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Old 01-04-17, 08:42 AM   #11
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Old 01-04-17, 05:52 PM   #12
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I need a week off for some legal stuff in Spain and because another bloke has one day off during the same week they will not authorise my leave. Because I've already been turned down they have said if I go sick on the particular day it will be deemed gross misconduct blah blah blah.

I said I'd take the whole week unpaid but my twat of a manager says I am challenging her authority and no means no. Its all bollox but as I have just gone from self employed to on the books it stinks and they are saying I will be dismissed as I am still in probation period which is six months or three at managers discretion. I've been there 5 months.
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Old 01-04-17, 06:52 PM   #13
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The country is falling to bits!! A friend was telling me the other day that an acquaintance of her's went for an interview at a factory not far from here(a big multi national company) and was offered two options;-

1. A "zero hours" contract or
2. Turn up at 0530 every morning to be told if they are needed on that day.

Good eh?
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Old 01-04-17, 09:18 PM   #14
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The country is falling to bits!! A friend was telling me the other day that an acquaintance of her's went for an interview at a factory not far from here(a big multi national company) and was offered two options;-

1. A "zero hours" contract or
2. Turn up at 0530 every morning to be told if they are needed on that day.

Good eh?
Fanbloodytastic!!!

Zero hours contract are of no use to anyone apart from the government as it makes employment figures look good as for turning up at 0530hrs thats not much better than a zero hours contract!!!
Bring back the 40 hour week I say and to hell with "zero hours"
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Oh but they offer so much flexibility to the employee - work or starve.

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Old 06-04-17, 12:35 PM   #16
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Spoke to union rep and all sorted. I now have the week off and she has been reprimanded for bullying by using threats of dismissal. As I had given more than seven weeks notice cover could have been arranged for the one day. It may still come to telling her I'm off in the future and I'll go to an employment tribunal for constructive dismissal and use this as an example to show my position was made untenable. Anyhow that's that so onwards and upwards.
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Old 06-04-17, 12:59 PM   #17
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re(a big multi national company) and was offered two options;-

1. A "zero hours" contract or
2. Turn up at 0530 every morning to be told if they are needed on that day.

Good eh?
Please tell me who they are, just so I don't buy anything from them.
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Glad it all sorted for now Shifty, not nice living with that hanging over you.

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PS: Bet you still end up telling her to go do one at some point
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Please tell me who they are, just so I don't buy anything from them.
No names no pack drill!!
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Old 09-04-17, 02:15 PM   #20
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You are probably right. I'm only there so my daughter does not have a massive student loan hanging over her when she finishes uni.
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