ABC staff are suffering stress – OMG

Broede Carmody is reporting in the Fairfax media that ABC staff are suffering stress, at dangerous levels apparently.

But it gets better, the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) plans to enter the ABC’s headquarters using their right of entry powers.  Apparently:

About 70 per cent of ABC staff are experiencing undue stress, the union said. The claim comes from a survey involving 770 staff members across the country, with 40 per cent of respondents non-union members.

It must be such a delight to live on Planet ABC.

Wow!

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36 Responses to ABC staff are suffering stress – OMG

  1. Peter

    “About 70 per cent of ABC staff are experiencing undue stress..”

    Apparently having to come to work and do stuff has that effect on some people. These people are most often found in the public sector or working (I use the term loosely) at the ABC. Or cowering in safe spaces.

    Experiencing stress is the natural consequence of living. Get over it. Goddam babies.

  2. Roger

    To paraphrase the great Keith Miller:

    Stress!?

    Stress is a Messerschmitt up your arse, not working at the ABC.

  3. GP

    Whenever I read the acronym CPSU my mind interprets it as Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Somehow I have been neuro-linguistically programmed.

  4. Chris

    I can’t help wondering if it is as vile and toxic inside the bunker as it feels outside.

    I mean, when Communications Minister Malturd was operating out of the heavily-trafficked bushes near the staff toilets, do you think anyone baked him a birthday cake or offered to darn the holes in his kneepads?

  5. v_maet

    Just imagine how stressed out they are going to be when the no vote wins on Wednesday

  6. Baldrick

    Word is the co-op’s canteen ran out of soy milk for lattes, kale and quinoa salad and organic banana and date bread.

  7. Chris

    Stress is a Messerschmitt up your arse, not working at the ABC.

    One of these things may be littorally like the other.

  8. Chris

    Just imagine how stressed out they are going to be when the no vote wins on Wednesday

    I KNOW, riiiight?

  9. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    waaaaahhhhh waaaaaaahhhhhh waaaaaaahhhhh!

  10. JC

    No calls at the hotline so it can’t be that stressful.

  11. Empire GTHO Phase III

    JC

    Your hotline number has been blocked on the ABC phone system. Verboten. They can’t run the risk of anyone being cured of leftism.

    Now would be a great time to force all employees of the ABC to reapply for their position with a salary bid number.

  12. John Constantine

    Any number of their ABC stresszombies happily go on air and burble about their medications and murderous rage and ill-nursed grudges and righteous genocidal loathing of the despised deplorable proles.

    Their ABC is a sick culture problem, not a sick building problem.

    If turnbull hadn’t won, a continued Abbottbeast government would have seen ABC staffers dying like flies from strokes and hearties.

    Whinging about stress when they have turnbullites as their protector.

    Trump doing God’s work without lifting a finger.

  13. Louis

    Another ALP funding union seeking to expand it’s membership. ABC management will probably announce that they will fund everyone’s union dues.

  14. JC

    Empire

    The Hotline is there to encourage a “permanent cure”.

  15. Sirocco

    with 40 per cent of respondents non-union members.


    There are non-union members at the ABC? Really? By that calculation some 300 of them at least. Names will be sought.

  16. H B Bear

    I suspect it might be delayed PTSD from the Quadrant death threats. Hopefully Googles G will get in another round of counselling.

  17. lotocoti

    I don’t think you understand how stressful it can get.
    Say you’re working in an ABCTV newsroom.
    You’ve got one 30 minute show at 1900.
    Of that 30 minutes, maybe 2 are from interstate.
    Perhaps 3 from overseas and another 2 plus a 2 minute live cross from Canberra.
    Throw in another two for sport and 3 for weather.
    You’ve only got twelve journalists and 4 producers to knock out 16 minutes of local content.
    Because everyone flexitimes their seven and a half hour shift (including 45 minutes for meal breaks) to finish before six, things can get diabolical.
    Especially if something happens after 3pm and even TEN won’t give you the pictures, so you might have to work until the show is off air, for which you’ll only get overtime plus half a day off in lieu.
    It’s a nightmare.

