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Pay at the BBC

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:59 am
by SheepRanger
£600k to read the news from an autocue!

Any failed actor could do that.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42827333

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:32 am
by 222gers
They like to refer to their pool of people as their “talent”. There are various game and panel shows on TV utilising them. They come across mostly as witless and boring.

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:13 pm
by old pauline
SheepRanger wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:59 am
£600k to read the news from an autocue!

Any failed actor could do that.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42827333
You are forgetting the stupid facial expressions that Fiona Bruce pulls

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:25 pm
by SheepRanger
old pauline wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:13 pm
SheepRanger wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:59 am
£600k to read the news from an autocue!

Any failed actor could do that.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42827333
You are forgetting the stupid facial expressions that Fiona Bruce pulls
I think she's lovely, but she's a feminist so we wouldn't get on, but there again if she wants to work and I can stay at home then I'm all for girl power!

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:29 pm
by 222gers
Whilst I agree that women should be paid at the same rate as men, these people just don't seem to grasp just how overpaid these media types are. People often cite nurses's pay when discussing this but I've just discovered that average GP salary at my local health centre is £63k. About a tenth of what some newsreaders get. For this they see up to 40 patients per day, some really obnoxious people with vile diseases and then spend a couple of hours doing the admin. And don't forget the years of training they've had to undergo. It's outrageous.

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:13 pm
by SheepRanger
And being in the Police is worse. Basic internet research shows a PC can start on £19,191 and goes to a maximum of £37,254

Even with allowances on top it would be a no thank you very much from me.

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:26 pm
by BiscuitRanger
SheepRanger wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:13 pm
And being in the Police is worse. Basic internet research shows a PC can start on £19,191 and goes to a maximum of £37,254

Even with allowances on top it would be a no thank you very much from me.
Need career constables as well as those who progress further. Too many scallies out there.

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:02 am
by DroopStreetOldBoys
Well, that's what happens when you let the market dictate wages. If only there were another way.

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:54 am
by SheepRanger
DroopStreetOldBoys wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:02 am
Well, that's what happens when you let the market dictate wages. If only there were another way.
Like common sense?

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:42 am
by DroopStreetOldBoys
SheepRanger wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:54 am
DroopStreetOldBoys wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:02 am
Well, that's what happens when you let the market dictate wages. If only there were another way.
Like common sense?
There is no such thing as "common sense" that's just the expression of bourgoise ideology. Don't they teach orthodox Marxism in schools anymore? aniwall

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:27 pm
by SheepRanger
DroopStreetOldBoys wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:42 am
SheepRanger wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:54 am
DroopStreetOldBoys wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:02 am
Well, that's what happens when you let the market dictate wages. If only there were another way.
Like common sense?
There is no such thing as "common sense" that's just the expression of bourgoise ideology. Don't they teach orthodox Marxism in schools anymore? aniwall
Yes, they have lessons on what the public sector do now and my friend's son wants to be join the Police in their armed response unit as a result.

There's a big push, not brainwashing, to get kids interested in civil service jobs where there are plenty of vacancies at the lowest wages on the market. Isn't that what Marxism is about, getting them working for the State for a couple of potatoes a day?

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:19 pm
by Spanish Ranger
222gers wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:29 pm
Whilst I agree that women should be paid at the same rate as men, these people just don't seem to grasp just how overpaid these media types are. People often cite nurses's pay when discussing this but I've just discovered that average GP salary at my local health centre is £63k. About a tenth of what some newsreaders get. For this they see up to 40 patients per day, some really obnoxious people with vile diseases and then spend a couple of hours doing the admin. And don't forget the years of training they've had to undergo. It's outrageous.
Can't disagree with this but let's not forget we watch football where at the extreme players can earn over £200k a week.
The world is going to hell in a hand cart.

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:15 am
by WA Hoop
But we all live in a 'trickle down' economy don't you know. :roll:

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:11 am
by SheepRanger
WA Hoop wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:15 am
But we all live in a 'trickle down' economy don't you know. :roll:
For entrepreneurs not glorified civil servants working for the state broadcaster. If they want to pay these wages it should be privatised, TV licence scrapped and commercial revenues sought.

Re: Pay at the BBC

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:30 am
by WA Hoop
SheepRanger wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:11 am
WA Hoop wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:15 am
But we all live in a 'trickle down' economy don't you know. :roll:
For entrepreneurs not glorified civil servants working for the state broadcaster. If they want to pay these wages it should be privatised, TV licence scrapped and commercial revenues sought.
My comment was more a sarcastic comment about the concept of trickle down economics. I fully agree that many in the BBC are grossly overpaid for their 'talents'.