The way Lviv bangs on about how hard he worked I think its a case of the lady doth protest too much. I bet he was a lazy bastard, sat there sipping on a cuppa watching the rest of his colleagues do all the hard graft only to suddenly spring into action when the bosses walked past.
I held all the production records for the last ten year of the steel works . When you broke a record they wrote yer name on a board in Gold letters . I had hour , shift and week . I also had a record of no time off and no visits to sick bay for 5 years they gave me an engraved half pint mug for that. I would have gone on to get Company record if I had not had an accident and got rushed to hospital , another 20 minutes and I would have died . I lost me left testicle in that accident but I was only off for 4 and a half weeks. E.R. had a month off with guts ache after the fat **** et all snap at christmas party. . Gaffer come round me house with a basket of fruit , because before they rushed me to hospital I jumped off me stretcher and turned all the furnaces off so as they would not blow up even though I was nearly on me death bed.
yer woked a ten hour shift and yer got half hour snap a minute late off yer snap yer got docked half hour. They were fucking rotten like that. the job was that intense there was a punch up every day . As long as yer shook hands after yer did not get sack.
Each pipe I made sold for a grand a piece on average depending on size . Me minimum an hour was 40 . thats 40 grand an hour ten hours a day 5 days a week . i did that fer twelve year 48 weeks a year. E.R can work that out for yer . I started on 60 quid a week and when I moved to Furnaces I was on a 180. The true ugly face of capitalism .
The steel works was not me hardest job I had in me life neither . I worked on a concrete plant making concrete slabs . I was 16 then every muscle in me body was super toned I come third to Trevor Pear in mister Ilson and I never even trained for it. for every slab yer made you got 4 pence old money 12 pence was a shilling a shilling is 5 pence now so a clever fucker like yo can work it out yer sen . after 6 weeks I was longest serving slab maker.
Word to the wise now kid just so as if yer ever bump into me you dont make the mistake of giving me slather about me work record. I bet I am twice your age but if it come down to mano mano between me and yo I would put a bet on me sen to straighten yer jacket . Dont get drawn into that cockney cunts load of bollocks casting aspersions about me work record . I aint ever had an idle day in my fucking life . Because how the school year fell I started work at 14 . Before that I had me own stick business and helped me old man on allotment with the fowls sold pegs and eggs and Bull rushes with me Mam when I was 8 . I aint had no edumacation but I aint no shop egg either .
Dont bother apologising for yer ill informed comments unless yer sincere.