City fan lost his job to get Final ticket!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Stephen Hindmarch (centre) with friends after getting hold of their tickets Stephen Hindmarch (centre) with friends after getting hold of their tickets

A Bantams’ fan who was sacked after missing work the day after he had queued through the night for his Capital One Cup final tickets admitted last night: “I’d have been more upset if I’d missed out on Wembley!”

Stephen Hindmarch, 32, of Lidget Green, lost his job when he failed to turn up at work last Thursday after spending 16 hours in line at Valley Parade to buy his tickets for the showpiece clash against Swansea.

The former machine operator told how he was sacked when he missed work because he fell asleep on two buses on his way to Stainless Band in Cullingworth after queuing for his tickets since 7pm the night before.

But he said: “I think I was a bit more upset at the thought of not going to Wembley than losing my job!”

Mr Hindmarch, who had been working for the firm for around four months, was so eager to snap up tickets for the historic final he was 111th in line and stayed awake all night so he could be one of the first to buy tickets when they went on general sale at 9am last Thursday.

“I arrived at 7pm the night before – 14 hours before the ticket office opened – and got my tickets at around 10.30am,” he said.

“It was cold, but everyone was in a good mood and there was a fantastic atmosphere.

“I told work I’d get in once I’d got my tickets, so after I had them I went to get the 697 to Cullingworth – but I fell asleep!

“I woke in Keighley, so got back on the bus to go the other way, but I fell asleep again and ended back at Bradford Interchange. But by that time it was the afternoon and by the time I’d have got to work it would have been time to go home.”

The dad, who already has another job lined up, said he arrived at work the following day expecting to be disciplined, but was ‘surprised’ when he was given his notice.

But he said losing his job was not a ‘tragedy’ and he was looking forward to watching Phil Parkinson’s men in Sunday’s final.

“I’m apprehensive and nervous but so excited. To be honest, what City have done is incredible and we will celebrate the day whatever happens – whether we win or lose,” he said.

“It’s something I never thought I’d see!”

No-one at Stainless Band was available for comment.

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8:22am Fri 22 Feb 13

Avro says...

Hardly something to be proud of!

Are you expecting sympathy or you job back? lol
Hardly something to be proud of! Are you expecting sympathy or you job back? lol Avro
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9:31am Fri 22 Feb 13

Apollo says...

Idiot.
Idiot. Apollo
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9:40am Fri 22 Feb 13

Freddy says...

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Avro says...
8:22am Fri 22 Feb 13
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I doubt you will understand the passion,fervour, commitment,total desire--to be at Wembley on Sunday. This is the second report I have seen where Employers have no sympathy for City Supporters.NOR HAVE YOU AVRO.
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There are some 20 Supporters already pre-warned (See Live Articles) who have received warnings that if they go to Wembley on Sunday--THEY ALSO WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS.
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I feel " Stainless Band " and a " Bradford Contractor" ( Working on a Major Bradford Supermarket ). ( Probably MORRISON--who did not want to Support Bradford City.
Should be taken to Court under the current Employment Laws. If I am correct--THREE warnings have to be officially made to the employee--before they can be dismissed.
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IT IS LITTLE WONDER that the likes of "Stainless Band" would not comment. They know they are in the wrong.
"Stainless Band "--now have a huge STAIN on their reputational BANDS!!.
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May I suggest to Stephen --that if so aggrieved, he should 'Google' Solicitors -who operate the Legal Aid System in and around the Bradford Area. Also--a visit to Citizens Advice could prove advantageous.
I note Stephen has another job lined up. Well done--You may not feel like taking "Stainless--or should it be Stainmore!. -to court?.
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* Avro says... 8:22am Fri 22 Feb 13 * I doubt you will understand the passion,fervour, commitment,total desire--to be at Wembley on Sunday. This is the second report I have seen where Employers have no sympathy for City Supporters.NOR HAVE YOU AVRO. * There are some 20 Supporters already pre-warned (See Live Articles) who have received warnings that if they go to Wembley on Sunday--THEY ALSO WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS. * I feel " Stainless Band " and a " Bradford Contractor" ( Working on a Major Bradford Supermarket ). ( Probably MORRISON--who did not want to Support Bradford City. Should be taken to Court under the current Employment Laws. If I am correct--THREE warnings have to be officially made to the employee--before they can be dismissed. * IT IS LITTLE WONDER that the likes of "Stainless Band" would not comment. They know they are in the wrong. "Stainless Band "--now have a huge STAIN on their reputational BANDS!!. * May I suggest to Stephen --that if so aggrieved, he should 'Google' Solicitors -who operate the Legal Aid System in and around the Bradford Area. Also--a visit to Citizens Advice could prove advantageous. I note Stephen has another job lined up. Well done--You may not feel like taking "Stainless--or should it be Stainmore!. -to court?. * Freddy
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10:00am Fri 22 Feb 13

