Work / Industry Poll

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yenrod, 22 Jan 2008.

  1. YES

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  2. NO

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  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Is your work normally 'busy'...

    Or is it less busy than usual...
  2. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    I'm acting as maternity cover for one person. I'm also covering for someone who is off on long term sick. We have enough work for three people....

    No, I really shouldn't be on here but dropping in now and then stops me from going mad!
  3. LordoftheTeapot

    LordoftheTeapot Veteran

    ... Err... It's not working *snigger* ;)
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    my company is busy, I am not on the otherhand
  5. freakhatz

    freakhatz New Member

    No, it's very quiet because I am here..
  6. I need to be online... ;)
  7. Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

    At the moment our depot is as busy as usual, but later on in the year the weekend engineering work is tailing off, so some easier weekends to be had. For five years we have been flat out at weekends and all weekdays.
  8. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    I have enough work at the moment,but did some ringing round this afternoon to drum up a bit of business.
    I ring 3 of my clients (London Coach operaters) and each one commented that it was hard at the moment, and all where expecting a bleak year.
    I sincerely hope they are wrong!
  9. simonali

    simonali Guru

    Busier than it normally would be. A firm in Gloucestershire that makes a similar product has had 'technical difficulties' and we have been absorbing all their raw materials.
  10. longers

    longers Veteran

    Very much up and down, feast or famine. I think it has more to do with the total and utter ineptness of our Production Manager than anything else :blush:.

    On the whole we will be busier this year than last year.
  11. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Ironically, my workBASE (fruit importers) is quietish compared with 7 years used to be manic.
    Now a lot of packing is done at source...Cyprus, South Africa, Uruguay, Spain while the workforce back here have it easier now...i'm (and my colleague is ) busier than ever travelling round and setting up lines and servicing equipment ready for the new seasons.
    Labour costs......thats what drives it.
    Uruguay and S Africa.....$5 a day for the average worker....jeeez £2.50 a day !!!!!
    I think i spend 10% of my working year abroad.
  12. Busy and getting busier ... at least, it is if you're not one of the day drivers, who seem to be able to bugger off home after eight hours at work, leaving me and the other night driver to finish their shifts off.:tongue:
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    New job, new project, new location, finding suitable staff, it goes on and on and long may it last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Maverick Goose

    Maverick Goose A jumped up pantry boy, who never knew his place

    Between jobs at the mo, but due to start a new one in a month or so:biggrin: [at last, a permanent contract!}
  15. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Quiet at the moment but then January is always a crap month people have spent up at Christmas and New Year and are waiting to get paid at the end of the month. Start to see a pick up in Feb with normal service being resumed beginning of March.
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