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How do people...?
07-12-2005, 10:00 AM
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How do people...?

I was just reading something in the 'Avin a Laugh section:

Aondeag Wrote:So...does anyone know what sort of qualifications you need to be a binman?
Or do you just pick it up as you go along......?



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and it got me thinking (I know, shocking isn't it?) about how people actually do become some certain things. The binman thing is a classic example. At what point in your life do you go, "Hey! I wanna be a guy who picks up other peoples trash for a living!" Or do you grow up, wanting to be a binman?

Another example is someone who works as one of those people who wrap your christmas presents at the shops. Is it voluntary work? Because my mother doesn't get paid to wrap presents now does she?

So if anyone knows how to get one of these jobs (or any other one similar) could you tell me because I wanna be a shoe-shiner...:shocking: Nah seriously now, can anybody think how people get these jobs and why they would want to? Feel free to add other ridiculous jobs into the fire:thumbsup: ...
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07-12-2005, 10:06 AM
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JakeyBoy Wrote:At what point in your life do you go, "Hey! I wanna be a guy who picks up other peoples trash for a living!" Or do you grow up, wanting to be a binman?

Another example is someone who works as one of those people who wrap your christmas presents at the shops. Is it voluntary work? Because my mother doesn't get paid to wrap presents now does she? .

I doubt anyone wants to be a binman, but if you need the money, then you do what you can to earn it. And from what ive heard, binmen are VERY highly paid.

As for wrapping pressies, yeah of course they get paid. I doubt very much though.

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07-12-2005, 10:09 AM
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Bonsai Wrote:And from what ive heard, binmen are VERY highly paid.

Quite right. They have to put up loads of rubbish at work! :wink2:

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07-12-2005, 10:10 AM
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Groucho Wrote:Quite right. They have to put up loads of rubbish at work! :wink2:

Blimey - the old ones are the best eh Groucho :laugh: :wink_kiss

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07-12-2005, 01:59 PM
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How do people...?
How much are we talking here?
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07-12-2005, 02:04 PM
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It's good honest work...but I have no idea how much it pays.
And think how miserable everyone else would be if there were no binmen.
icky!
I would'nt fancy the work myself...but then again, I bet no binmen would fancy what I do.
So don't forget to leave a christmas card for your binman with a tenner in it!

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07-12-2005, 02:06 PM
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Aondeag Wrote:So don't forget to leave a christmas card for your binman with a tenner in it!

God, do people actually do that Huh I have never given money to the binmen, postman or anyone come to that :wink2:

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07-12-2005, 02:08 PM
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Icky indeed. So from what I have gathered, nobody really wants to be a binman, it's just that they can't get any other job. Hmmm, I wonder why?... Maybe coz they have their hearts set on old bananna peels and dirty nappies perhaps...
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07-12-2005, 02:15 PM
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Binmen have it really easy now with these big, black muckle things on the street - all they do is drive along, hook the bin onto the truck, tip in the truck and drive off!! I would do that for ever how much they get paid!

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07-12-2005, 02:47 PM
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I think it's all down to money. Binmen get paid a really good wage and as Bella points out, the job is much easier nowadays. In fact, if you don't wheel your bin right to the road, they are not obliged to walk a few yards a drag it

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