The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!

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by Dual » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:23 pm

Preezy wrote:Anyone here applied for that "working from home tax relief" with HMRC? I just submitted my application as I've been working from home since March. Not expecting a big cheque in the post or anything, but every little helps.


Yes. Is this what being a billionaire finding tax loop holes feels like?

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by Preezy » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:27 pm

Dual wrote:
Preezy wrote:Anyone here applied for that "working from home tax relief" with HMRC? I just submitted my application as I've been working from home since March. Not expecting a big cheque in the post or anything, but every little helps.


Yes. Is this what being a billionaire finding tax loop holes feels like?

Let's find out and compare notes on my super-yatch :datass:

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by Jenuall » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:32 pm

I think they changed it so that you could claim it even if you'd only worked from home for a single day? If that is the case then I was just going to do it as part of filling out my annual tax return

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by Drumstick » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:48 pm

Jenuall wrote:I think they changed it so that you could claim it even if you'd only worked from home for a single day? If that is the case then I was just going to do it as part of filling out my annual tax return

You have to fill out a tax return?

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:50 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Jenuall wrote:I think they changed it so that you could claim it even if you'd only worked from home for a single day? If that is the case then I was just going to do it as part of filling out my annual tax return

You have to fill out a tax return?


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by Jenuall » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:52 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Jenuall wrote:I think they changed it so that you could claim it even if you'd only worked from home for a single day? If that is the case then I was just going to do it as part of filling out my annual tax return

You have to fill out a tax return?

Yep, I used to get an extra 5p on my mileage from HMRC because our company doesn't pay the full amount (or something like that) and ever since then they have badgered my to fill one out every year even though I never owe them anything! :fp:

Pretty sure this working from home thing is another one of the fields that you can fill in during the standard form and it will add it into the calculation.

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by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:04 pm

Someone in my Work WhatsApp just said "Russel Watson giving me strong Choc vibes *crying emojis*", referring to some bloke on I'm a Celeb.

I don't know what that means but I don't want to partake in the group by asking, and I also I don't want to watch that bilge.

Is Russell Watson a twat

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by That's not a growth » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:27 am

Is anyone able to advise how overtime affects your holiday pay.

My understanding is that with a casual contract your time off is based on your average hours over the last 3 months (or something similar to that) - so if you averaged a 5 day week of 10 hour days, then if you took a day of leave you would be paid for 10 hours.

Does this affect me if my average hours are always above my contacted minimum? I'm contracted to do 7.5 hours a day, but average between 8.5 - 9 a day most months. I get paid for this overtime, as I'm on an hourly rate so just get paid for the time I log. But my holidays I only get paid 7.5 hours, and was wondering if it was worth brining it up. (It would only be worth bringing it up if I had a legal leg to stand on, they'd call me a penny pinching banana split if I tried it just for the hell of it)

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by Lagamorph » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:33 pm

That's not a growth wrote:Is anyone able to advise how overtime affects your holiday pay.

My understanding is that with a casual contract your time off is based on your average hours over the last 3 months (or something similar to that) - so if you averaged a 5 day week of 10 hour days, then if you took a day of leave you would be paid for 10 hours.

Does this affect me if my average hours are always above my contacted minimum? I'm contracted to do 7.5 hours a day, but average between 8.5 - 9 a day most months. I get paid for this overtime, as I'm on an hourly rate so just get paid for the time I log. But my holidays I only get paid 7.5 hours, and was wondering if it was worth brining it up. (It would only be worth bringing it up if I had a legal leg to stand on, they'd call me a penny pinching banana split if I tried it just for the hell of it)

I'm not entirely sure, but you could possibly use the government holiday entitlement calculator and see what it tells you,

https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-holiday-entitlement

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by Qikz » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:59 pm

Got some really easy out of hours work today. That should be a small bit of extra pay for this month!

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by Zilnad » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:12 am

Great start to a Monday morning following annual leave. My Sage account access has been revoked and I don't have a single email explaining why or what has happened. All I have is an automated email from Sage with a link to re-register, however, no one has emailed me the codes or information I actually need to complete registration.

The people I need to speak to don't even start working until gone ten so I'm literally going to have to wait over an hour before I can even try to get logged in.

It just pisses me off so much that no one has bothered to advise me of the situation. For all I know it might be fine or everything could be in a mess but there's no way of knowing.

The strawberry floating incompetence of this place.

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by Joer » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:33 am

Moved into a new industry with the role I accepted at the end of August and they're finally starting to train us in the knowledge. So far i've had to do an online test which involved reading about 40 pages of text and then answering questions off the back of it and the next part i've been told to do is to work from home and read this. Unfortunately I don't take anything in from this style of learning and I can barely tell you anything that was in the 40 pages I read for the test or the 56 pages of dross i've read so far for this. :dread:

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by Drumstick » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:40 am

Zilnad wrote:Great start to a Monday morning following annual leave. My Sage account access has been revoked and I don't have a single email explaining why or what has happened. All I have is an automated email from Sage with a link to re-register, however, no one has emailed me the codes or information I actually need to complete registration.

The people I need to speak to don't even start working until gone ten so I'm literally going to have to wait over an hour before I can even try to get logged in.

It just pisses me off so much that no one has bothered to advise me of the situation. For all I know it might be fine or everything could be in a mess but there's no way of knowing.

The strawberry floating incompetence of this place.

Zilnad,

It's 9:40 and you do not appear to have started working yet.

This is why we need you to come into the office every day.

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PostRe: The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!
by Zilnad » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:30 am

:lol:

Finally logged in and all seems okay so crisis averted and I can crack on!

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by Jenuall » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:32 am

Zilnad wrote::lol:

Finally logged in and all seems okay so crisis averted and I can crack on!

Zilnad,

Glad you've finally decided to join us for work today.

Have you sorted the posted out yet?

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by Zilnad » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:33 am

Oh you guys :wub:

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by Venom » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:50 am

Joer wrote:Moved into a new industry with the role I accepted at the end of August and they're finally starting to train us in the knowledge. So far i've had to do an online test which involved reading about 40 pages of text and then answering questions off the back of it and the next part i've been told to do is to work from home and read this. Unfortunately I don't take anything in from this style of learning and I can barely tell you anything that was in the 40 pages I read for the test or the 56 pages of dross i've read so far for this. :dread:



I sometimes find it difficult to absorb from this kind of passive reading of denser new subjects. Everyone is different but what has worked for me is first knowing what the broad topic or questions are that I'm required to know so that I can recognise them in the text, ie know what it is exactly i'm supposed to know as this isn't always clear from the outset. Then start reading and making succinct notes on paper or typing on computer for each section in my own words, this also helps me 'map out' different sections and how they fit together. Then verbally explaining each section so that i understand it enough to communicate its meaning to others as that means I would have some confidence in my level of understanding. It takes time but maybe it might help.

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by Zilnad » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:28 pm

Just seen an email I shouldn't have seen in which the directors are arranging a meeting to discuss various aspects of the business. My name, by itself, was listed as the final point of discussion.

:lol:

strawberry float 'em. Let them discuss what they want, they're pieces of gooseberry fool anyway.

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by That's not a growth » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:32 pm

:lol:

I like the implication that you're such a hot topic of conversation that your name alone is enough to imply what about you they're going to discuss.

Or it's just some odd power move to see how you'd react ("accidentally" sending this to you).

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by Jenuall » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:33 pm

Maybe they're meeting to discuss how to reward you for your diligence and general devotion to duty?

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