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I read these articles including the Sunday Times report personally I don’t think an employee can be compelled to attend a course if the hold a reasonable reason for not doing so.
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Submitted on 2012/06/25 at 6:21 pm
I am so relieved this has come out. What Mr Boyle is up to is nothing less than harrassment in the workplace and the law should be protecting the employees there. Employees are being told they have to attend these sessions with (Removed) Georgina Dolan and people who have expressed resistance to it have been advised it would be (Removed) very unwise (Removed). Rather than doing any good for his company, he is making an even bigger ass of himself than people already believe him to be and distracting employees from their real work not only during the time they have to endure these sessions away from their desks, but the entire workforce can talk about nothing else. Everyone is whispering what they really think of him and her and most people are already making their own plans to leave and get out of it just as soon as they possibly can. Really there’s wiser locked up and it is a huge insult to the intelligence of his highly skilled workforce. Nice one Mr Boyle – is that what you hoped to achieve? This big investment intended to help staff as he says, has them boiling with anger and resentment instead. On the one hand he declares the big investment (waste of money) being made in (Removed) and on the other hand he demotivates the staff with more news of yet more pay freezes and cancelled bonuses. He has everybody wondering – what the hell is this (Removed) going to come up with next and they are all worried about their jobs. He will most certainly lose a lot more than he will gain by this disastrous association with Georgina Dolan and most of that will be his very best employees. Watch this space!
Submitted on 2012/06/25 at 7:05 pm
I too am very concerned about what is happening at Boylesports. I don’t work for Boylesports myself, but I know some of the staff very well and also have relations working there. (Removed). As I understand it, if any of the staff refuse to attend these meetings ran by Georgina Dolan, they will be disciplined and maybe lose their jobs.
It seems to me if the staff were given the choice they would probably not attend but unfortunately Quinn and his disciples know that because of the economy jobs are hard to come by and most people are only staying at Boylesports because of the lack of jobs elsewhere.
Having said all of that, I must take my hat off to Tony Quinn, what a brilliant way to attempt to get new people to join his cult, by brainwashing them in the work place and calling his recruitment drive “staff training”. Watch out staff at Boylesports he’s coming after your family jewels!!!!
Submitted on 2012/06/25 at 7:34 pm
I totally agree with the last 2 comments, the staff are not only totally demoralised but genuinely frightened. (Removed) The atmosphere in the place is absolutely terrible at the minute. 3 years of pay freezes while he claims to be having the best results of his career in the Racing Post and no investment in staff or infrastructure. All Tony Quinn nonsense like If you act successful you will be successful. (Removed) They want senior staff members to do one on one course with Georgina now. There’s already been a huge exodus of staff from Boylesports, many as a direct result of this and many more will follow.
Submitted on 2012/06/25 at 8:22 pm
She’s apparently giving everyone in the company a grade which will affect their future with the company. It hasn’t been explained on what basis people are being judged (certainly nothing to do with their work performance or career experience) and what professional credentials she has to imbue her with the authority to judge anyone. This is very unsettling for everyone and it is very disrespectful to his employees to treat them in this way. (Removed)
Submitted on 2012/06/25 at 8:57 pm
I would invite anyone who works at Boylesports to anonymously post opinions on the goings on at the company with respect to this article. If you know someone who works there send them this link. Let this act as a forum for the employees – past and present.
Submitted on 2012/06/25 at 9:24 pm
Even the best of them go bad once they’ve crossed that line. How about everyone shouting NO when he mentions ‘staff training’? Since the word spreads quickly about what is happening I doubt he’ll have people asking for employment unless they think they’re immune to hypnosis. I get very suspicious when I hear anything about stress relief. Does Gorgina give relaxation sessions? The one on one’s give me the creeps just thinking about it. I had one of them with another TQ worker and found myself doing something I would not have done before and I consider myself intelligent. If you value your mental health you need to put a stop to this so called training. Stay true to yourselves!
