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  1. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    I’ve seen a fair few well paying jobs atm, an agency I worked for last summer have offered me a job there that should last a while.

    Has anybody worked in London and commuted by train? It only takes about an hour from where I currently live to get there.

    What’s it like logistically?
    Do you just take hand tools and a 18v driver in a backpack style bag?

    I have work locally but the day rate that way seems very attractive, but I’m sort of settled with having access to everything in my van.
     
  2. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    Same here, there is plenty of work in Northamptonshire.
     
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  3. paleosparky13
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    It used to be decent working in london. Big long projects to settle into. Not so much these days. Although, the hourly rate may seem reasonable
    , its more about the overall hours and deals you'll get e.g 12 hours paid and 10 hours worked etc this doesnt happen any more on london sites, as with overtime which is invariably paid time for time.
    £23 ph on a 35 hr week is worse than £17 on a 40hr week with an additional 8hr uplift. Very unlikely to occur. Also tool safety, contractors rarely provide safe lock ups for subbies and London is becoming a shithole, so you've got a much higher chance of getting your gear nicked. . Rush hour in london on public transport with tools is a madmans game. You physically can not fit on a central or Piccadilly line train with a PROPER DECENT tool kit. In rush hour. Factor in the costs of London transport and regional rail, commute time and the increased likely hood of getting stabbed. And you'll arrive at my state of reasoning for leaving London 2 years ago for good.
     
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  4. elsparko
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    elsparko Regular EF Member

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    working in london? you mean sitting in traffic in london.
     
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  5. elsparko
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    on the flipside, if you get work in the posh end then ££££££££
     
  6. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    NORTHAMPTON
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    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    Just off topic slightly but if you drove to a site within the congestion charge and stop at a hotel all week drive to and from the site all week then drive out on Friday do you pay one charge or for each day you are in it?
     
  7. Dillb
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    Dillb Electrician's Arms

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    Nottingham
    As long as your vehicle is not caught on camera between entering and leaving the congestion zone then your fine.
     
  8. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    And in the real world.
     
  9. Dillb
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    Dillb Electrician's Arms

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    Nottingham
    ????
     
  10. 7029 dave
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    7029 dave Trusted Advisor

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    London done my time, would not entertain it. FULL STOP
     
  11. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    I dare say that you could if your savvy and know but it doesn't really answer my question.
     
  12. Dillb
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    Dillb Electrician's Arms

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    Nottingham
    Basically keep the vehicle out of view from the cameras on the days you dont want to pay for and you wont have to pay it on those days
     
  13. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    NORTHAMPTON
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    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    And how do you avoid them? For those who have a genuine answer to my question apart from the obvious of avoiding them would be helpfull.
     
  14. Rosco
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    Rosco Electrician's Arms

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    There are really only two options either locate somewhere to park just outside of conjestion zone then walk or public transport in,or get in before it starts as I believe there are only cameras to record people coming in.
     
  15. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    so it is only peak time then?
     
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