Make these ads go away.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Insupportable filthy lying

  1. #1
    Supporting Member
    is risen
    I am:
    spot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Local Date
    Local Time
    10:37 PM
    Gifts Heart Car Beer Beer Burger Cake Ban Hammer Beer

    Insupportable filthy lying

    Naomi Musenga death: Emergency operator blames pressure after mocking caller - BBC News

    In particular, "The operator's lawyer told BFMTV last week said that she would normally field on average 2,000 calls a day".

    Let's try it out. Let's say her shift is 20 hours shall we, just to play safe. 2,000 calls in 72,000 seconds is 36 seconds per call. That's without any lunch breaks, coffee breaks, Galoise breaks, toilet breaks, just a solid 20 hours sat with one emergency call responded to on average every 36 seconds. Normally, not just on a bad day but normally.

    Total and utter bollocks, Mister Lawyer. I would be startled if the true figure were even as high as one tenth of what you claim. What you have said is unmitigated cobblers. My unbiased guess is that her normal number of calls answered on a normal shift would never reach even three figures, which would still average less than five minutes a call.

    As for the syntax of the italicized BBC quote, I give up, I have no idea what was intended in that sentence. The operator's lawyer said? |The emergency operator said? Some third party said?
    Nullius in verba|||||||||||
    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    This user has no status.
    I am:

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Local Date
    Local Time
    11:37 PM
    Gifts Beer Beer

    Re: Insupportable filthy lying

    Register to remove this ad.
    I'm bumping into local bureaucracy more than normal as a result of the difficulties of a lodger and my impression, taken with the Windrush scandal and other immigration issues, is of desperate overstretch everywhere in civil service. I've the same sense at a national level as well. I don't know about this particular case but I wouldn't just dismiss the numbers out of hand. What I've been seeing has me much less certain her figures are untrue.

    edit:I'd also like to be sure what precisely "field" as opposed to "answer" means. They might be synonyms, but they might not...
    The crowd: "Yes! We are all individuals!"
    Lone voice: "I'm not."

+ Reply to Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.5.2