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    Just thinking about this more...

    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    If you really cared you'd go down to your local HMV and hand over a monkey (or whatever you can afford) to each member of staff to help tide them over until they get another job. But I bet no-one is doing that are they?
    The main reason it wouldn't happen is because no-one would go there just for that.

    However, let's put it this way instead: if I were in HMV, making a purchase during a closing down sale, and there was a tin on the counter where you could make such a donation towards redundancies (and I was assured that the money was going directly to the staff, not the company), then I'd gladly give something.

    Would you? Be honest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
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    The main reason it wouldn't happen is because no-one would go there just for that.

    However, let's put it this way instead: if I were in HMV, making a purchase during a closing down sale, and there was a tin on the counter where you could make such a donation towards redundancies (and I was assured that the money was going directly to the staff, not the company), then I'd gladly give something.

    Would you? Be honest

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    Most people are probably to busy looking for bargain than to worry about the staff.
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    *Exactly* my point!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Just thinking about this more...



    The main reason it wouldn't happen is because no-one would go there just for that.

    However, let's put it this way instead: if I were in HMV, making a purchase during a closing down sale, and there was a tin on the counter where you could make such a donation towards redundancies (and I was assured that the money was going directly to the staff, not the company), then I'd gladly give something.

    Would you? Be honest

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    Probably yes, but then I'm a soft touch.
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    Lol, and it also proves that, deep down, you're a nice person

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    No I'm a bastard who's coincidentally also a soft touch.
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    Never go to closing sales. Find it depressing and a tad ghoulish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Saying that you care is not the same as actually caring. And the true purpose of saying that you care is to ensure that other people are aware that 'you care' - because you actually do care about what those people think of you quite a lot more than you care about the people you don't know and have never met to whom the terrible disaster has happened.

    The fact is at best you can 'care' on an intellectual level, not on an emotional level. So you post that you care just so no-one is in any doubt about it and then get on with your life and I guarantee you will have forgotten all about it within ten minutes.

    On the other hand if, say, a good friend calls you to tell you that he has been diagnosed with a terminal disease then you actually will care - on an emotional level. it will ruin your day, your week, it will never be far from your mind.

    That's the difference between actually caring and faux-caring.

    Aside from establishing your 'caring credentials' with your judgemental cronies, faux-caring is a complete waste of time - how does it benefit the afflicted people in any way? If you really cared you'd go down to your local HMV and hand over a monkey (or whatever you can afford) to each member of staff to help tide them over until they get another job. But I bet no-one is doing that are they?
    I do find this thread quite depressing so this will be my last contribution. I do not have a finite amount of goodwill for my fellow man. Furthermore, the idea that my concern is diminished if I do not translate that into a financial contribution is something I find very troubling. On a practical note, my financial means are limited and my donations are prioritised to where I feel I can make the biggest difference. Currently this entails support for a specific orphanage in Malawi: a country I have worked in several times over 30 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalek Supreme D L View Post
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    Having been made redundant a number of times its horrible. And I do care about those that are. Its harder when you are older. I am employed currently, but not at the same level I once was and so far todate I have failed to get back to that level.
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