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It has nothing to do with EU drivers and Brexit, that is the scape goat being used as its an easy excuse, there are plenty of drivers in this country, a lot of them have chosen different careers, a lot of them are driving 3.5T luton vans for other companies including supermarkets and couriers as they can make just as much money with less responsibility.

Take AO for example, they are paying £1500 a month, base 5 day week for a 2 man crew, driver and mate of a transit sized vehicle, the driver would typically take a bit more so say and £850 / £650 split, the driver gets his bit extra, the mate sits in the van and does a lot of the grunt work, those wages are banging for van work, plus there is the opportunity of overtime, some lads i know are making £1000 a week, you dont make that in 7.5T with Tacho / CPC and also hard to make it in Class 2 unless your in a very well paid role.

Strange that the directors of huge companies and the lorry driver's unions are all saying it's Brexit, but you make up fake reasons. Government has said that employment drop due to covid is now over but that was last year too, when we did not have a driver shortage.

Wages problem did not exist before Jan 1st so another red herring excuse.

WE DID NOT HAVE THIS ISSUE ON DECEMBER 31st. IT IS BREXIT.

How would you know, you dont even work in the industry and never have done, you just listen to MSM and make your decision from that.

Because I have read recent reports on it. I don't bother with MSM, it's crap. It's all the other reports, including from the Telegraph and other Tory Brexit papers.

Seems Boris is going to cave to their pressure and allow at least temporary visas for EU drivers.
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General Discussion / Re: Food supplies down in some areas due to the Tory B****t disaster.
« Last post by Bacon on September 25, 2021, 18:25:53 PM »
It has nothing to do with EU drivers and Brexit, that is the scape goat being used as its an easy excuse, there are plenty of drivers in this country, a lot of them have chosen different careers, a lot of them are driving 3.5T luton vans for other companies including supermarkets and couriers as they can make just as much money with less responsibility.

Take AO for example, they are paying £1500 a month, base 5 day week for a 2 man crew, driver and mate of a transit sized vehicle, the driver would typically take a bit more so say and £850 / £650 split, the driver gets his bit extra, the mate sits in the van and does a lot of the grunt work, those wages are banging for van work, plus there is the opportunity of overtime, some lads i know are making £1000 a week, you dont make that in 7.5T with Tacho / CPC and also hard to make it in Class 2 unless your in a very well paid role.

Strange that the directors of huge companies and the lorry driver's unions are all saying it's Brexit, but you make up fake reasons. Government has said that employment drop due to covid is now over but that was last year too, when we did not have a driver shortage.

Wages problem did not exist before Jan 1st so another red herring excuse.

WE DID NOT HAVE THIS ISSUE ON DECEMBER 31st. IT IS BREXIT.

How would you know, you dont even work in the industry and never have done, you just listen to MSM and make your decision from that.
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The UK’s largest supermarket also called on the Government to temporarily make it easier to bring in workers from abroad to ease the issue.

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/tesco-warns-government-panic-buying-171326920.html
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It has nothing to do with EU drivers and Brexit, that is the scape goat being used as its an easy excuse, there are plenty of drivers in this country, a lot of them have chosen different careers, a lot of them are driving 3.5T luton vans for other companies including supermarkets and couriers as they can make just as much money with less responsibility.

Take AO for example, they are paying £1500 a month, base 5 day week for a 2 man crew, driver and mate of a transit sized vehicle, the driver would typically take a bit more so say and £850 / £650 split, the driver gets his bit extra, the mate sits in the van and does a lot of the grunt work, those wages are banging for van work, plus there is the opportunity of overtime, some lads i know are making £1000 a week, you dont make that in 7.5T with Tacho / CPC and also hard to make it in Class 2 unless your in a very well paid role.

Strange that the directors of huge companies and the lorry driver's unions are all saying it's Brexit, but you make up fake reasons. Government has said that employment drop due to covid is now over but that was last year too, when we did not have a driver shortage.

Wages problem did not exist before Jan 1st so another red herring excuse.

WE DID NOT HAVE THIS ISSUE ON DECEMBER 31st. IT IS BREXIT.
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Guides & Projects / Re: Door open timer switch thingymajig
« Last post by XEntity on September 18, 2021, 20:17:03 PM »
Now I find myself looking at them and thinking that's the next step. I just need to work my way through the Arduino boards I've bought so far first haha.

