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  1. Hey everyone, sorry for the long post ... I have been working in the same company for 14 years and at the beginning of last year I was offered a secondment in a different department. I was then offered a full time job in that department halfway through last year. Naturally, I spoke to some of the other people in the department to find out what would be a reasonable wage, another manager mentioned 32-35k and the others confirmed so I set a figure in my head of 33k. When negotiating the salary in June the manager asked me what I currently earn. I told him it was 22k but I get additio
  2. Sorry that was my fault, the page wouldn't refresh when I clicked Submit Post so I changed the title and clicked Submit it again.
  3. I spoke to the rental company and spoke to the highways agency, they both told me that the permit is for the company that provides the skip, not me. It is therefore not transferable between companies and I would have to pay for a second permit. That makes sense because it's about liability insurance, safety, skip placement, road damage etc which is the responsibility of the company. Coincidentally, the helpful guy at the highways agency told me that he was just about to process the permit and that if I cancelled it then I wouldn't get charged. I forwarded this information on to
  4. Thanks for your help. I am waiting for a reply from them today and will cancel it if I can. The price for the permit is set by the council anyway so I will ring them today to confirm if it's transferable or not,then at least I can go with another company and not have to pay the permit again. It may or may not be lawful to detail whether prices are inclusive of VAT before going through the checkout process, but I think it's morally wrong to allow me to go through the checkout process without displaying the actual price that an item will cost. I do a lot of online transaction
  5. It's just a 4. cu.yd skip, I'm sure there are many cheaper companies around here, I'll have a look tonight... I didn't get to their T&C page, but I did click on the link to their T&C before placing the order. I'm using a different browser though and it took me to a different page with no T&C on. Oh well, I'm going to try an cancel it anyway but they might give me a bit of trouble about the £30 for the permit because they pass that sum to the local council or highways agency and I can't see that being a refundable amount. Ell
  6. HI. I don't know if I'm in the right place, but I need some advice on how prices are advertised on the internet. I have hired a skip, from a company called JustSkips, it hasn't been delivered yet but it's due on Friday. Throughout the checkout process I was informed that the price was £134.50 for the skip plus £30.00 for a permit. Today I get an invoice posted to me for £193.29 as the price displayed on the internet obviously didn't include VAT (I don't remember seeing it anyway). I chose to use this company because I did a lot of web price comparison and they seemed t
  7. HI. I don't know if I'm in the right place, but I need some advice on how prices are advertised on the internet. I have hired a skip, from a company called JustSkips, it hasn't been delivered yet but it's due on Friday. Throughout the checkout process I was informed that the price was £134.50 for the skip plus £30.00 for a permit. Today I get an invoice posted to me for £193.29 as the price displayed on the internet obviously didn't include VAT (I don't remember seeing it anyway). I chose to use this company because I did a lot of web price comparison and they seemed t
  8. There is a flexibility clause but its a very generic one, its right at the end of the contract and it claims their right to change each and every clause in the contract as they wish. I don't think that such a generic flexibility clause would hold up well because it allows them to break the implied term of mutual trust. If I remember correct, each clause that they want to retain a right to alter needs to have its own flexibility clause included in that paragraph. Mine is something like "We reserve the right to change these terms without notice." The overtime rate is not set in the c
  9. You mean our overtime rate? It's always been 1.5x until they changed it, now its just normal hourly rate. They pay normal overtime at 1.5x, its just travel overtime that has been reduced. They say travel overtime is a 'different kind of overtime.'
  10. You know how companies work round this kind of thing... - My contract of employment is very small, only 2 A4 pages in length. - Almost every clause in the contract points the reader towards the company policies. - Company policies are written in a way where the clauses which affect the way employees are treated are stated to be 'non-contractual' and the clauses which detail how the employees are expected to conduct themselves are stated as 'contractual.' - The company then change the clauses in the company policies at their will and they say they are not breaking any laws b
  11. My contract says: - I have to give the company an hour of my time each side of work for travelling. - Any additional travel time will be paid at current overtime rate. There is nothing in there that mentions commuting. My employer's interpretation of the WTR (in their policies) states that the notional hour each side of work does not count toward working time. It does not say anything about the rest of the travel time. My manager's interpretation of the WTR was different from the company's. He says he was told by HR that none of the time counts. I do not see any
  12. Hi everyone. Been trying to get an answer to this, but every webpage I read only seems to contain info copied from the WTR website, with the same examples etc but no real in depth information... My job involves travelling to different customers...I am based from home and do not have to go into the office before I go to work each day. My employer is saying that the time it takes to get to work and back do not count toward working time and that they can send me wherever they like but I still have to work a full day in between travelling (sometimes the travel can be 3 hours each wa
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