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7 minutes ago, Tackle said:

Lol, what are we, rufty tufty men that run around trying to inflict pain on others, or are we snowflakes, I've marshaled plenty of times before, it's not hard graft & prob the easiest job to munch on the go.

if a site decided that its clients deserved (or asked for), a full days gaming with minimal interruptions, I'm sure any marshal that started quoting lawful rights to breaks would soon find his weekend "work" drying up.

I've been to plenty that don't, not so many these days though, but generally all the other stuff, bottles/cans & sweets etc are at a premium.

in fact ages back was asked to write a business plan for a site, when I got to the costing of refreshments/grub etc, the mark up was astronomical, definitely a very lucrative addition to green fees.

 

Yea that’s true, but there is always the option to bring your own. 

 

I guess im a bit biased as I’m basking most things on my local site that doesn’t even really make up pyro that much. 

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9 minutes ago, Tackle said:

Lol, what are we, rufty tufty men that run around trying to inflict pain on others, or are we snowflakes, I've marshaled plenty of times before, it's not hard graft & prob the easiest job to munch on the go.

if a site decided that its clients deserved (or asked for), a full days gaming with minimal interruptions, I'm sure any marshal that started quoting lawful rights to breaks would soon find his weekend "work" drying up.

I've been to plenty that don't, not so many these days though, but generally all the other stuff, bottles/cans & sweets etc are at a premium.

in fact ages back was asked to write a business plan for a site, when I got to the costing of refreshments/grub etc, the mark up was astronomical, definitely a very lucrative addition to green fees.

Now I am not the type that usually gets involved in this type of view but it doesn’t matter what you think.

 

The Law is the Law, your going to kill someone because your a “Rufty Tufty” man? No,because it’s breaking the fucking law.

 

Your Naive statement about it being easy doesn’t matter, being a shop assistant is easy, picking up litter is easy, driving is easy. They all still get breaks. 

 

Now if you choose that you don’t want to take your lunch break, and I am in this group, I rarely take my full lunch break, then that’s your choice, your opinion.

 

You don’t get to force that on anyone else.

 

 

 

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Not to mention i'm sure we'd all rather our marshalls were concentrating on the game rather than their sandwiches.

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Good grieef, it's a job that's most likely one day every two weeks....

 

.... and people are talking about maternity leave! lol :lol:

 

I just cried a tear down one leg. Again.

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4 hours ago, Prisce said:

Now I am not the type that usually gets involved in this type of view but it doesn’t matter what you think.

 

The Law is the Law, your going to kill someone because your a “Rufty Tufty” man? No,because it’s breaking the fucking law.

 

Your Naive statement about it being easy doesn’t matter, being a shop assistant is easy, picking up litter is easy, driving is easy. They all still get breaks. 

 

Now if you choose that you don’t want to take your lunch break, and I am in this group, I rarely take my full lunch break, then that’s your choice, your opinion.

 

You don’t get to force that on anyone else.

 

 

 

Seriously,fucking lol, nobody's disputing the sometimes half arsed laws of the country, but I doubt there's a marshal in the country, paid or volunteer, that has an employment contract, nor a site organiser that's gonna listen to some bleeding heart liberal complaining about their rights to a break ffs, especially as most dedicated Marshalls spend probably 80% of their day standing around with their hands in their pockets chatting & drinking tea etc, its a hard life.

most would probably argue that the usual 20 minute intermission between games while players sort their shit out could be considered a break ?.

 

naive......bollocks

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2 hours ago, Tackle said:

Seriously,fucking lol, nobody's disputing the sometimes half arsed laws of the country, but I doubt there's a marshal in the country, paid or volunteer, that has an employment contract, nor a site organiser that's gonna listen to some bleeding heart liberal complaining about their rights to a break ffs, especially as most dedicated Marshalls spend probably 80% of their day standing around with their hands in their pockets chatting & drinking tea etc, its a hard life.

most would probably argue that the usual 20 minute intermission between games while players sort their shit out could be considered a break ?.

 

naive......bollocks

Normally I would agree with what you say, heck half of your posts I’m right there with you, but here is where we are poles apart.

 

It doesn’t matter what your views are here, everyone is entitled to a break at work.

 

Your views on this are dangerous, and to be honest, rather archaic. In a time where everything is about equality and people being treated the same, no one should be victimised into thinking taking a break is weak, and that’s exactly what your first statement is indicating you believe.

