Bin crews start collections earlier 'to avoid getting heatstroke'

Bin crews start collections earlier 'to avoid getting heatstroke'

Bin crews start collections earlier 'to avoid getting heatstroke'

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BOURNEMOUTH’S bin crews are starting their rounds an hour earlier “to avoid the hottest time of day and staff exhaustion.”

The decision to start collections earlier during the summer has sparked complaints from some residents who have been woken up from 5am.

Bournemouth council has apologised to affected residents but said the crews will continue to go out early until the weather breaks. Refuse collectors are also being provided with bottles of water. 

Cllr Michael Filer, the cabinet member with responsibility for waste, said workers were doing a pressurised job in difficult conditions. He said the increase in rubbish on Bournemouth's beaches added to the pressure on workers.

"We're a caring, sharing council, we've got to look after our residents, our visitors and our members of staff," he said.

"In making this decision we feel that we are doing everything possible to ensure that everybody has a first class service and that our staff are being looked after.

"For people who get woken up a little bit earlier, I'm really sorry but I would ask them to consider the health and safety of the men who are working in intolerable heat."

Hamish Greenwood, the council's refuse manager, said: "For the last few weeks we have been starting all our waste and recycling collections at the earlier time of 5am rather than 6am.

"This is due to the very warm temperatures we have been experiencing this summer and ensures that crews are able to complete their rounds before the hottest parts of the day.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused residents and want to reassure them that the crews are working efficiently and quietly to minimise any potential disruption.”

A spokesperson for the Borough of Poole confirmed they had not changed their bin collection schedule, which sees crews report to the depot at 6.30am. 

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11:32am Wed 6 Aug 14

esquisquirrel says...

Really? Some people wil complain about anything.

Though i'm sure they'd complain more were they walking through the streets and hauling around heavy bins in 25+ degree heat.
Really? Some people wil complain about anything. Though i'm sure they'd complain more were they walking through the streets and hauling around heavy bins in 25+ degree heat. esquisquirrel
  • Score: 39

11:37am Wed 6 Aug 14

BarrHumbug says...

Heat exhaustion, anyone would think they have to walk up peoples driveways lift the bin up onto their shoulder, walk out to the cart and tip it in themselves before returning it?

Heres an idea, if you get around early enough you can catch people before they go to work and get them to wheel it onto the back of the cart for you, that'll save you having to get out of the cab ;)
Heat exhaustion, anyone would think they have to walk up peoples driveways lift the bin up onto their shoulder, walk out to the cart and tip it in themselves before returning it? Heres an idea, if you get around early enough you can catch people before they go to work and get them to wheel it onto the back of the cart for you, that'll save you having to get out of the cab ;) BarrHumbug
  • Score: -36

11:38am Wed 6 Aug 14

MattsUpTheCherries says...

Echo you do know you've selected a picture of an area that isn't served by Bournemouth Borough Council and those bins are served by Dorset Waste Partnership?
Echo you do know you've selected a picture of an area that isn't served by Bournemouth Borough Council and those bins are served by Dorset Waste Partnership? MattsUpTheCherries
  • Score: -4

11:44am Wed 6 Aug 14

carol_uk says...

wimps,how do gardeners and postmen manage in the heat,and on their days of would the binmen appricate if their neighbours start a chain saw uo that tinne,,no
wimps,how do gardeners and postmen manage in the heat,and on their days of would the binmen appricate if their neighbours start a chain saw uo that tinne,,no carol_uk
  • Score: -22

11:44am Wed 6 Aug 14

localmummy says...

I say stop moaning and be grateful that your bin is being emptied. Why don't you try working on a bin lorry for for the day?
I say stop moaning and be grateful that your bin is being emptied. Why don't you try working on a bin lorry for for the day? localmummy
  • Score: 42

11:46am Wed 6 Aug 14

carol_uk says...

esquisquirrel wrote:
Really? Some people wil complain about anything.

