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Petrol

Post by Ripped » Tue May 06, 2008 12:23 pm

I see that a few of the prison officers travel between 40-50 miles each way, which is only an hour drive, which is nothing.
However, i currently work about 50miles away from my home, and to my work and back, costs £20 petrol, which is £100 a week.
So here's the question, prison officers on £17,000 a year, how on earth can they afford £100 a week on petrol, out of i'm guessing around £350 a week (and then tax which altogether would bring it down to about £150 a week?!)?
Reason being is i've just passed the POST and booked a RAD, but theres no way on this earth i could live off £150 a week? I'm sure im missing something, would some one be kind enough to enlighten me :D
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Re: Petrol

Post by sharpe » Tue May 06, 2008 2:19 pm

I have no idea I spend about £20 a week on petrol for work think if it was a £100 just for work then I could not afford it, a lot of people though that travel lift share so it works out cheaper my partner works part time at where I work so it costs her nothing in petrol as she travels with me

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Re: Petrol

Post by polly » Tue May 06, 2008 5:36 pm

Hi there,

How about travelling by train? I worked out that I would save money on petrol this way.

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Re: Petrol

Post by sharpe » Tue May 06, 2008 5:51 pm

polly wrote:Hi there,

How about travelling by train? I worked out that I would save money on petrol this way.

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it depends where you work, I work in the middle of nowhere oyu got 1 bus a day to the prison and that is it

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Post by jackson » Tue May 06, 2008 6:57 pm

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Re: Petrol

Post by sharpe » Tue May 06, 2008 6:59 pm

im yorkshire area what area you starting at?

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Re: Petrol

Post by jackson » Tue May 06, 2008 7:08 pm

yorkshire also, what nick is that then?

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Re: Petrol

Post by marks13 » Fri May 09, 2008 6:33 pm

If you really want to do the job then you'll find a way of getting by, the next pay band is quite a jump after the year.
and just keep doing what i'm doing and pray for the petrol prices to drop a bit!!!
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Re: Petrol

Post by DUCKBILL » Fri May 09, 2008 8:43 pm

You could always buy a diesel or more economical car
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Re: Petrol

Post by sharpe » Fri May 09, 2008 8:59 pm

Diesal is not as econimical as it once was, you used to get far more miles to the gallon but now you don't get that many more and it used to be cheaper then unleaded but it is now more expensive, so not that much cheaper to get a diesal anymore

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Re: Petrol

Post by sharpy2 » Fri May 09, 2008 10:29 pm

i get 50mpg on bio-diesel which i pay 91.6 per litre for. You can even make your own diesel for around 35p a litre if you can be arsed, its not that difficult. Or spend a £1000 on having a cooking oil conversion (£500 if you can fit yourself) then run your diesel car on pure cooking oil, seems a lot to spend but wont take long to pay for itself as you will be saving probably 80p - £1 a litre.
sharpe wrote:Diesal is not as econimical as it once was, you used to get far more miles to the gallon but now you don't get that many more and it used to be cheaper then unleaded but it is now more expensive, so not that much cheaper to get a diesal anymore

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Re: Petrol

Post by DUCKBILL » Fri May 09, 2008 11:45 pm

I have just spent a week running my diesel car to work for the first time on board computer shows 50.1 mpg that includes running around town wife and kids taxi. 72 mile round trip to work and back.
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