs of running the office etc.,wages, director's'wages')

So I said to him. 10p for me, 30p for you, and 50p for the charity. How much goes towards job creation - 10p?

He said "yeah, 10p goes towards subsidised work spaces for a few lucky entrepreneurs, but think about it, you've got a job, I've got a job, the people in the office have a job, the guy whose idea this has been has a job, it makes sense"

I have an inkling that the same pyrimidal breakdown occurs for most of these organisations. In the case of job creation it's almost worthwhile. But if 10p in the pound goes towards cancer research, or Dog's homes or epilepsy research, then it's pure bunk.
(, Tue 1 Jun 2010, 10:53, closed)

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