KnightMcCall says...

Freddy wrote:
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Avro says...
8:22am Fri 22 Feb 13
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I doubt you will understand the passion,fervour, commitment,total desire--to be at Wembley on Sunday. This is the second report I have seen where Employers have no sympathy for City Supporters.NOR HAVE YOU AVRO.
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There are some 20 Supporters already pre-warned (See Live Articles) who have received warnings that if they go to Wembley on Sunday--THEY ALSO WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS.
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I feel " Stainless Band " and a " Bradford Contractor" ( Working on a Major Bradford Supermarket ). ( Probably MORRISON--who did not want to Support Bradford City.
Should be taken to Court under the current Employment Laws. If I am correct--THREE warnings have to be officially made to the employee--before they can be dismissed.
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IT IS LITTLE WONDER that the likes of "Stainless Band" would not comment. They know they are in the wrong.
"Stainless Band "--now have a huge STAIN on their reputational BANDS!!.
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May I suggest to Stephen --that if so aggrieved, he should 'Google' Solicitors -who operate the Legal Aid System in and around the Bradford Area. Also--a visit to Citizens Advice could prove advantageous.
I note Stephen has another job lined up. Well done--You may not feel like taking "Stainless--or should it be Stainmore!. -to court?.
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Freddyyou are clearly not an employment lawyer and don't understand the law so be very careful trying to say who has and who has not done wrong.

I would take issue with you expecting employers to be sympathetic anyway. You cannot run a business effectively for the good of staff, customers and shareholders if your employees don't do what they are paid to do. Failing to turn up for work without a good reason could probably be considered "gross misconduct" which is a sackable offence. He's only been there a short period of time too so may have been on probation without most of the employment rights you refer to.

I know where you are coming from but it's best not to comment when you don't know all of the ins and outs Freddy; you might get into bother.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Avro says... 8:22am Fri 22 Feb 13 * I doubt you will understand the passion,fervour, commitment,total desire--to be at Wembley on Sunday. This is the second report I have seen where Employers have no sympathy for City Supporters.NOR HAVE YOU AVRO. * There are some 20 Supporters already pre-warned (See Live Articles) who have received warnings that if they go to Wembley on Sunday--THEY ALSO WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS. * I feel " Stainless Band " and a " Bradford Contractor" ( Working on a Major Bradford Supermarket ). ( Probably MORRISON--who did not want to Support Bradford City. Should be taken to Court under the current Employment Laws. If I am correct--THREE warnings have to be officially made to the employee--before they can be dismissed. * IT IS LITTLE WONDER that the likes of "Stainless Band" would not comment. They know they are in the wrong. "Stainless Band "--now have a huge STAIN on their reputational BANDS!!. * May I suggest to Stephen --that if so aggrieved, he should 'Google' Solicitors -who operate the Legal Aid System in and around the Bradford Area. Also--a visit to Citizens Advice could prove advantageous. I note Stephen has another job lined up. Well done--You may not feel like taking "Stainless--or should it be Stainmore!. -to court?. *[/p][/quote]Freddyyou are clearly not an employment lawyer and don't understand the law so be very careful trying to say who has and who has not done wrong. I would take issue with you expecting employers to be sympathetic anyway. You cannot run a business effectively for the good of staff, customers and shareholders if your employees don't do what they are paid to do. Failing to turn up for work without a good reason could probably be considered "gross misconduct" which is a sackable offence. He's only been there a short period of time too so may have been on probation without most of the employment rights you refer to. I know where you are coming from but it's best not to comment when you don't know all of the ins and outs Freddy; you might get into bother. KnightMcCall
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10:03am Fri 22 Feb 13

Shipleyvegas says...

well done to his employer - he should have booked the day off.
well done to his employer - he should have booked the day off. Shipleyvegas
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10:18am Fri 22 Feb 13

Peter300 says...

