Viewing entries posted in July 2011

Re: Paging Glasgow Ixies

Posted by Bob <bob-at-bobandaileen.co.uk> on 31 July 2011 | 0 Comments

lee wrote:
> Just wondering,
>
>
>
> Do we actually have any Glasixies?
>
No, but we're only 25 miles away.

Aileen is starting at college in the wild east end of Glasgow at the end
of August so we're likely to be in & out of town quite a lot.
>
> I’m working up there for the next few weeks and wondered if there was anyone
> around that wasn’t
>
> a) A clichéd Glaswegian drunk wandering around without a shirt but with
> a bottle of something strong
>
> b) A colleague
>
> c) A client
>
I'm NOTA

I believe there's still a lurker out Dunbarton way so a curry somewhere
might be achievable

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Re: 1,847 miles in That France (long)

Posted by Ixion <Ixion-at-uwclub.net> on 31 July 2011 | 0 Comments

In message <20110731144951.1355205876@smtp.blueyonder.co.uk>, Mark
Hodson <Mark@markhodson.com> writes
>mile up the road. Here's one town which is positively blossoming with
>the influx of grockles

Grockles go to Darzet and Devon, emmets go to Summerzet and Cornwall.

Fecking eejits go to France :-)

--
Matt - Dorset.
It only takes two-strokes to excite me (or a threesome :-))

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Re: Fwd: Your message to Ixion awaits moderator approval

Posted by DaCabal-at-Ged.com on 31 July 2011 | 0 Comments

In message <20110731150012.1981064942@smtp.blueyonder.co.uk>, Mark
Hodson <Mark@markhodson.com> writes
>
>Cabal - can you OK my holiday essay, please???

No! You bloody old windbag :-)

> Message body is too big: 17651 bytes with a limit of 9 KB

--
Matt - Dorset.
It only takes two-strokes to excite me (or a threesome :-))

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Re: Employment Law....

Posted by Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> on 31 July 2011 | 0 Comments

Bill Parker <bill@zeltus.eu> said:

> Any serious help or suggestions gratefully received

Kaz has done hiring, firing, and company law issues from the
managerial side. She says they can't just demand it back in one lump
sum, although they can get it back they must agree a repayment scheme.
The company has a duty of care to you, where they should have advised
you that if you were to lose your job then the relocation money would
have to be paid back immediately, which would have to be in your
contract of employment. If it's not in your contract, they are failing
in their duty of care and have to work out a repayment scheme.
Withholding your pay is illegal. She also says (echoing Mark and JKB)
to contact ACAS.

--
Smite the Unbeliever

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Re: F1 coverage on the Beeb

Posted by Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> on 31 July 2011 | 0 Comments

Jonathon Green <bigbadbikercats@googlemail.com> said:

> On 30 July 2011 19:53, Mike Fleming <mike@tauzero.co.uk> wrote:
> > "Derek Marshall" <derek.marshall2@virgin.net> said:
> >
> >> Why ?  What happened that I missed ?
> >
> > The Beeb, instead of keeping F1 coverage until 2013, is "sharing"
> > coverage with Murdochvision from next year. All 20 races will be shown
> > live on Sky, ten races will be shown live on the BBC, with highlights
> > programmes to cover the remainder.
>
> Which apparently is A Great Victory for the BBC.

Although the number of comments is now up to 6100 and they're going to
close the blog to new comments, which would appear to rather
contradict Barbara Slater's view. And there's three petitions on
http://www.petitionbuzz.com/ - two to keep F1 on the BBC and one for
Barbara Slater to resign (which I imagine she will as soon as her
departure for Sky can be done without seeming to be in unseemly
haste).

--
Smite the Unbeliever

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Paging Glasgow Ixies

Posted by "lee" <lee-at-leemorley.plus.com> on 31 July 2011 | 0 Comments

Just wondering,

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Do we actually have any Glasixies?

