General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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Lyall
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1857 posts since 1/6/10

28 May 2011 15:23
That's what I'm thinking David. Trying to think of the best way to go about mentioning it.
TheConductor
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4228 posts since 17/11/09

28 May 2011 15:27
I'm sure they'll raise the subject, if not just drop it in when you're at the meeting, because as David said you're work is going to have a direct effect and essentially playing an important role within the company and you just need to express that.
DuffMan
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14378 posts since 21/2/07

28 May 2011 15:59
They're quite a big company, probs offer it to you as a summer job no?
Lyall
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1857 posts since 1/6/10

28 May 2011 16:02
DuffMan wrote: They're quite a big company, probs offer it to you as a summer job no?

That's what I'm hoping. Going in to friday so going to bring it up.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

28 May 2011 16:09
Sanjay pays the kids that come into work at our shop on work experience from school. So they should be paying you really, cos you are actually doing something they need you to d and are asking you rather than you needing some experience.
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

28 May 2011 16:31
Lyall wrote:
unCouth wrote: Does anyone have any experience with transferring bank funds to bank accounts held overseas? Are there any dramas i should be aware of?
Moving your illegal funds?

Nope, funds to be transferred from my bank account here to a bank account i'll be opening in Australia.
hectogon
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1244 posts since 23/1/08

28 May 2011 16:41
if i'm selling a jacket from a sample sale on ebay should I state that it is a sample?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

28 May 2011 16:49
not if you dont want to, but it wont hurt to put it in the description small print, in case you get a know it all whinger who wins it.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

29 May 2011 15:59
unCouth wrote:
Lyall wrote:
unCouth wrote: Does anyone have any experience with transferring bank funds to bank accounts held overseas? Are there any dramas i should be aware of?
Moving your illegal funds?

Nope, funds to be transferred from my bank account here to a bank account i'll be opening in Australia.

Not sure what you're worried about but the things to consider are the exchange rate and the fact that you'll have to pay charges to send and receive the money. It's about £15 to send money to an international bank account and I imagine there's % fee as the receiving charge
misled
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4285 posts since 3/1/02

29 May 2011 16:27
robii wrote:
unCouth wrote:
Lyall wrote:
unCouth wrote: Does anyone have any experience with transferring bank funds to bank accounts held overseas? Are there any dramas i should be aware of?
Moving your illegal funds?

Nope, funds to be transferred from my bank account here to a bank account i'll be opening in Australia.

Not sure what you're worried about but the things to consider are the exchange rate and the fact that you'll have to pay charges to send and receive the money. It's about £15 to send money to an international bank account and I imagine there's % fee as the receiving charge


I don't think there was a percentage charge when transferring to my Australian account, just the flat fee. It's easy to open a bank account over there as long as you do it in the first few weeks. Banking is a bit behind the times-lots of account charges and you get charged for using other banks machines
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

29 May 2011 20:14
Cool. thanks fellas.
nothingelseworked
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3550 posts since 21/2/10

30 May 2011 18:30
Advice for removing chewing gum from denim? Already tried the freezer trick, it kind of worked but there's still some on which is proving difficult.
seenmy
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6581 posts since 17/6/06

30 May 2011 18:43
Lyall wrote: That's what I'm thinking David. Trying to think of the best way to go about mentioning it.

make sure you bring it up, in these situations you need to be asertive, as often companies will steer around the situation if you are to 'shy' to hold a discussion about it,its important to start on the right foot and get a rate be it day hour or monthly depending on how they will have you working, so that both of you know what is going on and where you stand. if you are doing what you say they are asking you into do it is skilled labour and should be paid as they would have to pay a design temp to do it from an agency.

if they tell you its 'work experience' explain that you already have completed a work experience placement with them, if they are a company worth working with they will give you what your worth to do the job
schtoop
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13006 posts since 9/4/07

30 May 2011 21:11
if anyones bored and fancies giving me abit of advice on tv specs please pm me, would appreciate it
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

31 May 2011 15:07
hectogon wrote: if i'm selling a jacket from a sample sale on ebay should I state that it is a sample?

I would, you know what Ebay buyers are like.


nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

31 May 2011 15:11
misled wrote:
robii wrote:
unCouth wrote:
Lyall wrote:
unCouth wrote: Does anyone have any experience with transferring bank funds to bank accounts held overseas? Are there any dramas i should be aware of?
Moving your illegal funds?

Nope, funds to be transferred from my bank account here to a bank account i'll be opening in Australia.

Not sure what you're worried about but the things to consider are the exchange rate and the fact that you'll have to pay charges to send and receive the money. It's about £15 to send money to an international bank account and I imagine there's % fee as the receiving charge


I don't think there was a percentage charge when transferring to my Australian account, just the flat fee. It's easy to open a bank account over there as long as you do it in the first few weeks. Banking is a bit behind the times-lots of account charges and you get charged for using other banks machines

When I transfer money from UK to Canada I get charged a flat 5 quid fee, I have both account with the HSBC. There is some rule about how much you can transfer electronically, I tried to transfer 10K and it woudln't let me, but it let me do it as 4 lots of 2.5K. Banking here is a bit old fashioned, people still use cheques FFS.

JustinCredible
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2610 posts since 11/6/08

1 Jun 2011 21:02
Notice of intended prosecution arrived today, 42 in a 30 zone, aside from kissing any chance of getting into America goodbye what's the likely outcome?
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

1 Jun 2011 21:04
3 pts @ 60 sheets innit.
JustinCredible
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2610 posts since 11/6/08

1 Jun 2011 21:07
Nice one, can take that on the chin.

Why don't they just say that in the letter? Just as well I saw the van and hit the anchors.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

1 Jun 2011 21:10
They'll send you a letter saying you can avoid the 3 points if you attend a speed awareness course. This will cost a minimum of £60 (mine was £90)