outofmind12 wrote:Getting paid for nothing?
Your getting paid to patrol a site and keep it safe. I dont think there has been a sudden explosion of people wanting static work. The hours are horrible, the pay is crap. To earn a decent living you literally need to LIVE at work.
irishdoorsupervisor wrote:Paid for nothing? Go you and work in static come back to us when you have a face off with 4 transit vans full of travellers looking to kick your s*it box in
outofmind12 wrote:irishdoorsupervisor wrote:Paid for nothing? Go you and work in static come back to us when you have a face off with 4 transit vans full of travellers looking to kick your s*it box in
Ive been there.
Except it was 1 transit van full of travellers not 4. One van full is enough tho. Lol.
Anyway, static has its good points and lots of bad points. If the original poster is considering static then he should expect the following:
1. Cold, dirty cabins
2. Grubby bathrooms and other facilities like fridges which you would not want to store dog food in, never mind your tea
3. Been on your own 99% of the time sometimes in remote and very dark places
4. Long hours, expect minimum of 12 hour shifts, more than likely up to 16 hours on weekdays, you will get home, sleep 4 or 5 hours then back for another 16 hours
5. Working every single weekend
6. Minimum wage
7. You will almost certainly be working christmas day which sucks
8. Days where your not working you will be too tired to do anything else
9. Say byebye to any form of social life
Mike123 wrote:I started working in my static job last week, a few problems to start with but i managed to get the company to employ another guard, them taking on another man meant i had my 60 hours+ split between the 2 of us, i only needed a job from Monday to Thursday so this was ideal for me
Then there was a debate about a torch, back of the site is pitch black and there are train tracks near by, that's the area that needed to be checked regularly and they only went and gave me a sh** torch, so i got them to order something else from there supplier and this new one is decent + they are going to supply me with new batteries every 2 weeks when i go to hand my time sheet in, i'm happy with that.
Some flood lights are going being fitted to the back of the site (the pitch black area) some time this week and that's where they have had problems with wires being ripped out for the copper, etc, but it's nice to work for a company that actually listens to there staff and it's not like the site having flood lights is going to just benefit me, a well lighted site can be a very big deterrent.
Cabin was full of spider webs and moths, i don't know how the other guards can stay in there, the first thing i did was do a bit of cleaning and now it's good enough to spend 10 hours in.
£7 per hour so it's not bad as i mainly see static roles paying minimum wage and never anything higher then £6 at most.
The site itself is in a very quiet area so it is a bit boring but not too bad, i manage to get a bit of reading and studying done most nights.
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