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Wrong trade to be in.

Posted By denbo Monday, August 19, 2019 1:42:22 PM
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 Posted Monday, August 19, 2019 1:42:22 PM
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The other day my next door neighbour had a water leak in his kitchen, he tried to fix it himself and made matters worse. I offered to help but he declined as he had phoned a plumber. I,m sure some of you can see where this is going. The plumber arrived, he fixed the leak and repaired a dripping tap. He was done and dusted in 22 minutes. His bill £90.00, got paid and on his way. I asked the guy next door what his thoughts were to be told "they were the cheapest" he could get. I should have been a plumber, no premises,no special tools, no updates, just a canvas bag and a van. Rant over.
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And the trade doesn't change much over the years nor does their tools go out of date

Assumption is the mother of all f😨😱k up's!!!!!
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 Posted Monday, August 19, 2019 5:05:47 PM
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No, rant away!
And if he's anything like the building trade customers I have he won't do anything to his van until he absolutely has to because he doesn't want to "get ripped off" by garages!

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Got out of hospital a few weeks ago after a major operation, not fit enough to work yet so claim on my insurance, fill out my part of form (15 mins), doctor need,s to fill out

the other part, doctor on hols for 3 weeks and will need £100 to fill out form !!!

Yes wrong trade. Even had to fill out a disclaimer at hospital.

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What about this.A neighbour about 4 doors down,had come out of hospital and told not to drive for 6months.
After a fortnight and the car had not been moved,I had word that if the car was not run up and down the road a couple of times the Electronic handbrake would be stuck and car no end of problems.(the car being a 3008 same as mine)each month.I even offered to do it if none of the family could.
We are now 2 months down the line it still hasnt been driven. Another month or so the yobs will be having fun with it.
Bottom line and it was for nowt except being a good neighbour.

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My barrister in a will dispute £250 40 mins no written report no invoice. Looked like Rumpole

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Kev, I've seen you say this to others but...clear your inbox!
But I'll write the message here anyway.
Very sorry to hear you've had some issues but I hope you're well on the mend now. Best wishes.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:45:05 PM by Thema
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Peter

Thanks space cleared Smile



On the mend just taking longer than the others needed over the last 6 years, must be getting older BigGrinBigGrin




Kev.

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Plumber came to mend my gas boiler in the workshop - it failed with a red light on.

£50 call out fee. The fan in the flu had seized - he sprayed it with WD40 and went away richer. Next day it seized again.

So I replaced the bearing - a £1.99 skateboard wheel bearing. Job done (properly)...

On another note - I keep getting sent jobs to apply for in the motor industry and sometimes I apply just to see if I'm still in play at 51 yrs old.

Bare in mind I use to be in a job at the top end of motorsport in 1990's. With bonus and salary I could earn 35K a year.

So I applied for two jobs as "prototype build technician" with my old firm and another with a different prestige car builder.

They wanted experience with high end cars - prototypes - diagnostic - machining - fabrication - carbon...the list goes on.
So I have the skills (rusty) and experience (valuable?) - I'm thinking this must be a 50K PA job nowadays. No...

£33K Gross - so in 25 years no real salary increase. I wonder why young people don't want to work in Motor Industry.

The grass used to be greener on the other side.... its all brown now. I suppose that'll be blamed on us 'climate change' - How much CO2 is released by Coke every year....?

S

Best wishes Kev - I hope you recover soon...BigGrin

I O, I O, its off to work I go!
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:41:03 AM by McTech
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Thanks

Kev.


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