How many more daft stories is Postles going to submit? She should be one person looking for new job.
How many more daft stories is Postles going to submit? She should be one person looking for new job. Peter300
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10:19am Fri 22 Feb 13

Freddy says...

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Thank you--:-

KnightMcCall says...
10:00am Fri 22 Feb 13

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* Thank you--:- KnightMcCall says... 10:00am Fri 22 Feb 13 * Freddy
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10:30am Fri 22 Feb 13

Michael Clayton says...

Take the image of a man who did not see fit to raise the £25 needed for a Flexi-Card.

Compare that to the man who is prepared to queue in freezing conditions, fall asleep on buses put his passion for City before his responsibilities and get the 'Spanish archer' from his employer.

An interesting juxtaposition.
Take the image of a man who did not see fit to raise the £25 needed for a Flexi-Card. Compare that to the man who is prepared to queue in freezing conditions, fall asleep on buses put his passion for City before his responsibilities and get the 'Spanish archer' from his employer. An interesting juxtaposition. Michael Clayton
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10:37am Fri 22 Feb 13

Albion. says...

Another self-sacked git that the rest of us will have to support.
Another self-sacked git that the rest of us will have to support. Albion.
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10:49am Fri 22 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

Albion. wrote:
Another self-sacked git that the rest of us will have to support.
From what you have stated on here before you can just about support yourself, let alone anyone else!
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Another self-sacked git that the rest of us will have to support.[/p][/quote]From what you have stated on here before you can just about support yourself, let alone anyone else! Outraged English Subject
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10:55am Fri 22 Feb 13

Michael Clayton says...

Outraged English Subject wrote:
Albion. wrote: Another self-sacked git that the rest of us will have to support.
From what you have stated on here before you can just about support yourself, let alone anyone else!
He was reflecting on someone else's stupidity though?
[quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Another self-sacked git that the rest of us will have to support.[/p][/quote]From what you have stated on here before you can just about support yourself, let alone anyone else![/p][/quote]He was reflecting on someone else's stupidity though? Michael Clayton
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11:00am Fri 22 Feb 13

Chillum Bantam says...

Not the brightest thing to do, hopefully he’ll be in new employment soonest. Lots of self-righteous whingers on here as usual, keep it up.
Not the brightest thing to do, hopefully he’ll be in new employment soonest. Lots of self-righteous whingers on here as usual, keep it up. Chillum Bantam
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12:09pm Fri 22 Feb 13

The Hoffster says...

Not sure if someone is actually right in the head when they swop a job for a football ticket.

And the T&A is publishing this article as something 'good'.

{rolleyes}
Not sure if someone is actually right in the head when they swop a job for a football ticket. And the T&A is publishing this article as something 'good'. {rolleyes} The Hoffster
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12:19pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Andy2010 says...

What a complete muppet
What a complete muppet Andy2010
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1:19pm Fri 22 Feb 13

ajohnboy79 says...

Some people take risks in life..... Some for the better and some for the worst. At least he attempted to get to work, albeit falling asleep on route, for which I am sure he regrets. All that will be forgotton as he still has a ticket to watch OUR beloved Football Club at Wembley on Sunday.

Would I of taken this to be there along side and with all the other City supporters....... Hell Yeah!!!
Some people take risks in life..... Some for the better and some for the worst. At least he attempted to get to work, albeit falling asleep on route, for which I am sure he regrets. All that will be forgotton as he still has a ticket to watch OUR beloved Football Club at Wembley on Sunday. Would I of taken this to be there along side and with all the other City supporters....... Hell Yeah!!! ajohnboy79
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1:33pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Outraged English Subject wrote:
Albion. wrote: Another self-sacked git that the rest of us will have to support.
From what you have stated on here before you can just about support yourself, let alone anyone else!
He was reflecting on someone else's stupidity though?
Git; an unpleasant or contemptible person, was he really!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Another self-sacked git that the rest of us will have to support.[/p][/quote]From what you have stated on here before you can just about support yourself, let alone anyone else![/p][/quote]He was reflecting on someone else's stupidity though?[/p][/quote]Git; an unpleasant or contemptible person, was he really! Outraged English Subject
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1:35pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Beeceefcee says...

