Topic : Bordom at work

Why is it that this forum is busy in the week and very quiet at the weekend? Could it be that most of us are so bored at work these days that we spend a good percentage of our time surfing the net?

Unfortunatly when you work Saturdays,like me, you run out of people to talk to!!

Posted: 05/11/2005 11:53:47
By: Jeremy3550
Hi Jeremy. Exactly the same occured to me.

Posted: 05/11/2005 11:57:48
By: Robert Harris
So you want sympathy for estate agents now do you?


Doing assignment at pres, thinking about going out and flying a topper.


Posted: 05/11/2005 12:10:37
By: Jon
i work sats and everyother sunday kills the sailing, would someone please give some sympathy to a used car salesman

Posted: 09/11/2005 18:40:48
By: Russ Hopkins
You got a diesel vehicle with a towbar and a long MOT?

Posted: 09/11/2005 21:55:53
By: Jon
Once a car salesman sells his first car does he automatically become a used car salesman?  Always wondered.....

Posted: 10/11/2005 08:47:23
By: Garry R
Russ, I used to be a car salesman and worked he same hours. It does kill the sailing and that is why i became an Estate Agent. I no longer work Sundays at all and do get the occasional Saturday off!

Posted: 10/11/2005 09:25:09
By: Jeremy3550
I thought of the swap between the industry's but came to the conc. that Used car salesman has a slighty higher public opinion then an estate agent !! lol

Posted: 10/11/2005 18:37:02
By: Russ Hopkins
Jeremy, I thought Sundays were the busiest day for estate agents, or so those Foxton Mini Cooper slogans say.  I reckon, unless you're providing an essential service - doctor/nurse, fireman, policeman etc, then weekends should not, under any circumstances, involve working.  While I'm on the subject, down with Sunday trading.

Posted: 10/11/2005 22:23:19
By: Richard (3233)
there are more shoppers out on sunday than any other day! where's the day off? it has become a recreation - nothing better to do than go to bluewater or the garden centre.

get a life - get a boat.

Posted: 11/11/2005 07:49:43
By: john
So John, when you decide to go house hunting, are you and your missus going to take days of work to do so?

Posted: 11/11/2005 09:03:55
By: Sympathy for the devil
You do get alot of shoppers out on a Sunday but if you pop in to an Estate Agent you are generally window shopping or being nosey. If you are serious about moving you would call in the week or on a Saturday. These days, what with the net, you can see all the properties without leaving home.

From what i believe car salesman and estate agents are pretty much on a par just behind the tax man!!

Posted: 11/11/2005 09:30:08
By: Jeremy3550
Best full time job for your sailing - Civil Servant on flexi time! May be boring but you get on the net at your desk.

Posted: 11/11/2005 09:53:02
By: worker
If you fancy a beer later Civil Servant, let me know.

Posted: 11/11/2005 13:52:39
By: You know who you are
Yeah The Taxman and Traffic wardens ae deffo the lowest of the low, I also agree that sunday trading should stop if no one opened then people would have to take time off to look at cars and houses, How did very1 cope in the old days !!

Posted: 11/11/2005 18:22:56
By: Russ Hopkins
Estate Agents used to open on Sunday and do good business. Now with everything on the net and it being easier to take time off they close as early as possible on a Saturday too.
Still found that the best way to find houses is to go in to the agents as they often haven't put things on the web yet or prices have changed and you get all the info and an appointment made on the spot.
So back to the packing....

Posted: 11/11/2005 18:29:14
By: House Buyer
retired on good pension seems to be good for sailing

Posted: 11/11/2005 18:35:30
By: oneday
make the agent work for YOU! and do the running around on his time - after all, you pays him yer money!

take time off for house hunting - and sail weekends.

Posted: 11/11/2005 19:12:46
By: john
Actually only the sellers pay us a fee and so we work for them not the buyers. We did do good business on a Sunday once but with the advert of webb sites such as people have moved towards week days when they are sitting at work surfing the net!!

Posted: 14/11/2005 10:31:44
By: Jeremy3550
Surfing for house's and a bit of friendly banter on MR Forum

Posted: 14/11/2005 20:53:16
By: Russ Hopkins


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