Though i'm sure they'd complain more were they walking through the streets and hauling around heavy bins in 25+ degree heat.
gardeners and postmen manage,an would the binmen like it if they were in bed and their neighbours started bangin about that time in the morning
[quote][p][bold]esquisquirrel[/bold] wrote: Really? Some people wil complain about anything. Though i'm sure they'd complain more were they walking through the streets and hauling around heavy bins in 25+ degree heat.[/p][/quote]gardeners and postmen manage,an would the binmen like it if they were in bed and their neighbours started bangin about that time in the morning carol_uk
  • Score: -22

11:58am Wed 6 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Can understand to some degree but this is very early and does disturb people.
Can understand to some degree but this is very early and does disturb people. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: -5

12:34pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Obi wan kenobi Nil says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Heat exhaustion, anyone would think they have to walk up peoples driveways lift the bin up onto their shoulder, walk out to the cart and tip it in themselves before returning it?

Heres an idea, if you get around early enough you can catch people before they go to work and get them to wheel it onto the back of the cart for you, that'll save you having to get out of the cab ;)
Dick Head.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Heat exhaustion, anyone would think they have to walk up peoples driveways lift the bin up onto their shoulder, walk out to the cart and tip it in themselves before returning it? Heres an idea, if you get around early enough you can catch people before they go to work and get them to wheel it onto the back of the cart for you, that'll save you having to get out of the cab ;)[/p][/quote]Dick Head. Obi wan kenobi Nil
  • Score: 9

12:38pm Wed 6 Aug 14

spooki says...

I used to work very hard, physically and mentally, in a high street shop whilst wearing a very ill fitting polyester uniform. In the summer it was SO hot, staff would be at the point of collapse because it was so hot. Turned out the beauty counter staff turned UP the heating because they were chilly where their counters were in a draught from the front doors.
Think yourself lucky you're out in the open air and you don't have to actually go to people's front doors to pick up the metal bins any more.
I used to work very hard, physically and mentally, in a high street shop whilst wearing a very ill fitting polyester uniform. In the summer it was SO hot, staff would be at the point of collapse because it was so hot. Turned out the beauty counter staff turned UP the heating because they were chilly where their counters were in a draught from the front doors. Think yourself lucky you're out in the open air and you don't have to actually go to people's front doors to pick up the metal bins any more. spooki
  • Score: 2

12:39pm Wed 6 Aug 14

steve518 says...

Bin collection in my road at 6.00am this morning which is fine. But I do object to the fact that whilst the lorry reversed the full length of the road to start the collection, the reversing siren was on together with a loud automated message continuously repeating " danger vehicle reversing ". Surely this should have turned off, as far as I am aware supermarkets near residential property are forced by the same council to turn their reverse warnings off when their vehicles are delivering during certain hours.
Bin collection in my road at 6.00am this morning which is fine. But I do object to the fact that whilst the lorry reversed the full length of the road to start the collection, the reversing siren was on together with a loud automated message continuously repeating " danger vehicle reversing ". Surely this should have turned off, as far as I am aware supermarkets near residential property are forced by the same council to turn their reverse warnings off when their vehicles are delivering during certain hours. steve518
  • Score: 21

1:03pm Wed 6 Aug 14

esquisquirrel says...

Where do I complain about the sun? It's been waking me up at 5 am recently
Where do I complain about the sun? It's been waking me up at 5 am recently esquisquirrel
  • Score: 14

1:09pm Wed 6 Aug 14

BarrHumbug says...

Obi wan kenobi Nil wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Heat exhaustion, anyone would think they have to walk up peoples driveways lift the bin up onto their shoulder, walk out to the cart and tip it in themselves before returning it?

Heres an idea, if you get around early enough you can catch people before they go to work and get them to wheel it onto the back of the cart for you, that'll save you having to get out of the cab ;)
Dick Head.
Shouldn't you still be out on your round?
[quote][p][bold]Obi wan kenobi Nil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Heat exhaustion, anyone would think they have to walk up peoples driveways lift the bin up onto their shoulder, walk out to the cart and tip it in themselves before returning it? Heres an idea, if you get around early enough you can catch people before they go to work and get them to wheel it onto the back of the cart for you, that'll save you having to get out of the cab ;)[/p][/quote]Dick Head.[/p][/quote]Shouldn't you still be out on your round? BarrHumbug
  • Score: -4

1:29pm Wed 6 Aug 14

bournemouthladyt says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Obi wan kenobi Nil wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Heat exhaustion, anyone would think they have to walk up peoples driveways lift the bin up onto their shoulder, walk out to the cart and tip it in themselves before returning it?

