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    Daily Rate advertised but paid on an hourly basis??

    I've just been emailed a Job spec, its for a Public Sector role, it states:

    Maximum Pay Rate £500per day LTD (Please note that the candidate will be paid on an hourly basis)

    8 Hours per day = 8

    Hours per week = 40

    Total Hours = 560.00
    I've never seen this before, is it simply just a case of ensuring one works the 8 hours per day excluding lunch break therefore 500 divided by 8 = 62.50?

    Thanks

    #2
    Originally posted by MasterP0 View Post
    I've just been emailed a Job spec, its for a Public Sector role, it states:



    I've never seen this before, is it simply just a case of ensuring one works the 8 hours per day excluding lunch break therefore 500 divided by 8 = 62.50?

    Thanks
    To me, it says you're paid hourly, and cannot exceed earning £500pd. So if your hourly rate is higher you would have to work fewer hours, if your rate was lower you could work more hours.

    I can guess which they'd prefer.

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      #3
      Thank you TickTock

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        #4
        They are paying £62.50 an hour for an 8 hour day. You can work more if you want, but won't get paid. If you work less than 8 hours a day, then only bill for the hours that you worked.
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          #5
          Originally posted by TheFaQQer View Post
          They are paying £62.50 an hour for an 8 hour day. You can work more if you want, but won't get paid. If you work less than 8 hours a day, then only bill for the hours that you worked.
          I wouldn't assume it's that rate per hour. It wouldn't be inconceivable the agent isn't being as clear as he thinks he is. I wouldn't be too surprised if the max is a 10 hour day if needed but a standard is 8 hours so would be less. It shouldn't be reading this but the lack of the actual hourly rate makes me suspicious.
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            #6
            The maths is completely wrong unless they want you to work 40 day weeks. 8 hrs a day for 5 days OR 40 hrs a week. Not 8x40=560.

            When deciding whether to take this or not, do remember to factor in that you'll apparently be dealing with innumerates.
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              #7
              Originally posted by v8gaz View Post
              The maths is completely wrong unless they want you to work 40 day weeks. 8 hrs a day for 5 days OR 40 hrs a week. Not 8x40=560.

              When deciding whether to take this or not, do remember to factor in that you'll apparently be dealing with innumerates.
              I see nothing wrong with the maths:

              8 hours a day for five days = 40 hours a week

              40 hours a week for 14 week contract = 560 hours
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                #8
                Public Sector role ==> 37.5Hrs PD

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by WilsonPiper72 View Post
                  Public Sector role ==> 37.5Hrs PD
                  This. Im surprised people have missed it.

                  Wouldnt touch PS contract with a barge pole personally.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by WilsonPiper72 View Post
                    Public Sector role ==> 37.5Hrs PD
                    Wilson and Bolshie I copied and pasted directly from the JD. Are you both saying that in your experience it is always/in practice 37.5 and not 40 hours per week?

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