 

I worked for 4 years in an industry where there are almost no rules, I regularly worked 80-100 hours a week with no breaks, but it was my choice. I didn’t go around telling people who had 8-5 jobs with an hour lunch break that they are “snowflakes” because they didn’t do the work I did.

 

If a site organiser doesn’t listen to his staffs plea’s about breaks, then he is liable to be sued, and in a employment tribunal he would lose. 

 

 

Where you say the 20 mins between games could be seen as a break, I would tend to agree with you, but the law doesn’t. The law is very clear that it should be an uninterrupted break, so if bobby rental goes and has a chat with him about his gun/the site or anything remotely to do with Airsoft it doesn’t count. 

 

I don’t see many sites where Marshall’s get away with being uninterrupted for more than 5-10mins.

 

 

Im gonna leave this as one of those where we agree to disagree, because I can see I’m getting nowhere!

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31 minutes ago, Prisce said:

Normally I would agree with what you say, heck half of your posts I’m right there with you, but here is where we are poles apart.

 

It doesn’t matter what your views are here, everyone is entitled to a break at work.

 

Your views on this are dangerous, and to be honest, rather archaic. In a time where everything is about equality and people being treated the same, no one should be victimised into thinking taking a break is weak, and that’s exactly what your first statement is indicating you believe.

 

I worked for 4 years in an industry where there are almost no rules, I regularly worked 80-100 hours a week with no breaks, but it was my choice. I didn’t go around telling people who had 8-5 jobs with an hour lunch break that they are “snowflakes” because they didn’t do the work I did.

 

If a site organiser doesn’t listen to his staffs plea’s about breaks, then he is liable to be sued, and in a employment tribunal he would lose. 

 

 

Where you say the 20 mins between games could be seen as a break, I would tend to agree with you, but the law doesn’t. The law is very clear that it should be an uninterrupted break, so if bobby rental goes and has a chat with him about his gun/the site or anything remotely to do with Airsoft it doesn’t count. 

 

I don’t see many sites where Marshall’s get away with being uninterrupted for more than 5-10mins.

 

 

Im gonna leave this as one of those where we agree to disagree, because I can see I’m getting nowhere!

I too see the logic in 99% of your posts, I'm not even disagreeing with the rights to breaks, heck I'm old enough to have worked in industries the were unionised closed shops where breaks were to the minute & you'd be spoken to if you didn't down tools instantly, I've even been a shop steward 😒, but the flip side is that if the work demanded I work through, & hopefully get a break when its more convenient, then that's more than fine with me.

point I'm trying to make amicably is that nowadays sometimes we need to a bit more flexible in business in order to be a success, if I was a boss in this game is have no qualms in pointing to my "employees" that if the events we're involved in demand it, whether its by accident or pre-planned, then I'd expect that same flexibility from them.

What's really laughable is that a genuine employee can demand a break, but the same employee can be dismissed at any time if they have been there less than two years, or that a person who's been there 30 years could get the same redundancy as one that's been there 3 years.

thank David Cameron for that 😉

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Coming from a working marshal heres my view point on it....

 

I work a 50 odd hour a week job sometimes more if work needs it, I also work for an Airsoft site every other Sunday so I'm regularly working 6 days a week majority of the year (so a break even a small one is welcomed). When I marshal generally I take snacks out with me into the field including drinks etc so I'm kept going through the day. Players come to the site and most expect to have a lunch break, on the odd occasion we have players asking to play through we will run a small game in one of our smaller game zones to keep those people happy (but people very very rarely ask for this).

Majority of players, and I can say this for a lot of sites I've been to over the time I've been playing find it hard enough to fathom the concept of quick turn arounds, people will stand and chat or play on their phones... pretty much doing anything bar loading up and getting their shit squared away for the next game.

Having an hour/45 mins for lunch isn't such a big deal in my opinion because not only is there regularly a lot of people to feed but there is also a hell of a lot of people that appreciate the time to have a sit down and chat with friends, one chap for instance I know for a fact that coming to airsoft is one of his only opportunities to socialise because for whatever reason doesn't get to outside of airsoft.

While I also agree that if I'm paying a fee to play I should be doing just that but I also can appreciate why sites have a longish lunch (some I've been to go out into the game zone and change barricades around etc) and not forgetting that there are people that are playing that may need the break as they may not be as fit as the 30 odd 14-30 year olds running round like rabid gazelles.

I would suggest if you go to a site with breaks that are beyond what you deem as acceptable you maybe have a word with them in a constructive way. They may be able to offer to do a small game while others are eating or they may just start to hurry things along a bit more.

 

Cant hurt to ask.

 

 

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