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(Telegraph)   If you're going to go wrestle sharks on an Australian beach, you might not want to be out on sick leave back in Britain. Footage of your shenanigans travels across the world quickly   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 9
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2013-03-12 11:47:13 AM
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blatz514: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Dixon Cider: They said it was stress related to work.. not a bad back. Why was he fired again?

If you can take the stress of wrestling a shark you think an office job is going to mess you up? I've got to call bs too.

I'm guessing he doesn't wrastle sharks every day.  A one time event could have been awesome!


There are physiological differences between the stress brought about by a singular dangerous event and the constant stress of a job. In the former, the stress is short-lived and the adrenaline change has a very brief duration, to which the body is adapted; in the latter, the adrenaline changes are less but they are constant, which eventually takes a biological toll on the person.
2013-03-12 12:10:40 PM
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CheekyMonkey: Dixon Cider: They said it was stress related to work.. not a bad back. Why was he fired again?

If working for the charity is so stressful to you that you need several months of sick leave, then I submit that you aren't fit for the job.


10 years on the job doesn't warrant a 2 month vacation? Oh right, you're probably American, where dying on the job is considered a decent-enough retirement package.

Sorry mate, but those of us in the rest of the world consider work to be a means to an end, not the end in and of itself. He may work for a charity, but that doesn't mean he works for free.

I'm going to go ahead and make the assumption that you think all holidays are wasted time that could be better spent serving some rich fark who isn't even remotely aware of your existence.

Good for you. Maybe after a few years, you might earn 2/3rds of our minimum wage.
2013-03-12 10:23:08 AM
2 votes:
They said it was stress related to work.. not a bad back. Why was he fired again?
2013-03-12 01:00:00 PM
1 votes:

kvinesknows: DeathCipris: One, I call BS on this. He was on vacation, albeit not my first choice for a "stress-free environment" what with all the poisonous animals and things that want to kill me there. I consider taking a vacation to be pretty high up on the stress reducing activities list.

Two, what was he supposed to do? Just let the shark eat the child? While this would have been infinitely more entertaining, it wouldn't have boded well for the child.

Three...
FTA: "two month holiday in Australia."
TWO MONTHS?!? Did he blow ALL of his sick leave for 8 years? Or is this SOP to get 8 weeks of sick leave per year in Britain? Come one, 2 months is excessive. That's like farking short-term disability time-frame...and people think Americans are lazy.

umm.. stress leave is usually somewhere in the 1 to 2 month range.  Odd though that a doctor would give them BOTH a two month leave.


Please excuse my ignorant American ass, but what in the hell is stress leave?
2013-03-12 12:46:48 PM
1 votes:

SJKebab: CheekyMonkey: Dixon Cider: They said it was stress related to work.. not a bad back. Why was he fired again?

If working for the charity is so stressful to you that you need several months of sick leave, then I submit that you aren't fit for the job.

10 years on the job doesn't warrant a 2 month vacation? Oh right, you're probably American, where dying on the job is considered a decent-enough retirement package.

Sorry mate, but those of us in the rest of the world consider work to be a means to an end, not the end in and of itself. He may work for a charity, but that doesn't mean he works for free.

I'm going to go ahead and make the assumption that you think all holidays are wasted time that could be better spent serving some rich fark who isn't even remotely aware of your existence.

Good for you. Maybe after a few years, you might earn 2/3rds of our minimum wage.


Way to generalize and stereotype, mate.
I guess then it's safe for me to assume that you have the same moral fortitude as this asshat and his twat wife that were perfectly fine with defrauding a children's charity. I'm pretty sure that the kind and generous people who donated would probably prefer that their cash go to, you know, the children, instead of some self serving pricks two month vacation. But keep telling yourself it's all about you and your ends. "Got to get mine", amirite?
2013-03-12 12:40:57 PM
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planes: No, it was lying to your employer and getting caught that cost you your job, you nitwit.


What part of taking a holiday for a break is incompatible with being off work because of stress? Especially given that he says his farking Doctor advised him to.
2013-03-12 11:39:55 AM
1 votes:
I bet the charity is none too happy that people now know that their donations are being used to pay for 2 month "stress" vacations for employees of the charity.  I'd expect a drop in donations.
2013-03-12 11:02:44 AM
1 votes:
He and his wife Wendy, who work for the same children's charity, were on sick leave for work-related stress when they took the two month holiday in Australia.

Wouldn't that be the best way to relieve stress?

*scratches head*
2013-03-12 10:49:54 AM
1 votes:
Two months of paid leave for "stress"? Sounds like those charity dollars are being well spent.
 
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