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  1. hey guys got a quick question about expense's at every other company i work for i've been paid the cost of travel to site if i work out of the office which is normally a train ticket from my house to site. At my new company they tell me that they dont pay any travel expense's at all. My contract states that my place of work is the office so surely if i'm going to site then should be able to claim that travel cost back?
  2. hey guys Finally decided to abandon ship from my current employer and am off to pasture's new. At the moment i'm trying to get a leaving date from my empolyer from handing my notice it should be on the 8th of august. But as i'm owed 5 days worth of overtime and 3 days holiday my boss is telling me that they wont pay me that time but will release me from my contract 8 working days early. i think this is because i'm projected to finish a project around that time I'd actually prefer to be paid the cash. Can they insist on me going 8 days earlier and use overtime and holiday to do that?
  3. I use to be a student worker for sainsburys and although its company policy not to fondle the goods as someone put it everyone seemed to do it as long as you didnt take the mick. ie leaving empty packets of mars bars in the warehouse or doing it infront of senior management ie store manager,deputy manager or if the manager didnt like you!
  4. of course it will cause a problem if you have a quattro lnb then plug a single feed from the horizontal high into the box then you'll only get channels on the horizontal high you could get bbc one but you wouldnt get mtv because it sits on the V i dont really see your point apart from you posted something which was technically misleading
  5. not so true, your getting confused between a Quattro LNB and Quad LNB. A quattro has four outputs broken down into Horizontal High band, Horizontal Low band and Vertical High Band, Vertical Low band. this LNB will only work with a multiswitch and is only really for installations where you need more than 5 boxes a quad LNB has four outputs to feed four boxes where each signal type is multiplexed down a single cable down to the box. This is the LNB sky will most commonly install as long as you buy a quad lnb you'll be fine but the major problem is do you know how to crimp a f connector?
  6. have some heart MTM its a 15 year old kid who has forgotten her photocard. Where's the common sense? its not like she walked on the train with the intent of ripping the rail company off. She probably didnt even realise she didnt have her photocard in the first place. Your post is even more arrogrant and rude than mine are. Dont you realise your re-inforcing peoples views on revenue staff when you post stuff like that.
  7. I always thought i was more arrogrant than condersending!
  8. please see below link MTM Covert surveillance | Home Office - The police, intelligence services and other public authorities can lawfully use covert surveillance if they have an authorisation or warrant signed by an authorised official. is a train company a public authoritie? errrrrrmm no!
  9. LOL! Damm MTM i laughed so hard i cried when i read that. . I think someone has been reading too much devil may care perphaps? train operatoring companies carry out covert surveilence? please this is 21st century uk not post war east germany under the stasi. I'm sure this is probably highly illegal as only the uk goverment can really do legit surveilence on people and even then this is highly controlled and documented.
  10. I'm been with them about 18months now. I was originally employed through a specialist recruitment agency specific to my field and had to also provide 3 reference's. the agency did ask me if i had the right to work in the uk which i have no problem in answering. My main problem is i dont see why the company should have a copy of my passport on record which i think is over the top considering i have a NI number. I gave them a p45 from a previous job when i joined and i have to work in certain places which you can only get into if your a UK citizen.
  11. i'm not being paranoid. I'm just carefull who i give my details too And no bookworm i dont trust the HR people but then why should i? I really dont see why your posting on here seeming as you dont really have anything construtive to put apart from this thread giving you a platform to share your views about ID theft
  12. you know what they say about opinions and ***** dont you bookworm?
  13. HR sent a email out to everyone at work today saying everyone has to give them a photocopy of there passports to prove everyone in the company has a right to work in the uk To be honest i'm not happy with doing this as one i really dont want them having a photocopy of my passport something which if a fraudster got hold of would be easy to clone my id can they actually demand to keep a copy of my passport on file
  14. I guess your employer would have to put in your employment contract that they would share the data with the register also i may be wrong but i'm sure you could send the register company a S10/s12 notification and tell them to desist from processing your data
  15. i've got one in my contract too but i've heard it isnt enforceable in court if they dont want you to work for six months then they have to pay!
  16. There is a school of thought that some people subscribe too in the IT industry that ICT degree's arent as good as the vendor specific qualifications you can get say like a cisco CCNA or a Microsoft MCSE. From a employers point of view its easier to employ someone in a support role with a MCSE than a fresh faced graduated as they would have to then train the graduate in the technical in's and outs of supporting MS systems or cisco To be honest your manager was out of line to say degree's are worthless as from being on a degree course myself on software engineering in the past they are very good in giving you a grounding in ICT but dont go into the technical detail on a platform or system like a CCNA or MCSE would do. I think you'd be much better off trying to get on a graduate recruitment scheme with a proper tech company rather than a mickey mouse council operation also the council is hardly the zenith of IT you where probably wasted there anyway
  17. ROFL that's hilarious i'll definatly have to try that one I saw the ticket taliban out in force today at clapham junction. There must of been ten inspectors with 5 transport police and a load of plastic coppers (PCSO's) in attendance too The criminals must of had a good day today! I wonder if there's less paperwork invovled for knicking someone without a ticket than there is for catching a real criminal
  18. The only people i was aware of credit checking for employment was if you where giving finacial advice/products/broker or if you where working for the goverment and you needed a security clearence even then you have to sign a consent and if you dont its straight on the phone to the ICO! The only reason i can imagine apple CRA checking you is that if you had to sell finance on there products. Like someone else said its better to be upfront about this stuff at the application process. I think the CRA's are way out of control though.
  19. go into the settings and make sure the picture is not set to dynamic, then lower the contrast to below 50% you should see a visable improvement in PQ quality. also check out AVForums Home you might find a forum on there where someone has posted the exact settings for your TV If the TV is HD capable i would also look at sky HD
  20. i guess if the police are investigating it might be wise to seek legal advice from a lawyer on that aspect as for the work aspect as a ex JS employeed myself i take this that your a branch employee rather than a head office or depot bod. If your in USDAW then you can contact them and they can advise you and also come into the hearing with you. I'm sure your also entitled to take another member of staff or union rep into the hearing with you. I guess at the investigation hearing they will try and produce some sort of evidence like CCTV or till reciepts from the alledged staff discount misuse I wouldnt advise not to turn up or call in sick as they could view this negatively. Same as if you just quit and get another job there could be a problem if they ask JS for a reference because although they cant give you a negative reference they can refuse to give you one
  21. there was a guy on the forum who sent a SAR to ico to see what documents they had from where the six year rule came from. apparently they wrote back and said they had no data
  22. bad karma came and got them in the end
  23. i've just applied for one today. so i'll see if i'll have any problems topping up!
  24. i've got a complaint against with the ICO at the moment from what the ICO guy was telling me they havent been very helpfull I hope they do go down
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