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I haven't finished Reading the thread but my insurance for my first car, a 1.6 escort was £2200 third party when I was 18, I'm now 22 and pay £300 fully comp for a landy.

 

Oh and if Antibes looking for a hard grafting English boy give me a pm, please!!!

 

What Landy mate?? And how you get it for £300??

 

I nearly bought a Landy last year, cheapest insurance was £550 and im 29, i do live in Manchester tho :laugh1:

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I seem to have a slightly different view to many of you on the subject of staff talking to customers/ public. I have never employed idiots so would hope staff would be sensible but I always tell them that if anyone is rude to them they dont have to stand there and take it. I wouldn't take it and I dont expect them to. Obviously I dont encourage a slanging match in the middle of the street either. Dont get me wrong, i'm not arguementative by nature, infact ill pretty much get on with anyone, but draw the line when people are rude or obnoxious.

Ill always stand by my staff too, if the need arises.

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I am just in the process of taking on an employee for the first time. He has worked with me for the last 12 mths, he got 30/31/32/34 and wood chipper, he has done the 39/39 but not had the assesment as yet. he works hard most of the time and is keen. sure he has bad points but deep down he is trying. sure im have to give him a kick up the ass sometimes but we were all 19 once. the one thing that pees me off is smoking. thinks he can spark up whenever he wants.

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i must say that hamadryed has a good point wiyh howmany young lads come on hear begging for a job dont really mean they are a good wooker tho ther is young lads out ther that can and will graft ther arse of me included but if pepole start employing lads that aint even english then it willmake more wanna come over then they wont be any work for those that wanna work and belive me there is a lot that wanna work

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i must say that hamadryed has a good point wiyh howmany young lads come on hear begging for a job dont really mean they are a good wooker tho ther is young lads out ther that can and will graft ther arse of me included but if pepole start employing lads that aint even english then it willmake more wanna come over then they wont be any work for those that wanna work and belive me there is a lot that wanna work

 

Punctuation man. God thats hard to read. :001_tt2:

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but if pepole start employing lads that aint even english then it willmake more wanna come over then they wont be any work for those that wanna work and belive me there is a lot that wanna work

 

so i should only employ scottish lads? what if an english lad wants a job? if we are going to be small minded then we might aswell be REALLY small minded:sneaky2:

 

there is loads of work, might just not be what you want to do, but its still work.

 

and sawdust i wouldnt employ anyone who smoked simples. You are the boss, if you havent said to the lad then he cant know not to. And if it is the workplace then he shouldnt be.

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so i should only employ scottish lads? what if an english lad wants a job? if we are going to be small minded then we might aswell be REALLY small minded:sneaky2:

 

there is loads of work, might just not be what you want to do, but its still work.

 

and sawdust i wouldnt employ anyone who smoked simples. You are the boss, if you havent said to the lad then he cant know not to. And if it is the workplace then he shouldnt be.

 

what are the rules on smoking? i know not near fuel/oil machines etc but whats the score as the workplace is a garden/ wood etc??:confused1:

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I'm a non-smoker myself, but I think smoking is a very grey area in this type of work with regards to the regulations. At my work we're told not to smoke on site, but we work on council owned property in public areas, so where is 'on site'. Our guys are'nt even allowed to smoke when they're on open air ride on mowers.

 

I guess on private jobs it would be at the property owners discretion.

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