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    • looking like evri lost the parcel then or ni(c)ked it!! did you contact nike before the return? who provided the label and chose evri and paid for the postage you or Nike? 100's of like threads here spend a good few days reading a good 10-20 topics a day here after hitting evri or typing evri in our search top right in the red banner dx
    • Almost forgot Also in your complaint letter also make sure and add the comments that Manager made about your previous complaints to the Housing Association which had no relevance on the present matter of him attending your property to change the Locks. When it comes to dealing with Housing Associations you use their own Policies and Procedures against them and I know very well how they operate and how to deal with them even the difficult one's Which Housing Association are we dealing with?
    • retitled and moved to the postal forum. on what date did you return the item? and why did you return the items? were they faulty or simply not wanted. dx  
    • Thanks for that info.  It's all a bit too 'high-tech" for him now though.  It's all happened very swiftly. He doesn't understand 'apps' on phones.  He's never been able to ring overseas from his landline.  He could only use WhatsApp to make international calls on his mobile. But Barc don't offer calls via WA.  He doesn't use a pc anymore.  He's 000s of miles away. And his new partner doesn't speak English!   And he now seems incapable of holding a proper conversation.    My experience in the last year of trying to deal with Barc on his behalf (lots of different matters) has been awful.  They are a nightmare. He was always like a child - which is why I helped. He has assets here. I've helped him with them.  But w/o his funds I can't. There is also that one issue that I've read articles on - Barc don't want you to use them if you aren't in the uk.  Even the manager I know asked why he has a Barc account if he's overseas.  I pointed out that he has uk assets, was educated here, worked here all his life, gets a UK pension, and ... has a Barc mortgage
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    • We have finally managed to obtain the transcript of this case.

      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.

      Frankly I don't think that is any accident.

      One of the points that the judge made was that the customers contract with the broker specifically refers to the courier – and it is clear that the courier knows that they are acting for a third party. There is no need to name the third party. They just have to be recognisably part of a class of person – such as a sender or a recipient of the parcel.

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      It would be very nice if the parcel delivery companies – including EVRi – practised this kind of thing as well.

       

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I work for a welfare to work charity and have done for 6 years.

The project I work for is coming to an end and I expect to be made redundant on or before 6 months time.

 

Lots of staff have left and I am being expected to travel to outreach offices and this is now over 500 miles a week (in 4 days), they do pay travel.

 

I have always driven for work but I am nearly 60 years old and am finding it tiring and stressful,

the company's answer is that there isn't anyone else or enough work in my area.

 

My question is, please, is this unreasonable?

I feel I can't keep this up for 6 months but obviously I would like to collect my redundancy money.

 

Are there any steps I can take?

My contract obviously has the usual 'extra duties as necessary' clauses.

 

Many thanks for any advice.

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500 miles per 4 day week works out at 62.5 miles each direction. If this distance can be traveled in under 90 minutes in normal traffic conditions, then the DWP would consider this reasonable. As the company is paying travel (presumably, a reasonable mileage rate), then you'd struggle to claim it is not financially viable.

 

If you are in a union, I'd suggest sitting down with the union rep and the employer to negotiate an acceptable compromise.

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Thanks for replies. Hopefully a better end to this, had a meeting where I told Manager how I feel and we have agreed to get rid of one location completely and visit the others every other week staggering them and give telephone advice the other days. I feel I can manage this and give it a go. Thanks, again.

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