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centralheatking

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3 of my old farts who used to do medi gas have been contacted by our old sub contractor to see if they would go and put some streets in. Now they want me to factor the work like I used to do...
ie pay them and wait to get paid...It was a yes as Gordon the Moron who used to run the outfit in Brum has long gone and the new fella is offering way less than 100 days ...they do oxygen and vac all brazed with a nitrogen flood to blow any crap out. It appears there out of date certificates do not matter so it might be men in transits all over again ...my Mrs will go ballistic we used to disappear for 12 14 days
Centralheatking
 

gmartine

Gas Engineer
Aren't the retired NHS staff being recommissioned for this going to be in the age range that are most at risk?
 
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king of pipes

king of pipes

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Had my first job cancelled today the retired couple and their family have put the job on hold till we all know whats going to happen with this virus its going to become a serious problem if it carries on longer than a few months , my wife has now been told she cannot work for 12 weeks and has to stay at home and limit contact as she has diabetes and is high risk , grim times ahead chaps. Stay well people. Kop
 

Jones82

Gas Engineer
I’ve noticed customers delaying bigger jobs. Simply because they don’t want to be in the middle of a kitchen refurb and no one turn up for 4 weeks!

I’m getting maintainance work, in fact one customer said “ I don’t think British Gas will be doing my gas safety checks and that made me think do you do them?” Yes thanks!

I’ll be working until I either have it or the work dries up. But I can’t see that happening, people need plumbing, heating and gas. Some jobs just won’t wait.

Another customer called me the 5th emergency service!

Remember guys. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. The media is acting irresponsibly imho. It’s a minor flu in 98% of cases..
 

snowhead

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Aren't the retired NHS staff being recommissioned for this going to be in the age range that are most at risk?
The retired / left at a younger age staff will be used in non critical non at risk of Virus areas.
People will still get sick with other ailments and need hospitalisation.

There are a lot of younger Nurses no longer working on the front line.
My Daughter in law who's only 40 is qualified and still registered but doesn't work in hospitals, she's in Public Health for a local authority, but needs her knowledge and qualification to do the job.
She has at least 2 part time, qualified but no longer registered, Nurses that work with her.
Her and her staff have moved into bigger offices and gained extra staff twice so far

Amongst hundreds of other things they've been planning community testing, which was always going to happen.

Some people think U.K Gov and others have been sitting back and not doing much, there has been a massive effort behind the scenes.
 
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Stanios

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Gas Engineer
I’ve noticed customers delaying bigger jobs. Simply because they don’t want to be in the middle of a kitchen refurb and no one turn up for 4 weeks!

I’m getting maintainance work, in fact one customer said “ I don’t think British Gas will be doing my gas safety checks and that made me think do you do them?” Yes thanks!

I’ll be working until I either have it or the work dries up. But I can’t see that happening, people need plumbing, heating and gas. Some jobs just won’t wait.

Another customer called me the 5th emergency service!

Remember guys. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. The media is acting irresponsibly imho. It’s a minor flu in 98% of cases..
I often lose jobs because people are just too busy with work.
Surely sitting at home will divert people's attention to their er home. Suddenly they will remember that dripping shower and that the boiler is on the last legs. Logic dictates its highly improbable a plumber with a full blown corona will turn up at your doorstep.
 
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king of pipes

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FM another customer just been laid off from potters leisure resort still wants his heating done but have to save where possible, kop
 

oz-plumber

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Plumber
FM another customer just been laid off from potters leisure resort still wants his heating done but have to save where possible, kop
Go and 'crunch' you suppliers.
See what they can do.
They may want your 'assistance' in moving or ridding themselves of stock.

We've only been in Covoid - 19 meltdown for a week now.

I have a small commercial plant to replace in the next couple of weeks.
One supplier called me today to negotiate on the price of the equipment.
Long story short - requoted almost 15% cheaper than they did 2 weeks ago.

You might be under pressure from you customer for a cheaper price - your suppliers may be under more pressure!!!
 
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What does everyone think of the ‘key workers’ list? Do us gas and water folks fall into that category do you think? Or are they talking about the supply chain

If we go full lock down I would imagine we still need to be working, emergencies only of course.
 

gmartine

Gas Engineer
The retired / left at a younger age staff will be used in non critical non at risk of Virus areas.
People will still get sick with other ailments and need hospitalisation.

There are a lot of younger Nurses no longer working on the front line.
My Daughter in law who's only 40 is qualified and still registered but doesn't work in hospitals, she's in Public Health for a local authority, but needs her knowledge and qualification to do the job.
She has at least 2 part time, qualified but no longer registered, Nurses that work with her.
Her and her staff have moved into bigger offices and gained extra staff twice so far

Amongst hundreds of other things they've been planning community testing, which was always going to happen.

Some people think U.K Gov and others have been sitting back and not doing much, there has been a massive effort behind the scenes.
I was being a little mischievous but thank you for the clarification.
 

Ric2013

Plumber
Finally.

Cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants must close tonight
Johnson says the government is strengthening the measures announced on Monday – avoiding unnecessary social contact.
Following agreement of all the four nations of the UK, Johnson said all cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants must close tonight.
Night clubs, theatres, gyms, cinemas and leisure centures must also close on the same timescale.
 

Harvest Fields

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Plumber
Gas Engineer
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Finally.

Cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants must close tonight
Johnson says the government is strengthening the measures announced on Monday – avoiding unnecessary social contact.
Following agreement of all the four nations of the UK, Johnson said all cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants must close tonight.
Night clubs, theatres, gyms, cinemas and leisure centures must also close on the same timescale.
What do you mean by finally mate? I’m lost.
 

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