Found 22nd Dec 2009
My dad went to work at 5am yesterday....he has just got home now...has 2 hour break then its back to work for him He thinks he will be doing the same xmas eve-xmas

just thought it would make a talking point

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illegal.......

Banned

thats a 30 hour shift and he's going back to work. What does he do ?!

i thought i had it bad with 13hr shift tommorrow

Train driver.....

if you op out of the WTD then its not illegal or if its over time.

Alfonse;7300233

if you op out of the WTD then its not illegal or if its over time.



agreed-its illegal if his employer is FORCING him to do it,but if he volunteered then its not.

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tara1082;7300216

illegal.......


hes doin it cos he 'wants to' or rather he wouldnt want people to be without electric over xmas and in this weather
ryman1000;7300219

thats a 30 hour shift and he's going back to work. What does he do ?!



he looks after electric substations.....2 blew up a couple of days ago so 2 large areas are running on the backup 'thing??' meaning if the backup one fails while the proper one is broken then people aint gonna be havin a very nice xmas

they dont even know......

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saayinla;7300228

Train driver.....


nope
Carley;7300232

self-employed?


nope....
Alfonse;7300233

if you op out of the WTD then its not illegal or if its over time.


I dont think hes getting paid overtime......
barky;7300246

agreed-its illegal if his employer is FORCING him to do it,but if he … agreed-its illegal if his employer is FORCING him to do it,but if he volunteered then its not.



I honestly dont think he would/could do with the guilt if the electric went down just thinking of the effect on people.....a couple of long nights from him or 100's (maybe more) of people in the cold and not enjoyin xmas...or worse :x

lil_tiger;7300247

hes doin it cos he 'wants to' or rather he wouldnt want people to be … hes doin it cos he 'wants to' or rather he wouldnt want people to be without electric over xmas and in this weatherhe looks after electric substations.....2 blew up a couple of days ago so 2 large areas are running on the backup 'thing??' meaning if the backup one fails while the proper one is broken then people aint gonna be havin a very nice xmas :(they dont even know......



I sincerely applaud his dedication and his thoughtfulness for customers but a 30 hour shift,then a 2 hour break and back again MUST impair his ability to think clearly-working with electricity it maybe isnt the best idea tbh. Not having a go-he is obviously a man who takes pride in his work but it all sounds a bit unsafe to me.

I thought it'd be more dangerous too.

Must be getting a LOT of extra pennies for it .

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barky;7300282

I sincerely applaud his dedication and his thoughtfulness for customers … I sincerely applaud his dedication and his thoughtfulness for customers but a 30 hour shift,then a 2 hour break and back again MUST impair his ability to think clearly-working with electricity it maybe isnt the best idea tbh. Not having a go-he is obviously a man who takes pride in his work but it all sounds a bit unsafe to me.



yup it does to me too.....infact a few of his workmates have died recently just on normal jobs they work in pairs, eg one turns off the electric and the other does the work....then the electric gets turned back on...so you can see where the problem is :x

Not sure but I dont think this work is very high danger, I THINK its just a case of rebuilding a dead transformer....so I think its completely disconnected while theyre working on it.....Got to admit its very worrying though

I suppose it kinda annoys me how he (and a few others) will do things like this and not get any thanks in return, I mean obviously the individual people have no idea but nothing from the company neither, at the end of the day they are saving the company a hell of a lot of hassle and theyre just 'expected' to do it really....

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Jumpingphil;7300284

Can you ask him, What is the main cause of them blowing up?Ours went a … Can you ask him, What is the main cause of them blowing up?Ours went a couple of days ago and I always wondered what caused them to go wrong.Is it bad / lazy workmanship?Is it old age and parts wear out?Or is it something else?Really curious / nosey.


ermmm hes in bed at the moment, he told me a bit about it but I dont think he said why....one of them broke as a result of a waterpipe thing blowing, that flooded the sub and broke it.....as for the other (the one he has been working on most) he just said it had blown up....and said the people who supply/fit each part are blaming each other for the fault....so I guess from that it means its faulty parts somewhere but no-one will accept its 'their part'....although could be wrong....he said he left some guys 'measuring up for the wires' so I guess they are getting replaced lol
How do you know yours went? people generally dont know as the backup transformer usually covers it til its fixed....
Carley;7300295

Have your mum and dad been arguing a lot lately?


nope but she wasnt impressed when he left it til 6am to let her know he was working through
deb8z;7300322

I thought it'd be more dangerous too.Must be getting a LOT of extra … I thought it'd be more dangerous too.Must be getting a LOT of extra pennies for it .


as above, not sure if hes getting paid extra or not....might go down as extra hours

ohhh and worth adding, he said it was -12 last night and he was outside for all of it :x

lil_tiger;7300325

a few of his workmates have died recently just on normal jobs they … a few of his workmates have died recently just on normal jobs they work in pairs, eg [COLOR="Red"]one turns off the electric[/COLOR] and the other does the



Ask him if there are any vacancies for this job please. :-D

lil_tiger;7300370

ermmm hes in bed at the moment, he told me a bit about it but I dont … ermmm hes in bed at the moment, he told me a bit about it but I dont think he said why....one of them broke as a result of a waterpipe thing blowing, that flooded the sub and broke it.....as for the other (the one he has been working on most) he just said it had blown up....and said the people who supply/fit each part are blaming each other for the fault....so I guess from that it means its faulty parts somewhere but no-one will accept its 'their part'....although could be wrong....he said he left some guys 'measuring up for the wires' so I guess they are getting replaced lolHow do you know yours went? people generally dont know as the backup transformer usually covers it til its fixed....nope but she wasnt impressed when he left it til 6am to let her know he was working through :pas above, not sure if hes getting paid extra or not....might go down as extra hoursohhh and worth adding, he said it was -12 last night and he was outside for all of it :x



It's only 6 degrees where i am and that's inside lol

Is he Santa?

Ever crossed your mind that your dad may be having an affair?

pinkleponkle;7304124

Ever crossed your mind that your dad may be having an affair?


ooh evil just what i was thinking though:whistling:

You are so high maint Tigs

AAAawwwwww Tigs hope you he puts his feet up before he goes back x

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pinkleponkle;7304124

Ever crossed your mind that your dad may be having an affair?


lol I honestly dont think my dad could be bothered with an affair! One woman is more than enough for him to cope with!
juicyx;7304234

AAAawwwwww Tigs hope you he puts his feet up before he goes back x


After a hectic couple of days he has gone for a 'normal' working day today......think he hoping for a few days off soon though

lil_tiger;7312003

After a hectic couple of days he has gone for a 'normal' working day … After a hectic couple of days he has gone for a 'normal' working day today......think he hoping for a few days off soon though



Anything special in the next few days?

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linuxlinks;7312039

Anything special in the next few days?



huh? you meaning xmas? lol he already knows hes working xmas eve and boxing day....might have to work overnight to xmas morning too.....

lil_tiger;7312102

huh? you meaning xmas? lol he already knows hes working xmas eve and … huh? you meaning xmas? lol he already knows hes working xmas eve and boxing day....might have to work overnight to xmas morning too.....


I thought Xmas has been cancelled, like the trains, buses etc

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linuxlinks;7312144

I thought Xmas has been cancelled, like the trains, buses etc



dont you know???? Santa uses a sleigh, not public transport

lil_tiger;7312182

dont you know???? Santa uses a sleigh, not public transport



True, but he's gone on strike seeking better working conditions
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