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("David G. Bell") wrote:
> On 20 Dec, in article
> firstname.lastname@example.org "glencoyne" wrote:
> > Does anyone know what the correct revenue weight (gross laden weight)
> > is for the various models of Land Rover? The only ones I have found so
> > far (from a Series 3 handbook) are:
> > Series 3 88 inch (all) 2120kg
> > Series 3 109 inch 4 and 6 cyl (exc. 1 Ton) 2710kg
> > I guess these apply equally to Series 2 and 2A equivalents, but it
> > would be nice to have this confirmed.
> The military manual for the Series III Lightweight, and the combined
> serial number and weight plate on the driver's side of the seatbox, both
> give a gross laden weight of 2020 kg. (Which gives just over half a ton
> for payload and driver, on roads.)
> I think it definitely needs confirming for the earlier models.
> Swansea's database is _not_ reliable. It led to be getting a private
> parking ticket for leaving a combine harvester in a supermarket carpark,
> two years after they stopped sending me tax/SORN reminders when I sold
> it. It was later exported to Cyprus.
> Like most government computer systems, they have a severe GIGO problem,
> and seem pretty uncaring about fixing it.
It's Targets. Targets are all that matter. Meet your Targets and you'll
Be A Good Manager. Causing havoc and ruining peoples lives does not matter,
it's not a Target. Failing to keep customers happy does not matter, it's
not a Target. Helping people to put things right does not matter either,
guess what - it's not a Target. Indeed, waste your time actually sorting
things out and you will miss your Target, thereby becomming a Bad Manager.
But the really galling thing is that these mamagers who are getting
paid a fortune to force the poor sods that work for them to meet
their Targets haven't got the spine to turn round and say it's wrong.
And they are almost certainly the first on the phone to Jeremy Vine when
they get treated the same way.
Personaly, I don't know how they sleep at night.
 Still seething, 6 years later, about getting a phone bill demand
from a company who had bought a non-existant debt from BT.
Calls BT call-centre.....
BT: "We couldn't find your address".
Me: "You haven't got a phone book then?"
BT: "But you might not have been the right person".
Me: "You managed to change our Direct Debit over to this number and
BT: "Oh dear, that seems to be Option 11 out of 10 on my screen, I'll
have to put the phone down on you".
Bye-bye BT, hello NTL!