Angry worker

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gazza285

4,786 posts

147 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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Been there, haven't done that, although my business partner did have a finance director by the throat once, after dragging him over his desk. We got our money.

wc98

7,617 posts

79 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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OldGermanHeaps said:
Legend. Shame he wasnt a bit smarter about when he done it though. If everyone who tried to bump workers out their hard earned received this level of retribution the world would be a more honest and better place.
he could have been a lot smarter with what he did as well. when i was 19 i took a van with the contractors ames taping tools home at the end of one contract that i hadn't been paid in full for. got the money the next day. i was a bit stupid as well seeing as i only had a bike licence at the time, but that wasn't going to put me in jail.

should have kept it though as we were all working sc60 at the time (i think that's what it was called) and it turned out the tax he took every week went to a new car and his house and when everyone applied for their rebates at the end of the year we didn't get them. think he ended up getting 5 years.

Grandad Gaz

4,566 posts

185 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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I think the main contractor will have difficulty claiming that off his public liability!

Biker 1

3,074 posts

58 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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Amazing what a small machine like this is capable of!
I'm surprised something like this hasn't been used in a terror attack - it wouldn't take much to knock out the main structural elements of a hotel or smash a shopping centre to smithereens....

Langweilig

3,266 posts

150 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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£600? That's a year's wage for a Scouser.
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Dog Star

9,812 posts

107 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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Where were the police?

He had time to do all that, then trundle across the carp ark and then do a runner and they hadn't even arrived.


Oilchange

5,345 posts

199 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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I sympathise with the chap, it might not sound like a lot but £600 could mean he can pay his mortgage this month. I suspect there will be mitigating factors when it goes in front if the beak...

Trolleys Thank You

850 posts

20 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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Dog Star said:
Where were the police?

He had time to do all that, then trundle across the carp ark and then do a runner and they hadn't even arrived.
In Tory Britain, we can no longer afford Police.

Camoradi

2,942 posts

195 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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"Do you have a reservation?"

"No, I'll do just about anything"

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Trolleys Thank You

850 posts

20 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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Let's be honest, we've all left Travelodges in worse states. Standard fayre isn't it?

Gameface

7,601 posts

16 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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Langweilig said:
£600? That's a year's wage for a Scouser.
How old are you?

snake_oil

1,290 posts

14 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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BrassMan said:
mac96 said:
He'll be regretting that now. Even if he was owed £600, it won't be Travelodge who owed it, and he won't be getting it from anyone now.
Unless the contractor magically goes bankrupt, why not? Shouldn't his wages and the damage be separate matters?
Well. Would you believe that a gofundme appeal was set up for the digger driver after this story broke and it's now nearly at a grand?! laugh

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-new...

https://www.gofundme.com/unpaid-travel-lodge-digge...

andy43

6,021 posts

193 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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Gameface said:
Langweilig said:
£600? That's a year's wage for a Scouser.
How old are you?
Calm down, calm down, eh?

Promised Land

3,150 posts

148 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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gazza285 said:
Been there, haven't done that, although my business partner did have a finance director by the throat once, after dragging him over his desk. We got our money.
Finished my apprenticeship in ‘92 right in the recession, firm I was working for went to the wall, we got sent to the office and informed, while there a plumbing contractor got wind and turned up, receivers were around the table with the two directors and the bigger firm who were going to take on our work afterwards.

Plumbers went into an office with some suited bod, voices got louder, they came out jumped across the boardroom table and lept on one director, got him on the floor and just kept stamping on his head in his steel toe caps shouting ‘you promised us’ over and over.

19 year old me had never seen anything like this!

They went, director looked had it, a minute later a phone call from other directors kids, bricks had gone through their home windows, that was below the belt I thought.

An hour later we went back on site to collect our tools and they were there sitting in their van with plod. Their firm went to the wall because of being owed tens of thousands.

Bit different to a driver losing what a weeks money? Still doesn’t make it right though.



tonker

55,580 posts

187 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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paying late is utterly normal in the building game. Using proceeds from one contract to fund another is normal (and does make business sense, if the person running the business is a businessman and does it properly). Delaying payments then offering X in the pound or you'll get nothing, deliberately leaving people with a debt so their negotiation position is weak.

Often at the same time with a shiny new pick up truck/SUV, all dressed in a Crew clothing with a puffa jacket on and pleading poverty. I am not surprised the labour gets annoyed with them.

I don't agree with what he's done, but can totally understand it. Someone got shafted somewhere, or didn't get paid, or planned not to pay their subcontractor properly/in full/on time. And this bloke got it in the neck. So he had enough......

There's little point doing the 'so sue them for it', it won't happen. I am surprised he didn't just spirit away the value in tools/fuel/bits of the vans go missing.


mgtony

3,278 posts

129 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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lost in espace said:
If he had ripped that RSJ down a lot of people could have been killed.
Kicked the bucket? getmecoat

dazwalsh

4,220 posts

80 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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dhead for causing so much damage, just the front door would have been enough to cause 600 quids worth of damage.

I love the internet at times though, first the gofundme page and has anyone seen the google reviews for the hotel now? A lot of people complaining about the dtaughty lobby lol

MDMA .

4,542 posts

40 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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New pictures have been released.


snake_oil

1,290 posts

14 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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fk me it's over 2k now. Jesus Christ.


gazza285

4,786 posts

147 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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lost in espace said:
If he had ripped that RSJ down a lot of people could have been killed.
No they wouldn’t. Doubt that machine is big enough to rip it out anyway.