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Enda

Member since Oct 2017 • Last active Feb 2021
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    Look, all I'm saying is that yeah it's cool they apologised and all but I guess they've got a bit more to do before they win back people's trust. Think that's not totally unfair given the fact that the apology still tried to rationalise what they were doing, and given that a day beforehand they were deleting comments on the original post pretty much making the same complaint as us in the hope that nobody would kick off about it. Am I saying that they are therefore unforgivable or fundamentally bad? No, of course not, give them the chance to make it up. But also saying 'we fucked up' is kinda the bare minimum. Like reputation is more of a track record thing than it is admitting what you did was bad when enough people call it out. Other people seem to have good examples on this thread suggesting that it's part of a pattern rather than an isolated mistake. That information seems relevant. I genuinely do hope that they turn it around and make the effort to be a good business/employer and not just do the bare minimum they can get away with. But then again that's their business and not mine...

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    Yeah saw the comments on there, unsurprisingly the gammon army comes out in full force whenever something like this happens. Was tempted to wade in myself but really don't feel like I've got the time or energy to go up against professional landlords with nothing better to do than skull cans of Lo-carb Monster Energy and spend the day on social media larping as anointed guardians of societal morality. Like I guess they do it as some kind of weird bargaining ritual with their subconscious telling them that the world is changing but whatever. The people who did comment seemed to have a pretty good handle on it and I think just liking those responses does enough to send the message whilst depriving people who think 'not paying people for work is good actually' of the oxygen.

    Also agree that the apology from HP was quite mealy mouthed. I guess they'd already undermined the notion that they really wanted to learn anything by deleting all the critical comments until it became too big for them to continue doing that. At the end of the day all of these statements are just canned woke corporatism (literally every single one of them is horny for their 'community', even companies like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon talk about 'community' these days!). Talk is cheap so I don't put much store by them in any case. At the end of the day though I don't really care much about their apology because it doesn't affect anyone other than themselves, but glad that the pressure managed to get the ad down. We won that battle and that's all that matters.

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    Looks like they've owned up to the mistake and taken the ad down now. Fair play to everyone on here, I'm sure we played a role <3 you all, this community is the best!

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    Yeah don't think the 'volunteer' title is much of an upgrade to be honest. People shouldn't be working for free on the conditional possibility that they 'may' get a job after a few months.

    "Our last Volunteer, who came forth and offered her time, has now taken a living wage paid position and is a valued member of our team. "

    Good for her but doesn't make you any better for exploiting the fact that people everywhere are so desperate to find jobs at the moment. They should've given her a job from day one instead of making her 'prove' herself before they decided to take her on.

    Edit: Also, funny how she's only being considered a 'valued' member of the team now that she's fully employed by them. Wonder what she was before that...

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    Yeah not good at all really is it? Hopefully enough pressure will help them see sense and sort themselves out.

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    Hey all, long-time lurker but infrequent user so apologies in advance if this has already come up elsewhere on the forum. A friend of mine brought this to my attention today: Hackney Peddler trying to get students to clean bikes for free and calling it an unpaid 'internship'. I know all businesses are struggling atm but this is super dodgy and also illegal. If people on here know the business owners think it would be good to get the word out and have them take it down or offer a paid position. Lots of other independent bike shops could try to pull this shit and don't and imo these guys should be held to the same standard.
    Here's the link to the job advertisement, hopefully they'll just realise that they've made a mistake and nothing more comes of it.
    https://www.thehackneypeddler.co.uk/pageĀ­s/jobs

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    Just the Mille Jersey left, everything else now sold.

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    @Ballyannelad had one message about it. Will give them till this evening, otherwise jacket is yours.
    @Coffee&Flowers np, will set it aside for you

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