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Ecotricity

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:44 am
by The Old TomCat
A Cheltenham Town FC supporter who works at Ecotricity was told that he would be included in the latest batch of redundancies.
The guy is a regular poster on the Robin’s Nest and received massive support and best wishes for his future job prospects. I would also like to offer him my best wishes and good luck.

Reading another forum about FGR is fascinating and one can sometimes learn more from it than from our own publicity machine. They have raised a number of legitimate issues that could and should be addressed by FGR MediaWill such as:
http://www.robinsnestforum.co.uk/viewto ... =2&t=25142

1. Is Ecotricity bailing out the football club?
2. “ their recent signings are going to be very worried about their own decision processes, especially if payment of wages becomes a problem. I can’t see how FGR’s owner can justify funding player recruitment when the Ecotricity staff are being made redundant.”
3. “taken a peep on FGR Forum, nothing appearing on there yet, but hardly surprising, given there is less freedom of expression in Nailsworth than there is in North Korea.” & “It won’t be allowed on that forum. The moderators are instructed to remove any critical posts or bad news stories.
I would argue it is wilful mismanagement by Ecotricity directors who have made decisions knowing they would be damaging to business and put jobs at risk.”
Here I do have a small measure of sympathy to point 3. Some years ago a FGR employee resigned under a dark cloud and I copied and pasted a newspaper cutting, a newspaper cutting, and it was immediately removed by a moderator.

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:34 am
by voodoobluesman
If it's SiRobin that you're talking about, it looks like he was given his notice of redundancy by another company rather than Ecotricity and it was his sister that was made redundant last year from Ecotricity.

Not that that lessens the effect of redundancy, it's a horrible thing and becoming very common at the moment. I don't know how all of these reports of company and shop closures marry up with the "news" about low unemployment. I hope that he finds something as soon as possible.

Having been made redundant in the past, I can now look back on it as a positive, as it made me change the way I work, but I fear that I am in the minority.

Ecotricity appears to be suffering from what happens when companies expand very quickly, and when the economy is in trouble, they have to contract just as quickly.

I don't feel that the current Government is particularly keen on renewables, and want to expand nuclear options. Adding to the negative effects of Brexit which could affect its overseas contracts, I am concerned for Ecotricity.

This is another reason why we should retain ownership of our ground. If and it's a big if anything does happen to Ecotricity, I hope that the club wouldn't be pulled down with them.

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:50 pm
by Kentstripe
voodoobluesman wrote:This is another reason why we should retain ownership of our ground. If and it's a big if anything does happen to Ecotricity, I hope that the club wouldn't be pulled down with them.


Completely agree, this is absolutely crucial imo. The vast majority of clubs who have gone under have done so after losing ownership/control of their ground. A ground is usually a clubs only real assett, lose that and you're in a very vulnerable position. If the club are set to in effect become tenants at the new stadium, then I can't say I'd be particularly comfortable with that.

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:49 pm
by cookiemonster
The obsession with FGR over on that forum is bizarre, creepy even.

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:27 pm
by king giraffe III
cookiemonster wrote:The obsession with FGR over on that forum is bizarre, creepy even.


RegencyCheltenhamSpa is a bit obsessed and melodramatic, to be fair. The irony is he's an Ecotricity customer which I can't get my head around.

Totally agree that FGR must retain ownership of the ground, relocation or (hopefully) no relocation.

Like VBM I'm also a bit concerned for Ecotricity. What I struggle with is how they've been so successful given how expensive they are, though I guess they're picking up the monied middle classes who want to be more eco friendly. Even so, that's an awful lot of money to disappear down a black hole.

So how long is this thread going to last for?

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:34 pm
by FGRWill
Don't libel anybody or personally attack someone and it'll stay here till the end of time.

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:10 pm
by stanman
According to Dale, Ecotricity made a loss in 2017 for various reasons, but are on schedule to make a 1 million pound profit in 2018.
No worries then - I assume.

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:50 am
by King George
Was always going to end in tears

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:49 pm
by Timb
What was?

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:00 pm
by Silver Surfer
Peeling onions.

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:44 pm
by Foggy
for fears started with it.

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:25 pm
by Too occasional fan
wearing clothes until they are too thin.

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:07 pm
by Fartvs Antiqvvs
Well scripted page, complete with colour photographs in the Civil Service Members Association magazine Boundless, re swapping to Ecotricity energy supply + receive a hamper of Divine Chocolates worth £40 if you do. FGR in part of the page.

I rate D/V's P/R team. Should be no redundancies in that particular department I think.

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:59 pm
by FGRWill
Thanks for that!

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:05 am
by The Old TomCat
Came across the following post on a Carl Winchester thread on Cheltenham Town's forum.
Written up by a FGR-hating numbskull but nevertheless its worth knowing what rumours are being fed by and to our rival fans:

"Shame we didn’t have Winchester on a longer contract, but that may have been his own choice. He may have sold his soul to the devil going to FGR, and it could backfire on him, especially if FGR go bust, as is rumoured.

http://www.robinsnestforum.co.uk/viewto ... =2&t=25231

I've not heard those rumours. Perhaps they sit alone in the numbskull's mind.

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:19 pm
by Foggy
Something I really cannot understand is the obsession with the forum of another football club...does anyone seriously care about what their fans post about us, our club or players?

However if you have run out of paint to watch drying, are an incurable insomniac or are bored witless...

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:57 pm
by FGRWill
That’s one rumour I’m happy to put to bed. Fake news.

Re: Ecotricity

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:43 pm
by TreeHugger
It’s important to remember that redundancies aren’t always a symptom of a company in crisis. They’re often a way of restructuring and refocusing. Not a fan of this approach personally, but it happens a lot.