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Could You Get Sacked For Punting?

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I just wondered as I have to keep the fact that I punt very hush hush dont really shout about it as it is frowned upon in society. But what if I went to work and told all my colleges that Im a punter most people wouldn’t understand in the real world. But say if you where open about it and your work friends found out could you be given the sack or dismissed for punting?

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I assume 'colleges' is a typo as being in education wouldn't be a good place to out yourself as a punter, I guess.

I think it wouldn't matter in a lot of jobs as far as being sacked is concerned but more significant might be some people's response to how they treat you, perhaps as someone who punts, perhaps as someone who openly reveals he punts.

If in doubt, shut up, I think.

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What you do in your own time is your business.

I dont go around shouting from the rooftops that I'm a punter but nor am I ashamed of it.

Unless a punt interfered with work then I dont see why it would get you sacked (assuming you werent a public figure)

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If you punted whilst being at work ie. if your job entailed being out and about, and you popped into a hoe (literally & figuratively), and it was outside of any break time, and you got caught, then yeah! you could get sacked. But why would you wanna go telling your colleagues that you're a punter? Talk about Hari Kari....Tsk

Actually I do all my punting during an extended lunch hour. All done within the standard core hours. Flexitime really is great ;-)

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if it gets out you could lose your job for bringing the firm into disrepute.

i'd keep your hobby very secret...

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If you're a Catholic priest then yes.

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if it gets out you could lose your job for bringing the firm into disrepute.

i'd keep your hobby very secret...

I will have to take it out of my CV then

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If you're a Catholic priest then yes.

Nah, promotion to Bishop or some such!

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If you pay with company credit card or try to claim on expenses, I guess you would. An outcall to your place of work might be risky too...

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having been in an itinerant offshore construction worker, heading for the local knocking shop was part of the job description. (Brazil, Indonesia etc).

So long as we worked to Procedure and within the safety policy the only thing they could get you for was failing an alcohol test!

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If you're a Catholic priest then yes.

Or a member of the US Secret Service.

Unless you are surfing for porn or checking out agency websites on work time or via work facilities, they can't hold it directly against you, but don't expect it to count as a plus point when an informal discussion is taking place for a promotion either.

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I've had many a punt whilst I'm supposed to be out at a clients site. Getting paid while getting laid and I can claim back the petrol millage too, I know if caught I'd get the sack.

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Nah, promotion to Bishop or some such!

You want to sit on my recently promoted "bishop". Polly :)

Jack :ph34r:

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You want to sit on my recently promoted "bishop". Polly :)

Jack :ph34r:

btw polly is a he not a she!

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I've had many a punt whilst I'm supposed to be out at a clients site. Getting paid while getting laid and I can claim back the petrol millage too, I know if caught I'd get the sack.

Wasn't there something in the news about companies starting to fit GPS/tracking to vehicles?Or have I heard a chinese rumoury whisper stroke urban myth?

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Wasn't there something in the news about companies starting to fit GPS/tracking to vehicles?Or have I heard a chinese rumoury whisper stroke urban myth?

truck drivers have been sacked for not taking the approved route.

not sure about salesppl or engineers, but expect the office to know where you are (or where your car and phone are) soon, if not already.

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Reminds me of the time about 10 years ago, I had a company car and the boss was keen we all had these tracking devices fitted. He would have been able to see exactly where I was at any time. Didn't happen in the finish - thank god!!

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I would imagine that legally - you could not be sacked - but it would attract a lot of negative attention. You would be seen as someone who supports a morally corrupt industry and trafficking, STDs etc etc and no one would touch you with a bargepole. Women would think you are a sad infected case.

It's a shame people have such a narrow way of thinking about this.

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I just wondered as I have to keep the fact that I punt very hush hush dont really shout about it as it is frowned upon in society. But what if I went to work and told all my colleges that Im a punter most people wouldn’t understand in the real world. But say if you where open about it and your work friends found out could you be given the sack or dismissed for punting?

In most jobs, in this country, definitely not. Punting is legal for you, so long as you're not kerb crawling, and therefore they couldn't say a word. If you were a police officer then I would guess you'd be in trouble. Certainly if you were found in a parlour that was raided then I don't think it would be good for your career. A teacher might have issues but I don't think anything could really be made of it since it's a legal activity. Obviously certain jobs have professional "fitness to practice" type panels - such as teachers/doctors etc. where morals may come into it but I think you'd have a pretty good case for "it's none of your business" so long as you were just a regular punter visiting indies and parlours. As I said kerb crawling would be a crime and therefore could be treated differently. But not punting in general.

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I just wondered as I have to keep the fact that I punt very hush hush dont really shout about it as it is frowned upon in society. But what if I went to work and told all my colleges that Im a punter most people wouldn’t understand in the real world. But say if you where open about it and your work friends found out could you be given the sack or dismissed for punting?

I dont know the ins and outs of employment law here but if a punter hasnt broken the law it comes down to bringing the company and/or profession they work and/or belong to into disrepute in the employers and/or professionals bodies view, its a moral judgement they are making in this scenario. I imagine this depends on what job and profession that a punter is in. In the employment contract may be clauses regarding behaviour and conduct. Saying that whether it would stand up at a tribunal if the law hasnt been broken is another thing.

Always wise if a punter has anything to lose to keep the fact he punts to himself in my view, i did for most of my 29 years punting.

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As I work for myself I doubt it but I could always set up a disciplinary session i suppose!!! :D :D

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Wasn't there something in the news about companies starting to fit GPS/tracking to vehicles?Or have I heard a chinese rumoury whisper stroke urban myth?

WE've already got them in our work vehicles.

To be honest, its not the bosses immiediately above me that I need to worry about, its the TOP bosses who have sanctioned this move and want their moneys worth!

The GPS records your location and vehicle speed (yes, a quick 90mph motorway dash will show up :( ) as well as time spent idling (parked up with the engine running).

The GPS isnt always reliable though, I once got a phone call asking why I'd been parked outside a news-agents for 3 hours when I was actually 7 or 8 miles away hard at work!

It can freeze up

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I just wondered as I have to keep the fact that I punt very hush hush dont really shout about it as it is frowned upon in society. But what if I went to work and told all my colleges that Im a punter most people wouldn’t understand in the real world. But say if you where open about it and your work friends found out could you be given the sack or dismissed for punting?

Would you want to put that to the test?

Keep stum! Yes. Ive seen numerous stories of people "put on leave" or lost their job when their punting hob by appearred in local or national papers. Both for punters and WGS...

On an unrelated manner, anyone now why Angus Deaton doesnt host Have I got news for you anymore? Havent seen him since he left...why was that again?

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I'm unlikely to get sacked for punting.

I do have a strong word with myself, now and then, though, if it seems to be getting out of hand.

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As I work for myself I doubt it but I could always set up a disciplinary session i suppose!!! :D :D

Perhaps all the self employed punters could get together with all the self employed escorts and discipline each other :D:lol: :lol: :lol:

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