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I'll try and keep this brief, anyone know where I stand on this.

 

I usually get a lift in to work with a lad who lives near me, failing that I get the bus in. The lad is currently off sick and last Monday public transport was on strike here. I never found out about this strike till the Sunday, I tried to find another way in to work but was unable to arrange anything at such short notice. I informed my team leader on Monday that I couldn't make it in.

 

Nothing was said infact he never even replied to me. Just received an email stating that since I had the day off on Monday it needs to be counted as a holiday. The general tone of the email is rather wanker like and he didn't even bother to speak to me about this, obviously I don't want to go to far with this, but can anyone advise if there's out I can do or should I just accept this as a one off?

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You had a day off, so it's gone down as a holiday. I think they could have given you a day off at their discretion under the circumstances if they wanted to. But I don't think you have any rights to claim back the day's holiday.

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I'll try and keep this brief, anyone know where I stand on this.

 

I usually get a lift in to work with a lad who lives near me, failing that I get the bus in.  The lad is currently off sick and last Monday public transport was on strike here.  I never found out about this strike till the Sunday, I tried to find another way in to work but was unable to arrange anything at such short notice.  I informed my team leader on Monday that I couldn't make it in.

 

Nothing was said infact he never even replied to me.  Just received an email stating that since I had the day off on Monday it needs to be counted as a holiday.  The general tone of the email is rather wanker like and he didn't even bother to speak to me about this, obviously I don't want to go to far with this, but can anyone advise if there's out I can do or should I just accept this as a one off?

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First port of call would be your written terms of employment. What do they say?

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that's at home, i'll check it

 

i dont want to make a fuss about this so might just let it go, just feel a bit annoyed about it

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Should've phoned in sick tbh. Do it tomorrow to get back the day you feel they owe you :lol:

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that's at home, i'll check it

 

i dont want to make a fuss about this so might just let it go, just feel a bit annoyed about it

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Without having seen anything, my instincts say if you're paid hourly then the likelihood is you'd have to take it unpaid/take a days holiday if you want the money, but if you're salaried you're probably entitled to the pay without taking it as a hol. Thats more convention tho than anything else-you'd need to look at your actual written terms.

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so the next time cunt faces car breaks down and he cant make in to work, i assume he'll obviously put that day down as a holiday

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I think you should put this question to your boss. Verbatim.

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Can you not just make up the hours over the week?

 

You still at EDS?

 

I'll check my Terms.

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yeah i am

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The IT/software bods? I think I'm doing a translation for their German arm at the moment. Want me to insert some random abuse? :lol:

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theres another lad with the same problem, just got another mail

 

i'm gonna say i'll work through my lunch hour to make up the time, since i do anyway

 

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We have taken on board what you said below and have reviewed the options available we can offer you a choice of 3 options

 

1 you make up the 7.5 hours

2 you make up 3.5 hours and use a half days holiday

3 you use a full days holiday

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Can you not just make up the hours over the week?

 

You still at EDS?

 

I'll check my Terms.

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yeah i am

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compassionate/Personal Leave

Leave with pay may be granted by your manager for compassionate and other personal reasons, for example to study and sit examinations, or when faced with a sudden emergency or bereavement of a close relative

 

so it looks like it's up to your boss. I've booked compassionate leave for a flood and a funeral in the last few months. But I have to say your excuse sounds weak. :lol:

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