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by M6 redneck
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Spending review in october
Replies: 83
Views: 12946

Re: Spending review in october

On the resiliance issue... recently a crew from an outstation near mine had to alert the RCC that their systems had gone down. If the RCC cannot realise they have lost comms why would they initiate a switchover of control? As for cuts and impact, reading some of the above it seems it may become more...
by M6 redneck
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Spending review in october
Replies: 83
Views: 12946

Re: Spending review in october

A few extracts: overall resource savings of 21 per cent by 2014-15 through a rigorous focus on efficiency, cutting waste, stopping lower value spend and improving governance and accountability. Which I read as DfT as a whole to reduce budget by 21% better management of contracts across the Highways ...
by M6 redneck
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Amber lights???
Replies: 131
Views: 13757

Re: Amber lights???

I hear that orginally we were meant to get purple lights.

Throbbing Redneck
by M6 redneck
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Have you suggested YOUR ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 3698

Re: Have you suggested YOUR ideas

Yes I have done my bit. May save somebodies job down the line, potentially even mine. I think it is good to be given the chance to comment on opportunities for change. Wasn't the lack of opportunity to impact decisions affecting TOs brought up in the people survey? Cost cuts are likely to be the big...
by M6 redneck
Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Rules, regs and laws
Replies: 65
Views: 10754

Re: Rules, regs and laws

Lots of things annoy me. As far as HATOing goes... In the immortal words of The Hurricane: "Its my work I say, I do it for pay, And when its over I'd as soon go on my way" The same things that annoy any HATO on a private journey likely annoy many others. All you can do about it is get wound up. I wo...
by M6 redneck
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: T.O "detains" MOP on side of road awaiting Police
Replies: 40
Views: 7299

Re: T.O "detains" MOP on side of road awaiting Police

I am aware of more than a dozen occasions were a TO has ASKED for the keys of a member the publics car. (usual intoxicated but in one case a wife beater). I think the key is asked rather than demanded. On no occasion has any TO been in the brown or had anything less than praise from the police that ...
by M6 redneck
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Top 5 things to change
Replies: 103
Views: 11358

Re: Top 5 things to change

Moaning or standing up for change? Freedom fighter or terrorist? JSM, a very influential and clever chap despite his mental breakdown argued stagnation caused the death of societies. Change is not bad/nor is it good. It ironically is a constant. I get the impression most moaning is a root cause of v...
by M6 redneck
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Top 5 things to change
Replies: 103
Views: 11358

Re: Top 5 things to change

TOP 5 things to change:

1 - More pay for TOs.
2 - More holidays for TOs.
3 - Better pensions for TOs.
4 - End to shift work.
5 - Job for life.

Optimistic Redneck
by M6 redneck
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Toyota Land Cruiser Amazons
Replies: 63
Views: 11108

Re: Toyota Land Cruiser Amazons

We all get performance related pay - box 1,2,3 & 4. (Quotas allowing).

Do OMs etc get a bonus tho?

Performance related pay =/= bonus.

Enquiring minds Redneck
by M6 redneck
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: should T.Os get annual fitness tests
Replies: 49
Views: 14269

Re: should T.Os get annual fitness tests

Dont be silly, we do not even get an annual night worker medical assessment. Who would be foolish enough to believe our employer would ignore a legal H&S requirement whilst imposing something that is both unneccessary and devisive? Do you think we have careless, ignorant managers more interested on ...
by M6 redneck
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Toyota Land Cruiser Amazons
Replies: 63
Views: 11108

Re: Toyota Land Cruiser Amazons

It be true. I have seen pictures of an Amazon in HA livery that is aboout to go on trial soon. (Give me till after the weekend and I can get to the shed it is being outfitted at for pictures). Interestingly it also has blue lights, prisoner cage, hi-ab and a turbo boost button. Barnum Redneck. PS do...
by M6 redneck
Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Call to re-name this section of the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 1867

Call to re-name this section of the forum

This area of the forum is sub titled "for opperational issues". I have reason to say this is misleading. As the focus of the TOS moves away from opperational issues* this should now be sub titled "for meetings, self agrandisment and statistical analysis". We can then accurately talk about what reall...
by M6 redneck
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: one in five to be caught in frenzy of paedophile vetting
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: one in five to be caught in frenzy of paedophile vetting

Would I be right in saying that most children finding themselves abused are actually abused by their parents?
Yes I would.

Perhaps all parents should be investigated as statisically this would be the best action to take regarding child protection.

Simple is simple Redneck
by M6 redneck
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 3% of those treated with methadone drug-free 3 years later
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: 3% of those treated with methadone drug-free 3 years lat

Why the hate?

A meth' 'scrip is just the same as benefits, something to sell for the next hit.

Keeps a car stereo safe Redneck
by M6 redneck
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: five-hour jam on approach road to Blackwall Tunnel
Replies: 12
Views: 2984

Re: five-hour jam on approach road to Blackwall Tunnel

I have it on good authority* a massive road work embargo was placed on a vast swathe of motorway because a minister of a junior nature had children going to a popular music concert. This was because the previous night the concert goers struggled to get there on time due to off network congestion. Fe...