Sunday, 27 August 2006

Morning Sun Shine.

Went into work this morning. The control room was dark, dank and dismal. The early morning controller had joined in with the mood but when he saw me his face lit up with a broad smile. "Ah, David just the person I wanted."

At last the letter had arrived from head office thought I. The one telling me I had been voted top driver in the depot and that I had won £250 plus a weeks all expenses paid holiday in Perth (Head Office) (Scotland not the one on the Indian Ocean) to collect the prize from The Boss Himself.
NO.

Did I owe the Controller £100 and I had promised to pay him back to day.
NO.

Did he have my P45 in a plain brown paper envelope.
NO sorry.

So why the big smile. Well he had allocated me bus 18078 and bus 18078 was presently parked right outside the control room window preventing the glorious, bright sunlight that Torquay is famous for from entering the control room and would I please move it ASAP. Which I did. Control room transformed into its usual bright, warm, welcoming place of work which we all know and love so well.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

He could have gone and moved it himself!

justajob said...

True, but the problem is that we have so many buses and not much room. Once a bus is moved it has to leave the garage within a couple of minutes.

Anonymous said...

What is a P45?

justajob said...

A P45 is the Tax form you get when you leave a job. It is used as slang for being fired. eg. "John Smith got his P45 to day" means John Smith got fired to day.