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To think workers should tell me they are on my property?

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DontPushTheButton Tue 02-Dec-14 11:12:53

I work from home. The car is on the drive. I recently had some work done on my electricity meter which resulted in a huge hole on my front drive. I was told that this would be made good in a few days.

Today, a week later, a huge truck pulls up out the front . I didn't think much of it as we have two sets of new neighbours so figured they were getting some work done.

Nest thing I hear is banging and crashing and thudding outside my side window. They have come to fix the hole in the drive, which is great. But they are making a terrible racket and I could have been on the phone to a client!

Or is this totally normal?

DontPushTheButton Tue 02-Dec-14 11:41:45

Oh. They seem to have gone now, but there is still a barrier up and they haven't re paved the area. confused

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Tue 02-Dec-14 11:43:56

Did you go and speak to them and ask what was going on?

PortofinoVino Tue 02-Dec-14 11:46:59

I work from home.

Do they know that?

ouryve Tue 02-Dec-14 11:47:15


I raised hell when our phone lines were changed without warning, a few years ago. The first i knew of it, I had no phone or Internet - and my mobile was flat (I'd have made sure it was charged had I known - it was an old style one that lasted a week on a single charge, but took half a day to charge up) and then we had people erecting ladders right next to my bedroom window. I had a child who was puking really badly, to the point of worrying me, so wasn't at all impressed.

When DH complained (I couldn't - no phone or Internet) I got an BT guy to the door saying "I've had a report that your phone line is down".

DontPushTheButton Tue 02-Dec-14 11:59:37

The people that did the initial work did know I work from home. Not sure who these people were or if they knew. But since the was a car in the drive, surely it is just courteous to knock just in case?

I didn't go out and speak to them no, as I was in the middle of a project that is recorded on the screen as I do it so was unable to stop until it was finished. I did go and check when I was able to which is when I discovered they had left, with the barrier still up and the paving not replaced.

ouryve that would have been so annoying! If they had cut our electricity today I would have lost all of today's work, but to that is not as bad as leaving a sick child without means of communicating to medical services if needed.

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