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    Pointless work related courses

    Anyone else get fed up being sent on courses that rather than expand your knowledge of the job just waste your time???

    Been on a few recently, went on one a few weeks ago on selling vehicle options. Baically a full day course spent learning what new vehicle options are available and how to sell them i.e. Adaptive forward lighting. The room was filled with people like myself who were all, apart from 2, more than aware what options were available and didnt need a 6hour course costing £120 a head to tell them.
    The even more ironic thing was I knew more about the spec of the cars than the instructor did, and ended in an arguement over ESP as he didnt have an understanding on the differance between ESP and ESP+.


    Now Ive got to go on another course this week to Luton costing £120 + travelling +hotel +expenses to learn how to hand a new car over to a customer. Part of this course was an online training course, and what was that on? The Vauxhall car range :

    This course is designed to provide general product information of the following carlines: Agila, Corsa, Meriva, Tigra TwinTop, Astra, Zafira, Vectra/Signum and the VXR car range

    Teaching granny how to suck eggs comes into it not to mention the fact that the course was based on old Agila, Vectra (which is no longer) & Signum (which is no longer).

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    Least you get training, I have to argue for anything where I work.

    So, with all that info, you can perhaps tell me what the LPG service on a MK4 2002 Astra actually is, and what if any LPG filters there are and what happens if they never get changed?

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    So what is the difference between ESP and ESP+?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    Least you get training, I have to argue for anything where I work.

    So, with all that info, you can perhaps tell me what the LPG service on a MK4 2002 Astra actually is, and what if any LPG filters there are and what happens if they never get changed?
    All we were told on the LPG;s when they were launched (which was very little), is that LPG car service intervals remain the same at 1 year or 20,000miles. (unfortunately Im not permitted to go on technical training so thats my limit on LPG service), but I can check on monday if theres any additional to LPG system servicing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    So what is the difference between ESP and ESP+?
    ESP can only brake one of 4 wheels to bring the car back under control, ESP+ can brake upto 3 of the 4 wheels to bring the car back under control.

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    I've been sent on pointless MS Excel and Outlook courses, where I learned nothing I didnt already know. I did mention this to them before I was sent on them, but hey ho, was a couple of days out of the office.
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    How to Drive a Volvo
    how to Drive a Daf
    how to drive a Scania
    when i was moving them about for a few weeks in work
    they all work the same
    90% are auto's or semi auto
    they did not like it when i was showing some one how to turn off ESP an power slide a Scania

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    i go on course's in work and see it as an easy day/week. i went on a 2day course about seat belts the other week, ok it was boring but i wasnt working

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    get paid just the same tbh as long as it doesn't involve role-playing lol I work for an american company and it's shocking the things they make us do! lol
    No longer an astra owner

    Now a Vectra owner

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    i love going into a dealership and listening to them spouting shite
    even vauxhall and ford garages they have no clue in the difference between features and models

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