Submitted on 2012/06/25 at 9:32 pm
John Boyle will eventually bring his own company down. He considers his company in terms of a small corner shop instead of an international one. The people who work there obviously have no voice to put forward
and in the end he will only destroy what he has worked hard for. (Removed)
Submitted on 2012/06/25 at 9:43 pm
The guy has surrounded himself with yes men in the past few years. No one can say no as John is a genius and if they disagree they clearly are wrong. Im all for self belief but the guys gone over the edge. Worst business man I’ve ever delt with, his company was built by the people employed there not by JB. Though he’s convinced himself its all his and Tonys doing. Very sad and scary time for those still there.
Submitted on 2012/06/25 at 9:49 pm
Georgina did say they had been marking shop staff for the past few months without telling them, then they had to improve or else.” Some of them actually scored zero percent as they weren’t open to new things and many had blockages in their mind that let in negative thoughts”
Submitted on 2012/06/25 at 10:00 pm
(Removed) If this is staff training as he claims it to be what qualifications does Georgina actually have I wonder? (Removed) I wonder how long you will have a job for if you refuse to go.
Submitted on 2012/06/25 at 10:13 pm
Guys, could I ask that on behalf of the current staff, who through fear of losing their jobs have little or no voice, that someone contacts Joe Duffy or more newspapers to make more people aware of what’s going on. The only thing that can stop it now is bad PR. Thanks to all who’ve left comments of support.
Submitted on 2012/06/25 at 10:43 pm
I agree with the last comment the only way to stop this madness is to get more media involved and the sooner the better. Get John Boyle on Joe Duffy and ask him what happens to staff who refuse this training?
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Submitted on 2012/06/26 at 12:26 am
(Removed) He said it was a unique structure that he came up with and he got huge money for sharing it. Actually what it is is a RAG Report which has been used in businesses since the 70s and is by no means unique. It grades people’s performance – RED if bad – AMBER if steady and GREEN if moving forward. The idea is to get rid of the REDs if they cannot move forward. I wonder how much did Boyle pay Quinn or is it Dolan for this genius method of running a business.
Submitted on 2012/06/26 at 4:10 pm
I know a person who used to run a business, she was a Tony Quinn follower and was into it in a big way along with her family, they mixed with the Boyles and used to sit up the front of all the Tony Quinn meetings in Dublin every month. She too had a successful business and would credit Tony Quinn with a lot of the success of the company, she too would pressure her employees into going on Tony Quinn seminars and expect them to pay for it themselves or she would provide the loans and take the money out of their wages! She eventually gave Tony a percentage of her company for advice which was crazy, because he knew nothing about the business and it was down to her hard work and nothing else. Now the business is bust and Tony wasn’t around to help when it lacked funding or needed loans. Tony took his money and ran!! She went on two seminars and two or three mind masters, which were 50-60 grand a pop!
This theme of getting Tony Quinn followers to try and pressure their employees onto the seminars is another way for Tony to make more money as the numbers are getting smaller on his seminars and his old ways of recruiting people are not getting people!!! Plus nobody has the spare cash anymore!!
I personally met Mr Boyle a few times and I couldn’t believe how this successful businessman could be so in awe of Tony Quinn and his crap, it was like he was on a different planet and wouldn’t shut up about the information and Tony’s wisdom, in my opinion he was seriously brainwashed! He even got his own family into the Tony Quinn stuff also!
I personally did a seminar myself about 8 years ago and it was a bunch of horseshit, i was never really into the stuff in the first place and kind of got pressured into it! It was a nice holiday but not worth the money paid, and the information could be easily read in a book! TQ is all about money and power and he never shuts up blowing his own trumpet, i often criticized him in front of the big wigs and I was branded a negative person. You cannot win with these people!! (Removed)
The sooner the guy is ousted as nothing more than a man with a big ego and a big wallet, who wants nothing more than to make as much money as possible!