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    I am metalling a dozen houses for a guy on this site, the rest are being done by another firm.

    I was in the site office signing in, and in comes a guy for the other firm, says he's here to do the metalling for A N Other firm.
    Then he says to the Site Manager, "I've never done metal before, how do I fix the studs".
    WTF CSCS cards and NVQs what a load of ballcocks

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    When you think of the amount of good trademan out of work this is a joke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turrican_007 View Post
    When you think of the amount of good trademan out of work this is a joke!
    seen a bucket lid used as a hawk also piece of plywood screwed to bit of 4x2 how many idiots are on sites these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazmdl View Post
    seen a bucket lid used as a hawk also piece of plywood screwed to bit of 4x2 how many idiots are on sites these days


    Way to many if Glasgow is anything to go by just now, got inducted onto a new site yesterday out the 7 of us i was the only one with a cscs card and had Scots as my first language, the trade is at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazmdl View Post
    seen a bucket lid used as a hawk also piece of plywood screwed to bit of 4x2 how many idiots are on sites these days

    I have seen 2 Polish blokes with blocks of wood for trowels, ply for the hawks and bags of filler for hop ups. They lasted about 1hr before being booted off.

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    Ive seen scottish workers use plywood for a hawk and trowel and pva for internals. I was amused to see them finishing off an upright tape over and over again for 10 minutes and wondering where all the vertical lines were coming from. I did well out of fixing that baws up of a job.

    I admit to using bags of filler and joint cement to make a comfy sofa for breaktime once. Obviously I have better things to do with my time while on pricework though
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    There is a polish taper on the site i am on just now,he is doing a 60 hour week,lucky if his top line is 600. No wonder the money has gone from the building game.

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    im working here in ireland and since things have gone sour most of those guys have gone but i remember seeing some frightening stuff.guys sanding jobs with a hand sander because they didnt have enough poles for poles, mixing with sticks and working 12 hour days.nowadays seems to be small jobs with local lads so at least you can communicate and have a laugh about how shit is and we are working for peanuts and how you wouldnt have it any other way

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