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 Posted: Thu Dec 8th, 2016 02:31 pm
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Hope it all works out for you.

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I defiantly have to have a think about it and see what jobs are available.
I enjoy testing but don't enjoy repair work so going back to the spanners is a no go

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 Posted: Thu Dec 8th, 2016 12:35 pm
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Whether you give up your testing as i see it, is how important it is to you and do you still enjoy doing it. Hard as it my be i would take the punishment, learn from it and put it behind me. Have a long think about it before you make a decision, and do what's best for you. Good luck.
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 Posted: Thu Dec 8th, 2016 11:41 am
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morning i have had my letter at last they have decided to ban me from testing for 28days starting on January 30th.
after this time i have to do a demonstration test and have taken the yearly assessment to resume testing.
all i have to do is decide if i want to carry on testing

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look on the bright side,if they give you one of those new 3mnth bans at this rate you will have served it by the time it arrives:D

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no news yet don't know if that's a good or bad thing they sure take their time
At least it gives you time to plan what next!

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no news yet don't know if that's a good or bad thing they sure take their time

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 Posted: Sat Aug 20th, 2016 11:32 am
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I have sent my reply just waiting to see if they still issue the points

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kit1958 wrote:
Is there a set timescale between interview & judgment letter?

Unfortunately not. Following interview the VE then sends the case to DVSA headquarters in Bristol. The case is then handled by a "Central Review Team" who look at the case and then send out the initial letter stating the shortcomings and potential points.

The defender then has 15 working days to submit any mitigation, after which the team will make a decision & issue the final decision letter.

I would strongly advise @captaincom to write back, even if it's just to recap the interview.

Also worth stating that you sought advice, have a clean record, it was a genuine oversight, won't happen again, apologies etc.

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Is there a set timescale between interview & judgment letter?

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Possible scenario is a reduction to l00 points if it's a first offence, with a written warning for both tester and AE.

Whatever happens you MUST send in a reply when you get your letter.

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thanks I will update when I getthe next letter

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I respect your decision but i would never give up without a fight. All the best and good luck.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 12th, 2016 02:54 pm
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I have decided that if they go with a ban I am not going to try and fight it.if they cant see its a honest mistake on the first go then I cant see the point in appealing
if its just points and a big slap then I will keep testing and see how much things change over the coming years

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Hi there.

Have you considered appealing against any decision that may go against you. Have a look at this link if you have not already, and the link on that page titled MOT Testers Guide page 119 underneath OTHER COURSES OF ACTION it might help if you want to fight for your living.

https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/how-the-mot-disciplinary-process-works/

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think i will go for a complete change its about time i got week ends back.
the owner of the company is a top bloke and always looks after us.i can honestly say i thought i would be in this job till i retire.
but with all the changes i just don't enjoy it and i cant see things improving

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What does your AE say, maybe there is a admin job somewhere, or maybe a complete change would be the way to go.

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yep had all the official interview and copy's of the paper work so just a waiting game.
when the area guy came in he was not helpful and seamed unhappy that I asked for representation before I spoke to him.
looks like a new job as all I do is mot so my skill set is out of date on the repair side unless I went in the classic market.i have been in the trade since I was 16 and testing since 94 with not one single appeal.

I don't think the way dvsa are changing things is a good move they are with drawing almost all the support and they way they tell you about change is so fragmented its hard to keep up with.
I only did the replacement as the help line have had us do this in the past with other testing issues such as wrong test class,cherished numbers etc but of course they are keeping quite about it

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It all sounds a bit like a done deal as far as the points are concerned, do you get an official interview or any other way of getting your side over or is it all done by letter now?
If you get these points it may be a chance to find something else that you can enjoy without all the hassle that goes with testing!

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yep that's it in a nut shell I am facing 500 points for a single offence the site is also facing the same however they should be ok possibly a warning as they had no involvement in it as the manager was on holiday.
I have sent of my reply and just waiting the outcome I am certain I will loose my testing rights but hopefully they will see it as a genuine mistake (but I doubt it.
the original tester is also facing 160 points but I think this will end at a official warning

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