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heather
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« on: January 07, 2012, 07:58:49 PM »

correct me if i am wrong and no doubt some of you will but i was allways under the impression that big issue sellers used it as a stepping stone to a more permanent  job the chap that stands on market street has been there for years if its a steeping stone  its a hell of a big one
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 08:19:22 PM »

correct me if i am wrong and no doubt some of you will but i was allways under the impression that big issue sellers used it as a stepping stone to a more permanent  job the chap that stands on market street has been there for years if its a steeping stone  its a hell of a big one

Try asking him.  Perhaps he's come a long way since starting selling the magazine, like Brian Rowe, navy veteran from HMS Cardiff who has sold it for five years and in the process no longer has to live on the streets.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 08:34:00 PM »

correct me if i am wrong and no doubt some of you will but i was allways under the impression that big issue sellers used it as a stepping stone to a more permanent job the chap that stands on market street has been there for years if its a steeping Stone its a hell of a big one

Try asking him.  Perhaps he's come a long way since starting selling the magazine, like Brian Rowe, navy veteran from HMS Cardiff who has sold it for five years and in the process no longer has to live on the streets.


 YES but theres four of them selling big issues his wife if she is stands in ashton too sons  don't know were they are .so they must be taking a few pounds per week . i now suppose Will get a load of  hassle for saying this .do they have to sign on as such
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 09:55:34 PM »

this is my point amazon he seems to have made a living out of it  and yes we probably will get criticized for saying anything
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 10:17:23 PM »

this is my point amazon he seems to have made a living out of it  and yes we probably will get criticized for saying anything

I don't understand why this method of earning a living seems to cause you concern as it doesn't seem to be concern for his health, or the fact that he must get extremely cold and earn very little. There are many salespeople in Marple - earning a living. Perhaps I've read your post in the wrong way, it's hard to tell with the printed word. Maybe you are concerned that he hasn't managed to get a permanent job in more congenial surroundings yet. It's really hard to find work nowadays as you will appreciate.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 10:18:15 PM »

They both stand in Stalybridge aswell.
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 10:43:23 PM »

correct me if i am wrong and no doubt some of you will but i was allways under the impression that big issue sellers used it as a stepping stone to a more permanent  job the chap that stands on market street has been there for years if its a steeping stone  its a hell of a big one

Try asking him.  Perhaps he's come a long way since starting selling the magazine, like Brian Rowe, navy veteran from HMS Cardiff who has sold it for five years and in the process no longer has to live on the streets.

My heart sank reading that article, its just so, so sad that someone so brave should be left to their own devices , I sincerely hope that the situation is different now for our people serving in the armed forces when they leave   .



As for the man selling the big issue
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012, 12:57:34 PM »

couldnt agree more with you pink panther my point  was that  big issue sellers move on to more permanant work and let some one else who needs help have their pitch and get a  helping hand, dont get me wrong i am all for people helping to improve themselves,  but they have made a career out of it  which is not what i thought it was about.
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2012, 02:21:49 PM »

"The Big Issue exists to offer homeless and vulnerably housed people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income by selling a magazine to the general public." Quote from the Big Issue website. I've read through it and can't see anything about a shortage of pitches so the Marple seller won't be stopping anyone else from getting that vital hand up. Neither could I see anything about the job being time limited. The Big issue website is very interesting and informative.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2012, 04:30:28 PM »

this is my point amazon he seems to have made a living out of it  and yes we probably will get criticized for saying anything

I don't understand why this method of earning a living seems to cause you concern as it doesn't seem to be concern for his health, or the fact that he must get extremely cold and earn very little. There are many salespeople in Marple - earning a living. Perhaps I've read your post in the wrong way, it's hard to tell with the printed word. Maybe you are concerned that he hasn't managed to get a permanent job in more congenial surroundings yet. It's really hard to find work nowadays as you will appreciate.

  perhaps hes not trying to get permanent job maybe makes enough money as it is
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2012, 04:33:37 PM »

this is my point amazon he seems to have made a living out of it  and yes we probably will get criticized for saying anything

I don't understand why this method of earning a living seems to cause you concern as it doesn't seem to be concern for his health, or the fact that he must get extremely cold and earn very little. There are many salespeople in Marple - earning a living. Perhaps I've read your post in the wrong way, it's hard to tell with the printed word. Maybe you are concerned that he hasn't managed to get a permanent job in more congenial surroundings yet. It's really hard to find work nowadays as you will appreciate.

  perhaps hes not trying to get permanent job maybe makes enough money as it is

he does live in a four bedroom house in didsbury .
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2012, 04:56:33 PM »

The last few times I’ve seen the chap selling the Big Issue he sounded ok, but I have often find his banter with customers on the verge of begging and a tad irritating. A couple of years ago I bought a copy, but the content was not really something I was personally interested in. Once identified as a potential regular customer I got a constant, “Big Issue?”, “No thanks”, “Please? Please?”, “No thanks”, “Come back later?”, “No thanks”.  Ask me once!!!  He did this endlessly for months until it got the point where I deliberately walked on the other side of the street and avoided eye contact. Don’t get me wrong, I wish him well – it’s just his sales pitch that grates on me.
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2012, 05:12:02 PM »

I don't know where he lives, I haven't asked him. Haven't asked the fish seller or the people who sell mags in the newsagents or the people who sell flowers, fruit or any other commodity, all people who earn a living by selling something. I do hope they all manage to make a good living.
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2012, 05:33:24 PM »

I have often find his banter with customers on the verge of begging and a tad irritating.....I wish him well – it’s just his sales pitch that grates on me.

Me to.  I do buy the Big Issue from time to time, but not from that guy - too irritating! 
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2012, 11:26:51 PM »

this is my point amazon he seems to have made a living out of it  and yes we probably will get criticized for saying anything
And why should he not make a living out of it. Isn't that the point? At least it's honest.
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