Non-motoring > Workmen and work Miscellaneous
Thread Author: smokie Replies: 9

 Workmen and work - smokie
This is such a generalisation it will soon be blown apart - and is somewhat tic - but...

I engaged two workmen for some work in my garden for one day. Apart from being a bit late turning up, if they'd spent a bit less time standing chatting to each other and on their respective phones they could have pretty much been away by lunchtime.

I've just watched three blokes doing the front fascias and guttering on the house over the road. Again, chat, phone, chat, phone. And they still were easily gone by 3.

Next time you go past significant road works where there are actually workers to see (as opposed to unattended, which I know can happen for all kinds of reasons) just look how many of the gang are actually exerting themselves and how many are watching him (!!).

I've had Virgin attending a problem at my house regularly during lockdown. Each time they have not been furnished with the background and preceding visit info and have wanted to start again by doing what's already been done (same when I call them, we always start by powering the box off and on).

I'm too used to seeing it now but the country could probably save millions a year with better productivity, especially on large public projects...
 Messages Author Date
 Workmen and work new smokie 14 Sep 20 16:33
 Workmen and work new Crankcase 14 Sep 20 17:29
 Workmen and work new sooty123 14 Sep 20 17:32
 Workmen and work - france new sherlock47 14 Sep 20 18:46
 Workmen and work - france new No FM2R 14 Sep 20 20:09
 Workmen and work new CGNorwich 14 Sep 20 18:38
 Workmen and work new Robin O'Reliant 14 Sep 20 19:20
 Workmen and work new R.P. 14 Sep 20 19:23
 Workmen and work new No FM2R 14 Sep 20 20:10
 Workmen and work new zippy 14 Sep 20 20:39
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