Friday, 13 March 2020

Well, that's a turn up for the books

Ignoring the obvious seriousness of the pandemic currently hitting the world, 80%+ of my company has been told to work from home for the foreseeable future.  Only having two weeks left on my contract means this is effectively my last day in the office!  I think I have half of the classes of businesses that i'm due to parameterise more or less done.  The others are 50% done but need underwriter input before I can progress.  In summary, get in!  I don't mind going into work but it will save over 2 hours a day in commuting.

I'll also be able to claim back a few quid on transport, and not pay for future transport going forward.

My wife and my brother have the same and I know of at least another two Lloyd's market companies that are doing similar.  Either 100% or the majority like the above.

Unfortunately there's obviously the highly likely chance that our trip to Australia straight after may also get cancelled.  We'll be able to claim some of that back but a lot will just be net cost to us.  Plus we'll have to head over at some point which means I may then be back in a contract so would hit me financially that way too.  If I don't work I don't get paid.

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