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It's a complicated story! I work in the oil and gas industry and employer's main office is in Aberdeen. I live in Bangkok. 3rd quarter last year I was invited by another Aberdeen-based company to write a commercial master class 2 day course on Managed Pressure Drilling, I attended their lunch to discuss such options whilst remaining in the employ of my current employer: SUBC Engineering Company Ltd. Outside of my current employ and based on my own industrial and academic qualifications, the intention I would write the course and we would commercially launch this on a global scale. Conscientiousness got the better of me and I 'spilled the beans' to my own employer boss: Mr. Colin Burney. He suggested that we 'do this in-house', which I did in 3 1/2 months. We (the company) have used this course material to generate a cash flow in in the 1st quarter of this year. However, I think it may be prudent ot apply for copyright on this work.
Your advice most welcome !
In the oil and gas industry, specifically in the consultancy business, we work days on (based on a day rate) and what we do in days off is mainly our own business!! I have been meaning to write this for a long time and now I have - with or without the employer. So, in answer to your question, I wrote this, quite truthfully, in both company hours and in my own time. Through this previous festive season, there was a 'push' on completion and this was by 3rd week Jan 2015. This was successfully completed to satisfy a commercial industrial training contract which was fulfilled.