+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 63
General Chat Thread, Fuel crisis over in General; But there is the difference between doing a cruddy job, such as driving long distances, shift work, long hours monotony ...
  1. #16

    TechMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    South East
    Posts
    3,286
    Thank Post
    225
    Thanked 405 Times in 302 Posts
    Rep Power
    162
    But there is the difference between doing a cruddy job, such as driving long distances, shift work, long hours monotony and by doing something silly you might die and having a dangerous job. Zoo keepers coudl get mauled if thye poke a tiger in the eye not sure that they get 14% rise for it though!

  2. #17

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,607
    Thank Post
    514
    Thanked 2,441 Times in 1,889 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    828
    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    But there is the difference between doing a cruddy job, such as driving long distances, shift work, long hours monotony and by doing something silly you might die and having a dangerous job. Zoo keepers coudl get mauled if thye poke a tiger in the eye not sure that they get 14% rise for it though!
    Many many people do monotonous jobs, shift work etc... They certainly don't get 42k or 14% pay rises.

  3. #18

    Gatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,658
    Thank Post
    858
    Thanked 646 Times in 429 Posts
    Rep Power
    498
    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I worked in a petrol station and the risk is very low. Precautions are common sense - make sure there are no ignition points, make sure all seals are in place and let it pump.

    Nothing that I would call dangerous. Certainly not more dangerous than working in a petrol station, where people ignore the signs and smoke, use their mobiles, leave engines running etc...

    The most dangerous aspect of petrol is when there is vapour, which is a lot more flammable. During pumping from a tanker to a forecourt, there is minimal contact with the air, so the amount of vapour is low.

    During filling a car, there is a constant stream of vapour and as such, there is considerably more risk.

    Yet a forecourt cleaner or a station attendant will earn near minimum wage.

    Add in the risk of being robbed and it makes it seem even more unreasonable.
    Oh yeah! been there - car pulls up, unleaded, pump running and then you spot it - the Cig...

    "PUMP 3...ARE YOU TRYING TO FG KILL ALL OF US!!!"

    then they have the uter audacity to stick the finger up at you and THROW IT ON THE FLOOR!!

    its liek that seen from Lethal Weapon (3?) - "Grab The Cat"...

  4. #19
    ICT_GUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Weymouth
    Posts
    2,261
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 283 Times in 204 Posts
    Rep Power
    104
    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Oh yeah! been there - car pulls up, unleaded, pump running and then you spot it - the Cig...

    "PUMP 3...ARE YOU TRYING TO FG KILL ALL OF US!!!"

    then they have the uter audacity to stick the finger up at you and THROW IT ON THE FLOOR!!

    its liek that seen from Lethal Weapon (3?) - "Grab The Cat"...
    Its impossible to set petrol alight with a cigarette. Do you not watch Mythbusters? Matches and lighters are a different matter though.

  5. #20

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,325
    Thank Post
    622
    Thanked 1,577 Times in 1,414 Posts
    Rep Power
    413

  6. #21
    ICT_GUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Weymouth
    Posts
    2,261
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 283 Times in 204 Posts
    Rep Power
    104
    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    And the driver walked away without a scratch. Hmm he really earned his pay cheque that day

  7. #22

    LeMarchand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The deepest pits of hell
    Posts
    2,165
    Thank Post
    302
    Thanked 332 Times in 236 Posts
    Rep Power
    141
    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    And the driver walked away without a scratch. Hmm he really earned his pay cheque that day
    Given the mysterious source of the blaze, maybe it happened to re-claim the public's sympathy in a show of how "dangerous" the job is.

  8. #23
    somabc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,337
    Thank Post
    83
    Thanked 388 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    111
    29,000 litres of diesel that's 37,700 at 1.30 a litre. Perhaps their salary is due to the value of their cargo?

  9. #24

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    67
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

    They work a 50+ hour week

    They work a 50+ hour week driving a bomb - extremely dangerous - extremely exhausting and boring as hell - and think of all the aresole on the motorways! - I think they deserve every penny - with out hem we have no fuel and whilst that might mean I cant get to work - it also means that the hospitals cant have fuel for vital things, the emergency services could not reach us etc etc.....

  10. #25

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,824
    Thank Post
    580
    Thanked 2,161 Times in 986 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    627
    I used to drive tankers in the army (on a Bosnia tour), and am still fully qualified to do so (amongst other things). The danger is negligible, in fact, I feel in more danger in a server room than driving\operating a tanker. Do I think they are worth 41k? No. Most Tanker work is not like normal haulage as they usually do set 'rounds' and as such they don't do overnighters (not allowed to sleep in the cabs or park up in a public area for long periods). The Shell drivers simply began to hit the profits of their employers when fuel prices are sky high (even though the cost of production has not changed) and their rivals got their customers.

  11. #26
    PEO
    PEO is offline
    PEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,093
    Thank Post
    457
    Thanked 150 Times in 95 Posts
    Rep Power
    71
    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    And the driver walked away without a scratch. Hmm he really earned his pay cheque that day
    hancock

  12. #27

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,607
    Thank Post
    514
    Thanked 2,441 Times in 1,889 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    828
    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate View Post
    They work a 50+ hour week driving a bomb - extremely dangerous - extremely exhausting and boring as hell - and think of all the aresole on the motorways! - I think they deserve every penny - with out hem we have no fuel and whilst that might mean I cant get to work - it also means that the hospitals cant have fuel for vital things, the emergency services could not reach us etc etc.....
    50+ hour week? They aren't required to do that. The legal limit is 50. And driving an HGV, they have limits on how long they can drive anyway.

    I still don't think they deserve 42k. Maybe 35k. No way, no how.

  13. #28

    TechMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    South East
    Posts
    3,286
    Thank Post
    225
    Thanked 405 Times in 302 Posts
    Rep Power
    162
    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Many many people do monotonous jobs, shift work etc... They certainly don't get 42k or 14% pay rises.
    Sorry, that was my point but really badly put.

    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post

    As it happens, it looks like they've got a strong union (unlike public sector unions)
    thats the first thing my boss and I said. Stuff UNISON lets go join their union.

    But you are right if it was anyother commodity then no one would have really cared. But that then highlights the failing in government that they have no contingency plan or are unwilling/hessitant to put it into action in the event of a problem.

    This with a number of other factors make it look like there could be interesting times ahead.

  14. #29
    cookie_monster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    4,196
    Thank Post
    392
    Thanked 278 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    74
    Remember the print unions of fleet street in the '80s?
    Yeh they were untouchable, was it the Times that ended up with hundreds working for them as it was easier to just hire a new one than it was to get rid of a useless one. Then Murdock (maggot) took over and went berserk when he discovered the situation

  15. #30
    somabc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,337
    Thank Post
    83
    Thanked 388 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    111
    eh Hello - Shell make 1.3 billion every month so it is certainly affordable to pay them whatever they like, they could be on 100k and Shell would still be have enough money to wallpaper their HQ in €500 notes
    http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_...ages/burns.gif
    Last edited by somabc; 19th June 2008 at 02:51 PM.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30th April 2008, 01:51 PM
  2. Administrator Profile Size Crisis
    By Andie in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 19th July 2007, 01:51 PM
  3. Tesco Value Fuel
    By Midget in forum General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 3rd March 2007, 02:51 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •