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Old 21 February 2008, 14:31   #11
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OK got some more info.

The position is initially for a 3 month contract but I'm sure this is just to check me out as there is a longer term potential that comes with the job.

There is no sick pay, as expected. Just SSP after 3 days.

Holiday is payed at 10.17% on top of the hourly pay (up front), this equates to 24 days holiday over the year to include bank holidays, is this normal?

I get paid overtime over 39 hours worked at 1.5X my hourly rate, this I have been told is good, as contractors don't generally get paid overtime rates, is that correct?

The agency will deal with all my paperwork relating to timesheets, tax etc.

If anyone can offer opinions or advice to the above, or any other question I should be asking then please feel free to comment.
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Old 21 February 2008, 15:12   #12
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That looks about standard to me, the agency contractors at Raymarine were being paid holiday pay the same way as you've been told, but not sure about the Overtime.
24 days including Bank holidays is not a lot, more usual to be about that plus the banks as well.

All depends on the rate though to say if its worth while.

What agency is it? as some have a better reputation than others at getting things correct with regard to pay etc.

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Old 21 February 2008, 16:06   #13
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Check with the agency if you get paid overtime if you work it during bank holiday weeks. For example my basic pay is 8 hours in a day-anything over 8 hours is overtime rate so if I work 4x10 hours in a week 8 hours is at overtime rate. You'll notice it quite markedly on bank holiday weeks otherwise.
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My understanding is that is anything over 39 hours that is paid at the overtime rate. So not so attractive to work extra in the evenings. That said I only work 5 hours on a Friday so not too bad for Good Friday, but could suffer on the Mondays.
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