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!
"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"...
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?
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.....
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.
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.
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 situationRemember the print unions of fleet street in the '80s?
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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