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  1. simonm

    Green waste recycling

    Will probably be used on flower beds on the grounds maintenance sites we manage
  2. simonm

    Green waste recycling

    Yeah something similar to this, ideally with a conveyor.
  3. simonm

    Green waste recycling

    Looking for a machine to recycle bits of timber with the odd nail in it, sweepings leaves twigs hedge clippings basically stuff that you would either pay to dispose or burn...stuff that you wouldn't really want to put in a chipper. Everything I have seen is the size of a wagon!
  4. simonm

    Trailer mounted chipper

    What s useless thing, ties the vehicle up to only ever being able to do 1 job, too high to load by hand all day.
  5. simonm

    Spying on subcontractors

    Crazy way things are going in the world nowadays...the MD WILL be abusing it, sorry using it to track whereabouts of their own staff as well as subbies as he is well known to not trust anyone or let anyone do their job without micromanaging to the point nothing gets done. Same man insisted on sending 2 lads to rake weeds out of a 3500sqm piece of mowed grass, also knocking the top out of a line of beautiful magnolia trees as it would stop them growing any taller in the future! As it's still not ready to be rolled out to us numptys yet I suppose it's a case of cross that bridge if and when we come to it. This I do know if they want us to use it they can supply it to us and pay for it, right or wrong it's a matter of principle. Plenty more work out there if you're prepared to graft.
  6. simonm

    Spying on subcontractors

    Just not prepared to bend over to this one. especially when we will be sat in the van killing time for nothing.
  7. simonm

    Spying on subcontractors

    Do they do something similar? My experience with ground control wasn't inspiring.
  8. simonm

    Spying on subcontractors

    Who knows it seems to be in the pipeline, but as one of the top brass has warned there will be contractors who walk out and by the sounds of it good lads are hard to come by.
  9. simonm

    Spying on subcontractors

    I thought about tie wrapping it to the dog for the day, once they see it whizzing around we would probably get a pay rise.
  10. simonm

    Spying on subcontractors

    The area manager checks up on us to see what we're doing, we also ping pictures of before during & after over when we have finished. He is fine with us going when done as we bail him out when we have to work over. But due to other subbies doing half arsed jobs we all seem to be considered one idle by those at the top.
  11. simonm

    Spying on subcontractors

    I don't work for them, this is the difference.
  12. simonm

    Spying on subcontractors

    But it's up to us if we wanna get stuck in & not have dinner to get off site earlier, works still done it's not cost them anymore they get paid & so do we. Not into this whole go slow drag it out thing.
  13. simonm

    Spying on subcontractors

    We get paid for time on site, but more often than not we hammer the work out and often get done earlier. Sometimes get done earlier but we also sometimes work over to get it done so it's swings & roundabouts.
  14. simonm

    Spying on subcontractors

    If it came to it I wouldn't really want to walk out as it's good work if you ignore the politics...but on principle I wouldn't stay, if we were shit and tossed about doing nowt I would hold my hands up but we do genuinely work.
  15. simonm

    Spying on subcontractors

    We are half way through a 12 month contract so I suppose they could try write it into any new ones. This isn't set in stone yet just a roumer


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