Any excuse 2.
Any excuse 3.
One thousand Bord Gais employees are to share in a €55m windfall. The workers at the state-owned utility company are to get payouts averaging €55,000, a meeting in Cork was told today. News of the bounty for the gas and water workers was announced as part of the process of getting the company ready for sale.
Bord Gais, who sent us threatening texts in the past, despite us being on a payment plan, and despite stating that they wouldn’t, have sent another text threatening to cut off electricity and gas.
I rang them and they said that , while we have a payment plan that it is for the outstanding balance only and that, on receipt of each new bill, a new balance is created, which means a payment plan has to be agreed.
Which means the texts threatening loss of service continue and we have to call them every month to explain the situation and set up a different payment plan.
Until the next bill.
We are making the effort to pay our bills, we have not ignored any creditor and have existed under a harsh budget for well over a year,and to get these texts, a mere two months after being told we would not receive any more, is disheartening , and makes us feel like con artists, frauds and failures.
I certainly don’t need to hear someone tell me that, by paying on a Monday instead of the Friday that we are in violation of the plan and not to do it. And when I persist, saying I have an email promising no further correspondence, and that I consider a text message to be a further correspondence , suddenly a brand new payment plan, a yearly one,
suddenly becomes available. But not before I get another warning about breaching the terms and conditions.
I don’t need this, my wife doesn’t need this. We’re struggling, we’re really fucking struggling. We’re doing our best, give us a break.
Thanks Lars Biscuits
The Commission for Energy Regulation has approved an 8.5% rise in residential gas prices for Bord Gáis to come into effect in October. This time last year Bord Gáis got approval for a 22% increase for residential gas prices. Bord Gáis had applied to the Commission for Energy Regulation for a 7.54% rise in its residential gas prices in the summer.
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Maeve Stone writes:
The [controversial] name change. bit of flare but we won’t complain about sun even if it sometimes ruins photos.