Colin - Meter Reader

A Good Read.

Meeting different customers in new situations each day, if you love delivering great customer service, we'll have you hooked.

Colin's video and transcript

Hello, I'm Colin and I'm a Meter Reader from E.ON. I read gas and electricity meters and meet lots of different, varied types of people. I get to work in my little E.ON van, and it gets me from street to street as it were. You can plan your own day as you like, you can be your own boss.

You need lots of energy to be a meter reader. You have to be basically very physically active. A nice cup of tea and a couple of Weetabix to get you on your toes.

Working for E.ON is a fantastic job - I   love it. I've been on the job for 28 years and every day is a different day. I used to work in an office and had the opportunity to come out and be a meter reader. Well, I chose to be a meter reader and to be honest I've never looked back. I love the job.

We have a team of around 20 meter readers and we all work 37 hours a week. And again you plan your day as you want it. You can go out say in the morning until dinner time, clock off for a couple of hours then go back out from about 4 o'clock till 8 o'clock. So then you're going to get those people coming back that were out at work. You've got them in and you get the reads.

The worst parts of my job are dogs and rain. And the best parts of my job are sun and nice friendly people. I'm also a safety rep within E.ON and I've been on all sorts of courses, Health and Safety courses and I do get absolute top backing from my management. I can't complain.

If you want to be a meter reader you've got to be physically active, hardworking and if you do that you will reap the rewards.

Well I'm sorry I can't stand here chatting... must get on. Goodbye.