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#63601 OFFLINE   M'coli

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:00 PM

More to the point Ghosty, why on earth are you paying to use a train when you could be cruising to your destination in comfort in a motor car?!

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#63602 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:12 PM

Feck

#63603 OFFLINE   Andy the tyre man

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:19 PM

Ah go on go on go on go on go on
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#63604 OFFLINE   captain_70s

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Posted Yesterday, 12:55 AM

I once got a call from a job agency asking me if I could do a nightshift that night, driving a forklift.

I was on the train back from Glasgow after a day spent down there, and 3 pints, so I had to explain that to them and decline.

I once got a call asking me to come in to work the back shift while I was on site having already been phoned in to work the early shift...

 

I'm on a 0 hour contract so never turn down a shift as you can never tell how much work you'll get, but a 17 hour shift would have been a bit much!


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#63605 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted Yesterday, 04:19 AM

Well, the way my company seem to work is, they like to keep you away from home as much as possible because of "mileage" and the "the nature of the job" is there is excuse. Of course it's complete horseshit as other outfits seem to be able to direct thier drivers homeward at the end of the day, yet this lot don't. However, we do get paid a whats called a "night out fee" on top of the job pay which is around £42 which is probably why we get paid more than your average BCA/IT Fleet plater/driver and do a bit less than they do.

We usually know what job we've got before we deliver a car otherwise a driver will hold a car until he gets another job so the office need to provide us with a job. We used to get a whole days worth of jobs to our PDAs so we could sit and work out roughly how long it'll take to get to the next job etc... but somehow since an office reorganisation, jobs have been coming in dribs and drabs, we still usually know what we have before we finish our current job,

The problem I'm finding is its becoming ever more difficult to keep up with this job in having free money to spend on hotels/hostels, plus keeping up with own bills and keeping Mrs_Sterling where she is until I can bring her over. I did try another plating outfit but they turned out to be a buch of lying cunts, paying pittance and keeping you out sometimes until gone 11pm.

I think the office like to try and play you sometimes. I rejected a job to Norwich on Monday and explained I didn't want to go there because of high prices for accommodation, but I still ended up there hoping for a car outwards which didn't happen because the last job they got me wasn't ready until this morning at Saxmundham.

I usually "smudge" the pictures for the mileage, add on a 100 or so miles and go home because it's cheaper to stick an extra £5/£10 in the vehicle (as you only get an allocated fuel allowance) do a bit of extra mileage, go home and sleep in your own bed, eat your own food, check bills and out rubbish out rather than spending £30 to £40 on a room, spending another £5/£10 on food on top of spending out on bus/train fares to travel to another job.

I need to find something that pays about as much as I'm getting without spending out what I'm spending. A taxi driving mate of mine suggested working for Uber, another mate suggested another plating firm, but I'll be checking out both of these with a fine tooth comb before I make a decision. I'll also take a sabbatical to try out these jobs so in case they don't work out, I've got something to walk back into.

 

It's a crying shame you have to put up with all this crap, Mo. Sadly, there's sod all doing at my place or I'd try and get you in there.


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#63606 OFFLINE   Lord Sterling

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Posted Yesterday, 11:00 AM

Cheers Billy! It's all good fun but hey ho, I just take it on the chin and get on with it. My long term plan is to either qualify to teach English as a foreign language or failing that try and get in to being a driving instructor. For now because of the Mrs_Sterling situation I've just got to take what pays well. My plating job wasn't doing too badly but recently wages have dropped to the floor and I'm seriously struggling so looking out for something else to pay me well that doesn't force me to spend half of what I earn on trains/busses/hotels and other stuff.
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#63607 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted Yesterday, 11:16 AM

LS if you want to do TEFL you can do the courses online often they are mega cheap through Groupon.
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#63608 OFFLINE   Captain Furious

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Posted Yesterday, 12:13 PM

When did talking into your phone like a normal human being get replaced by the apprentice method?  (Incase you're not an apprentice viewer its where you have it on loudspeaker and hold it perpendicular to your mouth speaking into the bottom of it)

 

Everyone I see is doing it, why?  Stop it.


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#63609 OFFLINE   Lankytim

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Posted Yesterday, 03:10 PM

There's a van driving job going at our place in Stoke, LS. It's piss easy, about 12hrs a day.
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#63610 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted Yesterday, 03:26 PM

When did talking into your phone like a normal human being get replaced by the apprentice method?  (Incase you're not an apprentice viewer its where you have it on loudspeaker and hold it perpendicular to your mouth speaking into the bottom of it)

 

Everyone I see is doing it, why?  Stop it.

 

That's been my pet hate for a few years now. I don't want to hear what these w*nk*rs are saying, let alone their stupid friends. Put the 'phone to your ear and stop being a twat.  


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Posted Yesterday, 03:47 PM

National Express customer service emailed me today

"After contacting the depot and staff at Victoria unfortunately your wallet has not been found"

Yet the coach company have it at their depot and have confirmed to me!
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#63612 OFFLINE   Des

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Posted Yesterday, 04:12 PM

When did talking into your phone like a normal human being get replaced by the apprentice method?  (Incase you're not an apprentice viewer its where you have it on loudspeaker and hold it perpendicular to your mouth speaking into the bottom of it)

 

Everyone I see is doing it, why?  Stop it.

Thanks, I have wondered from where that had spawned.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:02 PM

National Express customer service emailed me today

"After contacting the depot and staff at Victoria unfortunately your wallet has not been found"

Yet the coach company have it at their depot and have confirmed to me!

 

 

Covering their arses just in case the finder was a thieving get?



#63614 OFFLINE   Richard

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Posted Yesterday, 05:14 PM

The reason they do it on The Apprentice etc. is so that the viewer can hear both sides of the conversation. John Craven could use a phone like a normal person 40 years ago but apparently it's no longer possible.


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#63615 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted Yesterday, 06:02 PM

John Craven could use a phone like a normal person 40 years ago but apparently it's no longer possible.


So could Archie MacPherson

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https://youtu.be/J22K13OJeKs?t=3m5s

(and you can just about hear the other side of the conversation too)
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Posted Yesterday, 06:53 PM

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Catweasel, versatile.

 

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#63617 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted Yesterday, 07:04 PM

Michael Rodd struggling with this mobile though even though he holds it correctly.



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Posted Yesterday, 08:07 PM

Just found out someone I knew, liked and respected was killed recently.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 08:32 PM

Fucked my leg up at work yesterday because of someones stupidity, i slipped on a plastic wrapper that was left on the floor where it shouldnt have been, into a chair which had its footplate left in the highest elevated position which it shouldnt have been, it shows the metalwork and trust me it's bloody sharp

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#63620 OFFLINE   chaseracer

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Posted Yesterday, 08:52 PM

Ouch...

 

Make sure the 'accident book' and any other relevant reports are completed.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:03 PM

My Hermes are trying to charge me £6.20 for a parcel I sent that was overweight. Like bollocks it was, bloody liars!

 

Last time this happened they delivered the item anyway and so the paypal invoice they sent me remains forever unpaid. Hopefully they'll just deliver this one, too. 


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Posted Yesterday, 11:12 PM

And the PayPal invoice will never appear in your MyHermes account.

They're a very corrupt company.
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