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    I'm a newly qualified hospital pharmacist and would love to earn a bit more cash on the side doing some locums. I'm also a work permit holder. Just wondering if it would be a problem to locum for other companies. Would appreciate any advice regarding this matter. Thanks!

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    Re: Work Permit - Will it be a problem?

    Originally posted by Limes View Post
    I'm a newly qualified hospital pharmacist and would love to earn a bit more cash on the side doing some locums. I'm also a work permit holder. Just wondering if it would be a problem to locum for other companies. Would appreciate any advice regarding this matter. Thanks!
    Can't see any immediate problem..as long as you are rpsgb registered as a pharmacist, you can work in whichever field you choose. Just one thing..your reference to "a bit more cash on the side"..unfortunately, locum earnings are also taxable by law...tread carefully.
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      Re: Work Permit - Will it be a problem?

      I did locums for 20 years while in industry. I kept them in separate account.

      If only do a few then should declare on tax form. Best to do it properly as can the claim all the usual expenses, mileage etc. I never made a profit for about 15 years and the 'loss' was just deducted from PAYE. Learnt this from a chap at work who wanted a large house and bought a chicken farm. He never ran it as a proper business but was able to deduct 'losses' from his PAYE.

      'Gentleman farmers' just do it on a larger scale.

      Once stayed at a mansion B&B in the New Forest which was owned by an ICI rep. Again any 'losses' were deductable.

      Would pay you to have a consultation with an acct.
      johnep

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        Re: Work Permit - Will it be a problem?

        Originally posted by Limes View Post
        I'm a newly qualified hospital pharmacist and would love to earn a bit more cash on the side doing some locums. I'm also a work permit holder. Just wondering if it would be a problem to locum for other companies. Would appreciate any advice regarding this matter. Thanks!

        If I were you I would check the terms of your work permit. in some countries they tie you to one employer. have a look on the http://flightdelayclaimsteam.com/uk-visas-immigration/

        you may find an answer there.


        Best of luck,

        Paul
        Last edited by admin; 11, August 2016, 08:36 AM.
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        • #5
          Re: Work Permit - Will it be a problem?

          According to the following website, work permit holders can take additional work, provided that you comply with the requirements mentioned in the website:

          UK Border Agency | Supplementary employment

          Hope this helps

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          • #6
            Re: Work Permit - Will it be a problem?

            Thanks everyone for all their help. I'm definitely going to have to read up on all the conditions of employment and work permits before I do anything else!

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            • #7
              Re: Work Permit - Will it be a problem?

              David could you please move my recent posts to this thread. i was not aware of such a thread.
              cheers
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                Re: Work Permit - Will it be a problem?

                Not a place for this, but, Raoul did you by any chance fly out or back on the A380?
                johnep

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                • #9
                  Re: Work Permit - Will it be a problem?

                  No john
                  i did fly with Emirates EK 040 to dubai, then EK 346 from there to Malay.
                  and the same for my return flight, tho different plane numbers.

                  Emirates airline use Boeing 777-300 for that route.


                  i would say that was the best flight i ever had, way better than the British airways flights. you get your own screen, 500 films, 1000s of songs, different radios, you even can access the internet if you are willing to pay for that, you can play games with people sitting on different seats, you can ring any seat.....etc
                  the food was so yummy, 3 meals per flight (10 hours from Malay to dubai, and 8 hours flight from dubai to Birmingham).
                  xx
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                    Re: Work Permit - Will it be a problem?

                    Sounds good. makes such a difference when a few comforts on board.

                    I did a similar flight in 1970 from Hong Kong to Tehran and then onto Heathrow.
                    Plane was a VC10. Fast, quiet and leather seats.

                    However. most of my flights on 747 in the top cabin. Must say slept most of the way in an alcoholic haze. Good days. On night flights I would pretend time was UK and perhaps skip evening meal. I would get changed into PJs and take up the arm rests of three seats (I usually flew off season). With a stroke of luck would wake up about an hour out of heathrow and able to have good wash, complete change of clothes and breakfast. To be met at terminal by chauffered car and hear all the company gossip.