Haha, I’d highly recommend the Wemos D1 Mini (this is the ESP favourite in the community), it’s pretty much adding one line in to the arduino IDE to support pretty much all ESPs, they are cheaper than arduino, gives you WiFi, are easy to stack accessories and proto boards, will just run off usb for the most part (if you need more power solder over the regulator or power direct from the 5v pin) if you have any questions or problems I’m happy to jump on any chat/screen share platform
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Guides & Projects / Re: Door open timer switch thingymajig
« Last post by zpyder on September 18, 2021, 19:54:43 PM »
Cool basically if you get something working, I’d recommend still running it from an ESP just because they are smaller, cheaper and usually more powerful.. if you need any help let me know
So funny, when I first asked the question and you started talking about ESP stuff I had no idea what you were talking about except it sounded like extra work.

Now I find myself looking at them and thinking that's the next step. I just need to work my way through the Arduino boards I've bought so far first haha.

I'm building a fairly broad air quality monitoring gadget which is currently using a Mega as the number of sensors exceeded the Unos capabilities. Already I'm thinking that WiFi would be nice, but maybe I'll keep that for V2.

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General Discussion / Re: Food supplies down in some areas due to the Tory B****t disaster.
« Last post by Bacon on September 18, 2021, 17:51:13 PM »
It has nothing to do with EU drivers and Brexit, that is the scape goat being used as its an easy excuse, there are plenty of drivers in this country, a lot of them have chosen different careers, a lot of them are driving 3.5T luton vans for other companies including supermarkets and couriers as they can make just as much money with less responsibility.

Take AO for example, they are paying £1500 a month, base 5 day week for a 2 man crew, driver and mate of a transit sized vehicle, the driver would typically take a bit more so say and £850 / £650 split, the driver gets his bit extra, the mate sits in the van and does a lot of the grunt work, those wages are banging for van work, plus there is the opportunity of overtime, some lads i know are making £1000 a week, you dont make that in 7.5T with Tacho / CPC and also hard to make it in Class 2 unless your in a very well paid role.
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General Discussion / Re: My Facebook have been inactivated
« Last post by Bacon on September 18, 2021, 17:47:01 PM »
FB is now a platform for snowflakes that is over moderated by liberal moderators with zero backbone, free speech is over, its all one sided much like other platforms on the internet, Reddit is a good example.
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Its to do with something called IR35, the way tax was handled, i believe until Brexit

"Introduced 2010. IR35 refers to the United Kingdom's anti-avoidance tax legislation designed to tax 'disguised' employment at a rate similar to employment. In this context, "disguised employees" means workers who receive payments from a client via an intermediary, for example, their own limited company, and whose relationship with their client is such that had they been paid directly they would be employees of the client. "

So an issue for a great many people, but the biggest cause of driver shortage is still the UK government refusing to accept that EU drivers are presently needed and blocking them working in the UK. If drivers cannot get visas to work here then they are unavailable. This is a known issue and even rich Tory Brexit supporters are acknowledging the issue.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IR35

https://www.commercialfleet.org/news/truck-news/2021/08/23/driver-shortage-trade-groups-urge-government-to-grant-eu-work-visas
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General Discussion / Re: My Facebook have been inactivated
« Last post by Serious on September 18, 2021, 16:45:32 PM »
Sadly FB is a far left platform now, if you say anythng outside the narrative or have a personality other than what they want you to say or do you get shut down, the internet is lost.

Owned by the rich. Far right people complain bitterly when anything is removed, no matter how stupid. Reasonable stuff is not removed, just the excessive propaganda.

I called a friend in a food group Little Miss Piggy and got a 30 day ban, in other groups i post pictures of my raw feeds for sale and get the posts removed, they call it animal parts, i know 100s of people who have received bans for calling each other names in banter groups, you cannot have a personality anymore, they do not understand banter for a start, it never used to be like this, its getting worse by the day.

This is just the start of full control by big tech and anyone who supports them financially.

That is not political bias as much as thinking you are bullying someone because of their weight. That is an issue backed by the Tories in Britain and Republicans in the US.
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