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 ...
19th June 2008, 02:27 PM #16
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!
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19th June 2008, 02:30 PM #17
Many many people do monotonous jobs, shift work etc... They certainly don't get £42k or 14% pay rises.
Originally Posted by TechMonkey
19th June 2008, 02:32 PM #18
19th June 2008, 02:55 PM #19
Its impossible to set petrol alight with a cigarette. Do you not watch Mythbusters? Matches and lighters are a different matter though.
Originally Posted by Gatt
19th June 2008, 02:56 PM #20
19th June 2008, 03:01 PM #21
And the driver walked away without a scratch. Hmm he really earned his pay cheque that day
Originally Posted by plexer
19th June 2008, 03:08 PM #22
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.
Originally Posted by ICT_GUY
19th June 2008, 03:12 PM #23
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?
19th June 2008, 03:13 PM #24
- Rep Power
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.....
19th June 2008, 03:22 PM #25
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.
19th June 2008, 03:24 PM #26
Originally Posted by ICT_GUY
19th June 2008, 03:25 PM #27
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.
Originally Posted by Advocate
I still don't think they deserve £42k. Maybe £35k. No way, no how.
19th June 2008, 03:32 PM #28
Sorry, that was my point but really badly put.
Originally Posted by localzuk
thats the first thing my boss and I said. Stuff UNISON lets go join their union.
Originally Posted by jinnantonnix
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.
19th June 2008, 03:42 PM #29
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
Remember the print unions of fleet street in the '80s?
19th June 2008, 03:46 PM #30
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
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