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I=92m working up there for the next few weeks and wondered if there was =
anyone
around that wasn=92t=20

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a) A clich=E9d Glaswegian drunk wandering around without a shirt =
but with
a bottle of something strong

b) A colleague

c) A client

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Lee

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Re: Calling MancIxies

Posted by David Eyre <mrloop-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2011 | 0 Comments

On 29 July 2011 13:51, Chris Paine <chris.paine@ist.co.uk> wrote:
> On 28/07/2011 20:59, John K. Bilsbury wrote:
>> I have little use for pubs these days, alas, but I remember the Circus
>> Tavern was a corking, if very tiny, boozer. The Britons Protection and
>> the Lass O'Gowrie receive good notices as well.
>
> Ah, the Lass O'Gowrie. Last time I was there I ended up sleeping in a
> multi-story car park, and was hit over the head with a whisky bottle in
> the morning, resulting in being stitched up in A&E. Happy days.
>
Ahh, the joys of a BCRA conference...

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RE: Employment Law....

Posted by "John K. Bilsbury" <stockport.ixie-at-googlemail.com> on 31 July 2011 | 0 Comments

Mark:
> Make a call to ACAS and see what they say.

Seconded. I was under the impression that they only dealt with disputes between
unions ad big corporations but when Janice had a falling out with the Post
Office, ACAS were very helpful indeed.

JKB.
"As private parts to the Gods are we; they play with us for their sport."
Lord Melchett.

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Re: 1,847 miles in That France (long)

Posted by Keith Bennett <keith.m.bennett-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2011 | 0 Comments

On 31 July 2011 15:49, Mark Hodson <Mark@markhodson.com> wrote:
> 1,847 miles in That France
[...]

A most excellent write-up. Thanks.

--
Keith Bennett

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Re: Employment Law....

Posted by Mark Fielder <mfielder-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2011 | 0 Comments

On 30 July 2011 17:55, Bill Parker <bill@zeltus.eu> wrote:
> Might be needing some help later down the road.
>
> This company, for whom I have worked for all of 8 weeks, have so far refused
> to pay my July salary into my bank account.
>
> This follows an e-mail notification of "letter of Dismissal" on Tuesday, a
> "Dismissal Discussion" meeting on Friday morning and a letter a few hours
> later confirming I am surplus to requirements ("specifically NOT a
> performance issue, it's purely a flat market place generating no sales")
>
> Reason for withholding pay? They paid me a sum of money as a relocation
> allowance and want it back (it was originally handed over as a "pay it back
> over 3yrs via bonus's earned") - but since they are getting rid of me after
> a mere two months, they want it all back now. And of course, I have spent
> it, relocating*
>
> Now, it is illegal to deduct from employees pay without said employees'
> specific permission. They haven't, nor will they get, that. It actually a
> breach of common contract law apparently. That's as far as I have got.
> Apparently the next step is to file a form ET1 as, despite my short tenure,
> the Employment Tribunal people WILL handle it for me.

You might want to have a delve around here:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/RedundancyAndLeavingYourJob/index.htm

My Labour Research Dept employment law books are at work so I can't
look up for anything resembling your situation.

ACAS offer a helpline 08457 47 47 47 for these sort of issues.

My take on it would be this - payback of the relocation allowance is
via bonuses, not your regular pay, so the company owes you your basic
July salary, plus at least the minimum statutory notice period of one
week. Might be more, depending on what your contract says.

You've spent the allowance money relocating, in good faith. You
arranged to pay it back over 3 years via bonuses but by making you
redundant, the company has denied you that opportunity. So at best
they should write it off or at worst, offer you some other means to
pay it back.

The company look as if they might be in breach of redundancy law as well.

Make a call to ACAS and see what they say. Then it might be sensible
to suggest a compromise settlement of the company waiving the payback
of the relocation allowance in return for a quiet orderly departure
with no threat of an employment tribunal...

Mark.
--
If I had a million pounds, I'd buy a submarine and fill it full of otters.

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