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by State5
Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Pay Rise...
Replies: 56
Views: 6375

Re: Pay Rise...

Use your power of strike - you have one, so why not?!? Having said that - not everyone wants to strike because they have a family to feed and so prospect (or who ever the union is) will ballot, the vote will be NO and then the payrise will get given to you with a mental note for next year to give a ...
by State5
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Tail-gateing
Replies: 16
Views: 2779

Get a tow bar fitted, doesn't half make a mess of the front of their car :lol: Great idea!! I often considering passing on my phone number to them so that they can give me a call and then I can give them a lift rather than them trying to fit in my boot. My OH though always reminds me that they can'...
by State5
Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: job offer!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 6318

The course was residential back in 2005 and lasted for 6 weeks (think it's a bit shorter now). Mostly class room based but roughly 1 week spent out and about on the road and on the runway!

Good luck!
by State5
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: What have the HA done well?
Replies: 46
Views: 6904

cone dropper wrote:The HA has gone from a 9 to 5 government department into a 24/7 on road service in 3yrs.

Whatever the issues are they have done well to get this far, just need to sort out the niggles now.
Will never happen - civil service..............
by State5
Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: When do you want your super on scene?
Replies: 30
Views: 5096

Never needed my super at the scene. I found that when they were there things did not run as smoothly - felt I was being checked up on and if I put a cone 2 inches out of place I would be on review!!!

That said - always felt good to have them on the end of the phone when needed!!
by State5
Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Do we get away (in the eyes of the law) with too much?
Replies: 22
Views: 4490

Surely the TOs are still allowed to run red X's? This was common practice to ask the RCC for permission, which was then granted.
by State5
Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Changing Outstations
Replies: 30
Views: 8242

Didn't try it myself but knew a few TOs who did. Only real problem appeared to be waiting for a space at the outstation. Some were waiting 12 months plus.
by State5
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: self deploying to incidents
Replies: 61
Views: 11198

Yep - advise RCC you are going to back up and then wait at the nearest junction - so you are not on scene and possibly getting in the way of the first crew. If you haven't been asked to attend the scene after a short while then a simple check with the RCC/Crew will confirm whether you are needed. If...
by State5
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: The Question of Money... [starting pay rate 17k]
Replies: 16
Views: 4092

What we lose out in pay and enforcement powers, I think is partially made up by the fact that as soon as we've chucked our car keys and radio in the general direction of a Supervisor at the end of a shift, we're out the door with nothing weighing on our minds. Quite agree - one of the great parts o...
by State5
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: The Question of Money... [starting pay rate 17k]
Replies: 16
Views: 4092

One of the reasons I left was the fact was we were being expected to train new Traffic Officers on the same salary as us and we had over 2 years worth of on the road knowledge. Nothing against having to train the new guys - I enjoyed it - but a kick in the teeth to all those senior TOs!! The pay rou...
by State5
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Traffic Officer 12 month waiting list
Replies: 26
Views: 8751

King-spring - deffo keep on to HR and don't let a month pass without calling them. Even back in 2005 you had to keep calling them and on one phone call was told that I wouldn't get a job offer for a couple of months and later that day got a call from HR offering me a job :roll:

Good luck!!
by State5
Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Recruitment drive
Replies: 31
Views: 8769

Race Track wrote:Ahh, but have you heard. TO's darn sarrth are now classed as Key Workers!
Is this a recent thing? I know I'm not working for the HA anymore but only left at the end of last month and we were not classed as key workers then.
by State5
Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: You just call out my name....
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

They don't go out to cars in RTC's either.. Depends which way the wind is blowing. Had many RTCs when they have, and many when they have declared that they do not and have never come out to cars involved in an RTC. Tried to explain to person on the other end of the phone that the AA do come out to ...
by State5
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Floods across Britain
Replies: 74
Views: 14710

Tricky wrote:nature made floodplains for a reason, and it wasn't to build houses on!
Here here.
by State5
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Most original reason for being on the hardshoulder....
Replies: 50
Views: 9849

Two people in mini stopped on M23 towards Brighton.
We pull up and they are engrossed in a long kiss.
My oppo walks up to the car and they stop and they announce that they had stopped because the driver's suspender belt had snapped.
Her female friend just smiles sweetly!!!