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9 hours ago, makapaka said:

Wow some people will do anything to have a dig at sheffield.

 

this should have been seen as a bit of funny mess up - instead it’s reflective of the city council inadequacy???? Give me a break.

You should know by now that anything and everything, no matter how petty and irrelevant, is reflective of the city council's inadequacy according to Sheffieldforum. It's almost as if some people have personal axes to grind and won't pass up the opportunity to grind them.

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7 hours ago, sedith said:

really????

Yes really!!!! 

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When people blame "the council" for this error do they mean:

 

a) the elected councillors

b) the remaining council staff

c) the outsourced staff who are no longer employed by the council?

 

Alternatively, do they mean the individual who traipsed down to wherever the flags are stored, retrieved a bag containing a flag and then hauled themselves to the top of The Town Hall, took the flag out of the bag, discovered it was the wrong one and thought, bugger it, who cares? 

 

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It could have been that they wanted to put up the Irish rugby flag which represents All Ireland.

 

Stands back. Closes bunker lid.   ;0)

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1 hour ago, max said:

When people blame "the council" for this error do they mean:

 

a) the elected councillors

b) the remaining council staff

c) the outsourced staff who are no longer employed by the council?

 

Alternatively, do they mean the individual who traipsed down to wherever the flags are stored, retrieved a bag containing a flag and then hauled themselves to the top of The Town Hall, took the flag out of the bag, discovered it was the wrong one and thought, bugger it, who cares? 

 

Hmmm... :huh:


... but surely that would be a failure to comply with the Council's own standard procedures? (punishable no doubt by instant dismissal a 'jolly good talking to').

 

Obviously, a detailed risk assessment investigation needs to be carried out immediately to identify exactly which cuts in Government funding can be blamed for this latest lack of common sense and disrespectful behaviour, and also to identify those minority groups who are most at risk of being offended (or more importantly, those who are offended on-behalf of others) by this buffoonery.

 

A thorough employee training program to maintain the otherwise excellent 'team spirit' (held at a hostelry of their choice?) must also be arranged before any more 'good ideas' are run up the flag pole. :roll:

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3 hours ago, max said:

When people blame "the council" for this error do they mean:

 

a) the elected councillors

b) the remaining council staff

c) the outsourced staff who are no longer employed by the council?

 

Alternatively, do they mean the individual who traipsed down to wherever the flags are stored, retrieved a bag containing a flag and then hauled themselves to the top of The Town Hall, took the flag out of the bag, discovered it was the wrong one and thought, bugger it, who cares? 

 

Considering that there was no doubt a risk assessment taken beforehand and at least one other person watching them do it, it does make you wonder how a council or sub contractor manages to get the one thing they had to do wrong doesn't it. It suggests a certain level of incompetence that we as tax payers have every right of ridiculing.

 

We all make mistakes at work but it takes a special level of dim-wittery to raise the wrong flag on a flag pole and stand back and think 'job well done, time for a tea break'. Or as you suggest, realise it's the wrong one and raise it anyway, because after all, who cares? They obviously work in an environment where public examples of stupidity have absolutely no negative repercussions.

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3 minutes ago, the_bloke said:

Considering that there was no doubt a risk assessment taken beforehand and at least one other person watching them do it, it does make you wonder how a council or sub contractor manages to get the one thing they had to do wrong doesn't it. It suggests a certain level of incompetence that we as tax payers have every right of ridiculing.

 

We all make mistakes at work but it takes a special level of dim-wittery to raise the wrong flag on a flag pole and stand back and think 'job well done, time for a tea break'. Or as you suggest, realise it's the wrong one and raise it anyway, because after all, who cares? They obviously work in an environment where public examples of stupidity have absolutely no negative repercussions.

Have to agree with that but it was the apology that sealed it for me of who we're dealing with. 🤣

 

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I doubt if anyone born in the UK would make that mistake .... was it "outsourced" to for example an immigrant employee not born here who just saw green white and orange ?

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I cannot believe that *anyone* thinks it was accidental that the day after Wales beat Ireland at Rugby, the Welsh flag was flown on St Patricks day. Its pretty obvious someone Welsh works at the Town Hall and has done a great job of winding folk up.

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23 hours ago, makapaka said:

Wow some people will do anything to have a dig at sheffield.

 

this should have been seen as a bit of funny mess up - instead it’s reflective of the city council inadequacy???? Give me a break.

Thats EXACTLY  what it is . 

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3 hours ago, GinTreeS7 said:

I doubt if anyone born in the UK would make that mistake .... was it "outsourced" to for example an immigrant employee not born here who just saw green white and orange ?

What part of the Welsh flag is orange ?

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40 minutes ago, Penistone999 said:

Thats EXACTLY  what it is . 

No it’s not - unless you measure the councils performance in running services in a city of 500k on an individuals ability to recognise an Irish flag.

 

or do you think the council executive selected it during a meeting.

 

give me a break

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