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3 CUs and tests per day at £48 a pop. Someone is having a laugh, this will end in tears as no spark that I know could do a proper job for those rates
 

marcusone

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No problem. Just put " 48 pounds worth of testing carried out " in Limitations on cert. Job done...or not. :)

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Silly Sausage

My client is looking for a 17th Edition electrician work in domestic properties in South Ockendon to do Fuse Board changes Fuse Board and Test is paid at £48.00, You will be completing between 2 - 3 jobs per day.
I bet he frigging is!

<Shakes head and wanders off in disbelief...>
 
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londonlec

I also got this via text message. I was going to call up, but I thought I'd best not :censored:
 

telectrix

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bet the poles and romanians will be queuing up for it.
 
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sparky-s-w

id give em a call, might be some bad typo's, fuse board & test £480.00?, 3 - 4 jobs a week? you never know your luck.
 

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I was in a certain big orange shed today, and they were promoting CU installation "from £499", excluding all remdial work (talking with one of the staff, can easily total £900), by their "approved tradesmen". It seems there are two different worlds out there in terms of prices, one ten times the other ...
 

ackbarthestar

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Doing the sums.....
I suspect their sales 'executives' have picked up the JIB rates at £12.00/hour.
A fast worker can rip out and install a new CU in 2 hours plus a basic IR test.
But why rip out something that works already and replace it with something that might not?

How much are they paying these sales 'executives'?
 
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pjcomp

Had a customer last year proudly showed me the new CU he'd had fitted after that nice man from MEB came round and did a FREE inspection. Reckoned it was £1200 well spent ..... till I told him how much I'd have charged.

PJ
 
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llywelyn111

Had a customer last year proudly showed me the new CU he'd had fitted after that nice man from MEB came round and did a FREE inspection. Reckoned it was £1200 well spent ..... till I told him how much I'd have charged.

PJ
£48???
 
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thekingiam

No problem. Just put " 48 pounds worth of testing carried out " in Limitations on cert. Job done...or not. :)

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yeah and leave the rest of the page blank, turn up write this down on paperwork and leave,although call out charge is usually 50 quid not 48.
 
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Silly Sausage

I've an idea.
I'm a unscrupulous entrepreneur, with no electrical knowledge whatsoever, but can sell anything to anybody.
I'll take advantage of all the desperate unemployed electricians out there and pay them £50/day while I charge the customer £250. Happy Days!
Damn, it's already being done. :-(
 
Had a customer last year proudly showed me the new CU he'd had fitted after that nice man from MEB came round and did a FREE inspection. Reckoned it was £1200 well spent ..... till I told him how much I'd have charged.

PJ
You have to feel sorry for these people. They genuinely think that they are being looked after.....
 
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