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  1. If I find a new job and leave, serving the correct notice, can the manager refuse good references or give me troubles of any kind? At the moment I haven't raised a formal complaint yet.
  2. Thanks. This is exactly what I asked them in first instance but they refused. They say that they need me and don't want to let me go but they won't compromise with me on any account. They don't want to lose their current employees because they have worked there for long time. They are playing hard-ball with me. What other options have I got?
  3. Apologies if this is a common theme on this board but I haven't found an answer that fits my case. I've worked in a factory on a temp contract for a couple of months with the expectation of working there about six months. The first month all was great. My colleagues are all all seniors over 55 who have worked together and never had any temp colleague to deal with. At one point one of the manager pointed out that I could fit as a permanent replacement for one the seniors (which I don't want by the way). One of seniors did not take it well and since then has started taking excepti
  4. I can renew after 28 days, but I have to convince them. It took me a while to persuade them. They said I didn't look like a proper homeless person. I said that I would be homeless if I don't claim JSA and even that might not be enough. We'll see.
  5. Thanks CitizenB. Shelter and the CAB couldn't help me. I phone the Big Issue Foundation and they couldn't help me. I have eventually found a charity that can take my mail, albeit only for 28 days.
  6. Hello, I haven't caught up with this forum for a while, so please forgive me if this question has been already answered. I'm a male in my late 40s, long term unemployed but not yet claiming (long story why I didn't claim). I'm not yet technically homeless but will be in a short time if I don't find a source of income or claim JSA. At the moment I'm living in a sort of b&b/backpackers hostel in Birmingham (not a homeless hostel) and the owner doesn't really like the unemployed. If I should receive a brown envelope, he would probably kick me out (it has happened before to prev
  7. An update on my circumstances: before going for the crime reporting route I emailed Filmbank. I've sent an email to the HotelVision and SeaVision department explaing the circumstances three weeks ago but I got no reply. I forwarded the same email to other departments and yet no reply. Of course I could go through Crimestopper but now I think that if even Filmbank don't care about this, so won't the police. This guest house has received so many complaints but they're still there and do what they want. If I went through Crimestoppers most likely it will go nowhere and they would know
  8. Hello, let me say that in principle I have no issues with people downloading copyrighted movies as I have no sympathy for the music/movie industry. However in this case I have a problem with the noise originating from a nearby guest house (see my previous posts). I have already a thing in process about the noise with the Council but it's going nowhere. The 'rogue' guest house has installed a new mega PA system. I know people who have worked there who told me they have installed a projector in the hall and connected it to a laptop of theirs. They are projecting movies that se
  9. I will avoid him by all means but it's almost impossible not to get in a lift with him. We all go to break or lunch break together and the lift is the only way to canteen but I get the point.
  10. Thanks all for your comments. I haven't replied so far as the "offender" is on holiday and I have decided not to progress formally with my complaint (yet), but I have informed my manager that something fishy is going on (I haven't named names yet) and I will make a specific complaint only if: 1) He does it again, and 2) I will have told him I am not comfortable with this. However to answer Altobelli's point, I have been told that Mr Touchy is indeed very touchy with the boys (a thing that I hadn't noticed myself). There is another point to be added here, that is the "permi
  11. Hello people, I am aware there are similar topics on this forum (unfortunately I can't add links yet). However my case is not one of clear cut sexual harassment. I have a temp job till Christmas in a warehouse. I am male in my 40s and I don't myself consider sexually attractive in any way. All was well until a male colleague (long time permie) has started behaving a bit suspiciously. First time he rubbed at me in the lift (in front of other people). I was so shocked that I thought I was just being paranoid and made it up myself. Then in the following days every time h
  12. Thanks all. I have resolved the problem on the council website. I should have done my homework first.
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