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Blocker Roach sacked from 2GB for bullying

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Full story re sacking from the Continuous Call team: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/steve-roach-sacked-by-2gb-over-staff-bullying-complaint-20140828-109h55.html

    With a station boasting Alan Jones, Ray Hadley and Steve Price I would have thought bullying would be a mandatory skill for employment.
     
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    • Killer03

      Killer03 Well-Known Member

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      Probably was sacked by Hadley for being rubbish at it compared to him.
       
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      • wedgetail eagle

        wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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        CH9 might have Blocker back on the
        Fatty Show if he wears a dress. ;)
         
      • Chip and Chase

        Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Hadley obviously didn't like the competition.
         
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        • tookey

          tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Sacked form Manly, the footy show and now 2gb. Nice CV
           
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          • Brissie Kid

            Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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            er, isn't sacking someone a sort of bullying? Just saying.
             
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            • Masked Eagle

              Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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              Game Plan on Ch10 got sacked as well!
               
            • Jerry1

              Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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              Blocker was probably the best of the lot. However, you can't do that **** these days.
              A shame - I liked the guy.
               
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              • bones

                bones Bones Knows

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                What did he do? Did he talk about rugby league on air? Is that why they sacked him?
                 
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                • manlyfan76

                  manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  What's a 2GB?
                   
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                  • mozgrame

                    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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                    2GB - Two Gross Bullies
                     
                  • rifraff

                    rifraff Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    Sort of like an AGB but 2x as much ****e gets spewed out
                     
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                    • SeaEagleRock8

                      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      Certainly can be, and economic bullying by the rich and powerful is a commonplace that we don't always recognise for what it is. It is an exercise of power in each case, the question being, is it an appropriate exercise of power?

                      Personally I'd prefer power to be exercised democratically, rather than according to who is biggest ugliest and most scary. Or richest and most ruthless.
                       
                    • Stevo

                      Stevo Well-Known Member

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                      http://www.crikey.com.au/2004/08/26/ray-hadley-goes-ballistic-from-athens/
                       
                    • Chip and Chase

                      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      So all potential terminations of employment need to be put to the vote ?? It's hard enough to sack lazy, useless employees now let alone having to make it a "the tribe has spoken" moment.
                       
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                      • Jethro

                        Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        Reading the last part of your comment reminded me of this "Thought for the day":

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                        • SeaEagleRock8

                          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          Haha, no not suggesting that with our current employment regimes.
                          However, I disagree it's hard to sack 'useless' employees now, it is actually very easy to sack useful qualified and hard-working employees, just ask ex-workers from...QANTAS, the banks, Holden, Ford, Orica, Bonds, etc etc etc, and indeed the public service which has lost 1000s of jobs in recent times with many more to go
                           
                        • mozgrame

                          mozgrame Well-Known Member

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                          That's big business you're talking about. It's small business that keeps Australia moving, it's small business that employs the largest amount of people Australia wide and in small business, it IS VERY hard to sack useless, lazy workers.

                          You must give a person (that doesn't want the job, just the pay packet) 3 verbal warnings followed by 3 written warnings. Obviously, this can't be done in 6 consecutive days either. You may even have to pay for counselling for some of these serial pests once you do get them out.

                          Lazy, useless workers play the system beautifully in the world of small business. They know they have to turn up for work, but that doesn't mean they have to perform. The unions are a huge pain in the ass, and you will find most of the slack workers are great mates with union reps because they spend so much time in their offices.

                          Slack workers know exactly what they are entitled to, the union rules and exactly how far to stretch the boundaries.

                          We have had fantastic workers for 10 years and more. We pay for their holidays at the end of the year. We give them days off when they need it. (for personal problems) We go above and beyond the responsibilities of an employer to help whenever and wherever we can. In return, we are given respect, loyalty and a great work ethic by our employees. That's all we ask.

                          Every so often though, someone will slip through our interview system and they go bad very quickly. Once they are in, they're VERY hard to get out.
                           
                        • ManlyBacker

                          ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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                          C'mon moz. Three written non-performance appraisals is all it takes unless something has dramatically changed in the last decade. Write down where they aren't meeting their agreed performance criteria, document their failings, put together a remedial plan, then sack them. Overall most employees want to be a success but those that don't it is a matter of controlling the situation. It is stressful as a manager but that is what it takes.
                           
                        • Frogz

                          Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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                          I remember one Ray Hadley absolutely spraying an employee of the company he worked for during an Olympic Games...That fwit, Ray, got promoted
                           

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