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Comment #5260001 by Jay Finn

Jay Finn Jul 10th 2016, 10:07 PM #

The Garda is taking home less than 300 a week??? That’s (to use a word that is overused to the nth degree) disgraceful!!!

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'I'd have more money and less stress working in Aldi': Our new generation of frontline staff have had enough

'I'd have more money and less stress working in Aldi': Our new generation of frontline staff have had enough

We spoke to a garda, a nurse and a teacher who are just a couple of years into their careers – and already disenfranchised.

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    Favourite TheFairWind
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    Jul 10th 2016, 10:10 PM

    Daniel Kinahan and his lads will be well able to get a few younger Gardaį into their pockets with that kind of salary.

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    Favourite Stuart Keogh
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    Jul 10th 2016, 10:16 PM

    I’m very surprised at the cards salary there. I knew they suffered harsh cutbacks but that’s almost poverty. He’d be on the same on the dole after fuel expenses.

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    Favourite Stuart Keogh
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    Jul 10th 2016, 10:16 PM

    *guards not cards

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    Favourite AN other
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    Jul 10th 2016, 11:02 PM

    He gets 23k but thinks he would get more in Aldi or Tesco… Shows you how little he knows about retail work anyway

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    Favourite ricky bobby
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    Jul 10th 2016, 11:04 PM

    Yes it’s crap money but this guy is a new recruit, he is still in a probation station. Don’t get me wrong, guards are underpaid but I don’t think anyone should get a job and start earning big money until they are fully qualified and experienced, nurses and teachers get paid crap for working through college , and a guard in trained big should be the same in my opinion

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    Favourite Tadhg
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    Jul 10th 2016, 11:36 PM

    AN other, retail work can pay well. A standard sales assistant, with 5 years experience at a well known Irish clothes retailer earns €15 p/hr. That’s the top rate, mind you. There’s no higher. I worked in management at this company, and at entry level I was managing staff who were earning a lot more than I was.

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    Favourite Suzie Sunshine
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    Jul 10th 2016, 11:37 PM

    An other .. a trainee manager starts on more than that in retail.

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    Favourite Tadhg
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    Jul 10th 2016, 11:40 PM

    ricky bobby, I agree with you to a point. As a public servant you don’t expect to be earning mega bucks. But a live-able salary (upon entry) is required, especially after all the training. Nurses and teachers have to go through at least 4-to-5 years of college. All for a job that forces you to live in squalor? A 28 year old teacher who can’t afford to go out for a drink at the weekend, let alone pay rent in Dublin.

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    Favourite Rosie Murray
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    Jul 10th 2016, 11:50 PM

    Nurses don’t get paid through college. They start getting paid when they become interns. And it is at this point that they are they only people in Ireland legally paid under the minimum wage. They replace qualified staff on the ward, have the same amount of patients, do nights, weekends, full time hours, study, do exams and assignments. Interns NOT students. Probably more responsibility than guards and teachers.

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    Jul 10th 2016, 11:52 PM

    Jay..nothing stopping him getting out of it..sob stories in the private sector never got me a pay rise or a pension..

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    Favourite Peter Fechter
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    Jul 11th 2016, 12:00 AM

    Specialist subject….

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    Favourite jason bourne
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    Jul 11th 2016, 12:02 AM

    Of course they did, people in private sector regularly go in with sob stories to management to get more money… And do t make this about private v public sector, each should be taken on its own merits

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    Jul 11th 2016, 12:04 AM

    Not really if you look at the way they have responded to to the protests they try to oppress,iw..tell me how they treated them.

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    Favourite Gareth Fitzpatrick
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    Jul 11th 2016, 12:04 AM

    Agreed with you until the stupid last sentence. How do you measure that!!!

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    Favourite sparky
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    Jul 11th 2016, 12:06 AM

    Which one..

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    Favourite Gareth Fitzpatrick
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    Jul 11th 2016, 12:09 AM

    It was @rosie but that bit didn’t show

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    Jul 11th 2016, 12:13 AM

    Rosie..please take a look at the catering hospitality sector..then post that again.

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    Favourite Jim
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    Jul 11th 2016, 12:41 AM

    @ricky just to correct you on one little thing. You said that teachers are paid crap for working through college. That’s false. They aren’t paid at all.

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    Jul 11th 2016, 12:43 AM

    Tadgh I agree with you, the teacher is in a very bad position, same age as myself and unable to live the life he has worked so hard for, I feel for him! Nurses are way underpaid and undervalued and are the true cogs in our health system. I have to go back to the guard though, he is in his first or 2nd year in the job, nurses and teachers spent 4 years in college, things will get better for this lad hopefully but we all started somewhere and it sure as hell wasn’t at the top

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    Favourite Jho Harris
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    Jul 11th 2016, 1:48 AM

    Aldi might even be able to teach them how/to spell “four”.

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    Favourite OnTheOutside
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    Jul 11th 2016, 8:27 AM

    No offence to anyone, but this is all detailed in the job descriptions and if you go looking for reviews on Google, you’ll find people with the same. These jobs will remain the same, unless people stop applying for them, then the government will have to act and change the conditions/pay.

    Most of the pay cuts where voted in by union members so that they could get rises, it’s the one and only thing I agreed with the LUAS drivers about, they didn’t hang new recruits out to dry, there pay would be the same. So if anything, look at the people around you, they have to take some of the blame along with the government. But if you want 40/50k a year, don’t expect massive recruitment drives.

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    Favourite Máirtín Ó hAodha 父
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    Jul 11th 2016, 10:14 AM

    Up to 39k in 2 years with Aldi lad

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    Jul 11th 2016, 11:32 AM

    So you’re comparing a new recruit cop to a retail manager with 5 years experience? Surely a cop with 5 years under his belt would be a better comparison to make surely? Also he managed to have a mortgage and kid(s) before he was finished his training… That’s going to hammer any new entrant to any occupation

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    Jul 11th 2016, 11:38 AM

    That’s Penneys

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    Favourite John Moylan
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    Jul 11th 2016, 11:50 AM

    @sparky – you’ve obviously never heard of LUAS drivers then ??

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    Favourite Karen Kelly
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    Jul 11th 2016, 12:38 PM

    Well said! And when under massive financial pressures, how on earth could you blame them. It’s a sad tale.

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    Favourite Karen Kelly
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    Jul 11th 2016, 12:40 PM

    On probation or not, their lives are still at risk every day they put a uniform on… which is probably a little bit different to working in Aldi…

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