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    • Jojocat
    • By Jojocat 14th Jun 18, 1:57 PM
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    Any Unuion Reps Able to Help?
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    • 14th Jun 18, 1:57 PM
    Any Unuion Reps Able to Help? 14th Jun 18 at 1:57 PM
    I worked part time for 18 years until my kids grew up and recently took on extra hours. I did not work on a Tuesday and that's the extra I've taken on. I work for the nhs. I need to help look after my mum now so want to drop the Tuesday but I've been told I can't as 'it's up to the manager's discretion' and something about 'providing a service'.
    Can't I just give the usual 3/4 weeks notice, saying I want to cut my hours, especially as I never worked a Tuesday anyway?
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 4th Jul 18, 9:00 AM
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    marliepanda
    You don't like the message so blame the messenger. No problem.
    Originally posted by TELLIT01
    Look at other threads by the OP, seriously too much time on their hands They NEED that Tuesday to sort out the royal mail/post office and their employees.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 4th Jul 18, 7:16 PM
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    One of life's takers
    • Samsung_Note2
    • By Samsung_Note2 6th Jul 18, 8:50 AM
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    Samsung_Note2
    One of life's takers
    Originally posted by pmduk
    What they take peoples lives...Christ we have a murder in our midst

    Oh come on its Friday for goodness sake.

    OP all you can do is ask the manager above you and take the answer and either accept it or suggest you will look for alternative employment.

    Really depends on how much you want that Day off...only you can decide if its worth it,could be a life changer for better who knows.
    If my appalling spelling offends you that much...dont read my posts.
    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 6th Jul 18, 1:01 PM
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    Manxman in exile
    Hi sangie.


    Pleased to see you back . Hope you are well
    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 6th Jul 18, 2:29 PM
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    Hi sangie.


    Pleased to see you back . Hope you are well
    Originally posted by Manxman in exile
    Probably not for long. Just had my final warning for saying something that was neither abusive nor offensive, but which the OP or someone else didn't like. The terms of what is abusive or offensive on this site are curious - it seems you can get away with abusing people or being offensive, but if someone doesn't like what you say you are screwed.
    • LilElvis
    • By LilElvis 6th Jul 18, 4:10 PM
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    Probably not for long. Just had my final warning for saying something that was neither abusive nor offensive, but which the OP or someone else didn't like. The terms of what is abusive or offensive on this site are curious - it seems you can get away with abusing people or being offensive, but if someone doesn't like what you say you are screwed.
    Originally posted by sangie595
    Shame! The lack of any joined up thinking amongst the mods is astounding at times. I think I can make an educated guess as to which particularly charming poster is responsible. It would be a shame to lose you so, hard as it sometimes is, it might be best if you stayed silent on the obviously argumentative/ trolling/ contentious threads until the infraction expires as it would be sad if those genuinely in need of your expertise miss out because the ignorant and mean spirited few hit the report button with relish.

    Hope your recovery is on track too!
    • eamon
    • By eamon 6th Jul 18, 4:15 PM
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    That would be a shame. Often I may not wholly agree with your stance on a given topic. But I can't fault your directness, not sugar coating, avoidance of confirmation bias and very useful advice/opinions.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 6th Jul 18, 4:39 PM
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    Sangie, best to make more use of the ignore user function. There are some posters on here for whom your advice is essential.
    • Jojocat
    • By Jojocat 8th Jul 18, 10:54 AM
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    Jojocat
    @TELLIT01, sorry for hurting your feelings.................
    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 8th Jul 18, 1:03 PM
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    Shame! The lack of any joined up thinking amongst the mods is astounding at times. I think I can make an educated guess as to which particularly charming poster is responsible. It would be a shame to lose you so, hard as it sometimes is, it might be best if you stayed silent on the obviously argumentative/ trolling/ contentious threads until the infraction expires as it would be sad if those genuinely in need of your expertise miss out because the ignorant and mean spirited few hit the report button with relish.

    Hope your recovery is on track too!
    Originally posted by LilElvis
    You may not be aware of this, but MSE is worse than employers. Infractions NEVER expire! Hence it is impossible to stay on the right side of the mods unless you never say a thing that someone doesn't like! One of my warnings was for calling a poster who applauded the murder of Jo Cox and called for more MPs to be murdered "scum". That not abuse. It's fact. And given that that particular post had been on the board for TWO WEEKS without being removed by the mods.... And by the way... I'd say it again. Union members get my expertise anyway. If MSE doesn't want it, I'll not be devastated.

    And in the union we don't get warnings for calling scum when we see them, nor for telling people unpalatable truths. If someone had brought a situation on themselves or been stupid, they are told so - because the only "defence" is often to tell someone not to bother denying it or to act like an idiot.
    Last edited by sangie595; 08-07-2018 at 1:06 PM.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 8th Jul 18, 11:08 PM
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    Probably not for long. Just had my final warning for saying something that was neither abusive nor offensive, but which the OP or someone else didn't like. The terms of what is abusive or offensive on this site are curious - it seems you can get away with abusing people or being offensive, but if someone doesn't like what you say you are screwed.
    Originally posted by sangie595
    Sorry to hear that Sangie - it was only today I thought how toned down your responses were.....
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