Heres an idea, if you get around early enough you can catch people before they go to work and get them to wheel it onto the back of the cart for you, that'll save you having to get out of the cab ;)
Dick Head.
Shouldn't you still be out on your round?
How do you know that this person is a refuse collector? Also just for the record they would be finished by now, they finish about 12:30ish. :)
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Obi wan kenobi Nil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Heat exhaustion, anyone would think they have to walk up peoples driveways lift the bin up onto their shoulder, walk out to the cart and tip it in themselves before returning it? Heres an idea, if you get around early enough you can catch people before they go to work and get them to wheel it onto the back of the cart for you, that'll save you having to get out of the cab ;)[/p][/quote]Dick Head.[/p][/quote]Shouldn't you still be out on your round?[/p][/quote]How do you know that this person is a refuse collector? Also just for the record they would be finished by now, they finish about 12:30ish. :) bournemouthladyt
  • Score: 6

1:59pm Wed 6 Aug 14

tiggs61 says...

well i dont mind as long as the bins are emptied. street cleaner in boscombe i have any of time brought them a nice bottle of cold drink ie water. i know it must be awful for them having to wear high vis vests stelltoe cap boots some people should have more respect for them well done guys keeping our streets clean and rubbish collection.
well i dont mind as long as the bins are emptied. street cleaner in boscombe i have any of time brought them a nice bottle of cold drink ie water. i know it must be awful for them having to wear high vis vests stelltoe cap boots some people should have more respect for them well done guys keeping our streets clean and rubbish collection. tiggs61
  • Score: 21

2:19pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Peroni says...

steve518 wrote:
Bin collection in my road at 6.00am this morning which is fine. But I do object to the fact that whilst the lorry reversed the full length of the road to start the collection, the reversing siren was on together with a loud automated message continuously repeating " danger vehicle reversing ". Surely this should have turned off, as far as I am aware supermarkets near residential property are forced by the same council to turn their reverse warnings off when their vehicles are delivering during certain hours.
At least. It's in English !!!!
[quote][p][bold]steve518[/bold] wrote: Bin collection in my road at 6.00am this morning which is fine. But I do object to the fact that whilst the lorry reversed the full length of the road to start the collection, the reversing siren was on together with a loud automated message continuously repeating " danger vehicle reversing ". Surely this should have turned off, as far as I am aware supermarkets near residential property are forced by the same council to turn their reverse warnings off when their vehicles are delivering during certain hours.[/p][/quote]At least. It's in English !!!! Peroni
  • Score: 5

2:25pm Wed 6 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

If the complainants ask the Clown Hall nicely,they will issue cotton wool bins and supply the crew with slippers.
If the complainants ask the Clown Hall nicely,they will issue cotton wool bins and supply the crew with slippers. BIGTONE
  • Score: 3

2:37pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Bonjovigirl says...

OMG they are having a laugh, 'intolerable heat.' It's not that hot and as it's the summer season and always busy on the beaches get more staff !!! Excuses, normal people have to work in this intoerable heat!! God the one's who collect green waste must of all gone down with heatstoke or tropical fever then as that wasn't even collected !!!!!
OMG they are having a laugh, 'intolerable heat.' It's not that hot and as it's the summer season and always busy on the beaches get more staff !!! Excuses, normal people have to work in this intoerable heat!! God the one's who collect green waste must of all gone down with heatstoke or tropical fever then as that wasn't even collected !!!!! Bonjovigirl
  • Score: -6

3:37pm Wed 6 Aug 14

dustbindanny says...

I wonder how our Brave Boys in Afghanistan , cope in REAL Heat?
I wonder how our Brave Boys in Afghanistan , cope in REAL Heat? dustbindanny
  • Score: 9

3:39pm Wed 6 Aug 14

folkprotector says...

When did it get hot? Did I miss it?
When did it get hot? Did I miss it? folkprotector
  • Score: 2

3:55pm Wed 6 Aug 14

s-pb2 says...

Taking a peek at the council's Twitter site this morning gives an interesting twist to this story.

