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A got a phone call sunday offering me security work. Not sure where the guy as got my details from basicaly sent him a picture off my badge and address. Completed a 12 hour shift on the same day and then 12 hours monday night.

A messaged him to find out how pay works as basically he txts shifts an details his response his when he gets the money off the company's have worked for he will pay me and up to me if a want to pay tax and NI

To me something seems wrong but don't want to question it as a was laid off in september and need the work any advice accepted

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Sounds like cash in hand work with no fixed pay day and no dealing with HMRC for tax and NI. Depends if you trust this bloke to pay you and you can get by with irregular pay dates and constant chasing to be paid.

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Its not illigal for me to cash in hand.

 

Have never met the bloke all been sorted over the phone

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Have never met the bloke all been sorted over the phone

 

Do you have an address for him? How is he planning on getting the money to you?

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Its not illigal for me to cash in hand.

It is if you don't disclose it!

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I get really annoyed about the bad English on here sometimes. It's I not A, that second paragraph in the OP makes about as much sense as an Aston Villa defence

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I get really annoyed about the bad English on here sometimes. It's I not A, that second paragraph in the OP makes about as much sense as an Aston Villa defence

If genuine, he has a serious queary to make.  It is not as though he is being lazy, just not great at sentance construction.

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It sounds really dodgy like you might work a week for him and then he "forgets" to pay you but will definitely pay you next Friday. Do you have anything from him that shows that you are working for him such as a contract?

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I get really annoyed about the bad English on here sometimes. It's I not A, that second paragraph in the OP makes about as much sense as an Aston Villa defence

Anyone can make a typo, and not everyone is great at English, including myself.

 

Had I written your reply, I would have ended your phrase, "It's not an A,", with a full stop, and started the next sentence with a capital letter.

 

Then again, it's been almost 50 years since I left my Secondary Modern School.

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All i have is the guys phone number.

Basicaly sends me shifts by txt message. Spoke to him on the phone and thats it. So a have no address or no full name just know as  AJ

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All i have is the guys phone number.

Basicaly sends me shifts by txt message. Spoke to him on the phone and thats it. So a have no address or no full name just know as  AJ

 

Sounds shifty to me. I'd give it a miss personally. 

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Oh dear mate, would you sell something, a car for example to someone who you had only ever spoken to on the phone? Whose address you didn't know? And who you knew only as AJ?

 

No of course not, but you've sold your labour to him haven't you?

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Personally I wouldn't do it.

 

But if I'd not worked since September and needed the cash, then if it was costing me nothing other than my time I'd probably give it a punt whilst still looking for something else, but certainly not a situation I'd be happy with.

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Personally I wouldn't do it.

 

But if I'd not worked since September and needed the cash, then if it was costing me nothing other than my time I'd probably give it a punt whilst still looking for something else, but certainly not a situation I'd be happy with.

What he said.

 

As long as this work isn't something shady, that is.

 

Which it does seem a bit like...

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Security work? Any chance you might get hurt? If so, where do you stand, insurance-wise?

 

I understand why you feel you need the work, but you need a clearer idea of where you stand if it goes wrong. And I don't mean just money-wise. Good luck with the job-hunting.

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Have you really registered on an RL forum just to ask this?

 

Doesn't say a lot for Citizens Advice these days

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Have you really registered on an RL forum just to ask this?

 

This is a RL forum? Since when?

 

The lack of RU fans on here had raised a few suspicions.....  :ph34r:

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Oh dear mate, would you sell something, a car for example to someone who you had only ever spoken to on the phone? Whose address you didn't know? And who you knew only as AJ?

 

No of course not, but you've sold your labour to him haven't you?

Indeed. Even if he was paying you a mere £5 an hour; 24 hours works out as £120.

 

Would you lend a £120 to a person you've never met and only know as "AJ"?

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This is a RL forum? Since when?

 

The lack of RU fans on here had raised a few suspicions.....  :ph34r:

This is true, perhaps I'm in the wrong place?

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This is true, perhaps I'm in the wrong place?

 

Finally...............

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Done a shift since thiis and again tomorrow. Met a guy who also works for him apparentley he sends cheques or a bank transfer. So should be ok just concernd about the tax and ni part dont want to get in trouble

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Done a shift since thiis and again tomorrow. Met a guy who also works for him apparentley he sends cheques or a bank transfer. So should be ok just concernd about the tax and ni part dont want to get in trouble

To do it legit you will need to register as self employed get a UTR number and then you will be able to declare your income by doing a tax return.

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To do it legit you will need to register as self employed get a UTR number and then you will be able to declare your income by doing a tax return.

And if you don't, you can really end up in the shht. Employer could just argue you were self employed and it was your responsibility. Unless you actually are paying your own NI and tax, then be careful.

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