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Started by Leftie on Oct 8, 2019 12:52:15 PM
Do you offer staff/colleagues lifts to work?

I've seen this a couple of times at work and it's probably not advisable. Staff getting into a car with a manager they hardly knew and one guy offered staff lifts home during the 2012 floods.

It's not something I would encourage, not if they didn't really know the staff very well.

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Leftie - 08 Oct 2019 12:52:50 (#1 of 46)

We could have been anybody!

thisonehasalittlehat - 08 Oct 2019 12:54:17 (#2 of 46)

I've tried but the station staff get annoyed.

crabbyoldbat - 08 Oct 2019 12:54:38 (#3 of 46)

You weren't anybody, though, you were colleagues. If anything had happened both of you knew who the other was.

Leftie - 08 Oct 2019 12:55:41 (#4 of 46)

I suppose if one of us had turned out to be a murderer, we could have been caught pretty quickly.

Agaliarept - 08 Oct 2019 12:55:47 (#5 of 46)

As managers we aren't supposed to offer staff lifts home. Something about ferrying people home from work as their manager would make it an official company vehicle and not being licensed to taxi people about.

We just give out taxi dockets.

crabbyoldbat - 08 Oct 2019 12:56:38 (#6 of 46)

#4 Yes, so that would tend to make people behave, I think

Peacock - 08 Oct 2019 12:56:47 (#7 of 46)

ten easy points, leftie

widenation - 08 Oct 2019 12:56:59 (#8 of 46)

I used to give a girl a lift to/from office (for £5 weekly petrol money) and once she asked if another chap could jump in on way back. No problem. After I'd dropped her off he said "so I'm OK for a lift in every day for a £fiver am I?" which I thought was pretty cheeky considering I'd never spoken to him.

GrrrIbdis - 08 Oct 2019 12:58:02 (#9 of 46)

They have to where my son works. Otherwise, no one could get to work, given the stupid place they've put themselves, miles from the station with no decent bus service!

hailesaladdie - 08 Oct 2019 13:48:25 (#10 of 46)

I regularly car share with colleagues (given I usually don't have a car, it's a little one-sided, in which case I buy petrol every so often) if I'm not cycling.

It works well. They bring transport, I bring an encyclopaedic knowledge of the lanes that get round the traffic. Plus you get premium parking when you get there.

Peacock - 08 Oct 2019 14:16:04 (#11 of 46)

I used to give a girl a lift to/from office (for £5 weekly petrol money) and once she asked if another chap could jump in on way back. No problem. After I'd dropped her off he said "so I'm OK for a lift in every day for a £fiver am I?" which I thought was pretty cheeky considering I'd never spoken to him.

cheeky but easy money surely? unless its extra hassle to drop him off at his house? he was paying £5m a day while she was paying £5 a week?

darkhorse - 08 Oct 2019 14:33:18 (#12 of 46)

Hell, I’ll do it for £5m a day. What’s his address?

Towlie - 08 Oct 2019 14:34:52 (#13 of 46)

There's an official lift share scheme here. For the environment.

If this is a bad thing I guess the environment can go fuck itself.

widenation - 08 Oct 2019 14:58:32 (#14 of 46)

Extra hassle and he was a bit of a twat. An assumed quid a day wasn't enough in my opinion.

Peacock - 08 Oct 2019 16:21:55 (#15 of 46)

haha @ darkh

@wide, sorry I thought he meant £5 per day, £1 pr day isn't woth it

Heckler - 08 Oct 2019 16:28:34 (#16 of 46)

I started giving a colleague a lift home, until he started asking me to stop at the supermarket every night and wait for him and came out with heavy bags clinking with bottles.

It was at that point that I realised the question 'why is it you no longer drive' was pretty redundant.

thisonehasalittlehat - 08 Oct 2019 16:32:42 (#17 of 46)

Why was it?

YorenInTheNorth - 10 Oct 2019 01:32:40 (#18 of 46)

<drinky drinky motion>

YorenInTheNorth - 10 Oct 2019 01:34:04 (#19 of 46)

I used to get a lift from a colleague until they moved on to another job.

I didn't really need the lift but it was a nice chance for a chat about our mutual feelings on how shit work and life was.

surferboogiewhatever - 20 Oct 2019 00:36:54 (#20 of 46)

No, because (1) I don't go to work by car, and (2) I'm normally the only member of staff in my workplace.

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