Whitby crewman Ben Laws and his workmate Joe Winspear were allegedly sacked over the phone on Tuesday. The pair are reported to have swapped the 'jokey' tea mugs for Secret Santa presents. One featured Mr Winspear's head superimposed on a naked woman's body....
And? Which delicate flower even thought this worthy of note?
When a senior female member of staff found them at the headquarters in North Yorkshire, their jobs were brought into question. The pair were initially told to destroy the mugs and that they would face no further action.'Destroy'..? Not 'take home', but destroy? What the f...?
But the men, who are not paid for their work with the RLNI, then had to go through a disciplinary hearing that looked through their private Whatsapp messages.
They were eventually let go, sparking resignations from four of their colleagues in protest, reports The Sun.Remember back to November, when the RNLI found that putting a woman with no practical qualifications in charge doesn't work out so well?
This is, I suspect, yet another instance of the same sort of cluelessness.
According to the newspaper they were told they could no longer work at Whitby's RNLI branch because the mugs could have been found by schoolchildren, which posed a 'safeguarding risk'.Following the backlash, the RNLI fatcats have rushed out the usual self-serving guff companies always rely on, hinting that the MSM has got it wrong, and these are bad 'uns but ooooh, no, we can't tell you why because the lawyers won't let us:
The lifeboat station should be an environment where people can expect to be treated with dignity and respect.
We can not allow bullying, harassment or discrimination in what should be a safe and inclusive environment and there will be serious consequences for anybody who demonstrates this behaviour within the RNLI.Just the sort of crap you pay...HOW MUCH!!??
Worth it only as a sea anchor...
Nor do I care if the RNLI is a 'diverse and inclusive environment', either. What matters is their seamanship, not their obedience to whatever the SJWs care about at this precise moment.
And if you think I put money in tins to buy the RNLI more 'compliance officers' and 'diversity consultants', think on!