Disrespect of our Pensioner fan base

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  1. pin

    pingiskola Well-Known Member

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    I see the snow flake generation are now complaining about our pensioners being given discounts for their season tickets, either when they reach 60 or 65 dependent on how long you have held said season ticket.

    will they make the same vociferous complaints when they reach the same ages and are entitled to the discount, or will they voluntarily pay the same as they have done for the previous 50+ of having supported followed the club????????

    Yes, pile even more pain on the elderly so the snowflakes can get their tickets at the equivalent of £1 a match shall we?????????

    **** me…
     
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    Redhelen Well-Known Member

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    Tbf the pension age by the time even I get it will be up to 67, probably 70+ for my kids. But I agree, it should be discounted for pensioners.
     
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    mansfield_red Well-Known Member

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    You really don't help yourself by ranting about the "snowflake generation" rather than making any points of substance.
     
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    SFOTyke Well-Known Member

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    I don't turn 65 until later this year, and based on the Season Ticket thread, I miss OAP qualification for next season by five days.

    I'm torn about who to be mad with here; young people with kids, or OAPs. Grrrrr :mad:
     
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    Skryptic Well-Known Member

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    Given that a "snowflake" is someone who is easily upset, this thread is very ironic.
     
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    Brush Well-Known Member

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    Can you clarify, which generation specifically is the "snowflake" generation? I'm 67 and I know a few of my age who would easily qualify...
     
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    MonkeyRed Well-Known Member

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    Not disrespect, just a conversation.

    There are 22 year old Barnsley fans who have little hope of getting on the housing ladder ever and for whom a season ticket is more than their weekly wage.

    There are OAP Barnsley fans who had a mortage at 22 they paid off 15 years later and for whom a season ticket is half their weekly pension.

    Neither of the above is either of the person's fault. They could be from the same background and work in the same job with the same level of effort.

    But societal economics have changed and it's time for a discussion about concessions.
     
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    £459 top st price thats £8.82 a week over the year. Must be some really poorly paid 22 year old's out there :p
     
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    mansfield_red Well-Known Member

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    There are. And taking the piss out of them just highlights your ignorance.
     
  10. MonkeyRed

    MonkeyRed Well-Known Member

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    It's no joke. Minimum wage for a 22 year old on a 40 hour week (with paid breaks which not many get) is £407.20 per week.
     
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    wombwell-red Well-Known Member

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    Ironically it's usually those who use the term "snow flake" that turn out to be the most easily offended.
     
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    Just a crazy post, complaining about disrespect to a generation by immediately labelling another one. It cuts both ways….
     
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    ronnieGlavinsB@stardSon Well-Known Member

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    We're all Barnsley fans.

    Any chance we can empathise with each others situation and maybe even show a little compassion to each other now and then?
     
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    You should be mad with your Mum and Dad....they should have "done the deed" 6 days earlier....:)
     
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    I'd blame your parents for not getting it on a week sooner...
     
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    Don't forget OAPs have had to endure (errrm enjoy) more years of Watching Barnsley errrm play "football". They should have a discount just for that :)
     
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    I'm not sure what the OP's source is regarding this. There is no "Snowflake Generation", as far as I'm aware. I'm 59 & I'm probably a Snowflake. If I am fair ***** TBH. I'm not sure I'm the generation referred to though, as it is not at all clear.

    I have to say ST prices are fairly decent at Oakwell for our level, but I appreciate that lots of young people are struggling. The high cost of living / housing / education / etc has been driven up by 14 years of Tory divisive policies, I believe retired people & unwaged people should get discounts, as I'm quite capable of paying to go to games. That's not always been the case throughout my life. When I've been poor I've just not attended, which hardly helps the club either in terms of revenue & support.

    Surely we can all show some solidarity as Barnsley fans? The same solidarity shown during the miners strike, for example?
     
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    I'm 65 this year, old mate. I'm definitely woke & a snowflake and proud of it. :)
     
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    John Peachy Well-Known Member

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    Snowflakes are all unique & beautiful.
     
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    JLWBigLil Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm definitely unique!
    :D
     
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