Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yenrod, 22 Jan 2008.
Is your work normally 'busy'...
Or is it less busy than usual...
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!
... Err... It's not working *snigger*
my company is busy, I am not on the otherhand
No, it's very quiet because I am here..
I need to be online...
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.
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!
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.
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 .
On the whole we will be busier this year than last year.
Ironically, my workBASE (fruit importers) is quietish compared with 7 years ago...it used to be manic.
Now a lot of packing is done at source...Cyprus, South Africa, Uruguay, Spain etc....so 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.
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.
That's why I loved my time as an agency driver so much. It's as if once someone gets promoted to manager they forget that the drivers spend half of their day in the cafe or popping home for a cup of tea. The downside to it is that I'd be in a dilemma after finishing all my drops a good two hours before the regular driver would get back to the depot.
New job, new project, new location, finding suitable staff, it goes on and on and long may it last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Between jobs at the mo, but due to start a new one in a month or so [at last, a permanent contract!}
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