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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SuperDave84 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Aug 2019 at 12:37am
Originally posted by GB 1HughJarse GB 1HughJarse wrote:

Ryanair pilots are looking for 101% pay increase.
Pilot pay would go from €172,000 a year to €347,000 a year.
I’m sure not all the pilots are on €172,000 now but bloody hell......chocks away Ginger.


Some of the figures I've found show a basic salary is €85,000 for pilots but average income of about €156,000, including expenses, pension contributions, productivity allowances and sectoral payments (based on how many hours they fly).

If the pilots are asking for an increase in basic salary to €171,000 but get rid of all of their extra allowances, is it really a 101% pay increase? Or is it a 10% increase?

Those numbers might not be accurate but the 101% increase cannot be correct either; I'd be fairly confident my numbers are closer to the truth than 101% is. Also, if average income for a pilot is €156,000 but only half of it is guaranteed, and the pilots ask for all of it to be guaranteed but agree to eliminate the extras, is it a pay increase at all? If it is has no payroll impact on the employer, but increases certainty of wages for the pilots, don't both sides gain? The employees with greater income certainty, the employer with more predictable salary costs....

I don't know the exact figures, but I'd be confident the claim the pilots are seeking a 101% increase is not the same as saying that what the pilots are seeking will cost ryanair 101% more in pilot staffing costs for the same pilots manning the same flights.
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Celtic left back Bolingoli is a cousin of Romelu and Jordan Lukaku
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Celtic left back Bolingoli is a cousin of Romelu and Jordan Lukaku
I did not know that! 
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Celtic left back Bolingoli is a cousin of Romelu and Jordan Lukaku
Whats his touch like?
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Originally posted by BigStrongMan BigStrongMan wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Celtic left back Bolingoli is a cousin of Romelu and Jordan Lukaku
Whats his touch like?
Like a priest
When all is said and done there is nothing left to say or do
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Celtic left back Bolingoli is a cousin of Romelu and Jordan Lukaku
I did not know that! 


Neither does he
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Only learned this yesterday when I was reading the paper, and it could actually be posted on the thick thread, but I always thought that Beirut hostage Brian Keenan was a catholic. Only found out he was from a loyalist background in east Belfast 
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Only learned this yesterday when I was reading the paper, and it could actually be posted on the thick thread, but I always thought that Beirut hostage Brian Keenan was a catholic. Only found out he was from a loyalist background in east Belfast 


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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Only learned this yesterday when I was reading the paper, and it could actually be posted on the thick thread, but I always thought that Beirut hostage Brian Keenan was a catholic. Only found out he was from a loyalist background in east Belfast 
 
he travelled on an irish passport but it didn't help him much , pretty sure his  family and himself appreciated the irish government s effort in trying to get him released -  read his book ages ago , he was good mates with Macarthy , didn't get on great with Waite
 
 
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Only learned this yesterday when I was reading the paper, and it could actually be posted on the thick thread, but I always thought that Beirut hostage Brian Keenan was a catholic. Only found out he was from a loyalist background in east Belfast 

Always reminds me of the old joke when I hear his name;

What does Cinderella and Brian Keenan have in common?
They both have 2 ugly sisters!
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Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Only learned this yesterday when I was reading the paper, and it could actually be posted on the thick thread, but I always thought that Beirut hostage Brian Keenan was a catholic. Only found out he was from a loyalist background in east Belfast 
 
he travelled on an irish passport but it didn't help him much , pretty sure his  family and himself appreciated the irish government s effort in trying to get him released -  read his book ages ago , he was good mates with Macarthy , didn't get on great with Waite
 
 
That book was tough to read. We read it in school, which possibly didn’t help, even though there was plenty books I had to read in school and enjoyed too,  but I felt I had gone through a bigger ordeal than he did by the end of it. 
Greed has won, big finance has won. Whatever small role elite clubs still play in the local communities from which they grew is dwarfed now by their position as global brands.
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Originally posted by Lenny82 Lenny82 wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Only learned this yesterday when I was reading the paper, and it could actually be posted on the thick thread, but I always thought that Beirut hostage Brian Keenan was a catholic. Only found out he was from a loyalist background in east Belfast 

Always reminds me of the old joke when I hear his name;

What does Cinderella and Brian Keenan have in common?
They both have 2 ugly sisters!

I actually remember that joke doing the rounds 

I was 8 when he was released. Funny how you remember silly things like that 
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Originally posted by Lenny82 Lenny82 wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Only learned this yesterday when I was reading the paper, and it could actually be posted on the thick thread, but I always thought that Beirut hostage Brian Keenan was a catholic. Only found out he was from a loyalist background in east Belfast 


Always reminds me of the old joke when I hear his name;

What does Cinderella and Brian Keenan have in common?
They both have 2 ugly sisters!


One of them looks like a young Jasper Carrott!



     
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Martin Jol’s brothers are called Cock and Dick
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Originally posted by HuntysCousin HuntysCousin wrote:

Martin Jol’s brothers are called Cock and Dick

Dick was the ref for the abandoned game against England 
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Didn't know that Neil Fitzmaurice (who played Ray Von in Phoenix Nights and Jeff in Peep Show) was caught up in the Hillsborough disaster and was lucky to survive 

He gives a graphic account of what he experienced here:

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He did a television programme about it a few years ago, I can’t remember what channel it was on. 
Greed has won, big finance has won. Whatever small role elite clubs still play in the local communities from which they grew is dwarfed now by their position as global brands.
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