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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    Ya, I said to my superior, "I will wear my (brand name) watch if you will pay for any damage caused to it. If not, I need to use my phone as I cannot afford another watch, and the cheap ones cause skin irritations".
    They prefer for me to use my phone, lol.
    I know what you mean. Because I've been a SAHM for so long, I just bought a watch from a jeweller on sale when my other one died...years ago. Battery of course has long run out and because I have only worn it about twice since buying it (just don't need it on at home), I've never bothered replacing the battery. It's just dawned on me that I have work for the next few weeks and I have no watch Might ask DH if he can pop it in to get a new battery tomorrow.

    I dropped one of my watches face down in the quandrangle at school once - smashed the glass. I find the finish on most watches irritates my skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolly007 View Post
    if you put in a decent slog whilst you're there and your boss can see that, I think it's also fair that concessions are made when you need it.

    eg: if I'm buying a house and my solicitor needs to speak to me urgently, do I tell her to phone me back after 7pm as that's when I get home? I mean you need to be realistic as well.
    Yes of course you need to be realistic. But saying that your personal life doesn't stop just because you are at work, is going a bit far.
    Your personal life does stop at work. But, if it's an absolute necessity, yes most employers will make an allowance.
    Although, as a supervisor, we would only make an allowance for emergencies. Everything else can be done on your breaks.

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    I saw it as fair trade. I used to do probably 20 hours unpaid per week so it's give and take. It can't all be one way.

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    I don't get breaks? halfa for lunch and that's it. I start at 8:30am and work til 5:30pm. although usually don't leave til closer to 6pm. commute home is a nightmare usually as traffic is a shocker so usually get home around 7-7:30pm. my boss is very flexible (I'm very lucky) but he also sees I put in a decent effort. most days it's head down, bum up. therefore if/when I have personal stuff to attend to (which thankfully is usually minkmdl(, he's accommodating. if he said anything to me, I'd knock his block off lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolly007 View Post
    doesn't everyone use work to charge their phones, use work phone for personal purposes, sit on gmail all day (open in the background, not actually emailing all day) and use photocopier etc for their own stuff?? I don't abuse my work but I'm there for 9-10 hours each day, I think it's fairly reasonable to use some work resources for personal purposes. your personal life doesn't just stop just cause you're at work!
    Yes I'm with you.
    It probably depends on the type of work you do and the size of the company though.

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    I'm an office drone. I get the situation is obviously very different for those in hospitality or retail work or those that work shifts.

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    Personal printing and stationery for sure but I also got the receptionist (who is my bestie as well) take some cheques to the bank for me when she took the work money down. I filled out the deposit slip so all she had to do was drop it off and I certainly wasn't the only one

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolly007 View Post
    I don't get breaks? halfa for lunch and that's it. I start at 8:30am and work til 5:30pm. although usually don't leave til closer to 6pm. commute home is a nightmare usually as traffic is a shocker so usually get home around 7-7:30pm. my boss is very flexible (I'm very lucky) but he also sees I put in a decent effort. most days it's head down, bum up. therefore if/when I have personal stuff to attend to (which thankfully is usually minkmdl(, he's accommodating. if he said anything to me, I'd knock his block off lol
    I don't get breaks either, and only 40mins for lunch (7am-6pm).
    Point is still valid.
    Necessity is necessity, that doesn't mean it's ok to do it whenever or for whatever.

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    So much stuff!

    * I used to shut the office an hour early on Fridays if I had plans
    * I always used express post
    * Petty cash occasionally paid for lunch
    * Defence probably had to extend their budget to pay for my stationary

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