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#142074 - 12/06/04 02:12 AM One came back
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: SI,New Zealand
Those of you that have been in the Chat Rooms as of late, would know that we lost 3 Faultsmen.
Personally, I'm quite glad that they went.
But one did return and sure, he still has to get back into regular work with us, there is a lot of ill-feeling between us and the ones that did leave.
But there was a thing that the other team of Faultsmen, didn't like that really rubbed us other people up the wrong way:
  • I don't like going out after 10pm at night.
  • I don't like going out into the country.
  • I don't like walking across open fields, where there could be Bulls or Cows in that field.

Personally, I've walked over heaps of paddocks to change HV fuses at 2 AM and have never been worried by the cattle/sheep or whatever.
Lets just get real here!.
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#142075 - 12/06/04 03:22 AM Re: One came back
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Loc: Norfolk, England
Seems to me that they might just be in the wrong job, or at least the wrong branch of the job.

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I don't like going out after 10pm at night.

Few people probably do, but it comes with the territory, surely? If you don't want a late-night call out, take a 9 to 5 job. When I was with BT, I just accepted that telephones are a 24-hour service and that sometimes that would involve trouble-shooting at unsociable hours.

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I don't like going out into the country.

Beats having to go to some of the rough neighborhoods of the cities, in my opinion. But then that's coming from a city-born boy who has lived in rural areas for many years and wouldn't even consider living in a big town again.

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#142076 - 12/06/04 11:33 AM Re: One came back
aland Offline
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Registered: 05/20/04
Posts: 187
Loc: United Kingdom
Good points Paul, lots of people tend to forget when they join this industry, we are a part of a service industry and as such that will involve working unsociable hours at times. I say if you dont like the idea dont join the trade.

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#142077 - 12/06/04 04:27 PM Re: One came back
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There's really no answer to that is there? It's like a sewer-man saying he doesn't like working underground. As you say; "get real".

I don't like being called out at ungodly hours either - I operate a 24Hr callout and frequently get 5.00am calls from farms with problems, as well as even smaller hours to attend an errant intruder/fire panel. If I dodn't do it I would only be doing half a job as I advertise the facility.

Hopeless.
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#142078 - 12/12/04 05:32 AM Re: One came back
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Yeah,
It's as outlandish as it sounds.
Myself and two other Faultsmen are trying to do the work of 6 at the moment.
Mind you we have always been 1 short, I just hope that we can (fingers crossed) get a young fella (or girl) coming out of school at the end of this year that want's to start an Electrician's Apprenticeship and then head into Faults/Lines.
The training is there, just get the kiddies into it and away from being Lawyers and Accountants, oh and IT!, GRRR.
But hey, I've got the tea pot warmed up, for them!.
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