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snadge

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Training
« on: 24 May 2014, 10:16:38 »
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well ive completed another training course for work (Computing Established - Tablets)...I was at the Tees-side mega store, you could fit our store into it 20 times over no problem - so Iam now due another pay rise in 2-3 months time :)

it was a hellish drive there and back with Friday / Bank Holiday traffic, normally an hours drive...I finished at 5.30 and didnt get back until 7.30 - our lass (whoi dropped me off then picked me up) said she wont be doing it again and if i book in on Teesside again I'm on my own lol...  can only go where the courses are available.

Next Training Course is likely to be TV's entry or established then I will be onto the specialist training for both TV's and Computers - thats highest you can go (2 modules, e.g. computing/TV from entry into established then into specialist)

there were people from as far away as Birmingham who left at 5am - Scotland and Carslisle...these training courses are like gold dust

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Re: Training
« Reply #1 on: 24 May 2014, 11:55:00 »
could be worse,our cpc(certificate of professional competence)  training which is compulsory has to be taken in your own time,cannot be done in works time,so you have to give up a days holiday,a day off or take a day of without pay to do it,if its not completed by sept you can't drive trucks! and its ongoing we have to do it until we retire,isn't the EU great at thinking of ways to get more money out of drivers!,and if you don't have the card on you when/if stopped by the police or vosa you can be fined!

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Re: Training
« Reply #2 on: 24 May 2014, 14:48:58 »
could be worse,our cpc(certificate of professional competence)  training which is compulsory has to be taken in your own time,cannot be done in works time,so you have to give up a days holiday,a day off or take a day of without pay to do it,if its not completed by sept you can't drive trucks! and its ongoing we have to do it until we retire,isn't the EU great at thinking of ways to get more money out of drivers!,and if you don't have the card on you when/if stopped by the police or vosa you can be fined!
The EU has a lot to answer for !

The joys of being a HGV driver eh ?

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Re: Training
« Reply #3 on: 24 May 2014, 14:49:33 »
well ive completed another training course for work (Computing Established - Tablets)...I was at the Tees-side mega store, you could fit our store into it 20 times over no problem - so Iam now due another pay rise in 2-3 months time :)
Keep up the good work mate  ;)

snadge

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Re: Training
« Reply #4 on: 28 May 2014, 09:45:45 »
the training is mostly in my own time at home (my choice)...only done at work when its quiet...you have 15 minutes x 8 modules.. answering 20 questions in each module, once youve complete them all (answered at least 16 correctly) you have to attend the course at the end for completion..

the manager has put me on IMAGING instead of TV's - he says he needs more people on the desk to know about imaging, fair do's cos I already know loads about TV's anyway...

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Re: Training
« Reply #5 on: 05 June 2014, 23:53:26 »
During 1995/6/7, I was working in the Sahara desert in Southern Algeria, I was on a Seismic Exploration crew for an American company who strongly believed in their workforces ability to multitask in remote locations, as a result of this policy, I was ordered to carry out an "Aircraft Refueling Course", my subject was the vacation/supply plane, a jet turbine powered 6 seater Pilatus used to shuttle the workforce from base camp to headquarters 300 miles away.    SO, under full supervision from the pilot, who was standing below, we assessed the job, then I mounted the Port wing high off the ground and out of full view of the pilot unlocked and opened the Port fuel flap giving me a clear view into the tank through a 3 inch opening, my sunglasses however were causing a shadow, so I slung them upwards and looked  down closely into the tank, as I did so I inadvertently snagged and snapped by small beaded neckless hanging tightly around my neck, ( very popular during the 90s) and every single bead dropped off in quick succession into the opened fuel tank, they dropped into the bottom of the empty tank and rolled away out of sight.....I grabbed the remaining string and quickly put it in my pocket before the pilot noticed it hanging,....My immediate reaction was to tell the pilot, but that would have meant a grounded aircraft, and a aircraft mechanic having to drive in from 300 miles away to strip the tank out the wing, apart from that, 4 of my workmates were due to fly out that afternoon on this very plane on vacation back home to the UK and US, and this plane takes them 300 miles north to Hassi Massoud to catch onward flights home, if the flight was cancelled they would have removed my nuts with a blunt knife...SO....I said nowt, assumed that there  MUST SURELY be a filter in the system that will catch the beads before they jam the Port fuel pump, so I filled the tank up, then closed and locked the fuel hatch, The pilot climbed up, checked the locks and slapped me on the back and said...(WELL DONE BUDDY!!!), I replied....(NO PROBS, A MONKEY COLD DO IT !!!), then we both slid down off the wing.
                                   An hour later, as I stood and watched the plane taxi off down to the end of the runway with the pilot waving to me and my 4 workmates guzzling free beer and making rude gestures to me, I could hear my heart thumping in my ears and my Rectum clenching repeatedly as the plane went to full throttle, hammered down the sand runway and soared into the sky and dissapeared up into the clouds. No Probs at all...Pheww

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Re: Training
« Reply #6 on: 06 June 2014, 22:16:29 »
i wonder if that plane has crashed yet as a result??  the guilt must be hanging over you hehe

 

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