                    Much better to be on a jumbo en route to the tropics than at risk of making an error in a pharmacy.

                    If you have any languages, get into export or perhaps an expat in country of your choice. It is a good life.

                    johnep

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                      Re: Work Permit - Will it be a problem?

                      even after having some drinks, i could not sleep while on the plane.

                      To be met at terminal by chauffered car and hear all the company gossip.
                      that's the best bits of the day, unfortunatly i was delayed for 1 hour, and then took a 1 hour train. tho my mates, not a chauferred car, were waiting for me

                      Much better to be on a jumbo en route to the tropics than at risk of making an error in a pharmacy.
                      i totally agree, i seriously do not mind living anywhere as i manage to fit in whereever i go, plus i already lived in 4 countries so kinda used on that. only if i did not put my self in trouble, i would be taking another direction rather than waiting for the sympathy of the decision makers and those in power ( the corrupted lads who claimed thousands of quids).

                      If you have any languages, get into export or perhaps an expat in country of your choice. It is a good life.
                      i do actually, i speak 3 languages, i would say 2 are my mother languages, then comes english. i fell in love with england, not the horrible gov and home office tho, the culture, the people, after being here for 4 years now and spending a lot of time with my mates at uni. That's a major factor why i can't see myself going to live in an arabic country or asian country for work purpose.
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                        Re: Work Permit - Will it be a problem?

                        Remember visiting an expat (Guiness) either in Malaysia or Singapore.
                        Had a lovely home.
                        Also used to meet expats in Jamaica at the club in Kingston.

                        I was in export and my lack of languages was my shame, but as calling in old English colonies, everyone spoke English. You could live in the UK and travel to the countries calling on Drs or supervising local management.

                        I found the hospitality I received pretty amazing. Once was in Paramaribo and called in a chemist shop. Within a couple of minutes, had invitation to dine with the family.

                        As you can guess, I loved export.
                        johnep

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                          Re: Work Permit - Will it be a problem?

                          Thanks John, I will always keep all the options open. I would love to travel to different countries, meeting with Drs to advertise some products, or even doing some medicine management in different countries. I have an advantage of being able to communicate easily with the wealthy Arab states in the middle east, and speaking English should be enough for the rest of the countries.
                          My brother-in-low is a dentist. He graduated from Queen's university (Belfast) 11 years ago, and went back to his home country to work (Jordan). He met my sister in an engagement party for one of my cousins (a colleague dentist of him). Two years down the road and he ended up moving to my country to marry my sister and now he is living there (dad insisted that the marriage takes place in the local catholic church home, and my sister stays back home, as she is the only daughter). Now he Lectures final year students at two universities, and he owns his own clinic, so after all he is blessed to have the best wife and a good future.
                          Brother-in-low cousins do some kinda similar work of yours in Jordan. Two of them are pharmacists, they work for a Swiss company (Novartis) and been promoted to specialist advertising agents within four years of starting their career. In summary, they visit Drs nationally and regionally (middle east) to advertise for the company's products and drugs (this kind of job is not allowed/practiced in the UK). Not only they love their job, they earn lots of money (their income depends on the targets they achieve. For example; Few years ago, Drug A Manufactured by Novartis was the 5th commonly prescribed drug for treating X disease. After they took over their posts, the drug moved two levels up the rank, so you could imagine how much money the company generates, SO DO THEY).

                          P.S Just to point out that they are of the 1% pharmacists who manage to get such posts (to work for big international pharmaceutical companies, not local companies) and prosper.

                          I understand that i need to get into the pharm. industry to do similar work of yours. I am not keen enough at the moment, maybe in the future i will consider a career shift and do similar work.

                          Nice chat John
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                          • #14
                            Re: Work Permit - Will it be a problem?

                            When the time comes, put a letter and CV together and write to all the cos. You should have a good chance with Novartis because of your family/friend connections. In fact, ask them to put out feelers for you.

                            johnep

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