Wednesday, 03 February 2011
y agency has finally switched to online timesheets, at least year after other organisations. Having worked on Tuesday 1st February for half a day and Wednesday 2nd February all day, I sat down on the second evening to complete the new form, but could not determine how to enter all of the expenses. Wednesday’s were straightforward, but the page would not take the details for Tuesday morning. Not working on Thursday, I telephoned the office mid-morning to ask why this was the case. They said they were: encountering teething problems with the new system, it was being trialled at their office and ‘they’ were probably being stricter with expenses. Finally, she told me she would mention it to the technical people at the head office. This did not explain the inconsistencies and I pondered the situation during the day and eventually telephoned the ‘umbrella’ company to ask if they could help. Thankfully, they told me unequivocally that the problem was due to the taxation law, which states that it is not possible to claim for anything other than travelling for a half day.
Originally posted on Thursday 3rd February 2011