General Discussion: Shego's Employment/Work Thread!


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Sholto
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481 posts since 25/12/12

21 Mar 2016 17:07
You don't need to speak to an IFA, unless you are really unsure about what you are doing. You may wish to investigate opening a stakeholder pensions as they are low cost and give you a few investment options based on risk (Google compare stakeholder pensions) Alternatively if you want a wide investment choice (shares, bonds etc) you may wish to consider a SIPP.
Bails78
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599 posts since 6/1/08

11 Apr 2016 18:52
What are the best job sites for Media, Advertising, Music jobs?
Rez
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7935 posts since 5/4/09

11 Apr 2016 19:42
What level advertising? If entry level accounts/placement creative teams then http://adjobwall.com/ is a good start.
Bails78
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599 posts since 6/1/08

11 Apr 2016 19:50
Rez wrote: What level advertising? If entry level accounts/placement creative teams then http://adjobwall.com/ is a good start.

Yeah entry level, done a degree in Advertising back in 2010 and never worked in the industry, so thinking of a career change as been working in Finance for the past 3+ years.
andymakesglasses
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20167 posts since 26/1/06

15 Jul 2016 12:43
Cubitts are hiring in London:

http://www.cubitts.co.uk/jobs/

The Assistant Store Manager, Retail Associate and Digital Marketing Associate positions might be of interest to some on here.
andymakesglasses
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20167 posts since 26/1/06

22 Aug 2016 12:50
Cubitts are hiring again:

http://www.ukstartupjobs.com/job/cubitts-london-7-operations-associate-2/

We’re seeking talented Operations Associates to join our team.

The role is full time and will be based at our brand new HQ in King’s Cross.

The successful candidate will become an integral part of the team as we seek to grow from a successful start-up to a globally recognised brand. You will be given the opportunity to learn a huge amount, take on responsibility, and genuinely progress within the company.

The role:
· Reporting to the Head of Operations and Senior Operations Associates, the Operations Associate will work across numerous facets of the business to ensure it runs in a streamlined, efficient manner

· A particular focus on processing orders, managing inventory, and updating the eCommerce platform

. Working closely with our customer service department to ensure excellent and efficient service is provided across all sales channels

· The role is Monday-Friday, working from 9 to 5.30 (with a lunch break)
diederik
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3179 posts since 16/8/11

25 Aug 2016 08:39
Style.com launching online store soon, looking to hire bunch of positions in London
https://www.businessoffashion.com/community/companies/style-com/careers
shego
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1543 posts since 11/12/07

25 Aug 2016 09:07
Mate just left there - some serious £$ being spent on that product/platform.. he worked on it for 2 years and it still hasn't launched. Must be seriously close now..
diederik
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3179 posts since 16/8/11

25 Aug 2016 09:29
Think they'll launch next month
gawkrodger
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7488 posts since 4/11/08

3 Oct 2016 10:24
anyone got any Prince2 books in electronic format you wouldn't mind sending my way?
Owlix
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1999 posts since 16/10/08

3 Oct 2016 10:50
diederik wrote: Think they'll launch next month
It's been live for a week or so - https://www.style.com/
illwill
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3533 posts since 17/5/04

6 Nov 2016 10:05
I've got the opportunity to do a bit of consulting on the side.

I don't believe there's anything in my contract stopping me doing this.

Do I need to inform my PAYE employer and do they have any way of finding out from the IR that this is happening?
eazypz
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2979 posts since 16/4/10

9 Mar 2017 17:24
Have a quick question regarding company fines.

Recently, my company imposed a rule in the last week, stating that failure to reply to an email is now met with a £50 fine.
I laughed at the email and didn't acknowledge it by replying, and I've now been given a £50 fine.

When I signed my original contract, I don't recall this being in it.
They've classed it as a non-comformity.

Can they legally do this?
Scottishmark
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513 posts since 25/1/11

9 Mar 2017 17:33
Anyone ever worked in Jersey? Potential opportunity for me on the island..
gawkrodger
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7488 posts since 4/11/08

posted 9 Mar 2017 17:42, edited 9 Mar 2017 17:42
Quick answer, as far as I can think, no.

It's for bullshit like this everyone should join a union.

You can have money deducted for being late or being on strike. Unless there is a specific clause in your contract they can't (and even then it's dubious) unless the law has changed in the 2 years since I dealt with similar.

What kind of company is it?
eazypz
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2979 posts since 16/4/10

9 Mar 2017 17:53
It's a small electrical/fire company.
They've highlighted the following in the company handbook:

- to recover any fines from clients or losses due to delayed invoices raised resulting from your late, incorrect or incomplete submission of any paperwork/job sheets
- to recover any losses caused by non comformities (NCCS) which could have been avoided

As far as I'm aware, not replying to an email telling us that they are introducing a fine for not replying to emails hasn't lost them any money?
Also, would I not have to sign an agreement to say I'm ok with this? Or confirm it verbally/via email at least?
gawkrodger
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7488 posts since 4/11/08

9 Mar 2017 18:16
Should have guessed it was construction related!

As far as I'm aware, not replying to an email telling us that they are introducing a fine for not replying to emails hasn't lost them any money?

Unless it's an email with invoice or similar, then it'd be hard to argue so in court.

Also, would I not have to sign an agreement to say I'm ok with this? Or confirm it verbally/via email at least?

This is where there's a massive grey area - some companies in the past have had success because no-one has expressed opposition to a new policy, but more times than not you would likely win on unconsultaed changes to accepted practice (whatever the correct legal phrasing is)

Aren't you a sparky? Join Unite pronto. Have you spoken to other workmates?
YLAup
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5110 posts since 5/9/11

9 Mar 2017 18:18
Jesus, that's laughable, never heard of anything like it. Get out i'd say.
eazypz
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2979 posts since 16/4/10

9 Mar 2017 18:41
Yea I'm a sparky mate. Haven't ever actually been part of a union, will look at joining this evening.

Other employees aren't happy with this either but whether or not they'll say something out loud is a different story.
Also, this only applies to engineers and not office staff at the company.

The whole email was a joke hence why I didn't respond, Im not a trouble maker but I don't take things like this lying down.
swede
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7877 posts since 21/3/09

9 Mar 2017 18:47
eazypz wrote: I laughed at the email and didn't acknowledge it by replying, and I've now been given a £50 fine.

this really tickled me Laughing out loud