So that’s why electricity costs are increasing!

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I have had my run-in’s over the last few years with the utility providers – in particular with British Gas, it’s a long and torrid tale of failures to change my meter on numerous occasions – despite lots of contact and arranging ‘special’ appointments because they had failed me so many times – if you are bored you can read about it here.

Tonight I have come home to find a ‘we missed you’ meter reading card on the matt – not an unusual occurence as all meter readers only appear to work during the day – not unreasonable. This is why we ring or email through our reading to Eon (on their request). They did this recently (a couple of weeks ago) and we responded accordingly. We have also received an updated bill on the strength of our reading!

So how come they can’t update their meter readers schedules (especially as they appear to use electronic devices now to report each reading in real time).?

Well I have a theory – Eon are obviously trying singlehandedly to keep the unemployment figures down by paying for meter reading people they don’t really need. But it’s OK because they are funding it through the increases in their tariff.

Thanks Eon, way to go!


3 thoughts on “So that’s why electricity costs are increasing!

    Adrian Burns (@adrianburns) said:
    September 23, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Good point, Simon. In this day and age does an energy firm really need to employ people to read meters?… I think the answer is probably no!

      Simon Dare responded:
      September 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

      Best bit is he called back yesterday (while we were out) as he said he would! Probably will call again today as well!

    The Professor said:
    July 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I used to be a meter reader and would loved to have had such a card to leave customers.Not everybody has the use of a computer and even if they did is it not easier to just write the 5 figures on the card rather than having to go through the computer or find your account number to call your reading in? Do you not realise meter readers get paid by the number of readings they get.Try calling after everyone else has finished work and see how unhelpful and rude the public are!! No matter what type of sending your reading in to a supplier the meter by law has to be also seen by the supplier at least once every two years.
    Both of you should get a life and see how the Companies are trying to help YOU. Well done to E.ON and stop being so smug.

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