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Zoe Ball. Salary of £1.36M. Are the BBC Having a Laugh?

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Zoë Ball has had an increase in her salary from £370K to £1.36M after taking over the breakfast show where she has lost over ONE MILLION listeners.

How can this be right? If she was on performance related pay, she'd be on minimum wage.

And how can the BBC justify this? They have been bleating that they can't afford to give the over 75s a free license, but then pull this kind of stunt.

I really get the hump with having to pay the BBC money when I don't watch anything on the BBC.

Your thoughts?

TheChimp
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

Can I get a big pay rise for being annoying?

Personally I would opt out of using all BBC if I could

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Getsome
Getsome1 month ago

I pay every month to maybe watch a couple of football matches a year. The rest on bbc is awful so i cant see why anyone deserves a pay rise but i know the pays were adjusted to improve gender pay gaps which should have happened ages ago.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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1 month ago

Getsome Yeah, I get that both genders should have equal pay, but if someone is absolute rubbish and costs the corporation over a million listeners, where is the justification in giving them such a wage increase?

It's just a load of PC nonsense and it's about time that the government steps in and makes the BBC a subscription only service. It's not fit for purpose in my opinion.

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Getsome
Getsome1 month ago

TheChimp The bbc should have been subscription ages ago but they know the viewers would plummet because of the crap thats shown. They will just say her pay rise is to bridge the gap but im with you thinking she doesn't deserve one on the basis she lost that many viewers. I would give it to another female but dont know any others as i dont watch bbc

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

Why don't they lower both genders pay and give us a lower bill we deserve it more😀@TheChimp

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TheChimp
TheChimp
Original Poster
1 month ago

Imnotcheap I get your point, but we should be paying NOTHING.

Have you seen what's on BBC1, BBC2 and BBC4 tonight?

The answer is an absolute pile of crap, like usual.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

The only thing I watch on bbc is casualty and that off because of covid

Nice of you to say crap that's the nicest thing you could have called it TheChimp

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

Gender should have nothing to do with it, you should be paid what you are worth. Why should a low performing woman be paid the same as a high performing man? Or vice versa. No one should have their pay quadrupled in one hit!

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BusySparrowMum
BusySparrowMum1 month ago

This really annoys me (along with footballers wages!) why so much?? There are people working a whole lot harder for much much less 😡

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laraquinn
laraquinn1 month ago

I can't stand Zoe Ball.The woman is a compulsive cheater.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly251 month ago

These salaries are just incredible and bear no resemblance to normal people’s lives and experience. How must an NHS nurse feel reading this? It is a disgrace that so many BBC employees are paid such large salaries whilst they are removing free licences for over 75s. Have they no morals?

And the Premier League 🙄......

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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1 month ago

gerrykelly25 I've got no problem with them removing free licenses for the pensioners that can afford them, so I'm not bothered with that aspect.

At least the people who get pension credit because they're under the threshold still get them for free.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly251 month ago

TheChimp, many elderly people do not claim pension credit either due to pride (wanting to ‘pay their own way’) or not knowing they are eligible to claim. Taking a benefit away from such a vulnerable section of the population is callous whilst paying such inflated wages to their employees.

Many older people rely on terrestrial tv as they do not subscribe to Netflix etc.

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Mrmac
Mrmac1 month ago

TheChimp the licence was introduced as a universal benefit to pensioners precisely for the points outlined by Gerry below. Age Concern report that a million elders do not speak to anyone on average every week. Television for many is their only entertainment. The Govt shifted the responsibility back to the BBC(renegading on an agreement) This country treats old people terribly. This is just a further insu

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

gerrykelly25 There is no need to subscribe to Netflix (or anything else) to watch catch up. You can watch catch up with a Now stick (or similar) or a Smart TV. It is necessary to have a broadband connection (which I believe is also essential for Netflix).

Apparently many BBC productions are available on Britbox (£5.99 a month) no licence necessary even for BBC, so those who have a licence are paying TWICE. Image

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly251 month ago

davidstockport

Many older people I work with do not have internet access, they are used to watching ‘live’ tv and are familiar with the times for the soaps etc. The news is also a significant programme for them to watch ’live‘ currently as is sport such as football, cricket and horse racing.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

gerrykelly25 Exactly that is presumably why they or anyone else who doesn't have broadband don't subscribe to Netflix.😀 With Netflix being mentioned I thought I'd try to explain.

I have tried to explain to one 79 year old today, that in many cases it can actually cost less to have a telephone line with a broadband connection than it is for what many pay for just the telephone line. Image

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly251 month ago

davidstockport change can be scary and many older people just can’t adapt to new technology.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

gerrykelly25 That's true - but many of us do try. Time to fetch two tin cans and a length of string back methinks.😀

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tumblespots
tumblespots1 month ago

I wouldn't pay anyone on the BBC more than £50K pa (and probably only £25K if I'm honest). If they really like the job then they would carry on doing it anyway! Let them work for a 'proper' wage for a change as the rest of us have to. Money grabbing ****'s 🐞

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Mick82
Mick821 month ago

Personally can't stand the women don't see the BBC lasting much longer in its current form .

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SuzJ
SuzJ1 month ago

Yeah there's certainly a point where something stops being a damn good salary and just starts getting into stupid money. I guess the argument is where that point is, I think it was reached long, long before the 370k let alone the 1.36million.

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Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

It’s almost immoral what some of the presenters and news readers are paid. It’s not rocket science reading from an auto queue!

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

It's perhaps up to everyone who has a broadband connection, to stop buying a licence and watch everything they want to watch on catch-up. Doesn't apply to BBC though - but who cares! (not much to lose) When sufficient numbers do that there'll be no alternative but to either put TV licence fee into general taxation or make BBC subscription only.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana1 month ago

Nowadays you have a choice whether to support the BBC or not. I don't have a tv license and have no interest in getting one again. It's none of my concern how they spend their money, yes it seems like a organisation that is destined to shrink and even disappear based on how they manage themselves today. Ultimately when the BBC is at the point of collapse no doubt their history of excessive wages and poor management will be reviewed. What will be annoying is if the government decide to use taxpayer's money to prop up this grossly inefficient and incompetent organisation. As ever if you think her wages are morally wrong then you shouldn't support such an organisation, i.e. have a tv license.

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