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    • Thanks DX.  I've ploughed through the pages and dug out what I feel are the relevant ones. Obviously, some of these are duplicates of what I've put up before.  Anyway, I would be hugely grateful if someone can look over and advise. Reading though other posts and on other cases that I've had help with from here, I don't think they have much of a case - given the weakness of much of their "evidence" - but obviously I would be grateful for some expert advice from the helpful souls on here.    Thank you.    B   Witness Oct19_redacted.pdf
    • You came here for advice, soem advice has been given adn you question the validity and source of that advice. We are all lay peopele, ie not giving professional advice but it is based on experience of the world and in some cases working in the field that advice is given on. Now you dont have to take our advice, we wont get the huff if you prefer to look elsewhere or do something else. when I asked what you think they would do with your NI number it is to prod you to think for yourself and question why they would ask for this when there is nothing legal they can do with the information so wouild you be wnating to give it to them knowing that they would want it to break the law if they processed it. Now you can take that up with the company at the top but TBH unless you want to spend money on a lawyer they will not answer the question or fob you off with some ridiculous answer anyway.   so for the moment read a lot about  RLP and similar situations to yours ans make particular note of what happened to the peopel in the end. You will find no threads theat ended by saying " thanks to you I gor sued by RLP and owe them a fortune". It isnt going to happen and the reasons why are explained in many threads. They rely on your feeling of guilt to get anywhere
    • you need to respond to their letter saying that you belive that you ahve been paid correctly ( or underpaid if you are due a small amount of accrued holiday pay etc) and demand that they show a full account of what you received, when and why and how they arrived at this figure. You then reconcile that with your P45 and use the figures to bat off any furhter demands if they still akke one. Come back if they dotn drop the matter and give us the full breakdown on hours worked, hourly rate, gross pay, tax paid  etc
    • @dx100ukI never got a response to my SAR from Octopus.   But I have just received a 'letter before court action' from one of their legal representatives, who have been "instructed to consider legal action against [me] if full payment, a settlement or your proposals to make suitable repayments arrangements are not received in the next 30 days."   I'm reading the threads now. Any advice on how to proceed? 
    • I would say let them do their worst, it will surely backfire on them. Now with restrictive contracts that stop you working fro competitors- these are notoriously vague so often not worth the paper they are written on. also they have to be fair so for example if there are only 2 companies in the UK that make a certain product your employer cant say you arent allowed to work for the other one. If you were for example trained as a hairdersser and you were going to open a salon in the next street to your ex employer then the restriction would apply if worded correctly. Dont panic about this, your new employer will be au fait with the situation and time spent worrying about a nastly letter will in their eyes take you eye off the ball so concentrate on the new job.
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My son has a Hewlett Packard laptop which started to show a message saying " sorry we have come across an error, please do not turn off the computer " it shows 1%....100% and then restarts. when it restarts all previous work has been lost. This happened several times over the next three days, some times twice on the same day. I took the machine to PC World in Selly Oak Birmingham, they said they'd need to keep it overnight.

When I went back the next day they said that they had done a diagnostic on the machine and that the hard drive was failing ( faulty ). I pointed out that the hard drive had been installed by Knowhow 22 months ago at a cost of £60 for inspection and £127 for the new hard drive ( I have the bills ) and that in my opinion the drive they had installed was not fit for purpose as it should be expected to last at least 3 - 4 years. The tech' instore said that I would have to take it up with Knowhow,

He emailed me a copy of the diagnostic test plus copies of the original bills that I had paid in order that I would be able to forward these along with my claim to Knowhow. One day after I had sent these ( including my concerns ) I received an email from Teamknowhow apologizing etc, etc and saying that I should take the machine to the store. I emailed them saying that I had already done this and explained the whole story. Almost immediately I received an almost identical email to which I again emailed back with the same explanation.

It was only after I received a third email say the saying the same thing that I decided to phone Knowhow. The man that I spoke to said he would have to seek advice. He came back and said that the warranty on repairs was 1 year. I pointed out that the item that they had installed was not fit for purpose.re Trading Standards/Sale of Goods, he said that it did not apply to repairs only to " new " items.

I asked for the address of PC World head office and he said he couldn't give it to me, then I asked for the address of the head office of Knowhow, again he said that he could not give it to me but he would give me the address of their complaints dept. I told him that I did not want my complaint to be buried inhouse, and that I wanted it to be heard at a higher level. That's where I'm up to at the moment.

Does anyone have some advice on my next plan of action.

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I'm terribly sorry but this extremely large solid block of text is extremely difficult for people to read. It tends to put people off who would otherwise be very keen to come in and give you the advice you need.

Would you mind posting again please but with proper spacing and punctuation.

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Thank you for your valuable input regarding my post ( hard drive fails after 22 months ) spacing, set-up and punctuation etc. I'm sorry for any inconvenience that I may have caused you. It must have been quite painful for someone as erudite as yourself to make sense of. Please rest assured that I will not submit any more posts on the CAG site. Thank you for your much needed help.

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Well I'm sorry that you feel so upset about it. I see that one of the site team has actually done the spacing and punctuation for you.

If you want to come back and visit this thread then I'm sure we can suggest some good ways forward to deal with this problem. It's up to you


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