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 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2010 04:06 am
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Stealth wrote: rocky69 wrote: It wouldn't be a career change would it??

The old sayings -  'a busman's holiday' and 'poacher turned gamekeeper' spring to mind :?

You`ll be buying a "Barbour Jacket" next!:shock:;)

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 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2010 03:55 am
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I think you mean gamekeeper turned poacher, anyway I have had dealings in the past and I always found him to be fair and wasn't power hungry like some of them can be.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 17th, 2010 08:16 pm
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rocky69 wrote: It wouldn't be a career change would it??

The old sayings -  'a busman's holiday' and 'poacher turned gamekeeper' spring to mind :?

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 Posted: Sun Jan 17th, 2010 01:29 am
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It wouldn't be a career change would it??

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Hmmm - maybe it's time for a career change :cool:

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I have just had a visit today from a VE from Aberdeen who left VOSA at end of December and he has teamed up with an examiner from central Scotland and the previous area Manager from Inverness. he informed me that they all left at the end of December and have formed an MOT an haulage consultancy company. My boss has signed them up to do a yearly garage check and some QC checks, I dont know exactly what it cost but my boss claimed it was less than the price of a test each month, he says they will also act on our behave if we face points for making a mistake. I dont have a contact number ,but I could check the leaflet at work and let anybody thats interested know. it just goes to show that there are a few examiners jumping ship? 

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 Posted: Fri Jan 15th, 2010 11:24 pm
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Its not just the over 50s anyone can go, and they are all fed up with the VOSA grind!!

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 Posted: Mon Jan 11th, 2010 12:25 am
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That is exactly the point.
VEs are not helping any more, their only task left is to carry out rechecks on completed MoTs.
What are the chances of rechecking an old car with defects worth bitching about.
No, they can only nit pick on what is available and put up everyone's back up by finding full ashtrays etc.
And the over 50s VEs are getting out because of it.
Wheel tapping trucks on laybys in this weather is no joke either.

So as Jim Bowen said, " keep out of the red".

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i beg to differ,have had two spot checks in the last 2 mnths,guys sat outside till the tester concerned had logged it out and came in to conduct full test of cars concerned,2 guys,2 hrs,2 different cars,didnt seem to have any manpower shortages....the best they could come up with over our last(6)similar examinations is that one of our testers hadnt issued an advisory on a rear belt that was starting to fluff a bit.got humpty when i pointed out that advisories aint compulsory anyway and particularily not for a lightly bumpy belt.either do us for something or f*** off....

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and in the hands of testers like my-self

 

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Forget the RMIF, that's nothing compared to VOSA...
The way VOSA are going there won't be any vehicle examiners left to visit the test stations.
Any over 50's are being offered early severance. 80 staff went at the end of December and many more to follow.
VOSA are short of money to say the least.
No more MoT tests are now watched by VE's; no more visits unless necessary.
Road safety is now in the hands of the computer.


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 Posted: Wed Jan 6th, 2010 02:30 am
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At the beginning of this year the new rules came into force for the disciplinary system which VOSA apply to defaulting Testers and Authorised Examiners – the month ‘short sharp shock’ suspension.

What effect could that have on your business?

MOT Testing Magazine's Editor Jim Punter will be looking at this in February's Issue.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 31st, 2009 10:49 pm
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Probably due to the high charges they ask.
Still it's good that there are some of us around that can help keep those nice VOSA chaps at bay.
Especially that the new 28 day suspension rule starts tomorrow.
I hope this site will notify everyone as to what VOSA will be doing with this new penalty. 
As said. There are some that can keep your license safe.
Use them, if only for advice.
Happy New Year
Dave
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 Posted: Tue Dec 29th, 2009 04:39 pm
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Advice available from myself a former member of the Retail Motor Industry federation's MOT Technical Operations Team.
Gentlemen The RMIF have recently made the team redundant. Having monitored and worked with 100's of VTS's over the years and represented many when disciplined by VOSA, this advice and help is available.
Please feel free to contact me if my services are required.

Last edited on Thu Dec 31st, 2009 01:52 pm by MOTconsultant

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