• How do i block spam?

    4 answers · Abuse and Spam · 2 years ago
  • Broadband withput line rental uk?

    As i do not use landline phone i would love to find a broadband deal for just internet service. my home area does not offer fibre optic service.Any ideas welcome i am currently paying far too much!!
    As i do not use landline phone i would love to find a broadband deal for just internet service. my home area does not offer fibre optic service.Any ideas welcome i am currently paying far too much!!
    3 answers · Computer Networking · 5 years ago
  • Working at an orphange in the Philippines?

    I am planning to visit the Phllippines next year and looking for an orphanage for babies and or disabled children to help in. Has anyone done this or could give advice - sadly I do not have thousands of pounds to spend on this and all the sites I have found so far have large fees Thank you
    I am planning to visit the Phllippines next year and looking for an orphanage for babies and or disabled children to help in. Has anyone done this or could give advice - sadly I do not have thousands of pounds to spend on this and all the sites I have found so far have large fees Thank you
    5 answers · Philippines · 5 years ago
  • My sister has been ill for 4 months and no doctor can tell her what is wrong - sorry its long!?

    My sister has always been quite neurotic and anxious. She was diagnosed with angina, fibromyalgia and also has severe crippling migraines which she has had as a child but have worsened due to crumbling neck bones. She is now 62 and since a visit to the dentist in March 2012 has been struck with numbness of the face, strange tingling feelings,... show more
    My sister has always been quite neurotic and anxious. She was diagnosed with angina, fibromyalgia and also has severe crippling migraines which she has had as a child but have worsened due to crumbling neck bones. She is now 62 and since a visit to the dentist in March 2012 has been struck with numbness of the face, strange tingling feelings, dizziness, severe anxiety, food sensitivities,rapid heartbeat and palpitations. She has repeatedly gone to A&E with feelings of impending death. After many many appointments with doctors, hospitals and consultants she has been told her heart is normal, that she may have a tumour on adrenal glands, or a gastric problem. She is waiting for a CBT course to address her psychological issues and has been told that it will be a 6 month wait! I would be willing to sponser a private medical screening which would probably cost up to £1000 but not sure if it will help because if findings are inconclusive nothing will have changed. Does anyone with experience of these issues have any thoughts thank you.
    2 answers · Women's Health · 6 years ago
  • A travel agent in Greece stole £160 from my credit card?

    I was on holiday and my mother died suddenly. I had to get back to UK quickly. The holiday rep asked a travel agent in Mykonos to reserve us tickets. I read out my credit card number to him as we travelled to Athens. Some weeks later when my bill arrived I noticed he had paid himself £160 for doing this. He did not tell me he was going to do... show more
    I was on holiday and my mother died suddenly. I had to get back to UK quickly. The holiday rep asked a travel agent in Mykonos to reserve us tickets. I read out my credit card number to him as we travelled to Athens. Some weeks later when my bill arrived I noticed he had paid himself £160 for doing this. He did not tell me he was going to do this. E mails and letters have yielded no response at all. Does anyone know if there is anything I can do to recover some or all of this money. Thanks
    7 answers · Greece · 6 years ago
  • I want my mother to be buried wearing her wedding ring?

    she died suddenly and one of my sisters was present. For some reason she removed my mothers wedding ring which she had worn for 65 years. Now she is arguing about putting it back on so that my mother can be buried with it on. Its bad enough to have to go through all the trauma and grief without arguing the toss but I feel it would be very ... show more
    she died suddenly and one of my sisters was present. For some reason she removed my mothers wedding ring which she had worn for 65 years. Now she is arguing about putting it back on so that my mother can be buried with it on. Its bad enough to have to go through all the trauma and grief without arguing the toss but I feel it would be very important for my mother. Have any other relatives had this experience please? Very grateful for any ideas of how to persuade her but really we do not know what my mother would have wanted its just that she had not ever taken it off! Thanks
    7 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 7 years ago
  • Samsung galaxy s 1900 phone locked and no data service UK?

    I recklessly bought the above phone on e bay its locked to t mobile couldn't get it unlocked for less than 30 quid so got a T Mobile sim card however i do not have a data service so no internet My question is - do I have to get a contract to get a data service or how do I get one so that I can use the internet which is why I bought... show more
    I recklessly bought the above phone on e bay its locked to t mobile couldn't get it unlocked for less than 30 quid so got a T Mobile sim card however i do not have a data service so no internet My question is - do I have to get a contract to get a data service or how do I get one so that I can use the internet which is why I bought it!! Maybe I should just re sell it as I finding it hard to use ? Thanks for all helpful suggestions
    1 answer · Mobile Phones & Plans · 7 years ago
  • Is chronic lifetime depression covered by the Disability Discrimination Act?