Looks like the complainant is actually the editor of this paper!
Taking a peek at the council's Twitter site this morning gives an interesting twist to this story. Looks like the complainant is actually the editor of this paper! s-pb2
  • Score: 15

4:28pm Wed 6 Aug 14

esquisquirrel says...

s-pb2 wrote:
Taking a peek at the council's Twitter site this morning gives an interesting twist to this story.

Looks like the complainant is actually the editor of this paper!
Then we should have an angry photo quicksmart!
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: Taking a peek at the council's Twitter site this morning gives an interesting twist to this story. Looks like the complainant is actually the editor of this paper![/p][/quote]Then we should have an angry photo quicksmart! esquisquirrel
  • Score: 3

4:30pm Wed 6 Aug 14

High Treason says...

Not as bad as those aircraft at Bournemouth Airport, droning away for ages before take off at 5.40 some mornings. Jet planes make less noise.
Not as bad as those aircraft at Bournemouth Airport, droning away for ages before take off at 5.40 some mornings. Jet planes make less noise. High Treason
  • Score: 1

4:32pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Old Colonial says...

s-pb2 wrote:
Taking a peek at the council's Twitter site this morning gives an interesting twist to this story.

Looks like the complainant is actually the editor of this paper!
It has an Editor???!!
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: Taking a peek at the council's Twitter site this morning gives an interesting twist to this story. Looks like the complainant is actually the editor of this paper![/p][/quote]It has an Editor???!! Old Colonial
  • Score: 7

4:37pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Abkhazsoyuz says...

MattsUpTheCherries wrote:
Echo you do know you've selected a picture of an area that isn't served by Bournemouth Borough Council and those bins are served by Dorset Waste Partnership?
Yeah, because as everybody knows the photograph was obviously taken outside No. 11 Braemar Drive, Highcliffe , Christchurch.
[quote][p][bold]MattsUpTheCherries[/bold] wrote: Echo you do know you've selected a picture of an area that isn't served by Bournemouth Borough Council and those bins are served by Dorset Waste Partnership?[/p][/quote]Yeah, because as everybody knows the photograph was obviously taken outside No. 11 Braemar Drive, Highcliffe , Christchurch. Abkhazsoyuz
  • Score: 1

4:42pm Wed 6 Aug 14

twynham says...

The source of the story is.....

@TobyGranville · 8h

Thank you @bournemouthbc for collecting our garden waste at 5.30am this morning. My family really liked being woken up 2 hours early.
The source of the story is..... @TobyGranville · 8h Thank you @bournemouthbc for collecting our garden waste at 5.30am this morning. My family really liked being woken up 2 hours early. twynham
  • Score: -3

5:27pm Wed 6 Aug 14

nermal says...

Does it REALLY matter? It IS physical work, and the heat is tiring, as long as the job gets done then why not do it in the cooler part of the day?
Some people are never happy.
Does it REALLY matter? It IS physical work, and the heat is tiring, as long as the job gets done then why not do it in the cooler part of the day? Some people are never happy. nermal
  • Score: 7

7:29pm Wed 6 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Are they men or mice? What about builders, roofers or any work where it is hot. What did the bin men do in 1976, didn't have climate controlled cabs or wheelie bins? They should start after rush hour to free up the roads. They won't like it because they won't be able to finish at 10pm and get paid for working until 3pm
Are they men or mice? What about builders, roofers or any work where it is hot. What did the bin men do in 1976, didn't have climate controlled cabs or wheelie bins? They should start after rush hour to free up the roads. They won't like it because they won't be able to finish at 10pm and get paid for working until 3pm bobthedestroyer
  • Score: -2

8:41pm Wed 6 Aug 14

johny46 says...

mike the bin idid this job for years and it can be very exhausting on hot days some people try this job out for day and perhaps people stop talk crap what dont no about job
mike the bin idid this job for years and it can be very exhausting on hot days some people try this job out for day and perhaps people stop talk crap what dont no about job johny46
  • Score: 3

8:51pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

Stop moaning and get the job done as a team. The driver just sits there blocking the road, the workers wheel a bin to the truck which lifts it for them! Back in my day the bin men had to sling the black bags into the lorry all day long!
Stop moaning and get the job done as a team. The driver just sits there blocking the road, the workers wheel a bin to the truck which lifts it for them! Back in my day the bin men had to sling the black bags into the lorry all day long! Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 0

9:02pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Lord Spring says...

