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Re: How was your day - Après Spring Fling

Postby phalarope » Fri Feb 28, 2020 03:06 am

Sitting at BWI waiting for delayed BA flight to Heathrow. The place is deserted at 10 pm. Check-in and security took 10 minutes. Why can't all air travel be this easy? Although if I'd had plans for Friday I'd be pissed.....
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Re: How was your day - Après Spring Fling

Postby Nonny Mouse » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:02 pm

Have fun!!
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Re: How was your day - Après Spring Fling

Postby phalarope » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:12 pm

Thanks Nonny! I'm sorry to miss NWDWWIII, but I'm having way too much fun to be forgiven. Even though it's been raining, Les Mis, Upstart Crow Live, the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and a superior shellfish dinner have more than made up for the weather. Oh, and stumbling over Seven Dials. :D :D :D
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Re: How was your day - Après Spring Fling

Postby Whos Wee Dug » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:21 am

phalarope wrote:Thanks Nonny! I'm sorry to miss NWDWWIII, but I'm having way too much fun to be forgiven. Even though it's been raining, Les Mis, Upstart Crow Live, the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and a superior shellfish dinner have more than made up for the weather. Oh, and stumbling over Seven Dials. :D :D :D

Was the stumbling anything to do with coming out The Crown pub on the corner. :lol:
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Postby Catch-up » Sun Mar 01, 2020 01:41 pm

LOVE that you're having such a blast Carol! Cannot wait to hear what you're up to today!
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Re: How was your day - Après Spring Fling

Postby phalarope » Thu Jul 16, 2020 02:24 pm

Tuesday evening was excellent. A friend wanted to see if we could see the Neowise comet better through my biding spotting scope than through her camera. We went over to a nearby boat ramp and old ferry landing for an unobstructed view to the west, over the Chesapeake. Gorgeous sunset, but clouds to the west obstructed the comet. So we stayed around for Jupiter rise. Way cool views through my 60x scope. Saw stripes and 4 moons. Later saw Saturn and rings, both golden. I had never seen planets before.
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Postby Nonny Mouse » Thu Jul 16, 2020 03:52 pm

That's so cool! I love seeing planets through a telescope!
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Re: How was your day - Après Spring Fling

Postby steeljam » Thu Jul 16, 2020 08:20 pm

Nonny Mouse wrote:That's so cool! I love seeing planets through a telescope!
So do I but for the passed week it has been a total white-out here!
Typical for British weather. I belong to the Flamsteed Astronomy group in Greenwich and they were organising a telescope party for the comet that has been twice postponed
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Re: How was your day - Après Spring Fling

Postby Alan » Fri Jul 17, 2020 08:32 pm

On 30 day redundancy consultation period,second time in three years,great......
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Re: How was your day - Après Spring Fling

Postby chrisboote » Sat Jul 18, 2020 04:26 pm

Alan wrote:On 30 day redundancy consultation period,second time in three years,great......

Legal minimum consultancy period is 45 days unless there are fewer than 20 redundancies, then minimum notice period of 30 or 45 days depending on how many being made redundant subject to a minimum of one week per year in employment
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Re: How was your day - Après Spring Fling

Postby Alan » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:36 am

chrisboote wrote:
Alan wrote:On 30 day redundancy consultation period,second time in three years,great......

Legal minimum consultancy period is 45 days unless there are fewer than 20 redundancies, then minimum notice period of 30 or 45 days depending on how many being made redundant subject to a minimum of one week per year in employment

That`s interesting,the letter i have states that there will be 42 job losses and a "30 day formal process of collective and individual consultation"
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Re: How was your day - Après Spring Fling

Postby Sandra » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:01 pm

I'd read that as 30 days for us to decide who gets the formal redundancy letters - they then get the standard notice or paid in lieu.

Can't say I'm surprised to hear someone here is having problems - I've been trying to keep my little brother calm as he fights against losing his job - he might be flying again this week but cargo 747 instead of passengers, he's not regretting the time he's been able to spend with his daughter and new son. (SiL also had a fright - and she's on maternity leave!)

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Re: How was your day - Après Spring Fling

Postby Stew d'Apples » Sun Jul 19, 2020 07:35 pm

From gov.uk:

Notice periods

You must be given a notice period before your employment ends.

The statutory redundancy notice periods are:

    -at least one week’s notice if employed between one month and 2 years
    -one week’s notice for each year if employed between 2 and 12 years
    -12 weeks’ notice if employed for 12 years or more
Check your contract. Your employer may give you more than the statutory minimum, but they cannot give you less.
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Re: How was your day - Après Spring Fling

Postby chrisboote » Sun Jul 19, 2020 08:04 pm

Stew d'Apples wrote:From gov.uk:

Notice periods

You must be given a notice period before your employment ends.

The statutory redundancy notice periods are:

    -at least one week’s notice if employed between one month and 2 years
    -one week’s notice for each year if employed between 2 and 12 years
    -12 weeks’ notice if employed for 12 years or more
Check your contract. Your employer may give you more than the statutory minimum, but they cannot give you less.

That's the notice period, as I said

But before that there's a statutory minimum consultancy period, which (according to ACAS) would be 45 days in this case

IANAEL of course, so check on the ACAS website
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Re: How was your day - Après Spring Fling

Postby Alan » Sun Jul 19, 2020 09:33 pm

chrisboote wrote:
Stew d'Apples wrote:From gov.uk:

Notice periods

You must be given a notice period before your employment ends.

The statutory redundancy notice periods are:

    -at least one week’s notice if employed between one month and 2 years
    -one week’s notice for each year if employed between 2 and 12 years
    -12 weeks’ notice if employed for 12 years or more
Check your contract. Your employer may give you more than the statutory minimum, but they cannot give you less.

That's the notice period, as I said

But before that there's a statutory minimum consultancy period, which (according to ACAS) would be 45 days in this case

IANAEL of course, so check on the ACAS website

There's 42 of us under threat,so that's (according to ACAS) 30 days notice,90 days is for 99 and up
Unless I've misread it
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