  18. Rabz

    What the f*ck are they supposed to be stressed about?

    That they’re some of the most useless irrational hate filled communist dunderheads in human history?

    That might go some way to explaining it.

  19. Squirrel

    Perhaps if they took a more balanced view of the world, and stopped obsessing about race, gender/sexual identity, climate change and Trump – all of which they cover incessantly from a relentlessly carping, negative perspective, a little bit of positivity might permeate the organisation (and they might even find themselves supported and defended by a broader range of the Australian community).

  20. marcusw

    A mate that now works at ABC wants to return to commercial networks… bored shitless at ABC … too many staff doin too little work … The stress comes from having to work with other public servants and coping with too much PC

  21. Roger

    Stress is a Messerschmitt up your arse, not working at the ABC.

    One of these things may be littorally like the other.

    Perhaps some context is on order, for the younger generation… Miller was a fighter-bomber pilot during WWII and flew missions over Germany late in the war. Asked by Michael Parkinson on his TV show about modern cricketers’ complaints about the pressures of the game, Miller responded, “Pressure? Pressure is a Messershmitt up your arse, playing cricket is not.”

  22. Jannie

    Just join the CPSU and let them manage your claim for Compensation.

  23. EvilElvis

    You want stress? Start a business that helps pay for your bullshit, you pathetic, public service, PoS!

  24. Some History

    Call a whaaaa…. call a whaaaaa…… call a whaaambulance, pronto.

    https://imgur.com/NmeXoxK

  25. Some History

    Straight through to the Hurt Feelings Unit

    https://imgur.com/czoeDeq

  26. Rusty of Qld

    A young reporter wanted to interview Keith Miller after a match and said”I know you are under stress Mr Miller but could I ask you a few questions about the match” to which Keith Miller replied ” Stress, stress is a Messerschmitt up your arse, your out of ammo and low on petrol, thats stress this is only a game!!!!

  27. Diogenes

    Locoti
    The set is aso never struck and the sound guy has been and gone by 12.

    The day i was at the ultimo collective about a year ago Anthong Green was looking stresses as some arse was bending his ear about his prediction for rhe nextfederal electikn

  28. Diogenes

    Sorry about spelling mistakes my phone does not like the input box and i can only see the first 2 lines so i am typing blind

  29. Shy Ted

    How about a survey asking taxpayers if they find it stressful being forced to fund their ABC?

  30. harry buttle

    In light of the obvious OH&S issue the only answer is to close the ABC.

  31. Siltstone

    The stress comes from the “domestic violence” as the ABC couples belt each other up at home after lounging around the office all day. And they only get an extra 7 days off in special leave.

  32. a reader

    How do you pronounce Broede?

  33. Des Deskperson

    ‘About 70 per cent of ABC staff are experiencing undue stress, the union said. The claim comes from a survey involving 770 staff members across the country, with 40 per cent of respondents non-union members.’

    How would the CPSU know about the ABC?

    Only about 15% of ABC FTE staff are classed occupationally as ‘administrative/professional’; and the ‘professionals’ are unlikely to be CPSU members.

    Most ABC staff – about 68% – are ‘content makers’; their union would be the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

    Is the CPSU trying to muscle in on the MEAA’s patch? Looks like an emerging demarcation dispute.

    As an industrial negotiator, the CPSU – led, surprisingly or perhaps not surprisingly, by the daughter of a former Secretary the Department of Foreign Affairs – is hopeless.

  34. Bron

    In light of this dire health emergency I ask my fellow Australians to allow the ABC to suspend 70 percent of its broadcasting until the crisis can be brought under control.

  35. It would be good if l could take them out for some work experience. Whinging whining desk jockey public servants give me unchristian urges.

  36. duncanm

    About 70 per cent of ABC staff are experiencing undue stress

    they should go find a job more suitable.

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