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  • Yes, it's "your" car why not?

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  • No, It's an utter abuse.

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Discussion Starter #1
Is it acceptable to give almost exclusive use to your husband/wife of an expensive (most likely German made) company car
(that you would never consider buying yourself) and turn up to work every day (and including customer visits) in an
old (probably French manufactured) shed?

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If it is within the rules then why not?
 

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Because the car is provided for you to do your job, not so your partner can, "do lunch" ?
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No I don't think there are explicit rules. Like the rules that you can't have red/black cars
or 2-doors. Which are more important, let's be honest.

I think rules only get introduced when people abuse the system. ;)

It's like the guy who takes a car allowance but doesn't have a car. :rolleyes:
 

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I am a named driver on my other half's company car, she is a home worker, I could use it every day if I wanted to, I don't have a problem with it personally.

The question should be is why does it gall you so?

If the car was actually a commercial vehicle branded and liveried then yes that wouldn't be appropriate, but it isn't its a car and if the company policy entitles spouse or significant other to utilise the car then why not.
 

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"Can you give me a lift to X in your (company) car, I don't want to take my private one...."


It's also these folk who are asking for some money back from the company car budget (into their own pocket)
because their company car mileage is so low. :rolleyes:
 

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"Can you give me a lift to X in your (company) car, I don't want to take my private one...."
So your against car pooling for work as well?

And to be fair, what somebody else does with their company car is none of your concern, I'd keep me nose aht... ;)

If this is a,l you have to worry about then your in a good place :D
 

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In principle, it seems wrong but it would depend on the company policy in relation to entirely "perk" cars.
 

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If the company are paying for the vehicle then it should be available for work. End of.
In the 1990s the company I worked for disposed of its pool cars. Policy then was that for short business trips, if a manager's company car was available & could be returned before his normal finishing time that had to be used.

Makes you less envious of people who have company cars when you've driven your boss's Talbot Alpine!
 

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My boss came up with that idea (he wasn't going to make minimum annual mileage for the lease car scheme) so when he left and our new boss had a Fiat Coupe I reminded her it was 'in the Trusts interest' to use a lease car if it was available.

Thrash that baby!! :D
 

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Well played!

I missed out on a C-Class wagon (with an AMG discomfort pack) by the skin-of-my teeth
instead of the Ewok.
 

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Personally i don't let the other half anywhere near the driver's seat of my cars, i point to the mess inside hers and say that's why and then point out all the dents and scrapes and say if that was how you would return my car id have to buy you a push bike instead. Bright red face and muttering under her breath she normally storms off in a rage.

Mine are not company cars though, thinking about it i reckon i would treat a company car as badly as i treat hire cars.
 

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I think it depends on the company rules. My manager [had] a company car but they also give you the option of an allowance. He now takes the allowance so in my eyes that is his car.
When he had a company car he would on occasion allow his wife to take his car, it was an Octavia estate and as she's an artist it was useful to take large pictures to galleries etc.
He would on those occasions come in her Smart car.
If we need to go out on business then policy says we use a hire car. You can in extreme circumstances use your own car if it is insured for business use. This only applies (at least to our dept) if it's short notice and no chance of getting a hire car. So I would never need to use my manager's company or funded car.
Previous company's policy said we must use your line manager's company car before anything else, and that we did.
So for me it is whatever the company's policy says.
 

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Let's get this straight:

The cars and allowance in this case are supplied
for field staff to perform their field based jobs.

Onsite customer support role has a salary benefit
associated with it. The allowance or company car
is in addition to this to allow people to perform the
role they are paid for. Hiring cars is not authorised
within your home region.

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Let's get this straight:

The cars and allowance in this case are supplied
for field staff to perform their field based jobs.


Onsite customer support role has a salary benefit
associated with it. The allowance or company car
is in addition to this to allow people to perform the
role they are paid for. Hiring cars is not authorised
within your home region.

;)

So your wife is correct in demanding that she has exclusive use as and when she pleases?!

Afterall it is she who sees to it that you are "Fit" feeds, waters,comforts you and ensures your fittness to perform "Field based job" ...........therefore she is entitled under your policy . ;-)
 

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TT4N, I think you need to perhaps take this up with your line manager.
My line manager's allowance is a privilege and not a necessity. I probably go on as much if not more company business than he does.
 
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