Monday, 20 May 2013

Sky News ...... Lol

Shark-Wrestler Sacked As He Was On Sick Leave

Last Updated 07:37 13/03/2013
A man who was hailed a hero after grappling with a shark in Australia has been sacked after it emerged he was on long-term sick leave with stress.

Paul Marshallsea, 62, waded in to the surf and grabbed the 6ft shark by the tail amid fears it would attack paddling children.

The charity worker, from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, claims he risked his life at the beach outside Brisbane in January.

A local news crew caught his exploits on camera and his story made headlines around the world and earned him praise from lifeguards.

But now Mr Marshallsea has lost his job with children's charity the Pant and Dowlais Boys & Girls Club, because he had been signed off with work-related stress since last April.

The grandfather-of-one and his wife Wendy, 56, who also worked for the charity and was off ill at the time, flew back to Britain to letters informing them they had been sacked.

He has now hit back saying he was "disgusted" by the way he has been treated. He said: "What am I going to do now? There's not much call for shark wrestlers in Merthyr Tydfil."

Mr Marshallsea claims that he should have received a pat on the back for his efforts and that he only took the holiday with his wife on the advice of his GP.

"If I hadn't gone in to save the kids on that beach that day my wife and I would still have a job," he told WalesOnline.

Mr Marshallsea worked as project co-ordinator at Dowlais Engine House, where the charity has a base, and his wife was a senior youth worker.

He had been featured on Sky News for his work with the charity and once met Prince Charles, who visited to find out about the project's work in the town.

The letter he received read: "Whilst unfit to work you were well enough to travel to Australia and, according to recent news footage of yourself in Queensland, you allegedly grabbed a shark by the tail and narrowly missed being bitten by quickly jumping out of the way, the photographs and footage appearing in newspapers and television broadcasts."

A follow-up letter added: "The breakdown of the trustees' confidence and trust in you and your ability to perform the role is so great that we find that dismissal is the only course of action we can recommend."

Mr Marshallsea said running the club became increasingly stressful as it gained in success and the couple were working up to seven days a week.

"We created a whip to hit our own backs. It grew so big and we didn't realise. There was no stopping it."

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Monday, 1 April 2013

Gala dinner to forget

OMG just don't let me read anyones blog that says what a wonderful night it was lol
What a shambles and we are not even on the main course yet!!
Anyone for for a glass of squash?

Thought it was a 'Gala Dinner' not a children's tea party..

Sorry just a kwik update as i am passing the free wifi on route to finding David a knife and fork lol

What a load of ol cods wallop.
Simon Hope (from Hope n Hopeless) as usual from start to finish likes to hear the sound of his own voice....
Stick to the day job.

He tried his best fair play lol but sadly he aint no 'Philip Young' and just to remind you Siz - you were on the ERA Peking to Paris!! Remember...

Not the 'Paris something or other' as you squawked out in your 'oh my god how we gonna pull this one off' speech or actually maybe he has a touch of Alzheimer's creeping in amongst his other conditions..

He did the best to ridicule The P2P in his speech. How well did you know ...?? Did you say?

He is sooooooo pathetic along with the rest of his a..... l ...... organisation lol

Good luck with your future trips.., slips and falls. ....

Should carry a health warning!! Lol xx

We really missed JB's funny hat speech but gorra larf.

Old Poo Bear asked David where the 'Yellow Brick' was lol

Well i never they should know exactly where it is shouldn't they - i mean cant they see where it is on their system?

It was supposed to last for the whole trip so they will be able to see exactly where it is right now lol

The evenings entertainment finally got on its way and the 'speech from the heart / soul' continued FROM the IPad...