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Very very very good work, Sports Direct.
reckon that's just a figure they've used for ease though
thats pretty incredible
Shame it's so uncommon that it warrants being a news story though.
Why not look at it and think how nice that it is being reported at all. Its inspirational for other companies. (get your point tho)
But, fair play, it seems like this has worked out. Sounds like they really are In It Together. And there was me thinking the only way to growth is to implement cuts, rather than to invest.
Get that income moving around the system. Invest invest invest
BORING INFO AHEAD: the European Patent Office recently divvied up its massive cash surplus among its employees, although not in six figure lumps.
Might have been a bit questionable for a pseudo-governmental body to do that, though, particularly because those same employees have the ability to drive up fee revenue and get another bonus next time around...
Seem to recall a similar story a year or two ago.
Quite funny how offices up and down the country are rammed full of people precious about their degrees on about £17k a year whilst spotty checkout monkeys oop North are taking home more than double that selling single golf clubs and dusty England kits.
and also peculiar
its based in Shirebrook! its a real place dammit.
(although the warehouse and that has only been there for 3-4 years so none of the local staff will be eligible).
I do wish it wasn't the company with the most fucking useless staff.
Last time I had a dozen people come up to me asking if they could help. Obviously it gets a bit annoying but at least they're putting the effort in.
but maybe they should invest in making it easier to find things in their stores as well. Sports Direct is like walking into a jumble sale with high ceilings.
but they should probably sling some of that money over to Bangladesh to pay for the funerals of all the kids that die making fucking tracksuits.
not long after a JJB closed down. The staff are shit, but it is a great place to buy shorts for £2.99.
I can't keep up.
(or near Mansfield)
Bonuses are usually pretty intangible at the best of times. Sports Direct's criteria on the matter are made pretty clear here.
Can probably make the case that it'd be preferable for bonuses to be linked to a measure of performance rather than length of service but... y'know.
Also, these bonus payouts have little or no negative societal impact that I can deduce. Can't say that about all bonus schemes.
the London luxury property market would be in the same toilet as the rest of the country's regular property market.
Won't somebody PLEASE think of the Candy Brothers?
...has very, very little, at best, to do with these bonus payments made to staff.
Unless you can link me to a quote from Mike Ashley saying `Sorry lads, these bloody bonuses that we'd promised all folk have meant we can't afford to meet our non-financial CSR obligations in the Middle East` or similar.
Genuinely unlike you to make such a weak argument.
If you can't see the link between that and the ability to pay large bonuses, then that's unfortunate.
Could have given each members of staff £50,000 and invested the other £50,000 from the bonuses in increasing safety and working conditions in the factories where the clothes are made. The amount paid out by the company would be the same, but they would be putting people before (complete) profit.
But in terms of Sports Direct saying `we're going to pay £x in bonuses to all staff, linked to the amount of profit we make` - that's a principle that exists outside of how they make their profits.
Surprising timing for you to suddenly launch into a bit of a hand-wringing exercise about how a company should be spending their profits fella. Didn't think you were that way inclined.
thats the case for all bonii, is what he is saying.
was giving me the "bone eye" last night.
you psychotic Tory cunt (character)?
but can't keep it up.
hope he gets to see some of this cheese
Was only for people who've worked there since 09
and then I remembered the type of windowlickers I've encountered in there in the past and it makes me a bit melancholy
It will probably kickstart the economy.
is it not interchangeable with mouthbreather/oxygen thief/meowington/person that points at planes?
and someone gave me £100,000
i'd no longer work at sport's direct
if half their workforce now resigned?
I'll leave you to it.
I love it when you two are like this.
i would hand in my notice the day that hit my bank account and i would NOT work that notice
spose i could put the £100k towards a house and carry on working there.
Imagine how great you'd feel being constantly talked-down to by the customers, knowing you were gonna make an absolute mint.
be out of there like a bat out of hell
so you wouldn't be part time
If you were part time/earned less than £20k you'd just get less than the £100k bonus, no?
*strokes beard aggressively*
Would have thought they had mostly part-time staff. Anyway, niiice.
somewhere in france, a little franco-senegalese left back is sitting in an airport departure lounge hugging his suitcase and sobbing quietly
about this really? yeah, the staff seem listless and largely at one remove from society as we know it but whatevs, this is people on a relatively low wage getting a ton of money. good times.
a fellow behind the counter in sports direct once asked me what i was listening to on my headphones. it was that brian eno so i goes "brian eno" and he goes "who's that?" and i mumbled something about roxy music and david bowie and he just cut me off, laughing going "it sounds mental mate, are you alright?"
that's brilliant. And that man is probably rich now.
like disabled people.
Look what they're doping to the economy!
Not just top athletes.
and he led me to adult knee supports for boxing and martial arts.
I do NOT approve of this.
But you do think I'm pretty?
but it seems to mainly be people who have been there for 5 years and have been there from pretty much the start. I bet they weren't expecting this at all. More places should do this, reward the staff who have been there for years and built a place up to be something huge.
or JD sports or something....don't even notice, just see them as Mike Ashley fitness emporiums
i was in a Sports Direct the other day.
it felt like wading through a washing basket.
just mountains of socks and t-shirts everywhere...the girl i asked to get something down from on high didn't seem capable of forming full sentences...BUT WHAT A BLOODY BARGAIN I GOT.
great shop, would go again. 8/10
these employees have obviously shown enough passion for their jobs to have earnt the enviable position of having work-life flexibility. that might be enough for some of them, but a select few will have shown enough passion to elevate them to a bonus earning position. and when they do, those bonuses will nearly all be spent in sports direct (or similar) shops, creating prosperity via the well established trickle-down principle for other shop floor retail workers stuck on inflexible fixed hours working, hoping for a chance of flexibility. the most important thing to remember is that if sports direct didn't exist, there would be absolutely nothing to take it's place, so even if it turns out the company pays 0.1% tax on it's profits, we need to be grateful for each penny it contributes to the economy, and the irreplaceable employment it provides.
You have flexitime contracts with a minimum contracted shift and then additional ones possible but even Tesco doesn't have zero hour contracts
Please no-one tell me anything bad about Waitrose and John Lewis