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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Due to the stupid new German labour laws which includes contractors, I have to work from home now and I've never done so many hours, getting lots done though...
    I don't know labour laws in Germany so what do you mean you have to work from home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    I don't know labour laws in Germany so what do you mean you have to work from home?
    Maybe he as the German equivalent of an ASBO

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    WFH is an excellent chance to multi-task - I can catch up on Judge Rinder whilst delivering the needful
    TBH, I think I am only in ClientCo offices as eye candy
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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    People are more productive if they understand what they are supposed to be doing and why.

    If you get that bit right where they are physically located makes no difference.
    Exactly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevpuk View Post
    WFH is an excellent chance to multi-task - I can catch up on Judge Rinder whilst delivering the needful
    TBH, I think I am only in ClientCo offices as eye candy
    And you watch Rinder for the same reason?
    Hmm. I'm beginning to suspect that you need to find all the packing the computer came in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevpuk View Post
    I can catch up on Judge Rinder
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    If I have a big chunk of writing to do, I do this from home as it's a very efficient way of working.
    Where there's muck there's brass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    And you watch Rinder for the same reason?
    Not really, no.......just the larks

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    Upgrade to Judge Judy...
    Now there was a great show....
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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    I don't know labour laws in Germany so what do you mean you have to work from home?
    ANÜ (Arbeitnehmerüberlassung - Arbeitnehmerüberlassung - Englisch-Übersetzung – Linguee Wörterbuch). Basically companies like Daimler Benz, Siemens, Porsche, etc. had a lot of people working who were doing positions that normally a permie should do but were employed as freelancers in order for the companies to get around certain taxes and social payments. The government decided to stop this, which is okay, but they wrote the law so that it effects everyone who works as a freelancer. Even though we were outside of the law in the first place (i.e. own office, no meetings where company business was discussed and so on, basically a separate entity) many companies are afraid of being audited and found breaking the law (it really has been stupidly written.) One way round is for WFH...This came in 1/4 and so far I've had my contract 'terminated' 3 times and then continued working (the company have no real idea of what they are doing and around 80 other contractors got their contracts either terminated or had to go into a kind of disguised employment contract, like an FTC.) Mine was set to run until end of the year but now looks like end of September but have had another offer and just waiting for the paperwork and luckily I do more than one contract concurrently...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarose View Post
    Upgrade to Judge Judy...
    Sexist!

    Judy is actually a judge in real life.

    Rinder is only a barrister.
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