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Minor Rant and humbling moment

Old Dec 6th 2012, 6:39 am
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For about the 15th time this year I showed a guy how to use an ATM today, took him through where to put the card etc.

This time though the poor bastard hadn't been paid yet, I've seldom seen another person go from excited to shoulders and head dropped so fast.

Humbling doesn't come close

The rant part is this.

I can understand and see the logic behind insisting everyone is paid into a bank account but surely the government should also insist that people are actually being paid on time and that they know how to actually access their money.

These guys are grabbed from god only knows where and dumped here, ****ed over at work and then given a bit of plastic they have no ****ing idea how to use. WTF must they be thinking when given these and told thats your salary just go to a machine you have no idea how to use to get it.

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Old Dec 6th 2012, 6:56 am
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and as it is is the 6th today and I am assuming he was to be paid on the 1st? ridiculous system, half these men can't read and write never mind use a bank card.
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Old Dec 6th 2012, 8:06 am
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So you gave him some money for lunch then?
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Old Dec 6th 2012, 8:10 am
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So you gave him some money for lunch then?
he wouldn't take any
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Old Dec 6th 2012, 8:14 am
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he wouldn't take any
Poor bastard.

Where do you work? You've seen it before?
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Old Dec 6th 2012, 8:16 am
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Poor bastard.

Where do you work? You've seen it before?
work from home but have had this happen all over town
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work from home but have had this happen all over town
You're right though. The government should have more input and control over businesses ACTUALLY paying people.

Problem is those chaps don't have a voice.
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One of the reasons behind the WPS was for people to get paid on time.

It's wrong to treat people the way so many companies do here. Sickening and hypocritical.
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Originally Posted by Meow View Post
One of the reasons behind the WPS was for people to get paid on time.

It's wrong to treat people the way so many companies do here. Sickening and hypocritical.
And it didn't take the more 'Unscrupulous Employers' long to get around the WPS either!
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One of the reasons behind the WPS was for people to get paid on time.

It's wrong to treat people the way so many companies do here. Sickening and hypocritical.

i agree with the WPS and hope that they eventually enforce it properly but to give someone an atm card they have no idea how to use is just cruel
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Poor bastard.
I saw a poor old lady slip over on the pavement today. At least I presume she was poor, coz she only had Dhs15 in her purse boom boom.

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Originally Posted by shiva View Post
For about the 15th time this year I showed a guy how to use an ATM today, took him through where to put the card etc.

This time though the poor bastard hadn't been paid yet, I've seldom seen another person go from excited to shoulders and head dropped so fast.

Humbling doesn't come close

The rant part is this.

I can understand and see the logic behind insisting everyone is paid into a bank account but surely the government should also insist that people are actually being paid on time and that they know how to actually access their money.

These guys are grabbed from god only knows where and dumped here, ****ed over at work and then given a bit of plastic they have no ****ing idea how to use. WTF must they be thinking when given these and told thats your salary just go to a machine you have no idea how to use to get it.
......... but he knew his PIN number??
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Old Dec 6th 2012, 11:27 am
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......... but he knew his PIN number??
yes, he wasnt an idiot, just clearly had never used an ATM before. I would assume someone stressed that he should know it when he was given the bank card
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And it didn't take the more 'Unscrupulous Employers' long to get around the WPS either!

and the bastard banks charging them 50AED a month as well

I'll never forget the look on one of my lads faces when I tried to explain what they'd done, he just looked at me and said "so they stole 50AED from me ?"
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i agree with the WPS and hope that they eventually enforce it properly


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