Stupidity at the RNLI

Why would anyone want to slag off the RNLI you might ask? The selfless unpaid volunteers risk their lives on a regular basis. They’re heroes in the true sense of the word and should be praised!

Well, quite. But it would appear that the management are a bunch of humourless, PC snowflake cunts. They’re the ones I’m after.

Cue Whitby lifeboat station. Enter stage left RNLI manager (female, of course) who spots a couple of comedy mugs with – God forbid – a picture of a naked woman on the front. Shock! Horror! Seems the men had given each other Secret Santa gifts including a mug which featured a photo of a nude woman with the face of one crewman superimposed on top.

Humourless twat from RNLI decides that said mugs could have been found by schoolchildren, which posed a ‘safeguarding risk’.

So the two lifeboat men are sacked. By telephone ‘natch. Snowflakes don’t do confrontation after all. I’m just surprised that she didn’t do it by text, or Facebook, or Twatter frankly.

And the reaction to this load of OTT PC bollocks? Well, it seems that four fellow crew members have told the RNLI to shove it where the sun doesn’t shine. Reportedly, three more have quit this morning. Two of the crewmen who quit are said to be women. A petition has been raised locally demanding that the men are reinstated. So far 500 locals have signed it.

So has the RNLI backed down? Has it fuck! A spokesman said “We want to stress that this was not a trivial matter. The lifeboat station should be an environment where people can expect to be treated with dignity and respect.

We cannot allow bullying, harassment or discrimination in what should be a safe and inclusive environment and there will be serious consequences for anybody who demonstrates this behaviour within the RNLI. By challenging this behaviour, we are standing up for the thousands of volunteers who are committed to doing the right thing as they operate our 238 lifeboat stations, saving lives at sea around the clock, 365 days of the year.

Our dedicated volunteers represent the values and principles of our organisation and we will not allow any behaviour that brings the work of the RNLI and our people into disrepute.

So I would suggest to the RNLI that the correct way to treat people with dignity and respect is not to sack them by phone. And if you don’t want the RNLI to fall into disrepute, then I would suggest that you don’t behave like a bunch of over officious, humourless, feminazi idiots! And yes, I’m afraid it really is a trivial matter.

Interestingly, I have tried in vain to find out the name of the fool who sparked all this off in the first place.

Now there’s a surprise…


13 responses to “Stupidity at the RNLI

  1. I was looking to give some money to charity and thought of them. But after I had a nose at their website and found a job at their nice offices in Poole for being a social media manager, I changed my mind. The salary was £45k per annum. Yes, I kid ye not, £45k for servicing Farcebook and Twatter!! It put me right off and my pennies went elsewhere.


  2. Doxon of Dick Green

    This sort of over the top stupidity is now commonplace. We have seen a hospital give back a donation because it came from some boozy occasion. So sick kids not as important as virtue signalling. Cant see an end to it. The majority don’t count anymore.

  3. Cancelled my direct debit today. The corporatisation of our institutions continues…. Not on my dime though. Overbearing head office knows best approach. Sad really. I admire those who rescue others and those well meaning folk who raise funds but I won’t contribute towards the salary of the person who started all of this.

  4. This Is their management team.

    I’d guess it was Leesa Harwood who whinged, however the decision would involve Sue Barnes as she’s “people”. No decision of this magnitude could be made without the okay of the CEO.

  5. Is there any large Charity left that has not been infiltrated by the PC right on brigade ? All of them seem now to be run for the benefit of those running them.The purpose behind the setting up of the charity is largely ignored or becomes an iiirelevance. Still I will not have a problem leaving them any money as I seem to have spent it all.

    • As soon as a charity develops a bureaucracy, Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy is invariably invoked:

      “Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy”:
      In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefit of the bureaucracy itself always get in control and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, and sometimes are eliminated entirely.

  6. And this nice piece from my good friend says it all really..

  7. Excellent.


  8. Doxon of Dick Green

    My wife runs a dog rescue charity. She doesn’t get paid and raises significant amounts for vet bills and re-homing. It takes up a lot of time and she still works in a day job. It does give satisfaction and a sense of purpose however. Then you see reptiles like Blair, Miliband, etc setting up or working in charities which seem to benefit themselves and the directors rather than the target. And of course everything must be right-on. Much more important than saving lives at sea or in hospitals. Except perhaps for a bit of kiddie fiddling, sexual harassment, exploiting locals etc.

  9. Cancelled my DD and sent the RNLI a short message why, i.e., Jersey & mugs

    • I received an email from some jobsworth at the RNLI today, expressing sorrow at my cancelled DD, but full of bull about “serious” & “unacceptable” behaviour.
      Their corporate shills just don’t get it.

    • It’s almost as if they’re deliberately trying to sink the RNLI, isn’t it?