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    HS2 was a stupid project, the UK is not suitable for TGV systems.

    The UK should be following Holland and not France regarding railway systems.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Juif Rouge View Post
    HS2 was a stupid project, the UK is not suitable for TGV systems.

    The UK should be following Holland and not France regarding railway systems.
    We should be connecting the northern cities to each other, not to London.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. MariAndy!s View Post
    We should be connecting the northern cities to each other, not to London.
    Train travel from Nottingham is terrible. 1 hour to Sheffield, 2 hours to Leeds and Manchester. Way too slow.


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    HS2 was never about a northern power house it was about making London suburbs even bigger.


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    Default Re: Privatise everything.

    "Carillion completed an expansion of Anfield stadium in 2016"

    No wonder they went broke.


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    Bunch of fucking shithouses.
    Don't pay suppliers/subbies on time and treat their own staff like shit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Bunch of fucking shithouses.
    Don't pay suppliers/subbies on time and treat their own staff like shit.
    That must be why they won the Anfield contract?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Bunch of fucking shithouses.
    Don't pay suppliers/subbies on time and treat their own staff like shit.
    They have the contract to maintain the building I work out of. Basically you ring up and report a fault and it gets ranked as a certain priority. Depending on the priority there is a set service level agreement. Top priority is to be done within 24 hours and so on. Basically it is given a priority and then they do nothing whatsoever for months sometimes. There was a flood in the toilet not so long back and the carpet in the corridor near was saturated in water. A bloke turned up and left again. We never saw anyone again for about ten days. All the inner doors have electronic security passes but they are all buggered, have been for 3 months and they are all propped open which is a security and fire risk. They couldn't fix the car park barrier so they just came and took the barrier off I could go on and on..

    Last edited by GOBIAS; 15-01-18 at 17:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOBIAS View Post
    They have the contract to maintain the building I work out of. Basically you ring up and report a fault and it gets ranked as a certain priority. Depending on the priority there is a set service level agreement. Top priority is to be done within 24 hours and so on. Basically it is given a priority and then they do nothing whatsoever for months sometimes. There was a flood in the toilet not so long back and the carpet in the corridor near was saturated in water. A bloke turned up and left again. We never saw anyone again for about ten days. All the inner doors have electronic security passes but they are all buggered, have been for 3 months and they are all propped open which is a security and fire risk. They couldn't fix the car park barrier so they just came and took the barrier off I could go on and on..
    That's what earns the bonuses!


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    These maintenance companies are laughing all the way to the bank and they're fucking useless.


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    This is what private sector efficiency looks like.

    40 years we've been told it's the only way.

    Time to really take back control.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Unity View Post
    This is what private sector efficiency looks like.

    40 years we've been told it's the only way.

    Time to really take back control.
    Do you actually remember how awful British Rail were? I do they were late, dirty and expensive. Most times I took a National Coach.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GOBIAS View Post
    They have the contract to maintain the building I work out of. Basically you ring up and report a fault and it gets ranked as a certain priority. Depending on the priority there is a set service level agreement. Top priority is to be done within 24 hours and so on. Basically it is given a priority and then they do nothing whatsoever for months sometimes. There was a flood in the toilet not so long back and the carpet in the corridor near was saturated in water. A bloke turned up and left again. We never saw anyone again for about ten days. All the inner doors have electronic security passes but they are all buggered, have been for 3 months and they are all propped open which is a security and fire risk. They couldn't fix the car park barrier so they just came and took the barrier off I could go on and on..
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondo Ponte' View Post
    These maintenance companies are laughing all the way to the bank and they're fucking useless.
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Unity View Post
    This is what private sector efficiency looks like.

    40 years we've been told it's the only way.

    Time to really take back control.
    Outsourcing is the problem. They wanted to save paying people like me a salary, unfortunately they're now paying more and getting less.

    Our priority jobs are instantaneous. A leak, health and safety issue, broken window etc, done on the spot unless it's at one of our sites where the technicians can't do fuck all but that's a recruitment issue.

    Latest news is there looking at pricing up if a maintenance provider can replace us and save money.

    Our CEO is on £250k. ****.

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    Default Re: Privatise everything.

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Juif Rouge View Post
    Do you actually remember how awful British Rail were? I do they were late, dirty and expensive. Most times I took a National Coach.
    Why cant there be a balance?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondo Ponte' View Post
    Why cant there be a balance?
    Greedy bastards, mostly


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Juif Rouge View Post
    Do you actually remember how awful British Rail were? I do they were late, dirty and expensive. Most times I took a National Coach.
    Its a carousel, we have now come full circle with the railways.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondo Ponte' View Post
    Why cant there be a balance?
    There should be Raymondo. Public Transport in the UK is a difficult one for any government. Neither Privatisation or Nationalisation offers a silver bullet in the UK, and you cannot equate it to Public Transport in Europe, the attitudes of the Public are very different.


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    Quote Originally Posted by george lyall View Post
    Its a carousel, we have now come full circle with the railways.
    Do you remember the British Rail "Football Specials" being smashed up?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Juif Rouge View Post
    Do you remember the British Rail "Football Specials" being smashed up?
    Yes. Where are you going with this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Juif Rouge View Post
    There should be Raymondo. Public Transport in the UK is a difficult one for any government. Neither Privatisation or Nationalisation offers a silver bullet in the UK, and you cannot equate it to Public Transport in Europe, the attitudes of the Public are very different.
    Get the Germans to run it.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    Get the Germans to run it.
    Really? https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-time-any-more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Juif Rouge View Post
    Do you actually remember how awful British Rail were? I do they were late, dirty and expensive. Most times I took a National Coach.
    Yes, 1970s BR was shite. Pre-privatisation it was running very very well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GOBIAS View Post
    They have the contract to maintain the building I work out of. Basically you ring up and report a fault and it gets ranked as a certain priority. Depending on the priority there is a set service level agreement. Top priority is to be done within 24 hours and so on. Basically it is given a priority and then they do nothing whatsoever for months sometimes. There was a flood in the toilet not so long back and the carpet in the corridor near was saturated in water. A bloke turned up and left again. We never saw anyone again for about ten days. All the inner doors have electronic security passes but they are all buggered, have been for 3 months and they are all propped open which is a security and fire risk. They couldn't fix the car park barrier so they just came and took the barrier off I could go on and on..
    I’ve nothing good to say about Carillion but fuck me what div at your place agreed to that contract and service level agreement


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    Quote Originally Posted by big jay View Post
    I’ve nothing good to say about Carillion but fuck me what div at your place agreed to that contract and service level agreement
    I'm honestly not making this up. Carillion maintain the building on behalf another outsourcing company who own the building


 

 

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