Most of my battles have been against 'City Hall' (the BBC, the Arts Council, the University of London), so I just had to walk away from these. Me against collossal legal teams? Wasn't worth the negative energy and emotional stress, let alone the loss of positive, productive time.
But I used to live in various **** parts of London, where some people operate entirely outside of middle-class ways.
No doubt some middle-class people aren't very nice either, but I try not to keep their company.
I'm not advocating, nor have I ever advocated, anything criminal. But that doesn't mean that criminal methods aren't used by those with criminal attitudes - and I mean real life and not just TV.
To the OP: do your best to recover your money through all available legal channels. If you cannot, then put it down to experience and move swiftly on.
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Thread: Dodgy engineer
05-03-12, 21:27 #41
Last edited by Babylon; 05-03-12 at 21:32.
05-03-12, 21:33 #42
05-03-12, 21:56 #43
or real marine engineers see http://www.imarest.org/Home.aspxPeter
05-03-12, 22:19 #44
And he's wrong of course. Strictly speaking, there are only three real professions, medicine, the law and divinity. Nowadays even journalists are labelled "professional" not to mention nurses and social workers. Maybe even diesel mechanics and ladies of the night.
Mind you , did Brunel go to uni? Or Stephenson? Or Whitworth? Or Babbage?
05-03-12, 23:25 #45
26-07-12, 14:34 #46
Sorry to drag this up again but have only just seen a link Steve Clayton sent me.
Case of come on down suckers.................seems to me.
No longer in Gosport or could arrange a visit by peeps that collect money.
Having electrical work done in Gosport ??? Then steer clear of REEF MARINE.
Bunch of Cowboys & Conmen. Google their website. They travel worldwide to fix your problems. Ha Ha Ha I wouldn't trust them to change the battery in my emergency Nav Lights
26-07-12, 15:08 #47Registered User
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26-07-12, 15:35 #48Registered User
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Just received an email from marina advising that Mr Dean is banned from working on all Premier marinas.
Another person who will cause you grief is Jason Kaye of B K Marine Systems.
27-07-12, 14:44 #49
28-07-12, 06:33 #50Registered User
Location : UK, Somerset
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The answer is fairly simple - never pay for anything up front! If the guy or company can't afford to buy the bits to do a simple and relatively low-cost job, then they shouldn't be trading! This might mean paying a little more to get a pukka outfit to do the job, but at least it'll be done and if it isn't right you've got leverage to make sure it is.