Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 33 of 33
  1. #26
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Reading, England, United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,909

    Default

    Yay the British spirit :-)

    We go onwards whatever may come!
    Assume you're going to Win
    Always have an Edge

  2. #27
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Loughton
    Posts
    11,238

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob McCow View Post
    I'll be taking part in this grand London Tradition tomorrow. Do I need to bring anything, like a fork or a sleeping bag? I'm planning to cycle from Waterloo to Bond Street again... we'll see if I survive.
    Welcome home Steve...

  3. #28
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,046

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by duncan View Post
    Closing all the ticket offices will take a year and will not start until early 2015 once contactless payment has been introduced across the tube network. As 90% of my work stems from the ticket offices, it will eventually have a knock on effect on my job and I may well find myself being cut in 2016.
    I predicted my own future. We are to have an organisational review in October. This will mean a dramatic cut in staff numbers taking affect next April.
    Iím being extremely clever up here and thereís no one to stand around looking impressed! Whatís the point in having you all?

  4. #29
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Posts
    17,645

    Default

    Hmm - bad news Duncan. Time to brush up your CV perhaps? Though it's a real bummer leaving a job you enjoy, or can even tolerate.

    Shutting ticket offices seems mean and disrespectful to passengers, never mind loyal staff who have worked there for years.
    Pity. I have no understanding of the word. It is not registered in my vocabulary bank. EXTERMINATE!

  5. #30
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Sunny Ayrshire
    Posts
    5,304

    Default

    Sorry to hear that, Duncan. I've been through all that in the past, and it's a stressful and worrying time. We'll be keeping our fingers crossed that things work out well for you.

  6. #31
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,046

    Default

    Hopefully it wont get as far as me leaving. There may be another job within TFL I am suitable for. Even if I was one of the unlucky ones, I'd be entitled to a very attractive golden handshake after 20 years service.

    I'm 50 next month and would be looking at moving on to early retirement in about 10 years, so I wouldn't be overly upset if the worst happens. Anyway, announcements are not due until October and our team may very well be left alone as they were cut back drastically, three years ago.
    Iím being extremely clever up here and thereís no one to stand around looking impressed! Whatís the point in having you all?

  7. #32
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Loughton
    Posts
    11,238

    Default

    I'm assuming the ticket office at Loughton is closed since they've put bus timetables over where the windows were... *sigh*

  8. #33
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,046

    Default

    I think they are all shut now
    Iím being extremely clever up here and thereís no one to stand around looking impressed! Whatís the point in having you all?

Similar Threads

  1. Bored Man Redesigns Tube Map
    By Si Hunt in forum News and Sport
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 4th Jul 2011, 4:12 PM
  2. Rail Strike 06-09 April
    By Jonno in forum General Forum
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 1st Apr 2010, 9:54 PM
  3. You Tube Copy-Me-Don'ts!
    By Rob McCow in forum Mr Smith, I Need You!
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25th Oct 2008, 7:05 PM
  4. Postal strike
    By Ralph in forum General Forum
    Replies: 136
    Last Post: 11th Nov 2007, 2:02 PM
  5. Tube Strike Menace - Londoners Flee!
    By Rob McCow in forum General Forum
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 5th Sep 2007, 9:20 AM