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tortoiserock Mon 04-Apr-16 17:03:07

So, I work shifts (fine) anti social hours (also fine) sometimes with someone else (fine.) This involves driving.

If I worked at asda 7-11 I wouldn't be expected to pick up my colleagues and drop them off so whys it considered an expectation because the job is car based? Or AIBU?

VocationalGoat Mon 04-Apr-16 17:05:35

Explain. I don't get your issue really... It's a bit unclear.

FuzzyOwl Mon 04-Apr-16 17:05:44

Surely it all depends on whether you get paid for the pick up times and if it is part of your contract.

Sirzy Mon 04-Apr-16 17:06:02

Is the car based bit based on 2 of you arriving at a location together? Do you get paid fuel?

And when I worked at asda I did give colleagues a lift!

tortoiserock Mon 04-Apr-16 17:07:16

Ok Sirzy I get that and that was really nice of you.

However, let's say you worked at asda and you HAD to give colleague a lift. Even if that involved you driving in the opposite direction for ten minutes and then driving home yourself.

Queenbean Mon 04-Apr-16 17:09:00

Do you get paid for the extra driving time and petrol?

If yes, yabu

If no, yanbu

Sirzy Mon 04-Apr-16 17:09:15

Are you going to answer the other questions so people can possible begin to make an informed judgement?

acasualobserver Mon 04-Apr-16 17:10:09

Was this a condition of your service when you accepted the job? Are you renumerated for these lifts?

PPie10 Mon 04-Apr-16 17:11:20

You op is unclearconfused

tortoiserock Mon 04-Apr-16 17:11:23

Ok, so:

'Explain' - I did.

Fuzzy, we do not get paid the extra time, we aren't paid travelling time at all. We are paid fuel - 40p p/m.

Is it based on us arriving at a location together - job involves making visits to different people.

KinkyAfro Mon 04-Apr-16 17:11:29

Is it in your job description that you have to provide lifts?

KinkyAfro Mon 04-Apr-16 17:12:02

Cross post.

Sirzy Mon 04-Apr-16 17:12:40

If you are paid fuel including to go and pick up a colleague then j think that's fair enough.

Icanseeclearly Mon 04-Apr-16 17:13:05

So you're a care worker and you are the driver. You are expected to collect your non driving colleague.

No it's not right, no it wouldn't be expected elsewhere, yes it is usual in that context, no you probably can't change it. Hth.

LurkingHusband Mon 04-Apr-16 17:13:32

Is it in your car insurance that you are covered to provide lifts as part of your job ?

Bailey101 Mon 04-Apr-16 17:14:01

I take you're a carer or something similar? If so, who is who expects you to collect and drop off - the colleague or your employer?

Imnotaslimjim Mon 04-Apr-16 17:14:06

Are you a carer?

If you're paid mileage (and 40p/mile is pretty good) I don't see what the issue is

tortoiserock Mon 04-Apr-16 17:14:40

Clearly I'm not being clear.

Job involves making visits to people, so a typical night might look like this -

18:00 - Mr Jones, 1 Woods Road
18:30 - Mrs Smith, 2 Park Road
19:00 - Mr Brown, 3 High Street

Etc., and might end with

22:30 - Mrs White, 4 Cross Street

Rather than go straight to Mr Jones and then go straight home after Mrs White I have to pick up/drop off co worker which really doesn't feel very fair.

tortoiserock Mon 04-Apr-16 17:15:06

The issue is it adds about forty minutes onto my working day which I'm not paid for.

ProfessorPickles Mon 04-Apr-16 17:15:19

I hate giving people lifts to and from work, I've made many excuses not to and now they don't ask grin
It's my only me time where I put music on, sing away and think about all sorts of things. It's a winding down period for me.

If it was part of your contract then yabu, if not yanbu and I'd be having words to either have it paid or no longer have to do it. Just because others don't drive shouldn't mean you have to pick them up, they should get another job if driving is essential.

Dee03 Mon 04-Apr-16 17:15:54

Was just going to say a card worker driving around a non driver...

I don't mind doing it on occasion but I wouldn't want to do it on a regular basis...

LaurieFairyCake Mon 04-Apr-16 17:15:55

You don't have to.

You do have to arrive together at each place. And the most fuel efficient way to do that is go together.

So you could take it in turns?

BackInTheRealWorld Mon 04-Apr-16 17:16:15

Why do you have to? Who says?

Dee03 Mon 04-Apr-16 17:16:35

Care worker obv...not card shock

LaurieFairyCake Mon 04-Apr-16 17:16:38

Bet it's because they don't want to pay both of you for mileage.

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