Traveling from Romano Bridge to West Linton,a deer jumped out in front of me,I avoided the deer but sideswiped a bridge,causing,a lot of damage to my nearside. This was in January.The company has a policy of your fault you pay £125.
6 months later I get my wage slip and discover that I have acquired a bank loan to the tune of £125.On phoning the payroll department I was told that the deduction was because of the accident.
I tried to explain I drive around the borders of Scotland daily,this is an occupational hazard,am I now responsible for the beasts that choose to cross the road .
I prattle,should the company have interfered with my wages,am I not entitled to know ,why sums are being removed,my boss seems to think otherwise.
The government have recently outlawed the calculating of tips as part of the wage in eating houses. I am not sure whether the practise of the petrol pump kiosk attendant, having to pay for drive-offs as also been outlawed. Perhaps having to pay the company vehicle insurance excess might be the next thing outlawed.
Killing a deer around our way, costs between £150 and £175. Injuries to any deer's could cost more, usually the vets and rangers bill.
Hitting a deer isn't that simple. It results in the front grill bent inwards, bonnet buckled, windscreen cracked and a few dents in the roof. Boot lid unscathed. Going back to check on the animal it struggled up unsteadily,at first, on it's legs, gave us the devil's stare and buggered off into the forest at high speed. Cost my mate's insurance a packet.