Yawn! Give us a proper story. What happened to the old days of granny tripping over pavement and suing council. Always had nice. Photos of her pointing to the paving stone that did it! Pure class! :-)
Yawn! Give us a proper story. What happened to the old days of granny tripping over pavement and suing council. Always had nice. Photos of her pointing to the paving stone that did it! Pure class! :-) Beeceefcee
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2:40pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Rambo says...

Do people actually read the entire articles on here?

"The dad, who already has another job lined up, said he arrived at work the following day expecting to be disciplined, but was ‘surprised’ when he was given his notice."

I read about this guy already elsewhere. He said he was planning on leaving in a month as he had another job and this made it look a more dramatic exit.
Do people actually read the entire articles on here? "The dad, who already has another job lined up, said he arrived at work the following day expecting to be disciplined, but was ‘surprised’ when he was given his notice." I read about this guy already elsewhere. He said he was planning on leaving in a month as he had another job and this made it look a more dramatic exit. Rambo
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2:44pm Fri 22 Feb 13

bd7 helper says...

CITY ALL WAY AND BACK ON "JOB-SEEKERS ALLOWANCE" ON MONDAY!! WOW...
GET PAID FOR ALL YOUR BENEFITS!!!! FREE
CITY ALL WAY AND BACK ON "JOB-SEEKERS ALLOWANCE" ON MONDAY!! WOW... GET PAID FOR ALL YOUR BENEFITS!!!! FREE bd7 helper
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2:51pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Birky_Neil says...

Well the company must of been looking for excuses.
Can not of been much of an asset or they would of kept hold of him!
Well the company must of been looking for excuses. Can not of been much of an asset or they would of kept hold of him! Birky_Neil
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2:52pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Freddy says...

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City Supporters ---Watch " The One Show " Tonight at 7pm.
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Also on BBC- Yorkshire North at 7.30pm'
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Paul Hudson (Lifelong City Fan and Weather Forecaster has a 30 Minute programme on City.
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BBC-Look North will have items on City too.
* * City Supporters ---Watch " The One Show " Tonight at 7pm. * Also on BBC- Yorkshire North at 7.30pm' * Paul Hudson (Lifelong City Fan and Weather Forecaster has a 30 Minute programme on City. * BBC-Look North will have items on City too. Freddy
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3:34pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Apollo says...

He would probably not get Benefits as the DWP would judge that he had made himself unemployed intentionally.
He would probably not get Benefits as the DWP would judge that he had made himself unemployed intentionally. Apollo
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4:23pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Cotswold Gent says...

I have a £90 ticket available as my daughter cannot now come to the game.It must go to a genuine City fan and I only want face value.No touts.
If you know anyone who may be interested, please ask them to call or text me on 07804 326653 or email me.
Thanks,
Chris
I have a £90 ticket available as my daughter cannot now come to the game.It must go to a genuine City fan and I only want face value.No touts. If you know anyone who may be interested, please ask them to call or text me on 07804 326653 or email me. Thanks, Chris Cotswold Gent
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4:23pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Cotswold Gent says...

I have a £90 ticket available as my daughter cannot now come to the game.It must go to a genuine City fan and I only want face value.No touts.
If you know anyone who may be interested, please ask them to call or text me on 07804 326653 or email me.
Thanks,
Chris
I have a £90 ticket available as my daughter cannot now come to the game.It must go to a genuine City fan and I only want face value.No touts. If you know anyone who may be interested, please ask them to call or text me on 07804 326653 or email me. Thanks, Chris Cotswold Gent
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4:23pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Cotswold Gent says...

