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  • WTFH
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    Do we think that was written by Dominic Dalli?

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  • cojak
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    It would be nice if he came here and said that.

    I’m not holding my breath however…

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  • I am tired TIRED
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    5 STAR review given to Parasol on TrustPilot:


    Hard Times. Brings Out the Best.


    Hard Times.
    I was in a terrible situation not being paid like everyone else.
    Many businesses would not have survived this.
    The way Parasol have responded IS five star with the resource an umbrella could be expected to have.
    I haven't been paid in full yet, my head is above water and progress is being made, which is due to a massive effort by the staff. My attitude has gone from outrage to respect and I will treat my umbrella as a team I am on in future, rather than a servant.
    Thanks Parasol, top marks for the way you have got back up after a KO. It's not what knocks you down, it's that you came up swinging. Good to see so much fight to get the business back.


    IS THIS GUY HAVING A LAUGH?

    If not, no prizes for guessing who he works for

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  • gizzmo
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    Originally posted by pacontracting View Post

    In my case, it's a single invoice, from Parasol to the agency and a single remittance from the agency to Parasol (I've seen both). Couldn't be simpler.
    yes - ditto for me too - each timesheet has its own individual invoice

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  • pacontracting
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    Originally posted by eek View Post

    While that may sound simple, if Parasol sends 1 invoice to an agency for all their workers at that agency and that invoice (or multiple invoices) are paid via a single payment it's very difficult to work out who is due to receive what.

    I can imagine working blind without access to the information that used to be at hand is making everything rather difficult.
    In my case, it's a single invoice, from Parasol to the agency and a single remittance from the agency to Parasol (I've seen both). Couldn't be simpler.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by malvolio View Post
    I confess I would be on to the agency demanding a change of umbrella...
    Only fixes things going forward and given the kickbacks a lot of agencies will be receiving I suspect you may need to be very forceful.

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  • malvolio
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    I confess I would be on to the agency demanding a change of umbrella...

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by pacontracting View Post
    Still haven't seen a penny for the month I worked in November (invoiced in December for payment at the beginning of January), despite numerous 'chats'.

    Agency confirms payment was made last Thursday yet despite reassurances from the 'chat', nothing has been done.

    It seems like they don't know who has paid them (simple look though their bank account, by invoice reference number would be the usual way, then pay me 50% while they sort this out) yet even having providing all of this, nothing!
    While that may sound simple, if Parasol sends 1 invoice to an agency for all their workers at that agency and that invoice (or multiple invoices) are paid via a single payment it's very difficult to work out who is due to receive what.

    I can imagine working blind without access to the information that used to be at hand is making everything rather difficult.
    Last edited by eek; 18 January 2022, 11:52.

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  • pacontracting
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    Still haven't seen a penny for the month I worked in November (invoiced in December for payment at the beginning of January), despite numerous 'chats'.

    Agency confirms payment was made last Thursday yet despite reassurances from the 'chat', nothing has been done.

    It seems like they don't know who has paid them (simple look though their bank account, by invoice reference number would be the usual way, then pay me 50% while they sort this out) yet even having providing all of this, nothing!

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  • agentzero
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    Originally posted by DaveB View Post

    Highly likely not to be financial. They were bought out by a big venture capital group a while back and every company in the group seems to have issues. Parasol, SJD, Nixon Williams are all having issues.

    My money is that they have been hit by ransomeware or similar.

    Couldn't happen to a nicer group of companies. Nixon Williams absolutely tanked in service a few years ago, as did SJD. They deserve to go bust, to be quite frank. Let's hope that the fall out from this hack will be so wide that the companies finally get buried. I have sympathy for the staff, but in a way if they tolerate working there when all the long term staff ran out the door, then it's difficult to find sympathy for the business as a whole.

    https://www.theregister.com/2022/01/...roup_confirms/

    Speaking to industry Security contacts, it looks to be quite a bad case of ransomware and a lack of solid backup procedures. I don't see the list of companies coming back online any time soon. Their companies are also burdened with such huge debts that they won't be getting good terms for borrowing to get new cloud instances created by their IT persons, keeping in mind that they outsource their IT to a small local outfit near Manchester.

    Do you trust them now with your data and financials? No, me neither. I hope this is the nail in the coffin.
    Last edited by agentzero; 17 January 2022, 23:18.

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