Electricity engineer clocks up long service

A POWER worker who has clocked up 46 years in the industry has been recognised for his achievement.

John Fitton, a jointer based in Colchester, has worked for electricity firm UK Power Networks since signing up aged just 17 on a salary of £9 per week.

John, 62, has worked on Colchester’s underground cable network throughout his career and admits he knows it “pretty well”.

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1:59pm Wed 19 Dec 12

co4 says...

Who honestly cares? I mean, in the grand scheme of things, how on earth is this considered newsworthy? The Gazette and it's employees are a joke.
Who honestly cares? I mean, in the grand scheme of things, how on earth is this considered newsworthy? The Gazette and it's employees are a joke. co4

2:57pm Wed 19 Dec 12

hughie-s says...

UK Power Networks was only formed in 2010, surely he would have started work with the Eastern Electricity Board?
UK Power Networks was only formed in 2010, surely he would have started work with the Eastern Electricity Board? hughie-s

6:36pm Wed 19 Dec 12

DelA says...

The reason they print these stories, is for idiots like you to complain about them!
The reason they print these stories, is for idiots like you to complain about them! DelA

8:33pm Wed 19 Dec 12

co4 says...

DelA wrote:
The reason they print these stories, is for idiots like you to complain about them!
And the reason I comment on these stories is for idiots like you to complain about my comments! Merry Christmas to you too x
[quote][p][bold]DelA[/bold] wrote: The reason they print these stories, is for idiots like you to complain about them![/p][/quote]And the reason I comment on these stories is for idiots like you to complain about my comments! Merry Christmas to you too x co4

6:48am Thu 20 Dec 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Someone has gone to the Gazette with the info in the first place and they have to fill their pages somehow.

Articles like this one are looked on by journalists as "human interest" stories. In reality they aren't, and who really gives a t o s s anyway? Is not unusual to spend an entire career in the same industry, many do without the need to publicise it to the world (well to the world of the Gazette anyway!) so this story is not newsworthy.

Of course there are also many who don't get that chance when they lose their job, through no fault of their own, now this is far more newsworthy!

Merry Christmas to all my fellow whingers.

(suppose using the word "fellow" will offend some, but its not meant as offensive!)
Someone has gone to the Gazette with the info in the first place and they have to fill their pages somehow. Articles like this one are looked on by journalists as "human interest" stories. In reality they aren't, and who really gives a t o s s anyway? Is not unusual to spend an entire career in the same industry, many do without the need to publicise it to the world (well to the world of the Gazette anyway!) so this story is not newsworthy. Of course there are also many who don't get that chance when they lose their job, through no fault of their own, now this is far more newsworthy! Merry Christmas to all my fellow whingers. (suppose using the word "fellow" will offend some, but its not meant as offensive!) Say It As It Is OK?

8:38am Thu 20 Dec 12

Barside1 says...

'Human interest'?

I'm human, I think, and I'm not the least bit interested in this or the 'exclusive' on the woman that wet herself while out shopping.

I've taken the time to drop a note into the guys on North Hill this week to confirm that mods and rockers were well and truly extinct by 1982.

Additionally, that The Weeley Pop Festival took place in '71 ( not '82 ).

We all know that the young team of journos who have survived the cull from the Newsquest mothership are under pressure to fill the pages with something, but unless they up their game the circulation will drop ( if it hasn't already ) to a level that cannot be sustained.

Here is something about my beloved pet - 'Firstsite' from yesterday.

The students who usually sit outside Firstsite have moved inside now winter has arrived to occupy the bean bags - no problem with that, am tempted to join them.

In doing so, and by taking frequent cigarette breaks outside, they have given the galllery a much needed boost with visitor figures - at least doubling one would think.

The latest exhibition was of interest to me personally - it may well signal the very beginnings of the 'Pop Art' movement.

But to conclude on a negative - guess what?

Workmen were drilling up the paving slabs outside the main entrance, a fair few of them at that.

Despite it all,

A very Merry Christmas to everyone at The Gazette and to fellow contributors in the 'comments section'.

x
'Human interest'? I'm human, I think, and I'm not the least bit interested in this or the 'exclusive' on the woman that wet herself while out shopping. I've taken the time to drop a note into the guys on North Hill this week to confirm that mods and rockers were well and truly extinct by 1982. Additionally, that The Weeley Pop Festival took place in '71 ( not '82 ). We all know that the young team of journos who have survived the cull from the Newsquest mothership are under pressure to fill the pages with something, but unless they up their game the circulation will drop ( if it hasn't already ) to a level that cannot be sustained. Here is something about my beloved pet - 'Firstsite' from yesterday. The students who usually sit outside Firstsite have moved inside now winter has arrived to occupy the bean bags - no problem with that, am tempted to join them. In doing so, and by taking frequent cigarette breaks outside, they have given the galllery a much needed boost with visitor figures - at least doubling one would think. The latest exhibition was of interest to me personally - it may well signal the very beginnings of the 'Pop Art' movement. But to conclude on a negative - guess what? Workmen were drilling up the paving slabs outside the main entrance, a fair few of them at that. Despite it all, A very Merry Christmas to everyone at The Gazette and to fellow contributors in the 'comments section'. x Barside1

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