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. Lord Spring
  • Score: 3

9:58pm Wed 6 Aug 14

matt68 says...

WHY CANT POSTIES START EARLY AS WELL
WHY CANT POSTIES START EARLY AS WELL matt68
  • Score: 4

1:20am Thu 7 Aug 14

SurfReefFunTime says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
Are they men or mice? What about builders, roofers or any work where it is hot. What did the bin men do in 1976, didn't have climate controlled cabs or wheelie bins? They should start after rush hour to free up the roads. They won't like it because they won't be able to finish at 10pm and get paid for working until 3pm
If your a light sleeper it's kind of annoying being woken up. They are noisy, smelly and blocks roads. Probably the best time is when everyone has finished the school run 9 -5 ?
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: Are they men or mice? What about builders, roofers or any work where it is hot. What did the bin men do in 1976, didn't have climate controlled cabs or wheelie bins? They should start after rush hour to free up the roads. They won't like it because they won't be able to finish at 10pm and get paid for working until 3pm[/p][/quote]If your a light sleeper it's kind of annoying being woken up. They are noisy, smelly and blocks roads. Probably the best time is when everyone has finished the school run 9 -5 ? SurfReefFunTime
  • Score: 2

6:20am Thu 7 Aug 14

Raindog951 says...

These moaners make me sick.....Awwww, Diddums! Woke up up at 6? Awwwww..... As someone who wakes up at 4am, and has done for the last 10 years, I have no sympathy. I have also had Heatstroke, and it's horrible.
Not only that, but think of the time the Bin men now have to get up? So they get up early, do a filthy, dirty, smelly, job, and risk Heatstroke at the same time?
While the moaners lay in their sweet smelling Cotton sheets, cribbing over being woken up an hour earlier for 5 mins.... Pathetic....
These moaners make me sick.....Awwww, Diddums! Woke up up at 6? Awwwww..... As someone who wakes up at 4am, and has done for the last 10 years, I have no sympathy. I have also had Heatstroke, and it's horrible. Not only that, but think of the time the Bin men now have to get up? So they get up early, do a filthy, dirty, smelly, job, and risk Heatstroke at the same time? While the moaners lay in their sweet smelling Cotton sheets, cribbing over being woken up an hour earlier for 5 mins.... Pathetic.... Raindog951
  • Score: 1

6:39am Thu 7 Aug 14

MMM444 says...

johny46 wrote:
mike the bin idid this job for years and it can be very exhausting on hot days some people try this job out for day and perhaps people stop talk crap what dont no about job
Good job you never did it 35-40yrs a go, when the real bin men walked down your drive and picked up a steel bin full of anything, lifted it up, slung it on there shoulder and tramped all the way back to the dustcart with it, and everyone of them were respectful and helpful,you lot are pig ignorant and struggle to lift a plastic lid, they would also pick up anything that was dropped, today's modern garbarologist's dump's more on the road than he put's in the cart, sling's bins around, leave's them where they land, the modern day tip rats a joker, get on with the job, stop whinging.
[quote][p][bold]johny46[/bold] wrote: mike the bin idid this job for years and it can be very exhausting on hot days some people try this job out for day and perhaps people stop talk crap what dont no about job[/p][/quote]Good job you never did it 35-40yrs a go, when the real bin men walked down your drive and picked up a steel bin full of anything, lifted it up, slung it on there shoulder and tramped all the way back to the dustcart with it, and everyone of them were respectful and helpful,you lot are pig ignorant and struggle to lift a plastic lid, they would also pick up anything that was dropped, today's modern garbarologist's dump's more on the road than he put's in the cart, sling's bins around, leave's them where they land, the modern day tip rats a joker, get on with the job, stop whinging. MMM444
  • Score: 5

10:30am Thu 7 Aug 14

rozmister says...

