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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    Yes but was the car park a designated work place ?
    Don't know.

    I know cars can be depending on the job you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Don't know.

    I know cars can be depending on the job you do.
    The old man has been working in the car park at Wigan Wallgate while they're refurbishing the gents.
    Where there's muck there's brass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    The old man has been working in the car park at Wigan Wallgate while they're refurbishing the gents.
    TMI
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    Had the same feedback myself, I just said with a cheery face that I'm here to do the job I said I'd do and that I'm not into presenteeism.

    Shut the convo down pretty sharpish and got renewed several times more.

    Remember you're the business, not the employee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Don't know.

    I know cars can be depending on the job you do.
    If you are using a car as an office I would recommend the Vauxhall Insignia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Don't know.

    I know cars can be depending on the job you do.
    Waving at commoners is best done from a car, I found.





    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    If you are using a car as an office I would recommend an armoured Bentley.
    FTFY

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    If you are using a car as an office I would recommend the Vauxhall Insignia.
    If you are using a car as transportation I'd recommend something else!

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    had similar once, after 3 days in a role.

    I just pointed out that there was no hours in my contract and I was in the office before and after the other PMs. He also critcised my dress code. It was a casual office where people wore shorts and flip-flops. I wore smart jeans and polo shirts - he was wearing grey combat trousers. He took offence and we did part ways a few weeks later.

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    One of the things I soon ad to grasp after starting as a contractor is I let nothing phase me. I get no benefits of being annoyed or taking offence and I have no HR to go to and complain. So no matter what's been said I'll either provide an explanation or in a non formal manner say sorry and amend whatever it is. Anything that keeps the day rate flowing and provided it cause no great deal of harm.

    So, just say sorry, chances are it'll be swept under the carpet and stay at your desk more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIDEARE View Post
    One of the things I soon ad to grasp after starting as a contractor is I let nothing phase me. I get no benefits of being annoyed or taking offence and I have no HR to go to and complain. So no matter what's been said I'll either provide an explanation or in a non formal manner say sorry and amend whatever it is. Anything that keeps the day rate flowing and provided it cause no great deal of harm.

    So, just say sorry, chances are it'll be swept under the carpet and stay at your desk more.
    Exactly this. The art of letting go.

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