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  1. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde the lights are on but nobody is home

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    Just been shown a story on dailymail where some reporter is saying electricians are earning over 150k a year!!
    What planet are they on?
    Should anybody have info on employers paying electricians this much can you send me their address so i can apply.
    I reckon some idiot has taken pimlicos 95 per hour and multiplied it by 40 x 52 or something daft.
    Electricians are earning £156,000 a year | Daily Mail Online - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4874400/Electricians-earning-156-000-year.html
    The truth is the article is a secret pro eu story as no doubt it will be followed with one saying how we wont cope without foreign tradesmen.
     
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  2. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    You mean you aren't earning £156k per year :eek: the trouble is Joe Public will read that and believe it and will think that all Electricians are minted and are ripping them off.
     
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  3. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde the lights are on but nobody is home

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    Them firms who do 5 week crash courses will love the article. They will use it to get more people signed up to be part p qualified!
     
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  4. dmxtothemax
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    dmxtothemax Regular EF Member

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    Some may turn over 150K a year,
    That doesn't mean they get to keep it all !
    Never let the truth get in the way of a good story !
     
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  5. ashg285
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    Wow I wish I was :)
     
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  6. Devonchris
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    I don't believe that.

    "Just been shown a story in the Daily Mail"

    Admit it, your a Daily Mail reader.
     
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  7. ferg
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    ferg Electrician's Arms

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    The DM wouldn't know the truth if it jumped up and bit them on the arse.
     
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  8. FatAlan
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    They'll be queuing up round the block for the 5WW courses.
     
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  9. DPG
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  10. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde the lights are on but nobody is home

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    Nah, I am not a DailyMail reader myself, got a plasterer doing some work for me this week and hes a bit middle class in fairness to him, likes his Dailymail, M and S sandwiches etc when on a job , hes a former army officer and a damn fine plasterer so we tolerate his slightly middle class traits... even though we do take the mick relentlessly...
     
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  11. Devonchris
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    Ok I believe you. Would have sounded more convincing along the lines of:

    I've found this jumbled up copy of the Daily Mail, is it all right to read it like this or should I sort out the page numbers? Also, if I complete the prize crossword who should I notify? I will, of course, be purchasing my regular paper later and I will make sure it is all read correctly. Just thought I'd run this past you guys first.

    I've met quite a few Army Officers who were plastered, but never the other way round.
     
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  12. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde the lights are on but nobody is home

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    I met quite a few when in the forces.... It was always the Ruperts that had the weird hidden traits and when drinking they would come out...
     
  13. Devonchris
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    Devonchris Regular EF Member

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    Yes. If it was ORs it was hooliganism but with Ruperts it was high spirits. They would be forgiven anything, even (as you say) coming out. Except perhaps wanting to be a plasterer. I bet he was drummed out.
     
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    For the sake of my mental health I deleted the Daily Mail app over a year ago. Feel 100% better for it :blush:
     
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  15. Midwest
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    Wot your (that'll get DPG) on about, I get a free DM when I shop in Waitrose with me loyalty card. Nothing posh about it :rolleyes:
     
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  16. Murdoch
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    I suspect that the Daily Mail has the decimal point in the wrong place .............. £15 600 is probably more accurate!
     
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  17. static zap
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    Except the rather large show of wines
    (now designer beer is fighting back ..)
    (If we are on about Waitrose )
     
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    what in hell is designer beer? all my purchases have labels, some better designed than others.
     
  19. Midwest
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    Don't buy me wine from WR, too friggin expensive. SB is too friggin average. Tesco is just right. Sounds like a fairy tale :)
     
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    15K /year is doable on new builds on price work. £900 per house, work 12 hour shifts, 4 in a week, pay 2 young lads min wage to do all the donkey work, someone else to do all the testing and paperwork.
     
  21. Dave OCD
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    Labour only at that price I assume Tel ?
     
  22. telectrix
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    well, of course. builder supplies all the cheap crap equipment.
     
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  23. Dave OCD
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    Just starting to 2nd fix a new build tomorrow, this chap wanted to get the materials but was happy to use my choice, also fitted all the boxes for me and they're spot on,also thoroughly cleaned of plaster, a rare thing indeed !
     
