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> Scottish Independence, About voting yes/no
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wombat
post 16th Jan 2018, 07:38pm
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QUOTE (prince21 @ 16th Jan 2018, 02:05pm) *
I hope one day Scotland gets it,s rightful freedom and we make our own decisions for the better of everyone and not the few. smile.gif


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post Y'day, 11:32am
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QUOTE (DannyH @ 16th Jan 2018, 02:40pm) *
Try getting work in the Service Industry, if you are Scottish and live in a rural area.


I'll admit i don't know the area at all Danny, but did they bring in outsiders as locals didn't want to work in the service industry?
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Jagz, 50 years ago I worked in the hotel business and it could not have existed without foreign staff- French chefs, Italian, Spanish, Turkish & Maltese waiters, Polish kitchen porters & housekeepers, Finnish chambermaids - you name it. The manager of the Central Hotel went on one occasion to Turkey to recruit waiters.

It was the same when I had a summer job on GCT buses. Folk like Danny complained of Pakistanis etc stealing locals' jobs, when there were vacancies open to all, and at fairly decent wages.

In my recent experience of the Highlands, the staff you are most likely to meet are Australians. I admit the service industries have never been known for excellent remuneration, but the British ( including Scots) have never been too fond of serving the public, thinking it demeaning, whereas many Europeans regard it as an honour and a pleasure.


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post Y'day, 06:12pm
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QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 17th Jan 2018, 12:59pm) *
Jagz, 50 years ago I worked in the hotel business and it could not have existed without foreign staff- French chefs, Italian, Spanish, Turkish & Maltese waiters, Polish kitchen porters & housekeepers, Finnish chambermaids - you name it. The manager of the Central Hotel went on one occasion to Turkey to recruit waiters.

It was the same when I had a summer job on GCT buses. Folk like Danny complained of Pakistanis etc stealing locals' jobs, when there were vacancies open to all, and at fairly decent wages.

In my recent experience of the Highlands, the staff you are most likely to meet are Australians. I admit the service industries have never been known for excellent remuneration, but the British ( including Scots) have never been too fond of serving the public, thinking it demeaning, whereas many Europeans regard it as an honour and a pleasure.


Bilbo, don't be so insulting.

I HAVE NEVER COMPLAINED OF PAKISITANIS STEALING LOCAL JOBS. What I have said is that the Glasgow Corporation went to Pakistan and brought Pakistanis into Glasgow to work on the Trams and Buses. So another one of your lies.

Your claim about Australians is unbelievable. How long were you up North. How much of it did you cover?

Your claim that the Scots think serving the public is demeaning. Where were you brought up? Glasgow was full of shopkeepers born in Scotland. It was only with the rise of Supermarkets that things changed. Don't give us the garbage that many Europeans think it is an honour and a pleasure to sreve the public. Get a life. Why don't they serve the people of their own country? Is that too demeaning for them. The rise of continental holidays, was the end of the Scottish holiday resorts, not the attitude of the Scottish workers.

Could you explain to us how Polish workers, in the masses you claim, managed to get out of |Eastern Europe? I was behind the Iron Curtain, and I can tell you that Poish workers did not come to this country in the numbers that are coming now. The Russians had a firm grip.

Listen, Oh educated one, it has only been since the EU let Eastern European countries like Poland, join the EU, that the Poles have been coming here in numbers. So get your facts right.

You are so like Nicola Sturgeon. Claim to want Scottish Independence, but show more concern for Non Scots than the native Scots. Your above post is an example. Not one good word for your fellow countrymen. You love Scotland so much you live in Spain. You live in Spain but haven't made one comment about the current crisis in Catalonia. Coward. For someone who claims to be Scottish, you should be ashamed of yourself. You know damn all about life in Scotland for the younger generations. Get lost.

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I'll admit i don't know the area at all Danny, but did they bring in outsiders as locals didn't want to work in the service industry?



Hello Jagz

When you ask, did they bring in outsiders as the locals didn't want to work in the service industry' I will give an answer based on my own experiences.

Firstly, let me say that when I first started going up North about 35 years ago, in the Inverness and surrounding area, you would be hard pressed to find any 'foreign' workers in the service industry involving hotels.

I quickly learned that members of my family relied on employment in this industry. I soon was made aware that secondary schools pupils were grateful for part-time weekend work at local hotels.

Winter is a lucrative time up North for hotels. They provided plenty of all year round employment. Then came the expansion of the EU to include Eastern European countries. I have no complaint about the work rate of the Polish workers. What I find insulting is that it is claimed they are better workers than the local Scottish people. No, they are a cheaper labour force.

I have to be careful and not cause embarassment to someone close to me. So, this is what happened to him. He had been employed working on the grounds of a large hotel for a number of years. Some Polish people turned up one morning and started working on the grounds. After about a week, he and other local lads were called in. They were offered continuation of employment, if they agreed to a wage cut. They knew it was a set-up, so quit.


One of those Polish workers now runs a car-hire company. He takes Poles to the Inverness Airport for flights home, and picks them up on return. Notice something? Yes, the local Scots cab company has been cut out.

So Bilbo's claim that the Australians have muscled in is laughable.

By the way, although I have just mentioned groundsmen, the EU citizens have taken over all jobs. The receptionists are EU citizens. Nobody, but nobody, is going to convince me that the Scottish receptionists throughout the hotel industry have ALL left enmasse because the job was beneath them.

On our recent visit most of the room maids were EU citizens. This is in a village where local women had been employed.

I am waiting with interest to see the next Scottish Parliamentry election results for rural Scotland.
I don't think the number Australian workers will make any difference to the result! I can't believe Bilbo said that!

Just had a thought. I will Google and ask, how many Australians work in the Scottish hotel industry?
I bet the answer is , "One. His name is Wombat"!

Danny
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