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Sly Old Fox

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Personally if I worked for a TOC as a driver I would rather be working, strike or no strike: not being at work would be - to me anyway - extremely boring.

Dave

Having one extra day off work doesn’t exactly give you time to be bored. What an odd comment.
 
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Shout out to Trainsplit. I emailed them regarding my change of plans due to the disruption late on Monday evening, requesting whether a refund was possible. Money is in my bank this morning. That's the way to run a ticket selling operation, TOCs take note!

As a point of interest (I will take a lot of persuading to change my allegiance) what is this forum's site like for refunds? Equally swift?
 

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As a point of interest (I will take a lot of persuading to change my allegiance) what is this forum's site like for refunds? Equally swift?
The forum's site is effectively the same as Trainsplit.

The only differences are some features are released on our site first, and a proportion of the commission goes towards the forum (we are not for profit, so it enables us to host events e.g. free fares workshops etc).
 

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The forum's site is effectively the same as Trainsplit.

The only differences are some features are released on our site first, and a proportion of the commission goes towards the forum (we are not for profit, so it enables us to host events e.g. free fares workshops etc).

I will have a go then, but don't like to reduce revenue for the Trainsplit gang, who have unfailingly been wonderful throughout my dealings with them. Divided loyalties! Or do you share the ticket commission with them if it's all part of the same set-up?

Apologies for thread digression.
 

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Why not go for a job instead where you will enjoy the employment. No-one is forcing you to do that job.
I have no doubt he really likes his job, and I think he’s been doing it a long time. I know most of my colleagues have a moan but are happy in their job (as am I); and I know many of my mates in other occupations moan about the monotony in their careers but on the whole happy with their lot.
 

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I have no doubt he really likes his job, and I think he’s been doing it a long time. I know most of my colleagues have a moan but are happy in their job (as am I); and I know many of my mates in other occupations moan about the monotony in their careers but on the whole happy with their lot.

You’ve got me so right mate.
 

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I have no doubt he really likes his job, and I think he’s been doing it a long time. I know most of my colleagues have a moan but are happy in their job (as am I); and I know many of my mates in other occupations moan about the monotony in their careers but on the whole happy with their lot.
Your not a proper train driver until you moan about it.:D

#ASLEF
 

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Personally if I worked for a TOC as a driver I would rather be working, strike or no strike: not being at work would be - to me anyway - extremely boring.

Dave

Trust me, even as an enthusiast, the novelty of driving trains quickly wears off when you do it for a living. Same traction, same routes, and you soon realise the job takes up much of the time most people want to spend socialising/spending time with family etc. The net result is you can find yourself at a loose end when most are at work, and working when most are out enjoying themselves.

If you want to spend every waking hour at work, that’s what overtime is for.

Your not a proper train driver until you moan about it.:D

#ASLEF

You’re not a proper train driver until you moan about the job, and also moan about ASLEF… :lol:
 

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Personally if I worked for a TOC as a driver I would rather be working, strike or no strike: not being at work would be - to me anyway - extremely boring.

Dave
Bit of a silly comment if I’m honest. When you do shift work & long hours starting and finishing at very unsocial hours, believe me you look forward to you’re rest days to rest & re charge & do the stuff you enjoy doing.

4 days a week is plenty for me & as soon as my 40 years is up next year will be looking at cutting to 2 days. Work isn’t everything.
 

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Bit of a silly comment if I’m honest. When you do shift work & long hours starting and finishing at very unsocial hours, believe me you look forward to you’re rest days to rest & re charge & do the stuff you enjoy doing.

4 days a week is plenty for me & as soon as my 40 years is up next year will be looking at cutting to 2 days. Work isn’t everything.
Plus you can't mess up when not in the chair!
 

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