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    Main word 'apparently'
     
  25. andyb
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    If you think that, you've never read the Daily Mail.
     
  26. SWD
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    Hmmm who wants to go halves in opening up a sparks school in Poland running Five Week Wonder Courses?

    Screw working for a living, we can get an article in the DM.
     
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  27. Guitarist
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    Apparently some contract firms are charging £3k per week for their electricians on certain high level projects. Multiply this by 52 (as we all work 52 weeks per year) and you get "electricians earn £156k per year". Must be great to live in a world where logic is so simple.
     
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  28. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    our local Ford dealer charges £80/hour + VAT. the mechanic gets £15/hour. some idiot can't allow for overheads and profit.
     
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  29. JK-Electrical
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    JK-Electrical Politically Incorrect Electrician's Arms

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    If ever there was a vivid example of fake news, this is it.o_O

    I would be an extremely happy guy if I could earn even a third of that amount!
     
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  30. holychihuahua
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    The scrap price of Iron has Just gone in to outer space again £170 a tonne. So a medium size 4 door car with alloys will scrap as £40 the alloys, £40 the cat, and £150 the steel. A total of £210. So four carjacks over eight hours pays £840 a day.In a five day week £4200. So a 52 week year minus 6 weeks holidays gives £193200 per annum.
    So £150000 a year for the honest toil of a concientious tradesman does not seam unreasonable to me.
     
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  31. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde the lights are on but nobody is home

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    Given this a bit too much thought haven't you!? I remember about 7 years ago around my home town loads of man hole covers, benches even war memorials were stolen as the thieving little S**ts stole it all for scrap as the prices were so good. You had junkies running along railway lines trying to take anything they could get there hands on.
     
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  32. JK-Electrical
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    JK-Electrical Politically Incorrect Electrician's Arms

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    I would have no complaints if the thieving sacks of reprobate scum were to get their hands on the overhead line. 25,000 volts would them do a power of good.

    And on that subject ..... this is what happens when you take 25,000 volts (viewer discretion advised) .....

     
  33. mjb
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    I would not get out of bed for £150K
     
  34. GlenTavener
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    Local to me a man once a big shot lawyer in London and left Oxford with 1st class hons degree but as happens in life his marriage went wrong and he went down. Asked me a while back to re-site his electric shower as he was going to block off this door and do many alterations then plaster it all. Cynical me thought bet that will look rough. On return found his plastering to be excellent easily as good if not better than many plasterers. Asking how he learned to do it so well, simply said he didn't have the skill so he enrolled in a course at a college. I always admire people who don't let life beat them down but come back fighting, and like most of us respect anyone who is not afraid to adjust to lifes changes. Any job done well and to support self and family is dignifying regardless of where anyone came from.
     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Phew, that was quick and real!
    Still prefer it to the forklift one from earlier in the year - still makes me shudder (don't try and find it, trust me!)
     
  37. JK-Electrical
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    JK-Electrical Politically Incorrect Electrician's Arms

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    Aye .... if you're going to go out, go out in a blaze of glory!

    I haven't seen the forklift video, but your warning has inspired me to find it now, ghoul that I am. :D
     
  38. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    IT was on the forum but thread closed as, like sheep, we just watch without thinking. Not good - don't do it!
     
  39. JK-Electrical
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    JK-Electrical Politically Incorrect Electrician's Arms

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    I'm even more determined to find it now lol. I've seen disturbing videos of ISIS executions so I don't think this one could be any worse!
     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    You've been warned - I now wash my hands of you! @JK-Electrical@JK-Electrical !
     
  41. JK-Electrical
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    JK-Electrical Politically Incorrect Electrician's Arms

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    I was just having a laugh. I've no intention of scouring the Internet in search of gory electrocution videos as I have more important things to do ..... like scour the Internet in search of a job that pays over £150,000 a year. :D
     
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  42. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    IT was a gory crushing! You're still warned!
     
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  43. JK-Electrical
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    I'll be heeding your warning!
     
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