    I lost my job 7 months ago. I have been advised by an employment Judge at a Case Management Discussion that I do not appear to have a case for unfair dismissal as my ex employer 'followed the correct procedure' and the ET is no place to prove ones 'innocence'. However I feel my dismissal was a set up following on from 9 years... show more
    I lost my job 7 months ago. I have been advised by an employment Judge at a Case Management Discussion that I do not appear to have a case for unfair dismissal as my ex employer 'followed the correct procedure' and the ET is no place to prove ones 'innocence'. However I feel my dismissal was a set up following on from 9 years bullying, harassment and victimisation by my ex line manager because of my constant battle with chronic depression that he was aware of. I have a record of events, 2 previous grievances, a memo, supervision notes and possibly one or two witness statements to confirm that my ex boss is an unbalanced vindictive bully.Many others, mostly ex employees have had similar experiences. Does anyone- preferably someone with legal knowledge or similar experience- think I have a worthwhile case to take to the tribunal? I feel so bad I have barely left my bed for months and have constant thoughts of suicide. I just feel that I cannot forget it and move on.I loved my job and did it well. Many thanks
    5 answers · Law & Ethics · 7 years ago
  • How can I clear my name?

    I was dismissed for gross misconduct which I did not commit.It related to my discovery of a report written about me 9 months previously that said I had made serious allegations of abuse about managers I worked with. I owned up to having found it and put in a grievance as it was untrue.I was treated like a criminal from that moment , removed from... show more
    I was dismissed for gross misconduct which I did not commit.It related to my discovery of a report written about me 9 months previously that said I had made serious allegations of abuse about managers I worked with. I owned up to having found it and put in a grievance as it was untrue.I was treated like a criminal from that moment , removed from shifts and ostracised. 4 colleagues wrote false witness statements to back up the allegations and I was summarily dismissed. An employment tribunal has ordered me to place a deposit of £300 with the court if I wish to proceed as according to the Judge and the respondents solicitor there is little chance of success. I do not have any money and I am not eligible for legal aid as I have a mortgage. I think this is a miscarriage of justice, collusion to discredit and payback for submitting a grievance 2 years ago against a bullying manager. My question is if I give up am I admitting that I committed the offence or can I move on with any kind of dignity. I feel sickened and appalled that this has happened to me. Thank you.
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 7 years ago
  • Annuities : looking for someone with financial acumen?

    Can anyone with expert knowledge of the financial world please advise. I do not know whether to take a small annuity now or defer for 5 years in case annuity rates rise. Is there any conceivable likelihood of that happening please?? I know it is all a big gamble but would appreciate any suggestions or thoughts Thanks
    Can anyone with expert knowledge of the financial world please advise. I do not know whether to take a small annuity now or defer for 5 years in case annuity rates rise. Is there any conceivable likelihood of that happening please?? I know it is all a big gamble but would appreciate any suggestions or thoughts Thanks
    5 answers · Personal Finance · 7 years ago
  • Taking ex employer to court?

    I believe I have been the subject of a conspiracy to sack me for the past 2 years at least since I raised a grievance against my ex line manager for bullying and harassment. He told me that my job had 'gone' and that he couldn't be under the same roof as me. After this, although the grievance was not found, I was transferred to another... show more
    I believe I have been the subject of a conspiracy to sack me for the past 2 years at least since I raised a grievance against my ex line manager for bullying and harassment. He told me that my job had 'gone' and that he couldn't be under the same roof as me. After this, although the grievance was not found, I was transferred to another home (care industry) and received what I had been asking for e.g. a proper role title and job remit. Sadly the manager of the house I was transferred to made it obvious I was not welcome and (I learnt a year later) was conspiring to gain some sort of 'evidence' against me. I asked this question here a year ago regarding finding a defamatory report on a memory stick - by accident a stupid mistake- alleging a conversation 9 months before which had not taken place but which was so serious that when I owned up to my stupidity I had to make a statement to the Police. I had never made those allegations and told the truth throughout. Eventually I was dismissed for gross misconduct as they concocted false witness statements yet called my witnesses liars!! I believe I am the victim of a conspiracy and seek to clear my name. An employment tribunal - I have been advised - will not find in my favour. Can anyone with UK legal knowledge please advise if civil action could be possible - I have no income other than state pension now. I feel as though I have lost everything and still cannot accept that such an injustice could have occurred. Sorry it is a bit mixed up Thanks
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 7 years ago
  • Is it a breach of the data protection act?

    for one's employer to hold a libellous report about an employee on a computer for 9 months without informing them or rasing the issues with them? This was in the form of a record of an alleged 'conversation' which never happened and of which there were no witnesses. Thanks
    for one's employer to hold a libellous report about an employee on a computer for 9 months without informing them or rasing the issues with them? This was in the form of a record of an alleged 'conversation' which never happened and of which there were no witnesses. Thanks
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 7 years ago
  • Can i take my ex employer to court for victimisation?

    what kind of evidence do i need how do you get witnesses if everyone is too intimidated??
    what kind of evidence do i need how do you get witnesses if everyone is too intimidated??
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 7 years ago
  • Action after wrongful dismissal - UK?

