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by Northern Lad
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medals
Replies: 114
Views: 21294

Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medals

The job is being screwewd, pay is frozen, and TO numbers are being allowed to fall.

We face an uncertain future and some tinpot medal that you don't even have to earn generates more discussion..............................

I despair.
by Northern Lad
Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: New OM's
Replies: 66
Views: 7141

Re: New OM's

Some have been recruited from On Road TM's with 3 years service.
by Northern Lad
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: M1 Service Stations - Help needed ASAP
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: M1 Service Stations - Help needed ASAP

Checked the BP website and most BP staions in South Yorkshire area are off network.

Woodhall Services is Shell on North and South sides.

Still looking :slh:

PS: Believe Wooley Edge is Esso
by Northern Lad
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: KPI's
Replies: 16
Views: 2459

Re: KPI's

Maybe time to keep a record of the ghost calls and put in a near miss report at the end of every shift until something is done about them.

I'm sure 'near miss' would apply to something which can affect your mental welfare and morale, just as much as a trip hazard or a close encounter with an LGV.
by Northern Lad
Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: HATO RESPONSE DRIVING COURSE
Replies: 129
Views: 9738

Re: HATO RESPONSE DRIVING COURSE

I did. :D

Cracking day.
by Northern Lad
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: TRA TMs
Replies: 49
Views: 6460

This TRA business seems to have created more jealousy, resentment and pure hostility than anything else that has happened since we started.

If an acting TM is being a pr*ck, TELL HIM (or her). We're all grown ups!

If he/she is doing the job, give them the respect and support they deserve.
by Northern Lad
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Defibrilators
Replies: 69
Views: 11976

Never needed to use anything like this in 2 years of patrolling.

I'm with Snafu on this one.
by Northern Lad
Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Tailback proceedure at incidents
Replies: 20
Views: 4302

I thought the idea was to reverse along the hard shoulder to keep pace with the end of the(growing) tail back.

Police don't do it in our area and I think it is dangerous as it places you and your vehicle in the sudden braking zone when dozy drivers realise that everyone in front has stopped.
by Northern Lad
Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Family friendly hours?
Replies: 95
Views: 13580

It may have its advantages for TO's with young families, but for me as an empty nester it doesn't work. My partner works normal Mon - Fri hours and we struggle to find decent time together, eg: on late shift, we see each other for 3 minutes at 10.45pm on early shift I'm shattered by 8.00pm and in be...
by Northern Lad
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Pseudo vehicles
Replies: 9
Views: 2190

Be interesting to see if the HA enforce a stricter code when Rota Recovery contract is set up. Somehow, I think not. Only TO's will get pulled up as usual. We are currently reporting 'unauthorised use of rear reds' by recovery companies, but if the Police won't act and the HA can't do anything, what...
by Northern Lad
Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Taking leave-7.24hrs or 8hrs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

Cone Dropper is correct.

Weekday shift is 7hr 56 min
Weekend shift is 7hr 55 min

All overtime is worked out on this basis. Holiday calculations should be the same.
by Northern Lad
Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Colin McRae Dead
Replies: 10
Views: 2502

What a tragedy.

Colin was an inspiration and a hero to so many motorsport fans across the world.
I've seen him in action many times and marvelled at his skill and bravery.

Our thoughts are with Allison who has lost a husband and a son, and the McRae family.

Northern Lad
by Northern Lad
Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: New summer shirts
Replies: 262
Views: 54534

What happened to DIVERSITY?

If the HA wants us to dress in womens clothes, who are we to argue.

Look on the bright side, it will take the agro out of most situations................they will be too busy laughing. :oops:
by Northern Lad
Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Floods across Britain
Replies: 74
Views: 14485

Cheers for that KK :)
by Northern Lad
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Floods across Britain
Replies: 74
Views: 14485

Had more abuse from motorists in the last 72 hours than the whole of the rest of the time since we went live. :roll: