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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerOver View Post
    I noticed in last night’s episode, Aggie Bailey said she’d “Got a shift tonight.”
    In so many episodes I hear characters talking about ‘a shift’, rather than just ‘going to work’.

    Do people really say shift as opposed to work in real life?
    I understand perhaps they’re nurses or police who often do rotating shifts. Usually then, the people I remember used to say working nights, or earlies, but not really ‘shifts’.
    Even the bar staff at the Rovers use the word shift as well.
    Language is not a static thing it grows and changes, altho' I have not heard many people say this in real life. It used to be said that Soaps imitated and reflected real life but now I think it is often life that imitates soaps. You never used to hear people talking about supporting others, they used to help each other, the first time I heard this was when I was working in Social Services, then Eastenders started using it and now it is quite common in real life. I suspect that some TV writers have a background in pyschology and counselling and it crept in that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Cain View Post
    Language is not a static thing it grows and changes, altho' I have not heard many people say this in real life. It used to be said that Soaps imitated and reflected real life but now I think it is often life that imitates soaps. You never used to hear people talking about supporting others, they used to help each other, the first time I heard this was when I was working in Social Services, then Eastenders started using it and now it is quite common in real life. I suspect that some TV writers have a background in pyschology and counselling and it crept in that way.
    I think the word "shift" has crept in more because of the increase in zero hours contracts, so that people do not have regular working hours and are therefore called in for a shift.

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    I think it's more prevalent in jobs like restaurant work, pubs and so on, but was also around in some factory work like the places that had large amounts of electronics assembly line work. I live in Scotland and there used to be a lot of factories like Digital, IBM and so on had these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerOver View Post
    I noticed in last night’s episode, Aggie Bailey said she’d “Got a shift tonight.”
    In so many episodes I hear characters talking about ‘a shift’, rather than just ‘going to work’.

    Do people really say shift as opposed to work in real life?
    I understand perhaps they’re nurses or police who often do rotating shifts. Usually then, the people I remember used to say working nights, or earlies, but not really ‘shifts’.
    Even the bar staff at the Rovers use the word shift as well.
    They do when it is 6 am to 2 pm, 2 pm to 10 pm, 10 pm to 6 am. In other words not your normal working day 9 am to 5 pm.those are shifts and you are a shift worker.

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    good speech ed

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    Good episode but where was Geoff. Thought he was coming home this week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizann View Post
    good speech ed
    Yes it was. I hope that he was paid in cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis tanner View Post
    Yes it was. I hope that he was paid in cash.
    he was paid with a bonus before the party

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    Ed's speech was very powerful and I loved how it affected other characters too, like Dev.
    I just found Don a bit of a caricature, the way he mocked Ed to his face and laughed. Yes, there are still idiots like that around but he's just started running a Bistro that he presumably wants people to visit, regardless of their colour. Why would he make stupid remarks like that when, in theory, Ed could easily spread the word that the owner of the local restaurant is racist?

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    Let's hope the seedy Ray gives Don his P45.

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