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    • I'm trying to understand it all but I certainly tend to agree with my colleague @dx100uk that it looks as if you may have been taken for a ride. You found an advertisement for a bag on an online sales site. Instead of going through the established procedure of that site, which presumably allows them to recover a commission from the seller you started dealing directly with the seller who is an unknown person to you and of course that allowed the seller to avoid paying the commission. At whose suggestion was it that you went off-site? You then pay by PayPal but instead of logging it with PayPal as a payment for a purchased item, you tell PayPal that it was actually simply a gift or transaction between friends and family. This also allowed the seller to avoid paying a PayPal fee on the money. At whose suggestion was it that you paid in this way?       I don't say that you definitely have been scammed, but it doesn't look very good. This is how it might have happened: after you agreed to take the transaction off-site, so you lost the protection of the established system – and the seller avoided the commission and also avoided the sales site knowing that they had sold their item, you then agreed to pay the seller some money – but not for a purchase – simply as a gift. This has two consequences. Firstly, the seller avoids a PayPal fee and secondly, because PayPal has been misled as to the purpose of the payment, you lose the protection of PayPal if it turns out that you've been scammed or there is some other problem with the transaction. The seller then apparently sent you the parcel and they sent you pictures of a package with your address on it. Separately they sent you a Hermes tracking number – but there is no evidence that the package was actually posted to your address. The seller might simply have taken a picture with your address and sent that to you by way of reassurance – and then changed the label and posted the parcel to themselves but sent you a tracking number which is inaccessible to you and in respect of which you will be prevented from getting any information. All you've seen is a parcel with your address on it. All you've been given is a tracking number which satisfied you for a while until the parcel did not arrive and then when you started to make enquiries, you found that you were unable to access any details referring to the tracking number. Of course the tracking number says that the item was delivered – because maybe it was – but in that case it was delivered to the address on the parcel which might have been the seller's own address – or the address of a friend. I don't want to say that this is definitely how it happened, but it is a plausible scenario. Of course Hermes is an awful lot of parcels – but on the other hand I expect that most of the parcel is that going to Hermes hands are delivered successfully. We only get the bad stories on this forum. I can imagine that Hermes rate of successful deliveries is better than 97% because otherwise people wouldn't simply just hate them, they would go out of business.   We can help you bring a complaint against Hermes if you want. However, on the basis of what you say, the odds are stacked against you but it would be useful to try and find out the address which was associated with tracking number. As far as your apparent willingness to travel hundred and 50 miles to ask for your money back, don't bother. If you did actually go there, are you sure that the seller actually lives at the address that you have been given? What evidence do you have that? Of course if you found that the seller didn't reside at that address then it is slamdunk that you have been scammed. But then what are you going to do? You can try to inform the police but of course it won't get you anywhere. You can inform the sales website – but they will say that you brought it on yourself because you agreed to go off-site. You can inform PayPal – that they will say that because you sent the money which was calculated to avoid their fees, you have lost the protection. If you travelled the 150 miles and found that the seller did reside at that address, do you really think that they are going to hand your money over to you? If they are acting dishonestly then they will simply say that it is nothing to do with them, that they addressed it all correctly and they don't understand what has happened and that this is simply Hermes up to their old tricks. What are you going to do? You simply risk getting into a very nasty argument and depending on how bad it went, you might even find that the police are called and I'm afraid that they would be looking at you – not the seller. Maybe you can answer the questions that I've post above as to who it is who initiated the various ways of doing business.    
    • The legal campaign's going well then. The recount in Wisconsin gave Trump more votes but Biden even more, at a cost of $3m. And a donor to the organisation bringing the failed cases is suing to get his $2.5m back.   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/28/joe-biden-gains-votes-in-wisconsin-county-after-trump-ordered-recount
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Due to the fact that my company has decided to pay all the office staff a bonus and all the managers graded M2 and above, and not the workers in the factory i have created a facebook page for ppl to vent, what are the legal implications of this and can i be dis-missed for it?

 

plz contact me and i will be able to share the link on fb!

 

any advice is welcome, in the last 3 years the have taken so much from us workers and we have had enough. we don't know our rights enough to stand up for our self's . plz help!

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I would suggest this is an extremely dangerous thing to do and if there is anyway you can be identified as the author of the page you are likely to be looking for another job very soon.

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Hello there.

 

I agree with RMW, we see loads of problems stemming from facebook.

 

You've posted on the benefits section though, I'll move this to the employment forum and leave you a redirect to follow from this forum to the new one.

 

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My company (5000+ employees) has a social media policy, tread carefully with this, you will have a "bringing the company into disrepute" clause in your T&C's somewhere.

 

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could u add me on fb and take a look. i have chosen my words carefully, i think???

 

Hello again.

 

I've asked for guidance on this from the rest of the team, because we don't want anyone to get into trouble.

 

If you PM me a link to the FB page, I'll have a look, no promises at this stage. For now, please don't put any clues about how to find it on this thread.

 

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I cannot give any advice by PM - If you provide a link to your Thread then I will be happy to offer advice there.

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You really need to also read your companies Social Networking Policy and I would advise refraining from posting anything further on your FB at present.

 

Do any of your work colleagues or friends know you setup this FB page?

 

Also have you actually put a grievance in with your company about this issue?

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i should also point out that its a group and anly for the ppl i invite, created today and only psted posative things about where i work and also making HUGE references to the fact that it is not about where i work.

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Have you actually put a grievance into your employer about this issue or has any of employees actually asked why factory workers not getting bonus?

 

Also does your company have any policies on bonuses?

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i should also point out that its a group and anly for the ppl i invite, created today and only psted posative things about where i work and also making HUGE references to the fact that it is not about where i work.

 

Hello again. Your first post seems to be at odds with this. If people start venting, it could go very badly wrong.

 

Due to the fact that my company has decided to pay all the office staff a bonus and all the managers graded M2 and above, and not the workers in the factory i have created a facebook page for ppl to vent, what are the legal implications of this and can i be dis-missed for it?

 

plz contact me and i will be able to share the link on fb!

 

any advice is welcome, in the last 3 years the have taken so much from us workers and we have had enough. we don't know our rights enough to stand up for our self's . plz help!

 

Do you have a union at work? I don't recommend sharing the FB link at this stage.

 

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stu07, yes we have a grievance procedure, but even if we put one in what good will it do? they will turn around and tell us we didn't hit our tgt's again, they set them too high. plus all the managers get bonuses for keeping costs down, so spending money to fix machines hits into there bonus, we then have to run our machines making quick fixes where we can to try to hit our tgt's. if all the machines ran at 100% our tgt's would be achievable. but they wont spend money to fix them cos it comes out of there operating income and so we cant achieve our tgts. its loose loose for us all. any ideas?

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So you haven't place a grievance with your employer but instead chose to setup a FB page for ppl to vent.

 

This could go very badly wrong and I assume some of those invited are employees of said company.

 

1. If so they could air/vent out on your FB page about employer.

2. How can you be sure the no one invited will not take a screenshot of that FB Page and it possibly getting into employers hands.

 

As has been suggested if you have a union I would approach them.

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I cannot express the urgency you need to adopt and get that FB page deleted. Your managers will get wind of it, because somebody will tell them. For your own peace of mind and job security, I implore you to delete it

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At the end of my tether, how can i make you ppl relies we need help, we are less than dirt, i truly mean it. Fb page gone. our voice gone. we have nothing, how do we stand up to these ppl without getting terminated? can you help or do i give up?

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