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  1. I have some sympathy for both employee and employer. If the employer didn't deduct the amount they were owed from the final wage, they would probably have to chase it through the courts which would be expensive and time consuming. The holiday pay and hours worked have been paid but they have offset it against the money the employee owed them. I don't know what the law says or if it's clear.
  2. Cycling on the Moor - doesn't bother me at all, in fact I've never noticed it. People looking down at their phones not looking where they are going are the biggest hazard, along with people running too fast.
  3. I think they must be really struggling to make money and keep shops open anyway, the cashgenerator shop opposite wilkinsons closed last year, that should have created more business for the cashconverters store on west street but that closed a few months ago too. The truth is for outright selling there's always a better place, usually ebay which is where the stores sell most of their stuff.
  4. It's hardly surprising that a second hand retail shop can't compete with a specialist gold trader. I've sold gold to Chapel jewellers in the past because they offered way more than the other jewellers who weren't much better than the pawn shops, Chapel state they pay the highest prices in Yorkshire. You should always shop around and find the places likely to pay most for the item, it's horses for courses. Just like CC wont compete with The Chapel on gold buying, the Chapel Jewellers wont compete with CC on used laptops and vacuum cleaners. Oops just re-read and understand that you didn't sell to Chapel but other gold buyers they recommended, but the point still stands that specialised gold buyers pay more than second hand pawn shops.
  5. Not at all. I look at ability to do the job. I believe you can learn a trade or do further education if incarcerated, and get help for addictions, this would greatly improve his job prospects and could perhaps turn his life around. Perhaps a talk with the cops will scare him into changing if he hasn't been in trouble with them before. There's a lot of baseless assumptions being made that the gym owner can do a better job turning this persons life around than the professionals. He's not qualified as far as I see, if he finds himself with a new employee that has a bad attitude and addictions will he stick it out or move him on? The whole ideal is flawed and if we replaced our justice system with this 'restorative justice' ideal we would be worse off. It would be every person for themselves, the thief would only ever be accountable to the victim (if caught) and would have infinity chances.
  6. He wants the thief to work off the roof repair costs. He may be well intentioned but why does he think he can do a better job than the justice system and professional rehabilitation workers. If he really wants to help young criminals and he can do better than the current professionals he should change career. Is he willing to accept responsibility if the thief robs my house under his care? He is wrong when he says not many people would do what he's offering. If you get robbed the chances are you don't get your things back. What he has offered is for the thief to repair his roof so it puts him in his previous situation and in return he wont go jail. It's selfish and misguided, a good deal for him and the thief perhaps, but what about anyone else who may get robbed.
  7. Go ahead and explain what the difference is instead of pointless insults. I can only assume you think there's some significant difference between the victim contacting the criminal and naming his price to be bought off, and the criminal contacting the victim and asking what he wants to keep quiet. There isn't. If this justice ideal became widespread thieves would pay the costs on the slim occasions they're caught and bank the profits when they're not, I imagine a lot more would take up the trade. Is that what you want?
  8. It's exactly the same thing which is why I said it was a slippery slope. How is someone working to pay off the roof costs (which could be substantial), any different to someone paying the victim some money to cover the costs. The courts and justice system should decide what the punishment is. If the gym owner successfully negotiates his own justice with the criminal instead of prosecuting, will he take responsibility if the criminal breaks into another building next month, doubt it.
  9. I'm not in favour of criminals and victims getting together to negotiate their own justice. It's a very slippery slope. You end up with the rich paying off victims.
  10. Yet the Children's Society has felt the need to point out that We would like to work with all people who share our values, whether Christians from other denominations, people of all faiths and none. on their partnership with the church page. So they clearly feel people maybe unsure. I think you are seeing racism when none exists.
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