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Charity pests in Stafford? AKA Chuggers

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by loveatfirstbite, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Trumpet

    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

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    Team of four working in Cheltenham on Thursday not particularly persistent though.
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    joshua Well-Known Forumite

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    ?
     
  5. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Owner of REAL
     
  6. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    10 hours a day, 6 days a week, for £280?
     
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    Noah Well-Known Forumite

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    Plus uncapped bonuses. Someone I know was desperate for work and applied for a job as a chugger for a well known charity. Walked out in disgust when she discovered that they got to keep 30% of what they collected, thought it was ripping off the public.
     
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  8. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    If you care give direct, that way every penny tries to help.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Three sets of chuggers in 100 metres between WH Smiths and The Swan. Third set of the irritating clowns got told to F Off in no uncertain terms. Why does the Borough Council ruin our town centre by allowing so many of these scammers in the High Street?
     
  10. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Because they pay them I think? Wish they'd piss off, I know a lot of people that avoid the main street at lunchtime as they are sick of getting pestered. You often can't even make it from the guildhall to Boots!
     
  11. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    It was a bit crazy. I have got so good at using others for shielding / blocking tactics that I am considering a career in American Football.

    I feel sure that Greengate Street could be used for NFL training purposes.
     
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  12. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Had to walk from one end of the town to the other and back again today. All those chuggers made me feel like doing this...

     
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    Yes, I had to dodge a few as well. Could've been worse as a few of them were regrouping/having a team meeting when I passed.
     
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    I was accosted by three of them in a row today. I wouldn't mind if it was one or two spread out across the town but they seem to be spaced closely together, it just seems impractical.
     
  15. stoofer34

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    Team tactics?

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  16. Jade-clothing

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    you must have been passing at the same time as me, team meeting near the swan? although I had already been pestered earlier :(
     
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    Oxfam by any chance?
     
  18. Stone_Bloke

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    I just walk around town with a set of well known white earphones in my ears, I just make sure to tuck the loose end of the lead in my pocket so the chuggers don't see they are not connected to anything. Just walk past them in complete ignorance, they soon get the message.
     
  19. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I just glare at them.
     
  20. Mikinton

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    I honestly don't know. I see them from a distance and tend to get into deep conversation with the missus, thereby avoiding eye contact with them.
     

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