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Old 02 November 2011, 08:08   #31
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What makes you think there is anything normal about the "armed forces"! However, when not on military operations you get 38 days paid leave a year: Time off - British Army Website

What makes you think it's abnormal?

Normal 8-5 for me, same as many other jobs!

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Old 02 November 2011, 09:53   #32
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Originally Posted by williamhorace336 View Post
What makes you think it's abnormal?

Normal 8-5 for me, same as many other jobs!
Well from a very simple point of view it is excluded from employment right legislation governing holidays.
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Originally Posted by Trell
If I hire a skipper for a job, through an advert as SDG will confirm, I pay a day rate, pay for the accommodation and a day rate for food, also mileage to get to the job. If a skipper contacts me and ask's if there is any work available, I will tell him where the work is, and would expect him to make his own way there, but I still cover Accommodation and subsistence. On some days you might work 3 hours on others 10 hours, same pay. Never had any complaints, (had some time wasters though)
Indeed Trell is one of the good guys to work for and more than adequately covers expenses. Likewise my current company are generous (although not yet persuaded them to pay for tickets to and from the USA!) so it then becomes give and take where I ll not always book every hour or part hour worked or claim every little expense or be available when not actually working if needed.

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There is always another skipper who is willing to undercut my price, are they insured for professional indemnity, to drive your pride and joy or your million pound Wfsv? I set my price, my terms etc and if the employer doesn't want to pay then they don't get my services. It is nice there are a few companies who will sort out everything for you to work on one of their vessels ie hire cars, hotels etc. I don't take the piss but I do expect a certain standard of accommodation and when I was freelancing I was never short of work
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Old 12 January 2012, 17:41   #36
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Cox'ns working in the Indian Ocean on Maritime Security tasks are on between 250 & 300 per day.
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Old 13 January 2012, 12:56   #37
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thats the norm tom, however a few people on here will chuckle at your figures, some seem to think 75-85 is the going rate for sitting 12hrs in a rib !!

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