Christmas Facts, Safety, Recruitment & more:
As we near our Christmas shutdown we look back on a successful and award winning year during which time we have witnessed historical events all around the world. Temporary Site Services enquiries have continued to come in steadily throughout December and we are looking forward with optimism to the New Year with an already-healthy order book.
However with postal, rail and airline strikes threatened or taking place one can’t help but wonder if the minority are attempting to spoil for the majority what should be a joyous season. Perhaps this potential ‘winter of discontent’ is representative of a nation driven by a desire to help oneself, but we hope their motivation is genuinely for the greater good.
Here at Multitech we have been, and will continue to be, working flat out right up until the close on Friday 23rd December ensuring that clients have everything they need from us for the Christmas and New Year period.
New Year New Job? Opportunities still remain for a career at Multitech – visit our Careers Page to see current vacancies. Many of our staff enjoy long-term careers across all areas of the business – if you think you’ve got what it takes, in the lyrics of Sammy Cahn (well, sort of) “let us know, let us know, let us know”. Applications sent during the Christmas and New Year period will be picked up and processed when our offices re-open on 3rd January 2017.
Safety Right to the Very End...and the Very Beginning!
The final PASMA training for 2016 will be completed on Friday 23rd December and the New Year will start with the Multitech Annual Staff Safety Conference. The day will include guest speakers and incorporate training, van inspections and issuing of new PPE.
Did You Know?
Boxing Day get’s its name from traditionally being the day when money was collected in Church alms-boxes for the poor.
Robins first appeared on Christmas cards 150 years ago...as a joke; at the time, postmen wore red tunics, leading to them being nicknamed ‘robins’.
If tradition is to be believed, eating one mince pie on each of the 12 days of Christmas will bring you good luck however, eating one on Christmas Day could technically lead to you being arrested: Arguably, in the 17th Century Oliver Cromwell banned Christmas pudding, mince pies and anything to do with gluttony. The law has never been rescinded. Allegedly.
And lastly; The abbreviation ‘Xmas’ is not irreligious...well, not if you’re Greek. The "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, which in English is "Christ". The "-mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass (See Wiki).
Multitech Christmas Shutdown
Our Essex and Midlands offices will be closed from Saturday 24th December to Monday 2nd January 2017. Should you require any special arrangements or attendance during the festive period please contact the relevant Multitech office contact to discuss.
Our offices will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017; our site based staff will on this day be attending the annual Multitech Staff Safety Conference & Training Day.
Whether you an existing client, prospective client, or simply have an overwhelming passion for temporary electrics - thank you for your interest in Multitech Site Services. Special thanks go to everyone that has supported us throughout 2016; clients, suppliers but most of all our employees.
Wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year. See you in 2017!