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  1. bigbaddave
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    bigbaddave Electrician's Arms

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    Come on what's the best story, we have all had them customers who like to winge..

    Couple of weeks ago council rewire.. Upstairs flat owner comes done and asks if we can keep the drilling till after 12 as he watching Jeremy Kyle

    Or the customer who complains about chasing the wall to conceal the cable
     
  2. RyanCheetham
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    RyanCheetham Electrician's Arms

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    Not so much a complaint as a funny story, couple weeks ago was doing a cu change and was at the point of changing meter tails (i swear i walked into the cupboard and the cutout fuse just jumped out of the carrier like i scared it) so obviously no power in the gaff. All of a sudden then 50summink year old female homeowner came running in yelling to stop somethings wrong there is still power in the house. Obviously i am concerned thinking maybe shes got power from a neighbour or something until she shows me her hallway phone all lit up and time flashing. She didnt realise being cordless that it had a battery in it and thought i was going to go bang
     
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  3. bigbaddave
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    bigbaddave Electrician's Arms

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    What a caring considerate customer. Wish they were all like taht
     
  4. RyanCheetham
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    RyanCheetham Electrician's Arms

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    Yeah she wasn't bad really
     
  5. trev
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    trev Regular EF Member

    Racecourse estate in Gateshead-
    Tenant asks how long the power is going to be off because he wants to watch Jeremy Kyle
    Another puts a claim in for damage to the "brand new" fridge freezer caused by a surge which was down to the new electricity I had installed.
    Another says one of the lads can leave his tools over the weekend and pinches a load of them
    Another screws half the lads on the site then tells me I'm next (politely declined the offer)
    Another is in one day and not the next then complains that the rewire is taking longer than it should (wants compen)
    Dunston
    One guy is a hoarder, rooms packed floor to ceiling in rancid bin bags
    Another isn't the full shilling and wants to help us, told he can't so he tidys everything up as we're working including all the gear we're using.
    Another, when asked to keep out of the way during CU change spits the dummy out and demands we leave immediately.
    Assorted cable and tool thefts while working. Smallholdings in several properties. Used needles left lying around, general filth etc etc.
    Apart from all that it was a canny job
     
  6. dan86
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    dan86 Trusted Advisor

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    you must work in some Right sh!tholes..!
     
  7. trev
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    trev Regular EF Member

    The decent homes work was "entertaining" but it paid pretty well and it was money for old rope.
     
  8. bigbaddave
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    bigbaddave Electrician's Arms

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    Did you ever work in the rocket? And racecourse estate. I worked there once was changing few light fittings and these lads walk in the house with handwash bottles and two wheelchairs.. Only pinched them from bensham hospital
     
  9. trev
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    trev Regular EF Member

    I was on the rocket for a day mate I got put there because they had a lad off. I liked the sandwich shops in Dunston, Simply Deli was cracking bait, can't remember what the other one was called. Who was your gaffer on the rocket?
     
  10. bigbaddave
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    bigbaddave Electrician's Arms

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    I've never worked there myself butI've herd some canny stories from lads I served my time with. Sounded like interesting place to work.
     
  11. trev
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    trev Regular EF Member

    The whole of Gateshead is interesting mate. :)
     
  12. bigbaddave
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    bigbaddave Electrician's Arms

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    Ha ha, fair point. Where you from Trev?
     
  13. trev
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    trev Regular EF Member

    Sunny South Shields, you?
     
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  14. Hawk81
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    Hawk81 Trusted Advisor

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    When I worked for the firm I served my time with I done a CU change and all went well then the next day the customer phoned to complain that i had not reset the clocks on their bedside clocks, microwave and oven. The boss just laughed when he took that call.
     
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  15. Geordie Spark
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    Geordie Spark Trusted Advisor

    Racecourse estate? ......... I knew it well.

    I had the job of fitting Combi boilers and decommissioning the back boilers in some of them.

    The houses themselves are ok - built to a decent standard etc. - the problem is some of the occupants of them.
     
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