Bloody Employers !!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by ozboz, 13 May 2019.

  1. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    Mind you, I did have a chap in my team who'd always break a bone at the very least every time he had a week's cycling holiday. He finally calmed down a bit after the two week coma incident. Extremely good at his job, a great guy, and still a good friend, but maybe the elevator didn't go all the way to the top when it came to risk assessment.

    edit: I might add that I'm not in any way insinuating that Mrs Ozboz is isn't perfectly sensible, unlike the above chap who was considerable less sensible than Frank Spenser
    Last edited: 14 May 2019
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  2. OP

    ozboz Über Member

    Richmond ,Surrey
    Her fore names are Wendy Jane , I do sometimes think Calamity Jane would fit perfectly !! ;)
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  3. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

  4. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    They used to pull that crap at Glasgow Central station, and that was back in the days when you could drive a car in and park adjacent to the platforms.
    It was bollocks then and is bollocks now.
  5. OP

    ozboz Über Member

    Richmond ,Surrey
  6. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Can she not ask "What bike?" and get any further payments stopped.
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  7. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep Veteran

    whenever a new manager at work has me 'reconsider your mode of transport' with regards me commuting by motorbike the occasion comes to borrow a car for a week or two.

    I arrive late and leave early as traffic causes me to be in late and I can not set off earlier due to dropping daughter at school, I also then have to leave earlier due to wife's after hours work commitments and needing to be back home in time.

    and the matter is dropped.
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  8. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
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  9. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I was at a small garage/bodyshop today and the owner employs 3 staff, one is off long term sick, one on holiday and the other off with a cold. My mate who owns the place is starting at 4am and working through to 10pm 7 days a week just trying to keep customers happy.
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  10. OP

    ozboz Über Member

    Richmond ,Surrey
    Been there done that , employees can be a nightmare , but.....
    I never criticised or questioned anything away from the job , expectations , turn up on time , don’t bludge, and call it what you want I would not employ smokers on that job ,
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  11. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I decided 30 years ago never to employ anyone again, the previous 10 years when I did so we're not pleasant.
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  12. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Him/Her and every other small business owner I know.

    I did it for years, thankfully no more. Really glad I did it, but thankful I don't any more.
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  13. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    I found being an employer pretty stressful, constantly worrying that working conditions were good, they were getting proper breaks, no chance of RSI etc. We paid well above minimum wage and quite often went short ourselves to cover the payroll. Then there were the regular kicks in the nuts when people you've invested a lot of time, money and emotional energy into let you down. Won't do it again.
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  14. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

    Why would any manager, new or old, even give a thought to your mode of transport? How odd...
  15. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    I've had three that tried to stop me cycling. All on the basis that cycling to work was too dangerous. Pointed out that I wasn't being paid for travelling to work, the same as anyone else, got it stopped.

    It was considered too slow by one of them, who said 30 miles was not doable on a bike.
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