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Barnsley Road Traffic/Roadworks 06/02/21

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1 hour ago, busdriver1 said:

You tell the staff they have lost their weekend premiums then. 

Then run. 

They'll be in good company, I've never been paid extra at weekends.

Edited by Colin Foster

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18 hours ago, busdriver1 said:

Councils often specify that works are done outside the rush hour, allowing for clearing up and making the  site safe it can come down to that.

So lets say, in my example, 45-mins to an hour to close site and make safe. So the same to open site & no-one on site till 0915. 

 

So crews are working from 10am, site is bereft of any crew by 1400 which means work stopped around 1300-1315, despite 'rush hour' generally not starting till beyond 1630.

A loss of 3 hours of a working day which seemingly would only be 6 hours long in the first place. There is little wonder why things take so long. 

 

Imagine an officer worker turning up at work at 9am on Monday morning, having a project deadline of Friday at 5pm requiring the next 5 days at 8 hours to complete but then going home after only 4 hours. No company would accept that from their staff, why is the council accepting this. 

The Sheffield road project began well within Covid restrictions and was extended to a 26 week deadline.  We're now into week 28 with less than a 1/4 of the planned work done. No doubt the contractor is tapping the council for more cash to get it done despite not completing as contracted. 

All aboard the SCC gravy train....

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Or it could be something like: they dug a hole, revealing an electric cable - which was expected. It is now the job of a specialist contractor to move that cable (while working live!) before further work can continue. That contractor is delayed due to working on an electrical emergency elsewhere.

 

That might be the case. Or it might not - the workers might just be skiving. The point is that you can't jump to a conclusion without more facts.

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7 hours ago, dave_the_m said:

 The point is that you can't jump to a conclusion without more facts.

You're new to this Sheffield Forum thing, aren't you ?

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12 hours ago, dave_the_m said:

Or it could be something like: they dug a hole, revealing an electric cable - which was expected. It is now the job of a specialist contractor to move that cable (while working live!) before further work can continue. That contractor is delayed due to working on an electrical emergency elsewhere.

 

That might be the case. Or it might not - the workers might just be skiving. The point is that you can't jump to a conclusion without more facts.

I work on balance of probability. The most likely scenario is that the contractor is the one that bid the lowest for the contract itself. Now, having realised it cannot be done for that they delay the project blaming outside factors. 

 

Given how most council bean counters work, they will have done no due diligence into the work needed and average costs and just accepted the lowest bid, then patted themselves on the back for a 'job well done'

 

Edited by Resident

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