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    grumpy old git 500+ Posts banginbishop's Avatar
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    Goodbye fellow techs

    Itís been a long time since I frequented these forums - some funny times offering free frimware & the odd heated debate👀 but itís also been a wealth of information thatís got me out of hole or 2 butÖÖ. Itís over for me.


    I started out in 1994ish doing copier repairs and after nearly 30 years itís time to say goodbye to you all.


    My company was taken over by an American brand just before lockdown in the UK - I believe the most hated to work on (yes they are shi*) and the place I currently work at has been decimated & butchered beyond belief by this American company. Weíve had about 70 engineers leave & the replacements have pretty much no experience on copiers which explains why they pay so poorly. We have no tech specs anymore - all left for other companyís. Branded cars & low spec cars/vans, the list goes on but Iím out for good.


    8 years ago I went into business with my partner looking after adults with learning difficulties. The pandemic stopped us expanding quicker than what we have liked but now things have started to settle down we can get back on track. Iíll continue to work away from the business for the sole reason to pay off the mortgage quicker but itís given me a comfortable life compared to earning peanuts in the copier industry & for that it angers me being thatís itís a very technical industry , however itís a shrinking industry so itís time to get out.


    I probably will forgot some on here but Blackcat, Debs, Llamagod, Tonermonkey & who can forget Zaza to name but a few have helped me tremendously & I canít thank them enough & wish you all the very best for the future


    Aka banginbishop - grumpy bastard - twat or whatever you want to call me😂


    Paul

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    Master Of The Obvious 10,000+ Posts
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    Re: Goodbye fellow techs

    Congratulations on your success Paul! I jumped ship last November and retired. I still do odd jobs here and there.
    I'm glad that you're doing all right.

    Come back occasionally. =^..^=
    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
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    2) demonstrate that you made some attempt to fix it.
    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
    4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.
    5) You are the person onsite. Only you can make observations.

    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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    Re: Goodbye fellow techs

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    Congratulations on your success Paul! I jumped ship last November and retired. I still do odd jobs here and there.
    I'm glad that you're doing all right.

    Come back occasionally. =^..^=

    sent you a private message

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    Re: Goodbye fellow techs

    Kust because you are retired from the business doesn't that you no longer have knowledge that you can occasionally share. And some of the younger members can use a taste or two of criticism from the grumpy old git.

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    Re: Goodbye fellow techs

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    Kust because you are retired from the business doesn't that you no longer have knowledge that you can occasionally share. And some of the younger members can use a taste or two of criticism from the grumpy old git.
    Iíve actually mellowed over the years weíll sort of😂 still canít stand lazy coworkers though!

    I actually donít see a future for this industry as itís getting smaller by the year. Itís all going cloud based so scanning is playing a big part but printing isnít so whereís the revenue coming from? Saw a report a few years ago saying the exam board wanted all school test papers online within 5 years. School test papers are a big revenue earner for the industry so if that goes so does a lot of jobs.

    Iíve had some fun times but the last few years have been rubbish in the copier industry & Iím nervous going into my new field but glad to be out of the copier industry.

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    Re: Goodbye fellow techs

    Best of luck with your new endeavours.
    Come back at times experience is really appreciated.
    A tree is known by its fruit, a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost, he who sows courtesy, reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

    Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.

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    Re: Goodbye fellow techs

    Quote Originally Posted by tsbservice View Post
    Best of luck with your new endeavours.
    Come back at times experience is really appreciated.
    thank you

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    Re: Goodbye fellow techs

    Quote Originally Posted by banginbishop View Post
    Iíve actually mellowed over the years weíll sort of😂 still canít stand lazy coworkers though!

    I actually donít see a future for this industry as itís getting smaller by the year. Itís all going cloud based so scanning is playing a big part but printing isnít so whereís the revenue coming from? Saw a report a few years ago saying the exam board wanted all school test papers online within 5 years. School test papers are a big revenue earner for the industry so if that goes so does a lot of jobs.

    Iíve had some fun times but the last few years have been rubbish in the copier industry & Iím nervous going into my new field but glad to be out of the copier industry.
    Stepping into the unknown is scary, take it one day at a time and make the most of everyday and you will be fine.

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    Re: Goodbye fellow techs

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    Kust because you are retired from the business doesn't that you no longer have knowledge that you can occasionally share. And some of the younger members can use a taste or two of criticism from the grumpy old git.
    X1

    Sent from my SM-G990U using Tapatalk

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    Re: Goodbye fellow techs

    Brother you did your time.
    Switch tracks.
    Something you enjoy. Something that will give you good feelings while still bringing in the bacon.
    Best of luck, and as others have stated..keep in touch.

    Sent from my SM-G990U using Tapatalk

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