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    Default Don't Mention Saints at Work

    ... unless you want to get fired for sexual harassment.

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    To be honest I was trying not to talk about football in the office up until late December.

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    I thought women’s football was the next big thing. They should be raving about it in the offices.

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    Really ridiculous. I have zero interest in Love Island or the Bake Off, doesn't mean my colleagues shouldn't be allowed to discuss those subjects.

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    not Aprils fools day already is it?

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    Stop with this equality bull**** already and let us lead our lives as we wish. Nanny state.com

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    Seems to be saying that talking about football can lead to being sexist... so you shouldn't talk about football...

    I'd like to see the research that suggests that talking about football leads to sexist behaviour. Also the research that suggests that preventing talking about football would stop the following sexist behaviour from happening.

    Seems ridiculous to me.

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    Presumably the same would apply when you work somewhere that's mostly women and they spend a large portion of the day talking about love Island or if they have itchy nipples or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy_D View Post
    Seems to be saying that talking about football can lead to being sexist... so you shouldn't talk about football...

    I'd like to see the research that suggests that talking about football leads to sexist behaviour. Also the research that suggests that preventing talking about football would stop the following sexist behaviour from happening.

    Seems ridiculous to me.
    Correct. It's like a gateway drug. You're a meek, soy-milk drinking champion of women's rights. You start talking about the merits of Kevin danso or make a complimentary remark about Ben Stokes' bowling and before you know it you're reaching for an ale, pinching the a*se of the filly in the cubicle opposite, mixing in a lewd comment about Samantha from accounts and pondering what it would feel like to motorboat Lorraine from HR who might be an older lass but she's still got some life left in her.

    Slippery slope.
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    Absolutely ridiculous. Has to be a joke, surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    I thought womenís football was the next big thing. They should be raving about it in the offices.
    Can you please refrain from highlighting a specific gender, unless you are prepared to mention the other 99!

    Disgusting!

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    They should start with golf.

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    Means you can talk about the hot totty instead

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    I can't wait to see what Lord Duckhunter has to say about this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    ... unless you want to get fired for sexual harassment.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51261999
    MOTD and Sky Sports to be closed then?? Completely ridiculous - some people need to get a life

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    An obviously weird comment that they've pushed as a "news" story to get people talking about it.

    Pretty sure the BBC knew it was ridiculous but realised it would get a load of web traffic so put it out. Seems to be one of the most commented on stories so it worked.

    No rational boss is going to ban people talking about sport. Just like they won't ban people talking about reality TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cat View Post
    An obviously weird comment that they've pushed as a "news" story to get people talking about it.

    Pretty sure the BBC knew it was ridiculous but realised it would get a load of web traffic so put it out. Seems to be one of the most commented on stories so it worked.

    No rational boss is going to ban people talking about sport. Just like they won't ban people talking about reality TV.
    You say that but a friend of mine has to attend workplace banter training next week.

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    "It's very easy for it to escalate from VAR talk and chat to slapping each other on the back and talking about their conquests at the weekend."




    I wish

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    absolutely fkin stupid

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    Isn't suggesting that sports chat isn't for women a sexist thing to say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_clark View Post
    Isn't suggesting that sports chat isn't for women a sexist thing to say?

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    Particularly because the only topic of conversation I ever have with a lady I work with is about saints. She's a huge fan.

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    Iíve no problem with football chat being banned in front of chicks at work. I donít want to hear about soaps, cooking, shoes, or handbags ,so donít see why they should put up with blokes chat. Iíd much rather it was banned than have to listen to dopey birds trying to join in with the football banter.


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    Am I still allowed to talk about women's tennis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Duckhunter View Post
    Iíve no problem with football chat being banned in front of chicks at work. I donít want to hear about soaps, cooking, shoes, or handbags ,so donít see why they should put up with blokes chat. Iíd much rather it was banned than have to listen to dopey birds trying to join in with the football banter.


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    Plot twist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Duckhunter View Post
    I’ve no problem with football chat being banned in front of chicks at work. I don’t want to hear about soaps, cooking, shoes, or handbags ,so don’t see why they should put up with blokes chat. I’d much rather it was banned than have to listen to dopey birds trying to join in with the football banter.


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    Can you remind us of the famous penalty story again? How your dopey doris, silly bint, snap dragon of a missus embarrassed you in front of your proper drinker, bum chum but not soft-arsed, kipper mates?

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    These people are f*****g nuts.
    What about us poor blokes who can't join in the discussion on last nights Love Island or Eastenders cos we really have zero interest in either. Are working women really feeling downtrodden because they don't understand offside or the lbw law and are unable to contribute to the debate, which in reality is probably a 3 minute exchange at the coffee machine in the morning.
    Why are these non-entities, who do exist in the real working world, given the time of day anyway?

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    I am always banging on about my period at work so why canít the blokes talk about their football?

