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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-12 04:42 PM
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Olympics: more pressure on G4S as police replace missing staff
The beleaguered leadership of the global security firm G4S is facing intense pressure after it emerged that hundreds of police officers from nine forces across England have been drafted in to fill gaps in Olympic security after staff the company was meant to supply failed to turn up for work.

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The home secretary, Theresa May who announced last week that 3,500 troops would be drafted in to cover the security shortfall left by G4S told MPs the firm had repeatedly assured ministers it would overshoot its recruitment targets. Labour raised the prospect that more troops may be needed when the final security figures become clear in the next few days.

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In Manchester, police were forced to fill in after only 17 of an expected 56 G4S staff turned up for work at an Olympic team hotel in Salford at the weekend.

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"On a daily basis it's a lottery as to how many staff are going to turn up. The best they've managed is 15% not turning up, and on the worst occasions they have been 59% down. It's a fiasco, it's an absolute debacle."

link:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jul/16/olympics-g4s-p...

Yep. A Socialist run police department department filling in for the more efficient private sector security firm
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-12 06:09 PM
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1. Well, if you're on the dole.... you have to TRY to get a job
...or you lose your benefits, and with all these jobs swimming around the city, it must be pretty hard to keep appearing like you're looking but you can't find a job, so you have to take the job.

So you show up for one day, leave early, show up late and don't show up again, wait to get fired. Score! (At least that's how it was when I was there)

Besides, who wants to WORK when the Olympics is in town??

:D
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