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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 05 Sep 20 9.30am Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

I was at a job interview some years ago and was asked to describe myself in 3 words ;

'' lazy '' I replied

 


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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 05 Sep 20 11.43am Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

Originally posted by NEILLO

I was at a job interview some years ago and was asked to describe myself in 3 words ;

'' lazy '' I replied

Did you get the job?

I lost a job once because I worked too hard.

If you have someone working hard they could be making things worse!

 

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Online Flag Croydon 05 Sep 20 11.57am Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

Did you get the job?

I lost a job once because I worked too hard.

If you have someone working hard they could be making things worse!

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Originally posted by steeleye20

Did you get the job?

I lost a job once because I worked too hard.

If you have someone working hard they could be making things worse!

Typical socialist

 


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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 05 Sep 20 2.37pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

''Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it.''

Look up the research by Frank Gilbreth in the 1920s

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 05 Sep 20 4.05pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

Did you get the job?

I lost a job once because I worked too hard.

If you have someone working hard they could be making things worse!

Sometimes in life you just can't win can you

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 05 Sep 20 4.06pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

''Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it.''

Look up the research by Frank Gilbreth in the 1920s

There's certainly some truth to this. There's no shame in searching for a shortcut!

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 05 Sep 20 4.12pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

I've done loads of jobs as a temp'. The best/worst was for Royal Mail sorting office (Guildford) where full-time employees stood around chatting, whilst tamp' workers did all the mail sorting.
Temps were paid on a shift basis, so the quicker you got the work done, the sooner you went home.

Royal Mail 'workers' must have been on a different rate. They were happy to stand around doing f-all

 


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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

I've done loads of jobs as a temp'. The best/worst was for Royal Mail sorting office (Guildford) where full-time employees stood around chatting, whilst tamp' workers did all the mail sorting.
Temps were paid on a shift basis, so the quicker you got the work done, the sooner you went home.

Royal Mail 'workers' must have been on a different rate. They were happy to stand around doing f-all

Mate had a similar story.

As a newbie at the sorting office he had to do a full days work which meant sort his mail then go out on delivery. The long term staff had the easy rounds and would be finished in half a day after that if they fancied it they were on overtime so left same time as my mate on double bubble.

My mate got fed up with his job so transferred to the night shift which was a lot easier. None of the old guard were interested in doing that until the management developed a spine and told them they would actually have to do a day's work for a day's pay. At that point they decided the easy shift was on nights and as they had seniority they were allowed to kick the newbies out of their jobs and onto the harder day shift. My mate was not impressed.

Seniority in the Post Office was a real bug bear with staff and management as you had a 2 tier work force. The older guys were on better money had first pick over jobs and holidays and what shifts they worked.

I have no idea if that still exists today I hope not because it really hamstrung the Post Office.


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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 05 Sep 20 4.37pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Mate had a similar story.

As a newbie at the sorting office he had to do a full days work which meant sort his mail then go out on delivery. The long term staff had the easy rounds and would be finished in half a day after that if they fancied it they were on overtime so left same time as my mate on double bubble.

My mate got fed up with his job so transferred to the night shift which was a lot easier. None of the old guard were interested in doing that until the management developed a spine and told them they would actually have to do a day's work for a day's pay. At that point they decided the easy shift was on nights and as they had seniority they were allowed to kick the newbies out of their jobs and onto the harder day shift. My mate was not impressed.

Seniority in the Post Office was a real bug bear with staff and management as you had a 2 tier work force. The older guys were on better money had first pick over jobs and holidays and what shifts they worked.

I have no idea if that still exists today I hope not because it really hamstrung the Post Office.


Edited by Badger11 (05 Sep 2020 4.27pm)

Yes, it does as the UCW have the upper hand all day long

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View Cucking Funt's Profile Cucking Funt Flag Elm Guest House 05 Sep 20 5.26pm Send a Private Message to Cucking Funt Add Cucking Funt as a friend

I love work. I could watch people doing it all day.

 


Wife beating may be socially acceptable in Sheffield, but it is a different matter in Cheltenham

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 05 Sep 20 5.30pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Mate had a similar story.

As a newbie at the sorting office he had to do a full days work which meant sort his mail then go out on delivery. The long term staff had the easy rounds and would be finished in half a day after that if they fancied it they were on overtime so left same time as my mate on double bubble.

My mate got fed up with his job so transferred to the night shift which was a lot easier. None of the old guard were interested in doing that until the management developed a spine and told them they would actually have to do a day's work for a day's pay. At that point they decided the easy shift was on nights and as they had seniority they were allowed to kick the newbies out of their jobs and onto the harder day shift. My mate was not impressed.

Seniority in the Post Office was a real bug bear with staff and management as you had a 2 tier work force. The older guys were on better money had first pick over jobs and holidays and what shifts they worked.

I have no idea if that still exists today I hope not because it really hamstrung the Post Office.


Edited by Badger11 (05 Sep 2020 4.27pm)

I have always found the Tea Baronies to be a fascinating thing.

I can't find anything online. But basically ownership over selling tea in the post office sorting offices was passed down across generations. Very lucrative and defended with violence. A bit like the Glasgow ice cream wars.

 

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