Originally Posted by JustAThought
they get group medical scheme, paid private pool and healthclub purpose built for them in the city centre, cut price bills and lots of other perks. No wonder my LX is so high. I don’t begrudge the elderly the lunch & social outlet thou. The rest annoys me - especially given their pensions and jobs for life.
An no - thats not ‘mean’ - thats reckless spending of MY hard earned taxes for privileges and luxuries for other well paid and protected pensioned state employees.
It's gas just how little people know yet how ready they are to spread misinformation based on their incomplete understanding.
They get a contributory
group healthcare scheme (MPF) and can join the hospital saturday fund at their own cost, get a slightly reduced rate for their electricity (think of it like any other staff discount scheme in the country) and they have a sports and social club which comes at a not inconsiderable cost to the ESB's staff members through their subscriptions and fees. It was also paid for by the staff for the most part, not by taxpayers through public funding. It's a great facility. Just like many other staff funded facilities around the country.
As for 'jobs for life', LOL. Yeah right. Not any more they're not. And the pension is contributory also and that's been hammered many times in the past 15 years just like any other contributory pension funds.
Begrudgery, plain and simple.