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  1. I don't think naming the top three out of sixty people is particularly contentious. It would be if they published a "wall of shame" league table with everybody and their performance listed on it. My former employer did that. A league table - not just names but people's photo's too, stuck up on a wall that everyone passed on one floor of the office.
  2. Try them again - you might get a more sensible one second time round. Or, if you do self-assessment ring their helpline as I've always found them far more helpful. I had a quick look at this earlier and as far as financial contributions towards the cost are concerned the tax office allows for extra contributions towards the car cost of up to £5k pa to be taken into consideration. You should get your P11d soon. Once you have that you can go on the HMRC website and use the company car tax calculator tool to see how it pans out. I'd be surprised though if you can't get some tax back if
  3. If you make a financial contribution towards the cost of company car ie in a scenario where you pay extra per month for a higher spec vehicle as in M2000's case, then you pay less tax because the amount you contribute is taken into account. In M2000's case I think he was paying something like £150 extra a month for the car he wanted. This would have reduced the taxable benefit value for that car accordingly. Had he remained with that employer then this would have been the case for another two/three years or so until the end of the lease. Instead, he left the company. If he does have
  4. M2000 - did you ever speak to the tax office about it? I'm still thinking that, because when you pay towards the cost of the upgraded car as in your case, this has a positive effect on your tax bill. Assuming the worst and you are liable to pay this money to your ex employer then surely you should be able to offset it or some of it against your current year's total tax? If the tax office are vague or before contacting them (if you haven't) perhaps you could try posting on an accountancy forum?
  5. A couple of my own former employers have had it written in their long term absence policy that they any holidays taken whilst off sick should be first agreed with them. I personally think its a rather high-handed thing to insist upon however I have known one of those ex employers to sack people over it. Best be safe rather than sorry and check it out with your employer is my advice. So long as your GP confirms you aren't fit for work but are fine to recouperate elsewhere then your employer can't object to it.
  6. PS- Have you been paid your final notice pay and all monies owed to you upon your departure from the company?
  7. Any overpaid amount should be reclaimed by an employer net of tax. Your employer is incorrect to state you can claim back the tax from HMRC- you cannot. HMRC Guidelines are that employers reclaim only the net amount of an overpayment. The tax office will confirm this if you call them though you won't find anything written down officially on their website about this. I would be advising your employer that to reclaim back the gross amount is in breach of HMRC Guidelines - your employer's payroll dept will know this. If this payment was purely an amount to cover a backdated pay rise then I c
  8. When others were saying it was your fault- was this before and/or after the manager was sacked, and were they repeatedly saying this to you over a length of time, and of so for how long? Without knowing more and generally speaking on the face of the info you've given so far - a complaint was made about a manager, the employer investigated, found the manager guilty and dismissed them. If events were as straightforward as THAT, then I can see no grounds for constructive dismissal there. Re the ex-manager's rants in the store - this was after they'd been dismissed yep? If the company ha
  9. Depends on the terms of their corporate insurance policy but speaking from personal experience as a former company car driver it never hindered me. As soon as my ban was up I moved into a filed based role with a new employer and with a company car provided and to two further employers again too within five years (after five years the ban doesn't count as far as insurance goes). Weirdly, they only were ever concerned about the points on a licence - 6 points or under and you were fine. DD offences were never an obstacle. Of course the Royal Mail may be different. I mentioned mine at a first
  10. On the "working lunch" side, a working lunch is classed as working time. If its occasional and means an earlier finish if you work through lunch then personally I'd put up with it. Otherwise it would hack me off too. Problem is, whether you want to risk alienating that boss/your employer by objecting. Its not right that this should be a consideration when exercising lawful rights but sadly it tends to be the case because of the sour grapes and backlash from complaining. Better if a group of you can take a stand than one person doing it alone but its many tend to put up with it and let som
  11. Lol ok. No rush -its taken me over a year to stop just wondering about it and finally to get round to ask someone.
  12. (Ad-aware and Spy Doc I have disabled) Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 23:33:14, on 18/04/2010 Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\
  13. I've got HJT. Do I post a start-up log list, or do a system scan and post that logfile? PS - in advance of that - there are a few (uninstalled old programs etc) things showing on it I've tried to fix, but I think Kaspersky overrides it because they don't get fixed.
  14. Thanks...and is it? Is this the correct path for it too then? C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\Koan (there are a few dozen files under that, then it has two separate sub folders - the koan and python zip files.)
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