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    • So, in short.    The laptop was bought new 2 months ago to take my Biomed year end exam, on 26th July.   It was also bought to have word for my dissertation.     The month to repair is the issue - I need a working laptop now for revision and exam in 12 days.    I did not think for one moment that it would expire at 2 months old - a terrible situation for a new one. I've been there this morning - they have taken the non working one to send off for 'repair'.  I've informed them that if it doesn't work or goes wrong again I want a full refund.  My only option today given the exam date was to buy another, I do not have the time to sit and wait sadly for a repair taking a month.  That was the issue - I did ask if they would honour £299 as paid before - they wouldn't.    I have paid £359 less 10%  - £323.10 that is all the Manager would do. Absolutely in future - will shop elsewhere.      
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      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
      This is generally speaking the problem with using PackLink who are domiciled in Spain and very conveniently out of reach of the British justice system.

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how long before a temp job should be permanent?


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I have been working for an agency for 4 years now, doing the same job, on the same site for 3 and a half of those.

A couple of years ago, the company started taking on 'flexi' workers.

A couple of months ago, i was advised to apply for this round of 'flexi' jobs.

I asked if the job i have been doing is available as one of those jobs, and was told,

in no uncertain terms, that no, there will never be a flexi worker doing that job.

On that basis, i didnt apply.

I have discovered yesterday, that indeed the flexis are taking over that job.

Is there anything i can do?

the flexis they gave the job to, are less skilled, and much less experienced, and at least one is waiting to get his qualification so he can even start training.

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you were advised to apply

 

you did not apply

 

not sure what else you think anyone can do.. advise company you are interested if anyone drops out?

Never assume anyone on the internet is who they say they are. Only rely on advice from insured professionals you have paid for!

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If you are employed by an agency and placed on a job, even for an extended period, there is no obligation to offer you a permanent position.

 

You are though entitled to be informed about vacancies within the workplace that the agency has placed you with. If the employer has not given you the opportunity to apply then you may have grounds to complain that your rights under the Agency Workers Directive 2010

 

But - as stated above, you have not helped your case by failing to apply in the past

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ok, i just wondered is all, i was specifically told that the job i had been doing for the last 3.5 years was not one of those on offer to the flexi workers.

That is the only reason i didnt apply.

Having thought about it tho, for the last couple of days, im going to move on after christmas anyways.

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