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57 minutes ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Was very good money for those that could do it, for many it was the best you could get.

Yes the brickworks was probably similar to Swallow tiles but for a student on piecework you could just about make the same in a day as an agricultural labourer in a week. One of the higglers doing hazel coppice alongside us used to do it for years.

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Similar to Steve's crack , thinning branches and trees between a road and a layby , thought it would be a good idea to strim  the undergrowth first , caught several bags that smelt like toxic waste , found out later that week that one of the local builders would shit in a bag in a bucket in his van and wang it in there quite often ,minging

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I worked one twelve hour night shift in the factory laundry for Gatwick airport in Crawley.
My job was to collect a folded airline blanket from one conveyor belt, turn 90 degrees and put it on another conveyor belt.
6pm-6am.
Then at 5.45am the agency type arrived to inform everyone the transport wasn't arriving for another 6 hours.
18 hours of ************
There were people who'd been there 20 years....

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20 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

I worked one twelve hour night shift in the factory laundry for Gatwick airport in Crawley.
My job was to collect a folded airline blanket from one conveyor belt, turn 90 degrees and put it on another conveyor belt.
6pm-6am.
Then at 5.45am the agency type arrived to inform everyone the transport wasn't arriving for another 6 hours.
18 hours of ************
There were people who'd been there 20 years....

I'm sure you could have made somewhere comfortable to wait for six hours though.

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As a teenager I accepted a job to strim an overgrown back garden in a derelict terraced house. I was unaware the neighbouring house had been occupied by junkie knacker types and that this particular garden was their preferred landfill site. I had the guard off the strimmer. 2 mins in and I hit a blue bag of shit. It went straight through my mesh visor onto my face. 

 

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2 hours ago, Steve Bullman said:

Mick Stockbridge

 

 

Mick did the first bit for the documentary.  me and Mick did the chopping for the disposal into landfill.  I still get flashbacks when I smell whale meat cooking.

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Worked in a factory making factories (in kit form) one week I sat at a machine pressing metal components, the technique was pic a component out of a box place in the machine, press two buttons, remove component and throw it into a box on the other side of the machine. 12 hour shifts to make the crap wages viable...

That job really made rainy super wide conny hedge re-re-re-reductions look like exciting adventures. Even in the rain.

 

 

 

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Asbestos removal operative.

Had to crawl under a church floor to remove asbestos panels in full face mask and respirator.

The space was 6 brick high...

That was the worst working day i ever had.

I chucked it that day

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4 hours ago, Stubby said:

Un blocking the main sewer at the Nuffield Hospital Chichester .

yea- sorry abt that , curry n me don't see eye to eye ;) K

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