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Austerity measures

WoodmonkeyWoodmonkey Posts: 412
edited March 2013 in The Crudcatcher
Anyone wondering what Leicestershire councils cutbacks might look like, I can confirm they look a lot like me! Got the big heave ho this morning!bit of a bummer!
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  • Sorry to hear that but it ain't much better in the public sector, I got laid off at the end of last year.

    Good luck with finding a new job.
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    Best thing that ever happened to me was getting laid off tbh- hope it works out well for you too!
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  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    That sucks, but as north wind said something good might come of it. Did you enjoy your job, or is this a chance to go for something that is more rewarding?
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,454
    hope you get something soon woodmonkey
  • snoopsmydoggsnoopsmydogg Posts: 1,110
    Was put in a similar situation last summer Woodmonkey, was told I was being made redundant and then 3 weeks into my 4 week notice period they 'found' a position for me. Then after another 3 weeks they tried to performance manage me out of the company. This went on for 7 months as they couldn't find anything but they percevered.

    I have since left and found something new and hope you do to.

    Good Luck
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 42,217
    Not good but usually leads to better things in the end, so time to think about what you want to/can do. Who the fark wants to work for a council for their entire life?
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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    Trying to take the positive from your situation at least you'll have more time to play bikes?

    Rough luck though
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,454
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Not good but usually leads to better things in the end, so time to think about what you want to/can do. Who the fark wants to work for a council for their entire life?

    Depends if they want to buy a boat called dignity............... (1980's reference :( )
  • LagrangeLagrange Posts: 652
    Sorry about the news and wish you well for the next stage. Good luck with the job hunt.
  • WoodmonkeyWoodmonkey Posts: 412
    Well it seems to not look too bad right now, mrs woodmonkey has decided to go back full time so she said I can be a stay at home dad and find something part time. This will mean more time to play bikes!
    pity those who don't drink, the way they feel when they wake is the best they will feel all day


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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,454
    That's great news!
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Obviously just getting rid of the deadwoodmonkey.
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  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    Good news, I'm off in a minute for my second consoltation meeting :(
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  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,598
    I've had to implement a four day week here, however as the boss I'm working five.
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,454
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    Good news, I'm off in a minute for my second consoltation meeting :(

    :(
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    My lot have decided to reduce numbers from 42 to 16 and cant decide what the job that is left will entile?
    Cant tell me the hours,
    Cant tell me the pay,
    But they can tell me that i have until the 15th to take voluntary redundancy,
    But cant tell me what the package is?
    Can tell me that there will be 2 of us covering my region which is set to get bigger and at the moment there is 6 full time staff working all the hours that god sends.

    Looks pretty bleak :roll:

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  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    My lot have decided to reduce numbers from 42 to 16 and cant decide what the job that is left will entile?
    Cant tell me the hours,
    Cant tell me the pay,
    But they can tell me that i have until the 15th to take voluntary redundancy,
    But cant tell me what the package is?
    Can tell me that there will be 2 of us covering my region which is set to get bigger and at the moment there is 6 full time staff working all the hours that god sends.

    Looks pretty bleak :roll:

    Matthew, it if it wasn't so bad it would be funny.

    Sure thats completely legal? Im pretty they can't force you to make decisions with out clear info.

    Otherwise thats a nightmare bro..
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    Mate, they have behaved so far outside the employment law so far, nothing surprises me, there is law suits going on left right and centre!

    I dont want to stay TBH, but i need the info before i can make a decision on when i jump.
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  • EH_RobEH_Rob Posts: 1,134
    Loads of people flaunt employment law unfortunately. I once got charged for gross misconduct and didn't even bum anyone. Not even a kid. Short changed or what?

    Tough luck by the way, and I know its easy to say, but stuff works itself out, usually for the better.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,454
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    My lot have decided to reduce numbers from 42 to 16 and cant decide what the job that is left will entile?
    Cant tell me the hours,
    Cant tell me the pay,
    But they can tell me that i have until the 15th to take voluntary redundancy,
    But cant tell me what the package is?
    Can tell me that there will be 2 of us covering my region which is set to get bigger and at the moment there is 6 full time staff working all the hours that god sends.

    Looks pretty bleak :roll:

    Matthew, it if it wasn't so bad it would be funny.

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  • WoodmonkeyWoodmonkey Posts: 412
    cooldad wrote:
    Obviously just getting rid of the deadwoodmonkey.
    Thought I was gonna be deadwoodmonkey when I told the current mrs woodmonkey, but she has been surprisingly cool. The cash I was saving for a new bike will have to be reallocated, and the camper has sold :cry: on the plus side I have a meeting tomorrow to see about teaching joinery to remedial kids
    pity those who don't drink, the way they feel when they wake is the best they will feel all day


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  • thekickingmulethekickingmule Posts: 7,957
    Woodmonkey wrote:
    The cash I was saving for a new bike will have to be reallocated, and I have a meeting tomorrow to see about teaching joinery to remedial kids :cry: on the plus side the camper has sold
    FTFY ;)
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  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    My company is sending IT jobs to India :evil: .

    My dept is going from 150 down to about 75 in the UK and my team is hit even more - 31 down to 12 with 17 jobs being moved to India :evil: . I've re-applied for my job and I do have the small comfort of a half decent redundancy package should things go wrong, but in general work is not a happy place at the moment. I just bought myself a new bike to cheer myself up.
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  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    Just got notifacation that my redundancy will be in line with goverment guidelines, unless stated otherwise in my contract, My contract mentions nothing about redundancy :roll:
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  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    That's one weeks salary per year of work as long as you have been there over 2 years... pretty naffy to be honest :(
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    6 years :(
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,454
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    6 years :(

    :( censored news

    So, 6 weeks money - wife, kids, mortgage............ decided what bike bits you are going to buy?
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    :lol: thinking selling the Touareg and buying a small cheap runnabout
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,454
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    :lol: thinking selling the Touareg and buying a small cheap runnabout

    roadbike? :)
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    feckthatshit i'd rather be broke!
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