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Dave 85

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Anybody see 'show me the money' last night?
Documentary where everybody in a firm has to declare their wages to each other.
It was about Pimlico plumbers in london. All their plumbers/engineers seem to earn salaries of 70 to 150k. Crazy money.
Their managers are on about 50k, mechanics about 35k, call centre staff 18k and the poor lady in the canteen makes 14.5k doing a 45 hour week.

And people say there's no money in being a tradesman these days.....
Interesting program.
 
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What channel was that on?
 
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jimmymac

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I do all of the jobs mentioned above in my 'one man band' and i earn about 15 quid a week
 
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sparky-s-w

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yea i saw it, i couldnt believe what their plumbers were on, 150 grand a year, i know its london but still. i dont think the MD had a clue what the going rates are.

every single bloke was on a different wage, doing the same job, its as if - in their interview the boss said what wage do you want.
you name it ill pay it.
 
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Guest55

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I've nevered earned more than £30k a year in my life but i never became an electrician for money anyway.
£70k a year might sound great but in London it wouldnt even buy you a garden shed lol.
 
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sparky-s-w

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its all thoes spray tans they need, thats why they pay so well

REAM
 

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MFTs' just gone in the bin.....boiler suit and stilsons ready.....missus lookin at cruise brochures.........
 
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sparky-s-w

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id rod s**t for that kinda cash
 
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Megavolt

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yea i saw it, i couldnt believe what their plumbers were on, 150 grand a year, i know its london but still. i dont think the MD had a clue what the going rates are.

every single bloke was on a different wage, doing the same job, its as if - in their interview the boss said what wage do you want.
you name it ill pay it.
They are all self employed there wages mainly via due to hours worked and call outs
 
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sparky-s-w

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They are all self employed there wages mainly via due to hours worked and call outs
are you sure cuz when they were reviewing the pay thay got a few of these guys to sacrifice some of their wage, in order to help out others in the company
being self employed, i wouldnt give money away.
 
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Megavolt

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are you sure cuz when they were reviewing the pay thay got a few of these guys to sacrifice some of their wage, in order to help out others in the company
being self employed, i wouldnt give money away.
They defently use to be watched a program about the company once part of it was they all had to have there own corgi/gas safe member ship. Think it was so if there dropped a boll#xs it was on there head and nothing to do with company

Pimlico Plumbers colleagues reveal their salaries for Channel 4 show Show Me Your Money | The Sun |Features
 
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alarm man

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im not up on all the latest rules being s/e but if they supply all the work the van the tools phone and everything,are you really self employed? or is it a bit of a tax dodge..
 
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im not up on all the latest rules being s/e but if they supply all the work the van the tools phone and everything,are you really self employed? or is it a bit of a tax dodge..
Nope , quite common.
This year i've worked as a subby whilst provided with van & testers from the employer - its still covered under CIS
 
£150 grand that's a lotto win isn't it

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It's just what he declares Moses
 
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alarm man

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wait for the onslaught of Electrical Trainee plumbers courses.50k wouldnt get out of bed for that..:1eye:
 
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londonlec

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Apparently the worst firm to work for though, expect you to work every eve and weekend, refuse and you get the boot.

And out of that money you have to pay for fuel, rent the van off them, and pay for your parking.
 
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Martyc

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Plumbers don't need any form of certification to do work do they really? In my job I have to do a lot of basic plumbing but being static caravans it's all speedfit or compression fittings with mostly poly pipe and push-fit waste and soil pipes. Although obviously gas work is different (still trying to get the company to put me through that training!). The only thing I should have for my job to do with water that I'm aware of is WRAS for new connections which hopefully I'll get later this year (if I keep pushing for it...)
 
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alarm man

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Apparently the worst firm to work for though, expect you to work every eve and weekend,
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expect,most would beg for that sort of overtime.
 
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axel132132

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I just messaged them for price for test cert.. they said £140 + VAT per hour + Materials + 20% on materials

WOW why would anyone use them???
 

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WOW why would anyone use them???
Because they are the prestigious expensive company on TV.

Most of these customers paying these rates have more money than sense.

By appearing on all these programmes and getting Max Clifford on board Charlie has managed to make the firm the 'Louis Vuitton' of trades people - that's why he is really hot on uniform and vehicle image - people 'want' his brand on their driveway!



http://www.channel4.com/programmes/show-me-your-money/4od#3381971
 
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150k a year for unblocking drains, insane.......
 
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Dave 85

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yea i saw it, i couldnt believe what their plumbers were on, 150 grand a year, i know its london but still. i dont think the MD had a clue what the going rates are.

every single bloke was on a different wage, doing the same job, its as if - in their interview the boss said what wage do you want.
you name it ill pay it.
To be fair the guy runs the most successful plumbing firm in the uk so he must have some idea of what hes doing.
 
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Guest111

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If memory serves they were on one of those rogue trader type progs a year or so back,something to do with overcharging,or un neccesary work or something like that,lot of firms at that these days,1 tried to charge a mate £200 for a gas valve for his boiler till I pointed out that it was a thermocouple that was duff not a gas valve.
 
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sparky-s-w

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To be fair the guy runs the most successful plumbing firm in the uk so he must have some idea of what hes doing.
may be so but he said himself on the doc, he aint clued on what hes paying people.
im just giving my opinion, based on fact.
 
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