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Billy Fish

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6240 on: May 19, 2019, 09:31:16 AM »
Billy when I moved to australia in 1977 my first interview was in a textile factory and to my surprise all the machines were from the card shop in mackies.i didn't get the job because I knew more about the machines than the guy who was interviewing me.

Seemed a bit short sighted of them. Obviously he saw you as a threat to his position. As my Uncle used to tell me, 'once a Mackie Man, always a Mackie Man'. Ex Mackie Men to be found, all over the world.  :)
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6241 on: May 20, 2019, 07:22:53 PM »
When the guy who owned the factory heard who I worked for he asked me to come in right away . It took me about an hour to get there and his leading hand was doing the interview. He said the owner had gone home sick.when I said I had helped to build the mark 1s and 2s they had he said the job had been taken and they didn't need anyone. Which I thought was a bit Suss.
Did you know the difference between your "workers" and your "strippers" ;)

Billy Fish

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6242 on: May 20, 2019, 10:38:28 PM »
Did you know the difference between your "workers" and your "strippers" ;)

Workers worked and strippers.....well, worked as well. Lol  :D
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6243 on: May 21, 2019, 09:59:46 PM »
A man who liked his own way, by all accounts. He did nothing for Mackies apart from trying to line his own pockets, by all accounts. ::)

In other words - a narcissist. But then, so was Looney Billy.
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6244 on: May 25, 2019, 11:16:25 PM »
my wife worked for years on the switchboard

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6245 on: May 28, 2019, 07:19:51 AM »
Can anyone remember George Stephenson. Lived in Britannic Street. Worked at Mackies from 64-65 as a Machinist. Returned and worked from 64-65 as a Engineering Inspector-Fitter Inspector. This time living up the Donegall Pass.

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6246 on: June 14, 2019, 12:24:48 PM »
Hi
The Plastics Historical Society is hoping to undertake an oral history project dealing in part, with people working in the plastics industry in Northern Ireland in times gone by.
Can anyone give me some ideas where to start? Anyone interested in recording their memories?
Thanks
Brenda