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  • NGaleNGale Posts: 1,866
    gtvlusso wrote:
    NGale wrote:
    I think I have a right to be a grumpy sod today and hate this country for the fetted s**t pit that it is seeing as I have no job as of today and will be handed my notice within the next 5 working days :cry::cry:

    Thats bad news - sorry to hear it.

    is there much about where you are, beautiful area that it is?

    In this part of the world, jobs with decent career prospects are as rare as hens teeth. Good jobs are taken up by incommers (Places like the Met Office, Babcock, Bombardier etc) any other job is seasonal or low in future prospects They really expect you to live on fresh air down here. There isn't just a north/south divide in this country, there's a North/South/South West divide :(
    Officers don't run, it's undignified and panics the men
  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    NGale wrote:
    gtvlusso wrote:
    NGale wrote:
    I think I have a right to be a grumpy sod today and hate this country for the fetted s**t pit that it is seeing as I have no job as of today and will be handed my notice within the next 5 working days :cry::cry:

    Thats bad news - sorry to hear it.

    is there much about where you are, beautiful area that it is?

    In this part of the world, jobs with decent career prospects are as rare as hens teeth. Good jobs are taken up by incommers (Places like the Met Office, Babcock, Bombardier etc) any other job is seasonal or low in future prospects They really expect you to live on fresh air down here. There isn't just a north/south divide in this country, there's a North/South/South West divide :(

    What kind of thing are you looking for? I know a couple of people in Exeter that *may* be able to help, if they are still around.
  • NGaleNGale Posts: 1,866
    gtvlusso wrote:
    NGale wrote:
    gtvlusso wrote:
    NGale wrote:
    I think I have a right to be a grumpy sod today and hate this country for the fetted s**t pit that it is seeing as I have no job as of today and will be handed my notice within the next 5 working days :cry::cry:

    Thats bad news - sorry to hear it.

    is there much about where you are, beautiful area that it is?

    In this part of the world, jobs with decent career prospects are as rare as hens teeth. Good jobs are taken up by incommers (Places like the Met Office, Babcock, Bombardier etc) any other job is seasonal or low in future prospects They really expect you to live on fresh air down here. There isn't just a north/south divide in this country, there's a North/South/South West divide :(

    What kind of thing are you looking for? I know a couple of people in Exeter that *may* be able to help, if they are still around.

    at the moment something that pays something and that gives me Monday's off to attend my HNC course.
    Officers don't run, it's undignified and panics the men
  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Will PM if one of my mates has any ideas/knowledge.
  • gtv - can you sort your avatar so it isn't stretched please...

    pretty please :)
    Le Cannon [98 Cannondale M400] [FCN: 8]
    The Mad Monkey [2013 Hoy 003] [FCN: 4]
  • Uswitch said it had weighted each category to "nationally representative criteria" using sources such as the OECD, the Met Office, the World Health Organisation and Eurostat. It then calculated a standardised score for each category, defining quality of life as the sum of the standardised scores.

    I love the term weighting. I used to work for a very large global Market research firm, weighting was refered to as 'the fiddle factor'. You could give use the same data for different companies in the same sector and "weight" it to give the answers they wanted. On month after managing to lose all the data, they took the previous months data and "weighted" it so nobody would know.

    Life's what you make it, I'm currently out of work, but rather than get me down, I'm out and about enjoying this great weather (I'm living of savings/investments so no cracks about lazy benefict scoungers), did a nice 100m ride yesterday and am busy trying to avoid the gardening today.
  • TorvidTorvid Posts: 449

    Thanks, just had another redundancy meeting about the ever moving date of doom.
    Commuter: Forme Vision Red/Black FCN 4
    Weekender: White/Black - Cube Agree GTC pro FCN 3
  • NGaleNGale Posts: 1,866
    Torvid wrote:

    Thanks, just had another redundancy meeting about the ever moving date of doom.

    at least your company is consulting with you. Mine has given us a five day consultation period and told us they intend to make us redundant from the 6th October. :(
    Officers don't run, it's undignified and panics the men
  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    gtv - can you sort your avatar so it isn't stretched please...

    pretty please :)

    In a word:

    No,

    I am too lazy and too busy.......

    Infact, I might, it is doing my head in too.....
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    It's be nice to live in France. Vineyards, good weather, cheese, 3 hour lunchbreaks, sandy beaches, nice roads, peaceful little villages, boulangeries etc.

    Shame it's full of French or it's be perfect.
  • TorvidTorvid Posts: 449
    NGale wrote:
    Torvid wrote:

    Thanks, just had another redundancy meeting about the ever moving date of doom.

    at least your company is consulting with you. Mine has given us a five day consultation period and told us they intend to make us redundant from the 6th October. :(

    well christmas they announced the company would be shut and at that time they had to give us 6 months notice since then they have had us sign new T&C's that give us only a month but keep the payments the same. Just more of a "touching base" meeting to say the last date we got was wrong and that it's now back to the first date but that may now move to next year again so no booking holidays or getting on with your lives.
    Commuter: Forme Vision Red/Black FCN 4
    Weekender: White/Black - Cube Agree GTC pro FCN 3
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,701
    NGale wrote:
    Torvid wrote:

    Thanks, just had another redundancy meeting about the ever moving date of doom.

    at least your company is consulting with you. Mine has given us a five day consultation period and told us they intend to make us redundant from the 6th October. :(

    Might want to check with the Directgov website to make sure they are doing everything by the book. That does all sound a bit hasty unless you are all on temp/short term contracts.
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    Pinnacle Monzonite

    Liberal metropolitan, remoaner, traitor, "sympathiser", etc.
  • TorvidTorvid Posts: 449
    Yep get your T&C's out unless they are closing the doors you should have some notice length, or are they biscally giving you gardening leave for the notice period like they have done with some people here?
    Commuter: Forme Vision Red/Black FCN 4
    Weekender: White/Black - Cube Agree GTC pro FCN 3
  • +1 with rjs - check yougov for details.
    Le Cannon [98 Cannondale M400] [FCN: 8]
    The Mad Monkey [2013 Hoy 003] [FCN: 4]
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