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    This just highlights everything that is wrong in todays society in the year 2020. Utterly, utterly ridiculous. This person should not be given air time to spout her stupid opinion. But its what we have come to expect from the BBC in recent times. I despair, whatever next??

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    Maybe she wasn't specifically given air time to talk about that but it just happened to come up as part of a larger interview?

    The BBC can't win. Labour supporters slammed it for being pro-Tory while Tories slammed it for being pro-Labour.

    If they weren't allowed to report on stupid things people say then there would barely be a mention of Donald Trump on the news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cat View Post
    Pretty sure the BBC knew it was ridiculous but realised it would get a load of web traffic so put it out. Seems to be one of the most commented on stories so it worked.
    Indeed. Hook line and sinker. Surprised we don't have any posters on here with similar baiting prowess... #textbook

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    The BBC is just a left wing woke mouthpiece, I rarely listen to it, anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toussaint View Post
    The BBC is just a left wing woke mouthpiece, I rarely listen to it, anymore.
    barking mad that we still have a TV license. Sooner it has been binned, the better.
    The whole concept is flawed, let alone much of the content spewed from it

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    Quote Originally Posted by trousers View Post
    Indeed. Hook line and sinker. Surprised we don't have any posters on here with similar baiting prowess... #textbook
    Trolling is a dying art. Can't remember the last time someone successfully trolled this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    ... unless you want to get fired for sexual harassment.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51261999
    Well if I'm going to get sacked for telling a colleague I want to go balls deep in her, they will bloody well listen to me ramble on about Berkovic's right foot during the 6-3 while I'm being carted out the building. :-)

    (SNSUN does not condone sexual harassment in the workplace. However, thinking of results such as the United 6-3 or the Skates 4-0 could bring about orgasm, which could be deemed as sexual harassment if it occurs at the wrong time.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    barking mad that we still have a TV license. Sooner it has been binned, the better.
    The whole concept is flawed, let alone much of the content spewed from it
    Agree. The concept was fine until it lost its audience.

    The licence fee....yay or nay. There's a subject fit for referendum.

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    Well i spoke to a female Leeds United fan today and she’s promised to slut drop in thong And Leeds shirt the office if they go up. She’s not afraid of the toxic masculinity of talking about football over a cup of herbal tea whilst doing lasts weeks expenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    Well i spoke to a female Leeds United fan today and she’s promised to slut drop in thong And Leeds shirt the office if they go up. She’s not afraid of the toxic masculinity of talking about football over a cup of herbal tea whilst doing lasts weeks expenses.
    What’s a slut drop? I feel like I shouldn’t google it

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    Jesus wept....
    You couldn't make it up !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raging Bull View Post
    What’s a slut drop? I feel like I shouldn’t google it
    Something sexist bigoted men have called a beautiful non binary expression of freedom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    barking mad that we still have a TV license. Sooner it has been binned, the better.
    The whole concept is flawed, let alone much of the content spewed from it
    I thought you'd be all in favour of keeping British traditions?

    Oh well, time to privatise the armed forces I guess. It's will make them more efficient and the shareholders will only attack countries that there'll be a good financial return from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    I thought you'd be all in favour of keeping British traditions?

    Oh well, time to privatise the armed forces I guess. It's will make them more efficient and the shareholders will only attack countries that there'll be a good financial return from.
    That was awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    I thought you'd be all in favour of keeping British traditions?

    Oh well, time to privatise the armed forces I guess. It's will make them more efficient and the shareholders will only attack countries that there'll be a good financial return from.
    I can see it now, a "Group 4" army, Sodexho doing the catering (sorry Batman) and Capita doing all the procurement and wages etc. What could go wrong?

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    I mentioned it once...but I think I got away with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    I thought you'd be all in favour of keeping British traditions?

    Oh well, time to privatise the armed forces I guess. It's will make them more efficient and the shareholders will only attack countries that there'll be a good financial return from.
    Great point, well made

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    Oh well, time to privatise the armed forces I guess. It's will make them more efficient and the shareholders will only attack countries that there'll be a good financial return from.
    Er.... like Iraq ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    Don't Mention Saints at Work
    Are they the cover band that performed a gospel version of "Down Under" that was later stolen by a more commercially successful band that perform a version with the lyrics changed but suggest they came up with the idea in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Useful Idiot View Post
    Are they the cover band that performed a gospel version of "Down Under" that was later stolen by a more commercially successful band that perform a version with the lyrics changed but suggest they came up with the idea in the first place?
    Yes, the swines

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    Obviously ludicrous suggestion by some idiot, ignore it, move on, don't give them the free press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igsey View Post
    Obviously ludicrous suggestion by some idiot, ignore it, move on, don't give them the free press.
    You would think it would be that simple but this lot all love to peacock their angry muscle. Proper lads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igsey View Post
    Obviously ludicrous suggestion by some idiot, ignore it, move on, don't give them the free press.
    If only it was free press...

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