The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!

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PostRe: The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!
by Dual » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:47 pm

Best thing is to book all of your holiday at the start of your allowance and let them work around you.

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by Squinty » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:17 pm

If it's an emergency, I don't understand the problem bosses would have.

Last time I had an emergency was when my heating system packed in last winter. Boss was dead on about it, as he experienced something similar just before that.

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by Tomous » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:58 pm

Squinty wrote:If it's an emergency, I don't understand the problem bosses would have.

Last time I had an emergency was when my heating system packed in last winter. Boss was dead on about it, as he experienced something similar just before that.


Depends if you have a normal boss or a boss who should never have been promoted because they completely abuse any power they’re given.

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by Lagamorph » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:57 am

I have to admit our place is really good about stuff like that. I've been allowed to work from home just because I was getting a new TV delivered before.

They do ask for as much notice as possible for general leave, which is only fair, but there's one guy on our team who almost always puts it in last second (like asking for a week off the day before) which gets a few rolled eyes but always gets approved, though sometimes a passive aggressive email goes out to the team DL a few weeks later reminding 'everyone' to give as much notice as possible.

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by Errkal » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:23 am

We don’t have a set policy, it’s decide by business areas and team leads how they want to handle it.

I can go “can I have this afternoon off” and it would be cool, pretty sure I could skype my manager on the day and he would be cool.

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by Qikz » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:33 am

If something urgent comes up or you have an appointment you can usually come in late, but nobody outside of four other people seem to be allowed to work from home and it makes 0 strawberry floating sense.

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by Kezzer » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:39 am

my work is pretty chill, just asked if I cold take a half day yesterday to look at flats and my boss was cool with it.

Helps that I am usually the first in the office. But that is circumstance rather than being a showoff.

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by Moggy » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:17 am

I received a reply from HR on my query on notice for holidays. It's pretty wishy washy and uncommittal but it does confirm that there is nothing in any of our contracts or in the staff handbook about what notice is required.

So the "contractual 2 weeks notice for holiday" that was mentioned in the email is utter bollocks. :lol:

I am looking forward to the fight the next time I give just 1 weeks notice for a half day off.

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by Drumstick » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:33 am

Moggy wrote:I received a reply from HR on my query on notice for holidays. It's pretty wishy washy and uncommittal but it does confirm that there is nothing in any of our contracts or in the staff handbook about what notice is required.

So the "contractual 2 weeks notice for holiday" that was mentioned in the email is utter bollocks. :lol:

I am looking forward to the fight the next time I give just 1 weeks notice for a half day off.

Please forward that to the rest of your team, CC'ing the bellend manager in.

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by Moggy » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:38 am

Drumstick wrote:
Moggy wrote:I received a reply from HR on my query on notice for holidays. It's pretty wishy washy and uncommittal but it does confirm that there is nothing in any of our contracts or in the staff handbook about what notice is required.

So the "contractual 2 weeks notice for holiday" that was mentioned in the email is utter bollocks. :lol:

I am looking forward to the fight the next time I give just 1 weeks notice for a half day off.

Please forward that to the rest of your team, CC'ing the bellend manager in.


I've not CC'd in any managers, but the rest of the team will see it. :lol:

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by Drumstick » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:47 am

Moggy wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
Moggy wrote:I received a reply from HR on my query on notice for holidays. It's pretty wishy washy and uncommittal but it does confirm that there is nothing in any of our contracts or in the staff handbook about what notice is required.

So the "contractual 2 weeks notice for holiday" that was mentioned in the email is utter bollocks. :lol:

I am looking forward to the fight the next time I give just 1 weeks notice for a half day off.

Please forward that to the rest of your team, CC'ing the bellend manager in.

I've not CC'd in any managers, but the rest of the team will see it. :lol:

Excellent. Be sure to keep us in the loop whenever a conflict in this situation arises. :toot:

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by Snowcannon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:20 pm

I can work from home without prior notice. Some of my colleagues are full-time home workers

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by Lagamorph » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:29 pm

Despite having a 75 mile commute to the office each way I'd hate to work from home full time. The lack of any kind of social interaction during the day would start getting to me.

I do work from home 2 days a week though.

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by Snowcannon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:33 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Despite having a 75 mile commute to the office each way I'd hate to work from home full time. The lack of any kind of social interaction during the day would start getting to me.

I do work from home 2 days a week though.


Oh same, I only tend to work from home twice a month. The full-time home workers are generally new mums who want to save on childcare costs

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by Trelliz » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:07 am

Lagamorph wrote:Despite having a 75 mile commute to the office each way I'd hate to work from home full time. The lack of any kind of social interaction during the day would start getting to me.

I do work from home 2 days a week though.



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by Qikz » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:14 pm

So I was off ill on Friday and I'm still not feeling better. I shouldn't feel bad about not going in tomorrow as well, but just the act of having to wake up on the morning and call in every time makes me feel so guilty about doing it. I mean if I feel like this tomorrow it's not like I'll be able to do any work properly anyway, so why does it always make me feel so awkward?

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by Errkal » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:16 pm

Think of your Bradford score man, go in and infect others, it’s the Bradford way!

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by Qikz » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:17 pm

Errkal wrote:Think of your Bradford score man, go in and infect others, it’s the Bradford way!


Thank god my company doesn't use that gooseberry fool.

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by Dowbocop » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:57 am

Qikz wrote:So I was off ill on Friday and I'm still not feeling better. I shouldn't feel bad about not going in tomorrow as well, but just the act of having to wake up on the morning and call in every time makes me feel so guilty about doing it. I mean if I feel like this tomorrow it's not like I'll be able to do any work properly anyway, so why does it always make me feel so awkward?

I feel like this as well. I only work two days as I look after my son as well and I came down with a stomach bug last Monday. I work in a hospital, so you have to have 48 hours clear of symptoms before you go back to work, so as I normally work Tuesday and Wednesday that meant I missed my whole week. I felt better on the Tuesday though so it was basically annual leave.

Fortunately my boss is cool about these things, but I still felt awful for not being in, even though I was genuinely too ill to work. I felt doubly bad as before I'd spoken to my boss on the Monday he texted me to say he'd shifted the timetable because my other colleague who does the same job was ill with a chest infection. It was essentially like trying to put out a football team and all your players in one position are injured.

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by Kezzer » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:15 am

today's task at work is to get a new laptop as I have bent mine :shifty:

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