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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #180 on: April 07, 2020, 09:59:03 PM »
If your earning north of 2500 a month your grand for money anyway, in real terms.
No it doesn't. Depends if your other half is working and what your monthly overheads are.

Well, it's a figure not a lot of people will ever see per month. So taking overheads and whatever out of it - you have to accept its very, very high compared to what others might be faced with.
It is a take home of £30k, gross £41-42k. Better than average but if you have a mortgage of £900, car payments of £300, rates of £150 and another £150 on sky, broadband and mobile it starts to eat into it.

It is not take home though. It is £2.5k gross. Equates to £30k a year before tax, insurance, pension etc. Is deducted.  Very average.
I did not know it was gross. I had assumed when Government as paying it was a net fugure.

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #181 on: April 18, 2020, 04:16:23 PM »
Went into a fruit & veg shop there to get some broccoli for tomorrow's dinner. 4 small bunches were £5.60, the wife said that would have cost £2 - £3 in Tesco but they had none.
Yesterday the wife said a filling station charged her £4 for 2 kitchen rolls, she didn't realise until she was home.
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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #182 on: April 18, 2020, 04:24:01 PM »
Went into a fruit & veg shop there to get some broccoli for tomorrow's dinner. 4 small bunches were £5.60, the wife said that would have cost £2 - £3 in Tesco but they had none.
Yesterday the wife said a filling station charged her £4 for 2 kitchen rolls, she didn't realise until she was home.

Tesco have 10,000 stores and can bulk buy in a way the fruit and veg shop can only dream of.

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #183 on: April 18, 2020, 06:41:14 PM »
Went into a fruit & veg shop there to get some broccoli for tomorrow's dinner. 4 small bunches were £5.60, the wife said that would have cost £2 - £3 in Tesco but they had none.
Yesterday the wife said a filling station charged her £4 for 2 kitchen rolls, she didn't realise until she was home.

Tesco have 10,000 stores and can bulk buy in a way the fruit and veg shop can only dream of.

Maybe so but shops are putting the hand into the people too, taking advantage of the situation and charging prices way beyond their normal prices and in cases double the price. I do expect to pay that we bit more from the local shop and that's fine but not when they're into the elbow
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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #184 on: April 18, 2020, 06:45:09 PM »
I'd say the suppliers are putting their claws in too, but I get your point.

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #185 on: April 18, 2020, 09:52:53 PM »
At a time when the local shop has a chance to be attractive again the local community they can't help themselves....

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #186 on: April 22, 2020, 12:11:08 AM »
The Phoenix magazine let a full time journalist go after she had to self isolate after coming down with covid like symptoms.

Today they were caught looking for an intern for her role. Exact same job spec. They wanted FIVE years' experience. For an intern.
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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #187 on: April 22, 2020, 10:31:10 AM »
Is that even legal?
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« Reply #188 on: April 22, 2020, 10:36:49 AM »
Is that even legal?

I would imagine not. She was on probation, so it looks as if they tried to take advantage of that to get rid of her salary. If it could somehow be shown to be legal, it would still be absolutely wrong.

Details here:

https://twitter.com/evadiminutive/status/1252555365306302464?s=19

The Phoenix's hurried attempt at damage limitation here:

https://twitter.com/ThePhoenixMag/status/1252677410090352641?s=19
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« Reply #189 on: April 23, 2020, 05:45:43 PM »
Is that even legal?

Yes. She admitted she was on probation when questioned about it, so they are perfectly entitled to terminate her employment for any reason. However its not a good look from a magazine that holds others to account.

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« Reply #190 on: April 23, 2020, 06:09:31 PM »
Is that even legal?

Yes. She admitted she was on probation when questioned about it, so they are perfectly entitled to terminate her employment for any reason. However its not a good look from a magazine that holds others to account.

This is bullshit. A) she didn't "admit" to bring on probation, is simply a fact of matter. It wasn't hidden or undisclosed. B) an employer is not entitled to terminate an employment contract for any reason whatsoever, regardless of whether an employee is on probation or not.
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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #191 on: April 23, 2020, 07:26:43 PM »
Trump Group are using the furlough scheme for their staff on their Scottish resorts.

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #192 on: April 23, 2020, 08:10:46 PM »
Is that even legal?

Yes. She admitted she was on probation when questioned about it, so they are perfectly entitled to terminate her employment for any reason. However its not a good look from a magazine that holds others to account.

This is bullshit. A) she didn't "admit" to bring on probation, is simply a fact of matter. It wasn't hidden or undisclosed. B) an employer is not entitled to terminate an employment contract for any reason whatsoever, regardless of whether an employee is on probation or not.
My husband’s just started a new job with six months probation and the employment can be terminated with one week’s notice. I would be surprised if his global firm had it wrong.

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« Reply #193 on: April 23, 2020, 08:19:59 PM »
Probation does not, and cannot, remove or reduce your statutory rights, one of which is to not be unfairly dismissed.

That's not to say that employers do not hold all the power and pricing unfair dismissal of simple or easy, but the point remains that they are not "entitled to terminate her employment for any reason"
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« Reply #194 on: April 23, 2020, 10:07:14 PM »
Probation does not, and cannot, remove or reduce your statutory rights, one of which is to not be unfairly dismissed.

That's not to say that employers do not hold all the power and pricing unfair dismissal of simple or easy, but the point remains that they are not "entitled to terminate her employment for any reason"

You have no absolute right to the unfair dismissal process on the first year of employment. An employer can short service dismiss you without reason. Unless you can show one of a certain amount of exceptions such as pregnancy or trade union membership, the employer has no obligation to you until you have a calendar year under your belt.