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    chinita is offline Registered User
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonic View Post
    12.06 pm Sunday

    Having worked 6 days straight I am closing now to take the kids to the beach, although the phone will be on.

    Is this wrong and should I carry on through? I will be working tomorrow. But might pop to Ikea for an hour.

    In my opinion, it is wrong.

    Sorry, but you are in a Service Industry which unfortunately means that you must be at work whilst others are at play.

    I am not suggesting that you work seven days a week but it seems ludicrous to me that ANY broker ANY takes time off during this potentially lucrative bank holiday weekend.

    But, clearly, you have your priorities.

    I hope, for your sake, IKEA do not share them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinita View Post
    In my opinion, it is wrong.

    that ANY broker ANY takes time off .
    This doesn't make sense.

    Meanwhile back in the real world...

    Chinita please, work for just one day in a busy brokerage office then comment.

    And I do work seven days, often till 10 pm.
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    My dear friend,

    I worked many, many, many unsavoury hours in order to have the lifestyle I enjoy now.

    Please do not tell me how to suck eggs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinita View Post
    Please do not tell me how to suck eggs!
    How ironic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranona View Post
    My apologies - jumping to conclusions. I assumed you were talking about the ABYA which is part of the YBDSA. www.ybdsa.co.uk
    Brokers and surveyors together, Nice .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonic View Post
    How ironic

    Not with you!

    You are telling me to try working in a 'busy' brokerage and i am telling you that i have worked a damned site harder that that.

    What is your point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonic View Post
    Ill informed posts are very destructive to the 100's of hard working and 100% professionals in the marine industry.

    They make my blood boil.

    But then its easy to sit behind a computer and tar an entire industry with the wrong brush, irrespective of the damage you may be doing to legitimate and 100% legal businesses in the process isn't it?

    In 2012 http://www.ybdsa.co.uk/ is celebrating it's 100th year

    All Yacht Broker Members are required to follow http://www.abya.co.uk/code.html

    Yacht brokers also have to adhere to the following:

    We are regulated by the misrepresentation act of 1967
    Unfair contract terms act of 1977
    Sale of goods act of 1979
    contracts (rights of third parties) act of 1999
    Money Laundering Regulations of 2007
    If offering marine finance are required to have a consumer credit license from the FSA.

    and will fall foul of local trading standards and VAT officers for other offences.

    You are taking isolated incidences and via a public well read world wide form taring all unfairly.

    Cheers

    "Do not put your trust with any broker." you said.

    Care to back up that statement?
    So Jonic are you a YBDSA surveyor or broker or both?

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    Chill guys. Many / most brokers do a good job. A few bad ones and/or mediocre ones having a bad day let the side down - just like other trades.

    And whilst a medium sized broker should be able to rota staff to cover 7 days without anybody working 24x7, it is very difficult running any service company if sole trader or equivalent

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinita View Post
    Not with you!

    You are telling me to try working in a 'busy' brokerage and i am telling you that i have worked a damned site harder that that.

    What is your point?
    My point is that you have never done the job that I do so you know less about the realities of it than I -despite your comment.

    You said "You don't expect a yacht broker to be WORKING over this, of all weekends, do you!?"

    My point is that despite what you said 100's were working.

    My point has nothing to do with how hard you worked, I really have no interest in what you did or how hard you did it.

    Just found that comment insulting, and ill informed, to all of us who work long antisocial hours.

    I shouldn't have risen to it and spoiled my Sunday so you win, ok.
    Last edited by jonic; 07-05-12 at 00:45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunedin View Post
    Chill guys. Many / most brokers do a good job. A few bad ones and/or mediocre ones having a bad day let the side down - just like other trades.

    And whilst a medium sized broker should be able to rota staff to cover 7 days without anybody working 24x7, it is very difficult running any service company if sole trader or equivalent
    +1
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