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  1. I worked Christmas Eve night shift last year, I was paid standard rate until midnight, then bank holiday rate from midnight to 7.45.
  2. Apologies - tenancy was in writing, began 20th February 2008 for 6 months, then a further 12, then a further 24 which is the contract we're under at present. This expires in September. Rent is £425pcm. I am in England, the deposit is protected, the gas safety is up to date. An inventory was completed on moving in, it was amended by me before agreement.
  3. Hi all, haven't been on this board for ages, had forgotten all about it until today!!! I hope you won't mind me popping up and immediately asking for some advice! My husband and I have lived in our privately-rented house for 3 years now. Our contract's up in September this year, and we had intended to move on due to our landlord's stated intention of doing no repairs, which led to us banning the letting agent from carrying out property inspections. However, we've recently discovered that I'm 10 weeks pregnant, which has thrown a bit of a spanner in the works as far as moving house is conc
  4. It says 'reasonable access' to be allowed by the tenant for inspection/repair. However, I don't think this is 'reasonable'. The landlord lives in Ireland, and I've never met him. He avoids paying for things like the plague, but won't even confirm he isn't going to do a repair (not the one in question) so we can get permission to do it ourselves if we want it done that bad!
  5. Thanks, that's exactly what I'd been thinking of doing but wanted someone else to suggest it as a 'reasonableness' check, IYKWIM!!!
  6. Hi everyone, thanks for reading, I'd like some opinions on what to do in this situation please! I've rented a house since February 2008, initially on 6 month AST, then 12 month, then 24 month. There are no issues with the deposit or anything. The letting agent has insisted on inspecting the property every 3 months, something I find very intrusive but have reluctantly allowed. The agent says this is so they can identify, and/or we can inform them of, any problems, repairs needed, etc. There have never been any issues with the way I keep the house, it's clean and tidy. My problem is that I'
  7. My apologies - I forget there are different levels of CRB check, as I work in healthcare where EVERYONE has to have an advanced check, so I've never come across the standard one, although I was aware of its existence!
  8. This is actualy a myth - for certain kinds of jobs, even cautions received as a child may show up on a CRB check! For example, a friend of mine recently had a job offer withdrawn because she received a caution for nicking a mascara when she was 14!
  9. He should be absolutely fine as long as he's upfront and honest about it - but would like to point out that nursing isn't a NVQ course!
  10. Just to clarify, ALL convictions, including juvenile cautions need to be declared to the university, the employer and the NMC BEFORE they get your CRB check done. While these may not (and probably won't) preclude enrolment on a course/employment/registration, not declaring something more than likely WILL. As far as getting onto a nursing course goes, although getting a job as a HCA/NA will improve your chances of getting onto a course, going down the secondment route isn't the best way in a lot of the time. This is because NHS trusts are limiting the secondments they dish out because of f
  11. Is it any wonder universities are having problems attracting people onto nursing courses with attitudes like this? Coupled with the media bashing from the likes of the Daily Mail, it's no the wonder the NHS has a major recruitment/retention crisis looming! Nurses who trained under the 'old regime' would be vastly under-qualified for a lot of today's nursing jobs and tasks. Can I ask what this opinion is based on? Are you a health care professional yourself?
  12. Refer yourself to Occupational Health asap, ask for help with the depression and the addiction. Also see your GP if you haven't already. This will help firmly shift this situation towards a health issue rather than a disciplinary one. What is your job within the NHS, as this may have a large impact on the proceedings.
  13. Your story is distressing, but why is the first thought always to sue the NHS? Are we turning into America?
  14. Sorry, but there ARE recorded deaths from cannabis use - for example, driving while stoned, user kills self and others; user develops psychosis as a direct result of smoking cannabis (yes, this HAS been proved), kills someone; user develops lung cancer from smoking joints; user falls asleep while smoking and burns house down... I could go on. Cannabis-induced mental illness costs the NHS a fortune, as do the many other ways cannabis use affects health and causes accidents. I'm far, far from being a prude, but it does intensely irritate me when people try to pass cannabis off as entirely
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