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The Boss won't let me have another Alfa

My Boss has said that when my 156 is due to go (Next Feb 08) I will have to pick something else non Alfa with better whole life costs.

Also he will not allow me to buy one because the nearest selling dealer is 140 miles away ( I live in Cornwall )

So after 20 years and several Alfa's I am going to be Alfa less.

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There is a simple solution to this. Get another job...
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Yup i agree new job, new alfa!!!
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Can't you have your own car and the boss pays for fuel?
 
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Obviously you are not wanted by your BOSS .......
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Normally with companies that give company cars to people, they also offer a cash amount per month option instead of the car. It's better for them as they don't get hit by some tax laws that way. Ask your boss about something like this. That way you'll be able to get your own Alfa...
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Sad:ANYWOoRDd:, car allowance sounds good
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Car allowance!!

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My Boss has said that when my 156 is due to go (Next Feb 08) I will have to pick something else non Alfa with better whole life costs.

Also he will not allow me to buy one because the nearest selling dealer is 140 miles away ( I live in Cornwall )

So after 20 years and several Alfa's I am going to be Alfa less.

purchasing should not be an issued as they can be delivered to your door,have you an official /unofficial service centre near you for repairs?
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Yes in that case he should be giving you a car allowance and letting you sort it out yourself. He sounds like a c*nt anyway, it's not like you're asking for a fezza. Look for another job...
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Can't you just opt out

My wife does this. Instead of having a loaded Merc C Classe, she takes that cash and funds her GT Good girl
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let them give you a different car, and make sure it has a different fault every week, and it makes you late for work at least once a week. eventually they'll get sick and give you what you want.
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Car alloawance is available but its not enough £2500 PA.

Another job in Cornwall . You must be joking.
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I do buy all the cars for the company. So I thought about doctoring the whole life costs to show Alfa in a better light .

Probably need a new job after I did that .
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Car alloawance is available but its not enough £2500 PA.
Don't know your mileage but what car can you get for £2,500pa ? Don't forget it'll also be taxed as well but that should be at least offset by the tax you currently pay on a company car.
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Re: The Boss won't let me have another Alfa

I did a cash or car calculation and it doesn't stack up.

I would be worse off with the cash allowance even with the tax and mileage at 40p.

I have another cunning plan. I am going to get Alfa fleet to send a 159SW down for a week and give it to my boss he drives an Audi, so he bound to be impressed by the 159 and let me have one.

Plan C is keep the 156 for another year and show what a good spend thrift employee I am and then hammer him for a 159.

If only my boss knew my Company Car had been remapped.
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Simple, Sack your Boss
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Hey thats a good idea . He's a complete arse anyway.

And he's really pee'd off because my remapped 156 will have his Audi A6 any day. And he spent £45K on it, its a Le Mans.
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And my 156 does 45 Mpg His A6 does 33 Mpg
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Can't you just opt out

My wife does this. Instead of having a loaded Merc C Classe, she takes that cash and funds her GT Good girl
Mrs SR rocks. I remember you telling me she doesn't listen to music as she loves the sound of the V6....


I hope my missus turns out like that!



Dont take no for an answer alfafang.. say no Alfa... no employee...

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That's it .I am going to front him tomorrow.

Jobcentre next week then
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That's it .I am going to front him tomorrow.

Jobcentre next week then
Good Man and Good luck

Hey it's not my job on the line
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Re: The Boss won't let me have another Alfa

your poor boss just wants to make a profit , if he gets rid of all the alfas he can
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Re: The Boss won't let me have another Alfa

I caught him just before I went home.

He said if I can prove the whole life costs then he will consider it.

But only if Alfa open a dealer in the South West.

Some progress maybe.

I can see I am going to have to work on him for a while.

Bloody Audi drivering bosses
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Good effort mate, keep up the pressure
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