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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 05-Nov-12 13:57:49
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Seems like openreach need a massive recruit drive.
You been training as an ostrich ? tongue smile


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 05-Nov-12 14:06:24
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There has been lots of mention in the forums and in the News Articles on the Main Site of at least two major recruitment drives by Openreach, basically pulling in ex-servicemen with telecomms training. Also covered in the BT Group press releases that Andrew links to in the News Articles.

Plus many posts here about the minimal training these recruits have had in FTTC installing, and the botched jobs they tend to make as a result.

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Standard User partial
(regular) Mon 05-Nov-12 17:39:00
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>>Hi, it wasn't kelly communications, the name escapes me now though.

MJ Quinns.


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Standard User dibdab
(experienced) Tue 06-Nov-12 14:50:48
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>>Hi, it wasn't kelly communications, the name escapes me now though.

MJ Quinns.


Yes thats the one, I now have an install date of the 27th Nov, hope it's someone who has the key to do the job this time. I put my order in on the 13th Oct.

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Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Tue 06-Nov-12 14:54:54
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I'd be asking them to expedite that FoC - it's their fault, not yours.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Nov-12 16:06:59
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There has been lots of mention in the forums and in the News Articles on the Main Site of at least two major recruitment drives by Openreach, basically pulling in ex-servicemen with telecomms training. Also covered in the BT Group press releases that Andrew links to in the News Articles.

Plus many posts here about the minimal training these recruits have had in FTTC installing, and the botched jobs they tend to make as a result.


yep but is it enough? doesnt seem to be if people are still waiting many weeks and then getting ousourced engineers.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 06-Nov-12 16:13:54
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And then sack them all when the rollout is complete? That might be difficult.

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Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Tue 06-Nov-12 17:12:33
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Not if they laid them off, they don't have to find a reason to dismiss staff, Just push them gently instead, Once they become surplus to demand, then they will see their hours cut,(which cuts pay too) and even simply laid off, they maybe employed on a short term contract anyway

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 06-Nov-12 18:21:12
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Gawd.

Another barrack-room lawyer. Amoral to boot!

Have you ever heard of "Constructive dismissal"?

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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 06-Nov-12 18:21:40)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 06-Nov-12 18:27:11
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As things stand openreach is not likely to be downsizing this side of 2015, and work will continue into 2017 as many projects have longer term goals to meet too.

The complaints are currently about the same as when the old openreach engineers started FTTC, in short as experience builds people get better.

Anyone looking at redundancy and the prospect of a couple of relatively stable years would most likely be happy at this time.

Andrew Ferguson, [email protected]
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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