I have a £90 ticket available as my daughter cannot now come to the game.It must go to a genuine City fan and I only want face value.No touts.
If you know anyone who may be interested, please ask them to call or text me on 07804 326653 or email me.
Thanks,
Chris
I have a £90 ticket available as my daughter cannot now come to the game.It must go to a genuine City fan and I only want face value.No touts. If you know anyone who may be interested, please ask them to call or text me on 07804 326653 or email me. Thanks, Chris Cotswold Gent
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4:23pm Fri 22 Feb 13

tinytoonster says...

bd7 helper wrote:
CITY ALL WAY AND BACK ON "JOB-SEEKERS ALLOWANCE" ON MONDAY!! WOW...
GET PAID FOR ALL YOUR BENEFITS!!!! FREE
stop lyyyying!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bd7 helper[/bold] wrote: CITY ALL WAY AND BACK ON "JOB-SEEKERS ALLOWANCE" ON MONDAY!! WOW... GET PAID FOR ALL YOUR BENEFITS!!!! FREE[/p][/quote]stop lyyyying!!!! tinytoonster
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4:39pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Avro says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Not sure if someone is actually right in the head when they swop a job for a football ticket.

And the T&A is publishing this article as something 'good'.

{rolleyes}
Ttotally agree, but try telling Freddy that, who suddenly thinks he is well versed in employment law lol.

Putting yourself into a postion where you might lose your job over such a matter is blatently irresponsible and no regard fro his employment!

I hope the guy does not have a familiy to suport, as ultimately it will be they who will now suffer!
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Not sure if someone is actually right in the head when they swop a job for a football ticket. And the T&A is publishing this article as something 'good'. {rolleyes}[/p][/quote]Ttotally agree, but try telling Freddy that, who suddenly thinks he is well versed in employment law lol. Putting yourself into a postion where you might lose your job over such a matter is blatently irresponsible and no regard fro his employment! I hope the guy does not have a familiy to suport, as ultimately it will be they who will now suffer! Avro
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5:49pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Rambo says...

Once again, READ THE ARTICLE -

"The dad, who already has another job lined up,"

And I'm quoting myself now -

I read about this guy already elsewhere. He said he was planning on leaving in a month as he had another job and this made it look a more dramatic exit.
Once again, READ THE ARTICLE - "The dad, who already has another job lined up," And I'm quoting myself now - I read about this guy already elsewhere. He said he was planning on leaving in a month as he had another job and this made it look a more dramatic exit. Rambo
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5:54pm Fri 22 Feb 13

XBradfordian says...

Avro wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Not sure if someone is actually right in the head when they swop a job for a football ticket.

And the T&A is publishing this article as something 'good'.

{rolleyes}
Ttotally agree, but try telling Freddy that, who suddenly thinks he is well versed in employment law lol.

Putting yourself into a postion where you might lose your job over such a matter is blatently irresponsible and no regard fro his employment!

I hope the guy does not have a familiy to suport, as ultimately it will be they who will now suffer!
I used to follow speedway all over the UK in the 60's, including buying tickets for the big ones, I always talked to my boss before hand, he would reschedule my hours and very little work time was lost. I was an apprentice at the time and my job was very important to me
[quote][p][bold]Avro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Not sure if someone is actually right in the head when they swop a job for a football ticket. And the T&A is publishing this article as something 'good'. {rolleyes}[/p][/quote]Ttotally agree, but try telling Freddy that, who suddenly thinks he is well versed in employment law lol. Putting yourself into a postion where you might lose your job over such a matter is blatently irresponsible and no regard fro his employment! I hope the guy does not have a familiy to suport, as ultimately it will be they who will now suffer![/p][/quote]I used to follow speedway all over the UK in the 60's, including buying tickets for the big ones, I always talked to my boss before hand, he would reschedule my hours and very little work time was lost. I was an apprentice at the time and my job was very important to me XBradfordian
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6:16pm Fri 22 Feb 13

dannyzuco says...

For AVRO you are pathetic obviously you are not a city supporter your the one who is a total idiot!!!!! IDIOT come on city
For AVRO you are pathetic obviously you are not a city supporter your the one who is a total idiot!!!!! IDIOT come on city dannyzuco
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6:17pm Fri 22 Feb 13

dannyzuco says...

