Plod told not to change car tyres.

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  1. They have obviously got an over-inflated opinion of themselves. :wink:
  2. Have you felt the weight of a wheel, and some of them are very dirty don't you know, besides it might be raining when you get the flat :D
  3. We're not allowed to change the tyres on our white fleet either, according to my last MT.
  4. Are they trusted to put fuel in or do they have to have somebody do that for them as well? Waste of f king space.
  5. Same at our MT, have to wait for Mr. Civvy in his transit to rock up. Not long till ABRO/DSG/Joe civvy is contracted to first parade every vehicle before we can use them :(
  6. Of course this is more efficient than the Driver/Mech who is already there doing it? What fcukwit dreamt this up?
  7. Makes you weep... :roll:
  8. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    So they spent two hours stuck at the roadside 'concentrating on their core role'. How is it that I have ended up living in an eight-hundred-mile-long madhouse?
  9. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but as a public service, funded from the public purse, there's no such thing as commercial confidentiality when it comes to how they spend their cash. If MOD pulled that one we'd be torn a new ringpiece. Could you imagine? "Sorry Minister, we can't tell you how much that carrier cost - commercial confidentiality."

    The VT Land birds who organise hire cars at our place are truly stunning, though, so I don't intend to insult them :D
  10. My Sgt has just had a interview without coffee with a boss for changing a tyre.

    His justification was it was saturday night and the car was needed. When the **** desk jockey fleet manager got wind of this he VOR'd the vehicle and suggested the Sgt take "Further training" so that he is aware of force policy on such issues.

    Tis true I tells ya, the world has gone mad!
  11. I had to wait 90 minutes at the side of the motorway in the pissing rain waiting for a tyre fitter, another patrol car could have brought a spare wheel and a jack in 10 minutes and i'd have done it myself but oh no, i'm not trained so I have to leave it to the professionals! FFS! I've been driving 25 years and changed more tyres than soft mick!
  12. The Ambulance car I used to drive had it's spare removed to prevent anyone from fitting it. We were supposed to wait for a "specialist" to come out to us and replace the wheel..
  13. Yeah but you might do it wrong and cause a horrible crash which makes the Highways Agency look bad.

    Also if you do it there wouldn't be an avenue for that recovery firm your boss has a financial interest in to come and make a fortune from doing petty work on your vehicles!

    An amazing idea I had was to spend 2 hours teaching people how to do it on their driving course... Then trusting them.