Sellafield staff ‘are working too long’
Last updated at 13:25, Thursday, 03 May 2012
KEY Sellafield workers are seen to be in danger of fatigue by working too long, especially in areas of higher risk.
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Grant, that was a touching tale.
But I guarentee you that you've never woke up on a Monday morning for first shift & felt like crying.
I wish you non-grafters could spend a week working on site & then you'd finally see just all the effort that EVERY Sellafield worker puts in.
You'll be whinging about our hard-earned bonuses next I imagine? Get a life, Grant!
My heart bleeds for you all. I work 24 hour shifts 8 times a month, if the fall on a weekend that doubles to 48 hours, I also work in a nuclear environment, and in between those lon shifts I get the joy of working monday to friday from 0730 to 1730, and this is during our supposedly easy, time alongside! During deployments I work a 6 hours on 6 hours off shift pattern continuosly for anything upto 3 months without any time off, not even weekends! To cap it all I could never hope to get close to the wages you whinging lazy sellafield employees get. Also had the joy of a two year pay freeze and the government slashing what meagre perks we once received in the SDSR. But I get on with it and enjoy it and wouldn't change it for the world. Try getting some perspective!
Its the whinging that makes people hate you!!!
I find it amazing all the comments about Sellafield salaries. The slaries at Sellafield are small compared to the real world, they only seem large because there is nothing else to compare them with. In the outside world, or private sector, Sellafield salaries look small. I doubled my salary within three years of leaving the place. I have similar responsibilities that I had as a PG10, but I'm earning significantly more. My MD, who'd be the eqivalent of a SMG at Sellafield, earns 10 times what a Sellafield SMG would earn.I also must support comments about being a 'pen pusher'. I went from apprentice to PG10 during my 16 years at BNFL. Each time I got a promotion I actually worked harder and much longer hours. As a shift electrician life was like a holiday camp. When I decided I wanted a career people thought I was mad moving on to days as a PG7. However 5 years later I was a PG10. The way my former shift colleagues treated me was awful, like I was something they'd stood in. I think there will always be a them and us attitude at Sellafield, it's a cultural issue. Those moving up on to 'staff' are seen as sellouts by a certain element of workers. As for double shifts, done hundreds and it was never a problem. Getting a good nights sleep on night shift was always a certainty.