MMM444 wrote:
johny46 wrote:
mike the bin idid this job for years and it can be very exhausting on hot days some people try this job out for day and perhaps people stop talk crap what dont no about job
Good job you never did it 35-40yrs a go, when the real bin men walked down your drive and picked up a steel bin full of anything, lifted it up, slung it on there shoulder and tramped all the way back to the dustcart with it, and everyone of them were respectful and helpful,you lot are pig ignorant and struggle to lift a plastic lid, they would also pick up anything that was dropped, today's modern garbarologist's dump's more on the road than he put's in the cart, sling's bins around, leave's them where they land, the modern day tip rats a joker, get on with the job, stop whinging.
And 35 - 40 years ago lots of the bin men ended up with knackered backs unable to work. There's a good reason bin men don't carry the bins on their back anymore and it's because they shouldn't have to risk their own health to carry your bin to a truck. There was also a lot less rubbish back then because we didn't have such a throwaway culture, bin men's workload has increased significantly over the years!
[quote][p][bold]MMM444[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johny46[/bold] wrote: mike the bin idid this job for years and it can be very exhausting on hot days some people try this job out for day and perhaps people stop talk crap what dont no about job[/p][/quote]Good job you never did it 35-40yrs a go, when the real bin men walked down your drive and picked up a steel bin full of anything, lifted it up, slung it on there shoulder and tramped all the way back to the dustcart with it, and everyone of them were respectful and helpful,you lot are pig ignorant and struggle to lift a plastic lid, they would also pick up anything that was dropped, today's modern garbarologist's dump's more on the road than he put's in the cart, sling's bins around, leave's them where they land, the modern day tip rats a joker, get on with the job, stop whinging.[/p][/quote]And 35 - 40 years ago lots of the bin men ended up with knackered backs unable to work. There's a good reason bin men don't carry the bins on their back anymore and it's because they shouldn't have to risk their own health to carry your bin to a truck. There was also a lot less rubbish back then because we didn't have such a throwaway culture, bin men's workload has increased significantly over the years! rozmister
  • Score: 2

10:50am Thu 7 Aug 14

themummy says...

I am a gardener and I feel for the bin men in this run of hot weather. Heat stroke is a serious medical issue. I have found it hard going at times and felt sick and faint. Thankfully I have had the option to seek some shade from time to time and also to be able to stop moving to take in copious amounts of water. From what I observe the bin men are walking **** fast and must find it hard to keep fluid levels up.
I am a gardener and I feel for the bin men in this run of hot weather. Heat stroke is a serious medical issue. I have found it hard going at times and felt sick and faint. Thankfully I have had the option to seek some shade from time to time and also to be able to stop moving to take in copious amounts of water. From what I observe the bin men are walking **** fast and must find it hard to keep fluid levels up. themummy
  • Score: 4

3:04pm Fri 15 Aug 14

justsayithowitis says...

Raindog951 wrote:
These moaners make me sick.....Awwww, Diddums! Woke up up at 6? Awwwww..... As someone who wakes up at 4am, and has done for the last 10 years, I have no sympathy. I have also had Heatstroke, and it's horrible.
Not only that, but think of the time the Bin men now have to get up? So they get up early, do a filthy, dirty, smelly, job, and risk Heatstroke at the same time?
While the moaners lay in their sweet smelling Cotton sheets, cribbing over being woken up an hour earlier for 5 mins.... Pathetic....
The time you wake up has nothing to do with it. People are being woken up by all the noise. Just because you aren't bothered about it doesn't mean everyone else has to agree with you. The bin men are getting paid to do a job and for the most part will be happy to finish earlier and have the afternoon to do what they want. The people they are waking up won't have this luxury
[quote][p][bold]Raindog951[/bold] wrote: These moaners make me sick.....Awwww, Diddums! Woke up up at 6? Awwwww..... As someone who wakes up at 4am, and has done for the last 10 years, I have no sympathy. I have also had Heatstroke, and it's horrible. Not only that, but think of the time the Bin men now have to get up? So they get up early, do a filthy, dirty, smelly, job, and risk Heatstroke at the same time? While the moaners lay in their sweet smelling Cotton sheets, cribbing over being woken up an hour earlier for 5 mins.... Pathetic....[/p][/quote]The time you wake up has nothing to do with it. People are being woken up by all the noise. Just because you aren't bothered about it doesn't mean everyone else has to agree with you. The bin men are getting paid to do a job and for the most part will be happy to finish earlier and have the afternoon to do what they want. The people they are waking up won't have this luxury justsayithowitis
  • Score: 1

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