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    hi there,new member saying hello to everyone.just wondered how its been for everyone on the work front this year?

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    Welcome to the forum Bingo. I've been busy all year, and still am. Back to work tomorrow.

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    Welcome to the forum. I went back to work today, have picked up a few painting jobs of late so decided to get a start made.

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    Welcome aboard. 2010 was slightly better than 2009, but if last year could be summerised in a report card I would definitely mark it "Could do Better!". Started a wee job yesterday, finish Thursday and I've only got a few wee things on for January.

    There seems to be a North - South divide, in 2009 I was getting so many calls from English lads looking for work. Now they all seem to be busy and its the Scots making most the calls. Anybody else noticed this?
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    ...but not important enough to employ a sufficient number of support staff to answer them.

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    I've been ok sometimes I could have done with a bit more and sometimes I've had to turn work down, but hopefully we will all have a better 2011, welcome to the site

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Welcome aboard. 2010 was slightly better than 2009, but if last year could be summerised in a report card I would definitely mark it "Could do Better!". Started a wee job yesterday, finish Thursday and I've only got a few wee things on for January.

    There seems to be a North - South divide, in 2009 I was getting so many calls from English lads looking for work. Now they all seem to be busy and its the Scots making most the calls. Anybody else noticed this?
    I could do with help sometimes, but i'm buggered if i'm going to put an advert in the paper, as all i'll get is calls from EU nationals and Nmbeko Kaburu, the son of a Nigerian general who will come and do very good tape and sleep in his car. I don't think so somehow.

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    I am picking up work but its all painting and papering, still it pays the bills.

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    good stuff.been house bashing so long now forgot what scissor lift looks like!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    I could do with help sometimes, but i'm buggered if i'm going to put an advert in the paper, as all i'll get is calls from EU nationals and Nmbeko Kaburu, the son of a Nigerian general who will come and do very good tape and sleep in his car. I don't think so somehow.
    tony if you ever need help mate give me a call.i might need help end of jan.

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    Hey Bingo welcome to the forum!
    I been busy most of last year house bashing, but now doing extensions and conversions etc. Money is better. Got enough work for Jan and hopefully Feb but the housing sites are always there to go back to if im desperate!
    Where you based?

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    hay e.k. based at south east london.most of work been in kent and surrounding areas,had enough now though,rates are crap,just started on site at cheam,health and safety gone mad,hard hats inside cant even take gloves off to answer phone,no radio,can see yellow and red cards comming my way.

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    bingo this is pathetic all this health and safety they treat us like children and prevent us from doing our jobs, it should specific safety equipment for specific jobs not dress everybody up like safety window shop dummies, why the hard hat inside, if the ceilings are that dangerous you should not be working on them, who are the builders so I can try and avoid them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crack filler View Post
    if the ceilings are that dangerous you should not be working on them, who are the builders so I can try and avoid them.
    About 90% of these days.

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    The loonys really are taking over the asylum. Gloves? How do they expect us to tape with gloves on?! No radios? Sorry, a radio is a vital piece of a Taper's tool kit. Having a radio on eases the boredom and monotony of doing our job, henceforth reducing the chances of us slitting our wrists or hanging ourselves from the scaffold. Health and safety should be impressed with this method

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    The loonys really are taking over the asylum. Gloves? Health and safety should be impressed with this method
    They've removed all the danger to such an extent its a sterile environment that only management and themselves are able to produce any reasonable amount of work from their cosy portakabins and company cars. Cant for the life of me figure out why anyone would want to be employed on a site if you are tradesman paid for production instead of an hourly rate.
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