Fao Apollo you are also a idiot come on city!!!!
Fao Apollo you are also a idiot come on city!!!! dannyzuco
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8:15pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Avro says...

dannyzuco wrote:
Fao Apollo you are also a idiot come on city!!!!
What's up don't you know how to use the quote button lol

Have you actually read any of the above posts??
The majority here think that the guy who lost is job for a city ticket is a muppet!

Strewth, it seems we have two of a kind!
[quote][p][bold]dannyzuco[/bold] wrote: Fao Apollo you are also a idiot come on city!!!![/p][/quote]What's up don't you know how to use the quote button lol Have you actually read any of the above posts?? The majority here think that the guy who lost is job for a city ticket is a muppet! Strewth, it seems we have two of a kind! Avro
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8:18pm Fri 22 Feb 13

ANY WHERE BUT HERE says...

Leave the guy alone.
It's far more important to him to go to Wembley, than the humdrum of normality, in a middle of the road job.
PASSION!!! CTD.
Leave the guy alone. It's far more important to him to go to Wembley, than the humdrum of normality, in a middle of the road job. PASSION!!! CTD. ANY WHERE BUT HERE
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9:44pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

ANY WHERE BUT HERE wrote:
Leave the guy alone.
It's far more important to him to go to Wembley, than the humdrum of normality, in a middle of the road job.
PASSION!!! CTD.
Agree.
[quote][p][bold]ANY WHERE BUT HERE[/bold] wrote: Leave the guy alone. It's far more important to him to go to Wembley, than the humdrum of normality, in a middle of the road job. PASSION!!! CTD.[/p][/quote]Agree. Outraged English Subject
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10:27pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Whoisevans? says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
Freddy wrote:
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Avro says...
8:22am Fri 22 Feb 13
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I doubt you will understand the passion,fervour, commitment,total desire--to be at Wembley on Sunday. This is the second report I have seen where Employers have no sympathy for City Supporters.NOR HAVE YOU AVRO.
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There are some 20 Supporters already pre-warned (See Live Articles) who have received warnings that if they go to Wembley on Sunday--THEY ALSO WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS.
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I feel " Stainless Band " and a " Bradford Contractor" ( Working on a Major Bradford Supermarket ). ( Probably MORRISON--who did not want to Support Bradford City.
Should be taken to Court under the current Employment Laws. If I am correct--THREE warnings have to be officially made to the employee--before they can be dismissed.
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IT IS LITTLE WONDER that the likes of "Stainless Band" would not comment. They know they are in the wrong.
"Stainless Band "--now have a huge STAIN on their reputational BANDS!!.
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May I suggest to Stephen --that if so aggrieved, he should 'Google' Solicitors -who operate the Legal Aid System in and around the Bradford Area. Also--a visit to Citizens Advice could prove advantageous.
I note Stephen has another job lined up. Well done--You may not feel like taking "Stainless--or should it be Stainmore!. -to court?.
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Freddyyou are clearly not an employment lawyer and don't understand the law so be very careful trying to say who has and who has not done wrong.

I would take issue with you expecting employers to be sympathetic anyway. You cannot run a business effectively for the good of staff, customers and shareholders if your employees don't do what they are paid to do. Failing to turn up for work without a good reason could probably be considered "gross misconduct" which is a sackable offence. He's only been there a short period of time too so may have been on probation without most of the employment rights you refer to.

