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Old 12-02-2013, 21:39
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This is making East Coast seem like a complete Walter Mitty organisation and the staff like zoo animals.
I can imagine they're drafting a rebuttal press release right now. The Beeb will never be let near their platforms again
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:40
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Experienced worker telling the trainer how much bollocks she's spouting
I love it when that happens!
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:40
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It's the serial complainer again!
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:40
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This Steve chappy is a walking advertisment for every manager out there who doesn't have a bl**dy clue.
All they do is think up stupid ideas and as they have never worked down on the ground, they are ideas that just don't work out in the real world.

I use to work at Eurotunnel and the management the where full of it. A new day, a new idea, always a failure.

The day after duty free ended I had a manager asking me why I thought people were now not bothering to go into the shops. "err ummm could it be as you don't do duty free any more?" I replied with amazement. I really wondered how many times my wage he was getting.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:41
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There are bottlenecks which are being tackled an example is the proposed flyover
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:41
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Did the customer services lady get her glasses from Cineworld or was it Odeon
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:42
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I love trains, just hate the rail service.

Hate all the problems, delays and the expense.

Other than the odd journey, I drive most the time.

Cheaper for us as a family to take a journey in the car, than it is for just myself to take same journey on the train!
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:42
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This programme is proper grim!
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:42
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I can imagine they're drafting a rebuttal press release right now. The Beeb will never be let near their platforms again
Good job they're owned by Network Rail then.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:42
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This episode really should be sponsored by British Airways or EasyJet to remind people there is another way to get to the north of England and Scotland.

I'd rather fly from London to Newcastle or Edinburgh than take the train.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:43
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I can imagine they're drafting a rebuttal press release right now. The Beeb will never be let near their platforms again
In all seriousness I don't think I've seen a complete assisination of a company on a TV show like this for quite some time. If this was a genuine commerical company it could be considered company suicide.

They are being handed their a**e on a silver platter right now.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:43
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Good Lord, I hope theres a helpline number for viewers after watching this! Its not exactly cheering....
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:43
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Lovely response to that teary railworker saying that pax should think about the jumper's family..

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No, we're thinking about why someone would kill themselves in a way that caused so much ****ing rail disruption. #therailway"
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:43
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There are bottlenecks which are being tackled an example is the proposed flyover
We have bottleneck problems in Birmingham, this being Birmingham New Street, yet nothing has been done to solve the issue, only painting over the cracks.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:43
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Steve Manager's desk seems suspiciously tidy!
Said exactly the same thing here!

Did the customer services lady get her glasses from Cineworld or was it Odeon
Dunno, but she seems like the most likeable person on the whole programme.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:44
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We have bottleneck problems in Birmingham, this being Birmingham New Street, yet nothing has been done to solve the issue, only painting over the cracks.
Birmingham New Street is being refurbished which is happening
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:44
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This episode really should be sponsored by British Airways or EasyJet to remind people there is another way to get to the north of England and Scotland.
for the 300 that was quoted earlier you could actually buy an old car and just dump it when you get there!
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:44
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LMAO - "World class facility people will look at". No - they're on AUTOPILOT you stupid bint!
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:45
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If this is a genuine interview then I reckon that's bit rough!

I'd be telling them that I did not want to be filmed.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:45
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This episode really should be sponsored by British Airways or EasyJet to remind people there is another way to get to the north of England and Scotland.

I'd rather fly from London to Newcastle or Edinburgh than take the train.
LOL I usually fly BHX to EDI if on my own, but with family I drive.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:45
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Lovely response to that teary railworker saying that pax should think about the jumper's family..

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Ed Whitfield @edwhitfield

No, we're thinking about why someone would kill themselves in a way that caused so much ****ing rail disruption. #therailway"
OMG! nasty. No wonder the staff look so miserable dealing with people like that every day!
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:45
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Oh all this business speak crap is making me scream!
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:45
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Stupid interview questions.....
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:45
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OMG I would hate to be interviewed by that pair of hard-faced coffee glugging witches.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:45
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Typical bollox HR type question that they read in a book.
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