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Old 08 January 2012, 18:25   #21
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Not sure what it's like elsewhere but down here there's quite a large number of rnli crew, when the bleepers go they need to be need to be down the boathouse PDQ if they want to get out on the boat. Summer weekends they'll be camped out down there in order to be at the front of the queue. A lot of money will have been spent on training these guys up.

If it was a profit making, private company I think things would be done a lot differently.
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Old 08 January 2012, 18:26   #22
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A local Volunteer crewman known to me personally has just PM'ed me and said "shut up and pay the €20 or I'll post your MMSI on the Ops Room noticeboard".

I will not be silenced!

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Old 08 January 2012, 18:26   #23
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It is bad manners, cheeky gits.
They probably pay some company to recruit new "members".
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Old 08 January 2012, 18:29   #24
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They probably pay some company to recruit new "members".
They most likely do.
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Old 08 January 2012, 18:43   #25
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Doesn't matter, the RNLI covers it all, even here.

or do you mean the CG? Are you on the "stuff" again? ;-)
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Old 08 January 2012, 18:44   #26
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A local Volunteer crewman known to me personally has just PM'ed me and said "shut up and pay the 20 or I'll post your MMSI on the Ops Room noticeboard".

I will not be silenced!

Now I wonder who that might be?? Maybe I know his uncle??
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Old 09 January 2012, 02:37   #27
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big fan of the rnli - have been since being a kid. like others on here i pay 120yr and up until now all ive had is an annual letter of thanks. on principal, if they ask me for more i will feel the need to use bad language and cancel on the spot!
i hate charities - they all have people running around for them with collection tins etc whilst the people at the top enjoy huge salaries. a member of my family used to work for a very well known childrens charity, his house is worth well over a million and god knows how much his house in france is worth! my argument is that there must be equally capable people who believe in the charitable cause who would be more than willing to do their jobs for a fair and reasonable salary. if you want to make money then go into the private sector and make it for yourself, and not take it from peoples generosity - there, thats my rant done with!
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Old 09 January 2012, 02:52   #28
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I often wonder how much of average Joe's 1 dropped in a box actually reaches the 'sharp end'? I know for some charaties the percentage is ridiculously low - especially when they are paying companies for indirect sourcing of funds, ie via old clothes in bags through the leterbox etc...
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Old 09 January 2012, 03:48   #29
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I often wonder how much of average Joe's 1 dropped in a box actually reaches the 'sharp end'? I know for some charaties the percentage is ridiculously low - especially when they are paying companies for indirect sourcing of funds, ie via old clothes in bags through the leterbox etc...
To see how much the RNLI spend on raising funds, rescues, trading etc look at Charity overview.

The pie chart shows that about 80% is spent on "Charitable Activities" and 15% on "Fund raising".

This can be used for any UK charity by using the search facility.
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Old 09 January 2012, 04:14   #30
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A couple of years back I tried to volunteer my services and myself. They basically said we've got enough people we just want your money.
When I pointed out what I did for a living and my experience The words were blimey you are over qualified. Needless to say I don't do a lot for them. We have inshore rescue down here

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