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Offline Ten Caat

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Hearts Financial Difficulties
« on: March 20, 2020, 11:24:13 PM »
2 days on from Hearts asking all full time playing and non-playing staff to take a 50% pay cut, still no concrete word on whether anyone has accepted or not. Only one that looks confirmed as rejecting is Dikamona who supposedly wants the pay-off and termination of contract option.

The news today that the government will subsidise up to 80% of an employee's wage up to a maximum of £2500/month really won't make a helluva lot of difference to the likes of Naismith and Boyle, even if they were to accept the pay cut. Ironically, however, it will make a helluva difference to their biggest saleable asset in Aaron Hickey, who's one of the lowest paid first team members.....when Levein was still in charge he tried to tie him down to a new improved contract but the loon refused to sign it....likely due to the reported Man City interest.

I hope we are keeping a close eye on the situation. Souttar did his achilles a few weeks back and wasn't expected back till the new season. I know we have a full complement of central defenders at present but I honestly don't see Devlin tolerating being 4th choice into whatever transpires beyond the summer.

 Events have obviously now taken over and Souttar is unlikely to miss too much of whatever the SPFL decide to make of this/next season. As a Scotland international, he is likely to be one of their higher earners. I certainly couldn't envisage him wanting to hang around if Hearts go down to the Championship in whatever fashion. He's a Dons fan and we could certainly afford to a least match what he gets now should he decide to reject the pay cut and take the pay-off. I don't see anyone else up here affording him outwith the arse cheeks (and I really don't think either would be interested in him anyway) and Hibs who again I don't think would want him (for entirely different reasons to the cheeks). I suppose a promoted Yinited could stretch to it in a similar way they've splashed out on Shankland but I suspect he'd choose us over returning there. Of course any English Championship club could match/beat us though.

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Re: Hearts Financial Difficulties
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 11:39:52 PM »
Instead of speculating, shouldn't you be acting on the call for the national interest?

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Re: Hearts Financial Difficulties
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2020, 09:45:09 AM »
Instead of speculating, shouldn't you be acting on the call for the national interest?

I absolutely will do when the letter drops through my letterbox

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Re: Hearts Financial Difficulties
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2020, 09:55:24 AM »
I absolutely will do when the letter drops through my letterbox

Is that how it works, genuinely? They send a letter? Do you have to do a test to ensure you're fit or whatever?

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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 10:28:37 AM »
Is that how it works, genuinely? They send a letter? Do you have to do a test to ensure you're fit or whatever?

No they haven't tested. The front line NHS staff, doctors as well as nurses may be spreaders.

Many retired staff have volunteered already without waiting to be asked. Given the immediate need, not to mention the retraining and training required for working with oxygen and ventilators, the sooner we get all hands on deck the better and it still won't be enough. It will at least save some lives.
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Re: Hearts Financial Difficulties
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 01:07:12 PM »
No they haven't tested. The front line NHS staff, doctors as well as nurses may be spreaders.

I meant competency testing rather than virus testing. Just the basics like, so that errors can be avoided, new procedures understood and so on.

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2020, 09:57:50 PM »
My understanding is that  (the intention is to have) those retired less than a year will receive a bit of training specifically to do with Covid 19 and be deployed to acute wards.

Those retired between 1 and 3 years will be deployed to less acute areas....care of the elderly/community hospitals etc. I would fall into this group

As it stands I don't think theyre looking to have those retired longer than 3 years return at present. England and Wales certainly have sent out their letters asking nurses and doctors to stand by but I don't think the govt has yet passed the legislation to allow unregistered nurses to re-register......and also provide indemnity insurance. Of course some who have very recently retired may still have a valid registration (the remaining period of their last official registration prior to retiring). I cant really see any great obstacle to them returning immediately should they wish to.

In all cases reregistering will be free of charge supposedly.

EDIT....I just checked the NMC website. They have sent out emails yesterday to all nurses who have retired/left the nursing register within the last 3 years. I found mine in my spam folder. So I have now added my name to list willing to return. It confirms that the legislation allowing us to do so has not yet gone through and also confirms theyre not looking for nurses who have been gone longer than 3 years for now.
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Re: Hearts Financial Difficulties
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2020, 11:59:50 PM »
Good stuff min.