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Cottoneyes last won the day on December 15 2017

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About Cottoneyes

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  1. Go to this thread, there were a few that gave their experiences to start with
  2. Glad you didn't get the words mixed up in those sentences mate...
  3. Demonstrating how Peter is full of shit is constant through it all though.
  4. So let's go with the story that you were at IM Melb. I was the CTO at the first 3 (and very much do not remember you in the crew of any of them - but let's say you were there cause we know you hate being told you are 'mistaken'). The descriptions were the standard practice then, and during that particular race. We (RR, ARR and myself) had a few discussions with the athletes not reporting (around the finish line oddly when we could in person, on the phone to those that had already left the finish line to organise catch ups) and used the descriptions from the TO notebooks for the RR to make decisions before issuing DQs. If the RR was not 100% sure, he did not want to ruin someone's day without absolute certainty. It was also the standard at Shepparton and Geelong HIMs which I was also in the crews for at various times. While not travelling to the other Australian races, the RR and ARR from those races did regularly, and we had pretty much standard practices across the country (other than non Qld states in relations to zippers) So for anyone that was beaten by a deliberate drafting bastard at any of the above races, you can blame Peter for not following the procedures in place and allowing them to get that place on you instead of being DQ'd like they deserved. My side is rock 💣
  5. As another former L2 TO who TOed during the very short time when Peter was also a TO, I can confirm the standard practice across the country was for the TO handing out the penalty to also write a description, either the bike, the helmet and jersey of the rider etc so we could cross check the penalties if there was a challenge in an event like this. Therefore I very strongly challenge this 🤐 "5 Ironman and 10 halfs" - As the organiser of Vic TOs during your tenure that is very much beyond an exageration compared to my recollection. As a senior TO at all of the Melbourne IMs there are lots of other inconsitencies in your story as well
  6. Cottoneyes

    Wtf

    I'm all for conversing with those with differing opinions, I draw the line at supporting or standing by while those trying to get back at a 'bully' by becoming a bigger bully. In the end all we are left with are a bunch of bullies and a poorer community The same individual that took a break for stalking other members and then had to take a long break until it all 'blew' over. Only showing themselves again when they felt it was safe not to have their noggin knocked off after being found out I'm not saying anyone is faultless in this, but spare us the 'he did this first'. Most people got past that in kinder
  7. Wouldn't blame him with the amount of shit the usual parties seem to keep rolling on him. Deserved or not, some people need to take a damn hard look at why the numbers on this forum keep dropping off and the regulars don't seem to stick around. Rant over, happy to continue in the WTF thread that Goughy started in the Sandbox, pretty sure this behaviour is what was referred to
  8. Cottoneyes

    Skin checks

    You know FM, there are easier ways to use up the sick leave before retirement...
  9. to make up for the gender pay gap?
  10. Just disappointed not one reference to Kim Il Jung in it at all, blatant false advertising
  11. From my time where I have had fleet management earlier in my career I'd argue those that drive less have the more accidents. After distractions and impairment, I reckon confidence / competence is the biggest factor in accidents
  12. Probably because it would be a protected field under discrimination legislation and would be either illegal, or open to some ambulance chaser wanting to make a few bucks through a class action. Same thing happens with 'diversity' champions, the same people who want us to report on how companies are getting a more diverse workforce (ie LGBQTI?, disabled, long term unemployed, etc) can't seem to get through their peanut brains we can't report on what we a) can't ask and b) can't record. And that's before considering you can't ask these questions in the recruitment process...
  13. Good to see Al Gore burning the fossil fuels to come talk to some politicians that won't be in office long enough to do anything to preach his own climate change emergency - oh and collect a very nice paycheque along the way. The same politicians that want to quickly approve Adani to save their own seats... I wonder why the issue is not taken seriously?
  14. Donuts in the finishing tent?
  15. One commissioner usually, will send both parties to conciliation with a hope that they will reach an agreeable outcome. If not then the commissioner hears the case, will not be anymore than 6 months payout in usual circumstances. As IJ says though, once talking about salaries over the $150K mark they get ruled ineligible for unfair dismissal pretty quick and it needs to go through the civil courts At $75 plus assumed lawyers fees to get them to conciliation, it can be the cheapest way to go though
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