    Does anyone know what- if anything - I can do? I am 64 and had been employed by a small charity for 11 years. I was dismissed for making 'unfounded allegations'. Most of the so called allegations I did not make!! These were held in a report written by by then line manager on a memory stick for 9 months before I accidentally saw it. It... show more
    Does anyone know what- if anything - I can do? I am 64 and had been employed by a small charity for 11 years. I was dismissed for making 'unfounded allegations'. Most of the so called allegations I did not make!! These were held in a report written by by then line manager on a memory stick for 9 months before I accidentally saw it. It really was an accident- there was nothing subversive about it. .No one had challenged me or informed me about the so cal led conversation that had been recorded - it never took place!. When I owned up to seeing the report I was treated like a criminal and eventually summarily dismissed. When I submitted a witness statement in an appeal, this was thrown out, the witness - an ex employee- was discredited and I was accused of even more 'gross misconduct'.! I have committed no wrong doing as described by my ex employer- I believe it is victimisation after a long period of harassment for being outspoken in my defence of clients ( adults with disability). My union informed me that they could not support me as 'everyone was colluding' and lying about me and the case had no chance in succeeding at a tribunal. I am hoping to get clearer legal advice but how does one person sort out 'Pandora's Box' when no one tells the truth? Everyone who believes me and knows it is wrongful dismissal is too intimidated to speak out. They fear their own future. It is a rotten corrupt organisation - a charity that promotes institutional bullying. There must be some way to 'out' them legally? Thanks for any advice on this.
    2 answers · Law & Ethics · 7 years ago
  • Is it possible to prove you are telling the truth?

    I have just lost my job due to some false allegations that were made about me by a manager. I am going to appeal but is there any way of proving beyond reasonable doubt that I am telling the truth? I have several testimonials which proved my integrity which I presented in the disciplinary which were not taken into acount. The organisation I worked... show more
    I have just lost my job due to some false allegations that were made about me by a manager. I am going to appeal but is there any way of proving beyond reasonable doubt that I am telling the truth? I have several testimonials which proved my integrity which I presented in the disciplinary which were not taken into acount. The organisation I worked for 11 eleven years is toxic and incestuous with managers making up the law as they went along. This situation comes at the end of a long saga of bullying and intimidation and everyone is afraid to lose their jobs. Is there anything that can be done Thank you
    3 answers · Law & Ethics · 8 years ago
  • I have just been dismissed from my job of 11 years for alleged 'gross misconduct'?

    I came across a report written about me which alleged I had made several derogatory statements about managers. I knew nothing of the report, nothing had been addressed with me and I had not even had the alleged conversation which was reported! I raised a grievance which was not found then received a disciplinary, suspended then just summarily... show more
    I came across a report written about me which alleged I had made several derogatory statements about managers. I knew nothing of the report, nothing had been addressed with me and I had not even had the alleged conversation which was reported! I raised a grievance which was not found then received a disciplinary, suspended then just summarily dismissed. My question - is it realistic to expect a positive outcome i.e. compensation of some kind from an employment tribunal? I have not lied but I know from my long history with this organisation, the first 9 years of which I was bullied and excluded, that they are seemingly desperate to get rid of me! I am 64 yes really 4 years past pension date but fit, able and very good at my job. Certainly would appreciate any comments thanks (UK employment law- member of Unison)
    4 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 8 years ago
  • Lie detector tests are they valid? how much would one cost? (UK - employment issue - false allegations)?

    I am probably going to lose my job as a manager has made untrue staements about me which have been believed. I know they are not true. Could I take a polygraph and would it be valid proof of honesty?
    I am probably going to lose my job as a manager has made untrue staements about me which have been believed. I know they are not true. Could I take a polygraph and would it be valid proof of honesty?
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 8 years ago
  • When there are 2 memory sticks in a computer is it possible by accident to open the wrong one?

    i made a mistake at work and did not remove another memory stick that was already in the general use computer. I went into 'computer' and then clicked on an icon that said something like 'usb drive e,f or g' or similar which opened the other stick not mine. I am being disciplined at work now as I accessed a document alleging I had... show more
    i made a mistake at work and did not remove another memory stick that was already in the general use computer. I went into 'computer' and then clicked on an icon that said something like 'usb drive e,f or g' or similar which opened the other stick not mine. I am being disciplined at work now as I accessed a document alleging I had committed gross misconduct 9 months before without being informed of this!
    3 answers · Desktops · 8 years ago
  • Someone at work made a malicious allegation against me?

    a complete lie I had to speak to the police but I have done noting wrong I am waiting for the sack as it is a managers word against mine I have put in a grievance and the union advises the case is flimsey and based on hearsay but I love my job and I am so upset what to do....
    a complete lie I had to speak to the police but I have done noting wrong I am waiting for the sack as it is a managers word against mine I have put in a grievance and the union advises the case is flimsey and based on hearsay but I love my job and I am so upset what to do....
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 8 years ago