Maybe that Health and Safety part was just a little "tongue in cheek" 😉 But everything else is totally true. This situation is so absurd that if I didn't laugh at it I'd cry 😭
In response to the person who made a comment about my training, I should have put "trained" in quotes. The only formal training I recall, was a two DAY course in London to show us how to wire a standard 3 pole mains plug. Something I had learned from my (ex RAF) father many years prior. I left PO telephones due to total boredom, and after a silly argument with a jumped up supervisor over SIX PENCE that he said I still owed him from advanced subsistence expenses for "training".
Current status: broadband is working well (touch wood) since J relocated the modem to inside the front porch using a refitted master socket, that had been disconnected.
The porch has a CH radiator, that was effing hot at 2am. I should ask J to buy and fit a TRV.
A cable had been added instead, by BT/Openreach* with wires crimped to the incoming armoured cable. That 25 metre extension cable terminated at a new style BT type 4 master socket after running alongside some mains wiring for my lessability stair lift.
I think the summary is now: multiple points of degradation. We now get 27 down and over 2 up 😊
* I believe the young lad said something about sixth call that day, and still two more to go? It seems that ridiculous management are still alive and kicking at GPO Telephones' successors.
Edited by Martin_G8EAD (Tue 05-Jan-21 02:26:00)