I know where you are coming from but it's best not to comment when you don't know all of the ins and outs Freddy; you might get into bother.
He also can go to a tribunal if he's worked for that company for over 2 years and not been warned about his time keeping prior to this. If he has the support of his union or work colleagues he will have a better case.
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Avro says... 8:22am Fri 22 Feb 13 * I doubt you will understand the passion,fervour, commitment,total desire--to be at Wembley on Sunday. This is the second report I have seen where Employers have no sympathy for City Supporters.NOR HAVE YOU AVRO. * There are some 20 Supporters already pre-warned (See Live Articles) who have received warnings that if they go to Wembley on Sunday--THEY ALSO WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS. * I feel " Stainless Band " and a " Bradford Contractor" ( Working on a Major Bradford Supermarket ). ( Probably MORRISON--who did not want to Support Bradford City. Should be taken to Court under the current Employment Laws. If I am correct--THREE warnings have to be officially made to the employee--before they can be dismissed. * IT IS LITTLE WONDER that the likes of "Stainless Band" would not comment. They know they are in the wrong. "Stainless Band "--now have a huge STAIN on their reputational BANDS!!. * May I suggest to Stephen --that if so aggrieved, he should 'Google' Solicitors -who operate the Legal Aid System in and around the Bradford Area. Also--a visit to Citizens Advice could prove advantageous. I note Stephen has another job lined up. Well done--You may not feel like taking "Stainless--or should it be Stainmore!. -to court?. *[/p][/quote]Freddyyou are clearly not an employment lawyer and don't understand the law so be very careful trying to say who has and who has not done wrong. I would take issue with you expecting employers to be sympathetic anyway. You cannot run a business effectively for the good of staff, customers and shareholders if your employees don't do what they are paid to do. Failing to turn up for work without a good reason could probably be considered "gross misconduct" which is a sackable offence. He's only been there a short period of time too so may have been on probation without most of the employment rights you refer to. I know where you are coming from but it's best not to comment when you don't know all of the ins and outs Freddy; you might get into bother.[/p][/quote]He also can go to a tribunal if he's worked for that company for over 2 years and not been warned about his time keeping prior to this. If he has the support of his union or work colleagues he will have a better case. Whoisevans?
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10:32pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Whoisevans? says...

He maybe better off not working for this company that fails to see that the team he follows has raised the profile of Bradford and possibly bring more business to the region and a feel good factor.
He maybe better off not working for this company that fails to see that the team he follows has raised the profile of Bradford and possibly bring more business to the region and a feel good factor. Whoisevans?
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8:29am Sun 24 Feb 13

collos25 says...

You have to be joking
You have to be joking collos25
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8:35am Sun 24 Feb 13

collos25 says...

As far as the story is concerned its seems very few have read it properly the man does not care about his job he has been there a maximum of 4 months .There is probably a lot more to his sacking than is being told.Another very poor report from a third rate reporter to fill a third rate paper.
As far as the story is concerned its seems very few have read it properly the man does not care about his job he has been there a maximum of 4 months .There is probably a lot more to his sacking than is being told.Another very poor report from a third rate reporter to fill a third rate paper. collos25
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1:25pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Mutha.Slimer says...

" Already had another job lined up" So in other words he was not really bothered and they wasn't really a story was there?
" Already had another job lined up" So in other words he was not really bothered and they wasn't really a story was there? Mutha.Slimer
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9:58pm Mon 25 Feb 13

E.goldstein says...

Outraged English Subject wrote:
ANY WHERE BUT HERE wrote:
Leave the guy alone.
It's far more important to him to go to Wembley, than the humdrum of normality, in a middle of the road job.
PASSION!!! CTD.
Agree.
Amen to that. Another job will always come along, another cup final may take another 100 years.
[quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ANY WHERE BUT HERE[/bold] wrote: Leave the guy alone. It's far more important to him to go to Wembley, than the humdrum of normality, in a middle of the road job. PASSION!!! CTD.[/p][/quote]Agree.[/p][/quote]Amen to that. Another job will always come along, another cup final may take another 100 years. E.goldstein
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4:32pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Michael Clayton says...

E.goldstein wrote:
Outraged English Subject wrote:
ANY WHERE BUT HERE wrote: Leave the guy alone. It's far more important to him to go to Wembley, than the humdrum of normality, in a middle of the road job. PASSION!!! CTD.
Agree.
Amen to that. Another job will always come along, another cup final may take another 100 years.
Hardly committed to the cause i.e. not a season ticket holder, not a flexi-card member. Just someone who turns up when it suits him. Dressing it up as "passion" does not wash.
[quote][p][bold]E.goldstein[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ANY WHERE BUT HERE[/bold] wrote: Leave the guy alone. It's far more important to him to go to Wembley, than the humdrum of normality, in a middle of the road job. PASSION!!! CTD.[/p][/quote]Agree.[/p][/quote]Amen to that. Another job will always come along, another cup final may take another 100 years.[/p][/quote]Hardly committed to the cause i.e. not a season ticket holder, not a flexi-card member. Just someone who turns up when it suits him. Dressing it up as "passion" does not wash. Michael Clayton
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