computerisation increases paperwork

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car on life supportAs I wait to pay for Thomas’s annual MOT I watch the Halford‘s service man sort through at least 10 pages of A4 documents, sorting them into piles, stapling them together. The queue of 6 people behind me is getting ancy. They’re leaning against the counter, the wall, adjusting their positions and loudly sighing.

Wendy: Wow! Thats a lot of paperwork

Halford’s Engineer: Tell me about it! You wouldn’t believe this company. All you need is a Tablet and one document, but not here. When they computerised the process it quadrupled the paperwork!

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6 bits of lovely banter on “computerisation increases paperwork”

  1. Miss Scarlet writes:

    A Tablet? It’s enough to make you reach for the Neurofen.
    Sx

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  2. wendy writes:

    is that L’Oreal Age-RePerfect Head Protection Neurofen? Because you’re worth it…

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  3. nick writes:

    In Northern Ireland the MOT centres are separate from garages, and they speed you through very quickly with no paperwork at all – except maybe a list of faults if you don’t pass. A very efficient arrangement.

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  4. wendy writes:

    In WA state USA they have no MOT, the only annual check is a vehicle emissions test, you dont even have to get out of the car they just fix something to your exhaust pipe and you drive on these rollers at over 40MPH without going anywhere. Fun, but gives you low confident in the general traffic worthiness of cars…

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  5. Andrew writes:

    In WA state Aust, there is no annual check of any sort (except for the check that the licence fee has been paid). Road/traffic worthiness? What’s that?

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  6. nick writes:

    My friend in Melbourne was telling me a few days back that cars in Australia only have an MOT if they’re being sold. So how do you know you’re not about to be run down by some crumbling old jalopy?

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