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Bin collectors shouting c*nt and sh*t at 6:30am

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Carrotcakefiend Tue 19-May-20 06:53:09

We're on a street of terrace houses of mainly young families and over 65s. Our bin collection happens 6-7am on a Wednesday morning. The bin collectors do a good job and I have no problems with them talking loudly cos bin collection is never quiet anyway! But recently there's a new man, and he swears and swears at the top of his voice. This morning, he wife is a c*nt apparently, and some other things are sh*t. It also sounded like he had a full on argument with one of the other collectors.

Aibu to ask them to stop yelling, or to mention it to the council?

I feel bad reporting someone doing a tough job, especially during the lockdown, but at the same time I feel it's really not ok to be speaking the way he does, yelling and shouting down the street. What would you do? Please help!

LevoMental Tue 19-May-20 06:55:18

Think about how it's affecting you, really.

Surely you're not that delicate that you can't just ignore it?

LivingThatLockdownLife Tue 19-May-20 06:56:31

Defo complain.

It's not 1950

Carrotcakefiend Tue 19-May-20 06:57:10

I wish I could, but you can hear it loud enough that with the windows shut you can't hold your own conversation while it's happening. It's not so much the noise but the fact that ds and everyone else can hear a stream of swearing over the sound of a lorry.

BrightYellowDaffodil Tue 19-May-20 06:57:20

I’m no wilting flower and indeed I use those words myself, but I’d still raise it with the council. Maybe not a formal complaint, I’d ring the relevant department and ask someone to have a quiet word.

EdwinaMay Tue 19-May-20 06:58:10

The fact he is shouting it sounds like attention seeking to me. In fact no one should be shouting at 6.30am full stop. He's an arsehole.

Playdonut Tue 19-May-20 07:00:28

Maybe you could volunteer to take the whole streets rubbish to the tip in your car so the bin men don't have to come? No? Stop moaning then.

CottonSock Tue 19-May-20 07:00:55

I imagine the council would want to sort this out asap. It's not good for their image. Where I am my council would take this seriously.

Kittykat93 Tue 19-May-20 07:05:54

Playdonut - what a silly comment. So can we all just behave how we want then at work?? He shouldn't be shouting and swearing in the street at 6 30am,whether he's a bin man or not.

Carrotcakefiend Tue 19-May-20 07:06:28

I don't understand your comment. They aren't volunteers and I'm not complaining they come. I'm asking whether you'd speak to someone about a lot of high volume swearing from them. Would you treat yourself at home if the GP repeatedly swore during an appointment?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 19-May-20 07:08:05

They're not volunteering though, Playdonut confused That's just a stupid statement.
Swearing can be intimidating to some people.

hen10 Tue 19-May-20 07:09:03

I"d be ready one morning and just go and say that really recently when they've come there's been loads of swearing and shouting. I'd be specific and give an example of what you've heard and say that your children are hearing and could the swearing be toned down please. They'll know who's responsible and the boss will have a word hopefully. No need to go to the council before you've spoken to them, I don't think.

CeeceeBloomingdale Tue 19-May-20 07:10:40

Why are they collecting on a Tuesday if your bin day is Wednesday? (misses the point of the thread)

HugeAckmansWife Tue 19-May-20 07:11:19

It's not OK to be shouting at that time. I don't know why bins are always so early. Our glass collection will come by in a minute, huge crashes every half minute or so. The lorries cause congestion during rush hour. Is there a reason they can't start after 9? And Playdonut your comment is silly. She's not complaining about volunteers. These people are doing a job and should do it professionally.

Carrotcakefiend Tue 19-May-20 07:12:54

Tuesday. They collect on a Tuesday. In a morning daze and I wrote Wednesday confused today is Tuesday... Right?! brew

Porridgeoat Tue 19-May-20 07:13:12

See if it happens a second time. If it does tell the council how amazing the bin men have been to date and that today wasn’t the same (twice). However you understand home life can be difficult and work life stressful for some particularly with covid19 pressure.

FairyDogMother11 Tue 19-May-20 07:15:02

@CeeceeBloomingdale I don't know about OP but my road has two different postcodes, one either side, and the other side to us has their collection on Tuesday and ours is Wednesday so we see and hear them on a Tuesday too.

Northernsoullover Tue 19-May-20 07:15:25

I swear terribly too. If I did it at work I'd get sacked and quite rightly.

EggysMom Tue 19-May-20 07:16:11

Round here it's normally the house owners shouting f*ck and sh*t as they hurriedly put their bins out whilst dressed in either pyjamas or whatever coat they happen to have by the door ...

FairyDogMother11 Tue 19-May-20 07:16:13

Oh cross post with OP, that's not the case here grin but it could have been blush

BananaSpanner Tue 19-May-20 07:17:32

If it was a regular occurrence I would complain. A one off, I wouldn’t bother.

midnightstar66 Tue 19-May-20 07:17:30

Do you live near me OP? Mine are the same but they waited till 7 this morning to turn up and shout. I was already semi awake and dc didn't wake up so I can't say it bothered me massively

PowerStruggle Tue 19-May-20 07:18:24

Think you’ve posted this a day early 😁

Iwanttostayhappy Tue 19-May-20 07:19:03

You need to report as he is representing the council and the behaviour is unacceptable. Also why are they collecting bins so early, our bin collectors are not allowed to leave the yard till 7am.

PhilipJennings Tue 19-May-20 07:20:17

I'd contact the council. It's not going to get him fired, it's going to get him a chat with his supervisor about remembering that he is a representative of the council and should behave accordingly, particularly at unsocial hours when people's small children are at home.

Tbh if he's having a "full on row" with his coworkers, they'd probably be glad that customers and supervisors are onto him, as this means his behaviour is being monitored and they have support if they need to come with their own gripes.

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