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Would redeeming the Cycle To Work scheme benefit while in a nearly fully remote job be a professional faux pas?

While it's probably pretty unlikely to actually get caught for it doing this and failing to meet the "50% of the bikes use must be for commuting" requirement is, nevertheless tax fraud. For ...
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How much notice should I give when my contract is ambiguous about what's required?

If there are different terms for "during the probation period" and "from 13 weeks to 4 years", and you are apparently in a situation where you are both in your probation period and ...
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Is it a good idea to message interviewers after drawn out recruitment process?

As a UK based hiring manager, I will say that this is not something which happens all the time. That being said, I have had new hires contact me and ask if there is anything they should be looking at ...
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How much notice should I give when my contract is ambiguous about what's required?

Am I still in my probation period technically? I have an officially headed letter or does that now not matter as I am past the 13 weeks? The reality of the situation doesn't really matter. The ...
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When leaving a fully remote job, do I communicate my departure with people beyond my manager?

tl;dr - let the manager break the news of your departure; after that, connect 1:1 with anyone you like Do I post a message on the general company-wide slack channel? My 2 cents: skip the general ...
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Would redeeming the Cycle To Work scheme benefit while in a nearly fully remote job be a professional faux pas?

I don't think I've ever heard of this being policed or audited in any way. My impression is that most people and employers really don't take this requirement seriously You're probably right on this. ...
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Would redeeming the Cycle To Work scheme benefit while in a nearly fully remote job be a professional faux pas?

The question is - would it be a faux pas to request this benefit to be redeemed when my personal situation makes it so blatantly obvious that I'm not going to be using it according to the rules? ...
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How much notice should I give when my contract is ambiguous about what's required?

In my experience, you usually receive a letter from the company if you have "passed" your probation period - so it would be reasonable to assume that you are still 'on' probation. I've had ...
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When leaving a fully remote job, do I communicate my departure with people beyond my manager?

I would reach out to the people that you have had day to day contact with. It is polite and also they may be future colleagues.
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Is it a good idea to message interviewers after drawn out recruitment process?

I would think it unusual. Not particularly wrong, just unnecessary, they're interviewers not new friends. HR are the people you will be onboarding with initially and they will handle further contacts ...
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Enforceability of unreasonable non-compete agreement

I believe it is unreasonable because it mentions I can't work for a competitor anywhere else in the UK. That, of itself, doesn't make it unreasonable, particularly for people in hi-tech fields where ...
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Would redeeming the Cycle To Work scheme benefit while in a nearly fully remote job be a professional faux pas?

Plenty of answers here telling you not to do this. Strictly speaking of course they are correct - you should comply with the letter of the rules. But it's not even remotely uncommon to use the scheme ...
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Would redeeming the Cycle To Work scheme benefit while in a nearly fully remote job be a professional faux pas?

How do you get from your home to the train station and then from the station to the office? Why not cycle to the station and either lock it up there or take it on the train and cycle from the station ...
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