Friday, 11 May 2012

Greedy bastards!

I've said it before, and I'm going to say it again : There are some really selfish, greedy, money grabbing bastards out there!

And for once I'm not talking about fat cat bosses or bankers. I'm talking about the ordinary working man. The pillar of the community. The salt of the Earth. Yes, those hypocritical bastards!

Unite has given notice to 21 bus companies in London of its intention to ballot up to 21,000 members in the capital from next week. It has called for a £500 payment to recognise the "massive increase" in workload during the Games this summer, saying that 800,000 extra passengers are expected to travel on buses.

Now maybe I'm missing something? You are a bus driver. You drive a bus. The bus holds a finite number of people which cannot be exceeded. You are paid to drive the bus when it is full of people.

So what the fuck exactly is this "massive increase" in workload?

Unite points out that other transport workers, including those on London Underground, London Overground, Docklands Light Railways, Network Rail and Virgin, will receive hundreds of pounds in extra payments during the Olympics.

So because all these other salt-of-the-earth, money grabbing, hypocritical bastards are getting away with blackmail by demanding extra payments in exchange for not disrupting the Olympics, you think it would be a travesty if you didn't do the same? You're quick enough to criticise bankers' bonuses. You're quick enough to criticise fat cat profit shares. But when it comes to you, that's different is it?

Shame on you. You make me ashamed to be British...

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