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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:36 am

Good that's the way it should be, you can only get done what you get done, don't let quality slip in the persuit of a 0 list, you will just more assigned, do your job right and dont worry about stuff there being u assigned gooseberry fool that's the managers problem to make sure everyone else is pulling their weight.

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by Poncho » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:48 am

Rocsteady wrote:After 5 interviews and 4 tests I finally got the job :toot: :toot:

Couldn’t have done it without having this place to vent my all consuming fury :wub:


Congratulations.

And commiserations to the poor sod who went through the same interviews and tests but didn't get the job.

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by Blue Eyes » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:23 am

The company I work for got bought out a couple of years ago, which sparked rumours of redundancies all round which never materialised and we were assured it wouldn't at the time. Just last week, however, two people from the same team (pretty much the whole team) handed in their notice and yesterday a sales person quit.

I have heard that we have put recruiting replacements on hold as we are struggling to pay our bills, apparently and we've been haemorrhaging customers for years. It's shitty times for the business and it really feeels like it's coming to the end. I've been here 8 (eight) years and have been looking into potential redundancy and it looks like I could get £4K.

Has anyone been in a similar situation? Is there any loophole the company can use to get out of paying this severance?

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by Qikzen » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:53 am

Errkal wrote:Good that's the way it should be, you can only get done what you get done, don't let quality slip in the persuit of a 0 list, you will just more assigned, do your job right and dont worry about stuff there being u assigned gooseberry fool that's the managers problem to make sure everyone else is pulling their weight.


47 tickets now, someone off sick and someone went to a client where the ISP has strawberry floated up. What a fabulous day. :toot:

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by Rocksleddy » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:04 pm

Poncho wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:After 5 interviews and 4 tests I finally got the job :toot: :toot:

Couldn’t have done it without having this place to vent my all consuming fury :wub:


Congratulations.

And commiserations to the poor sod who went through the same interviews and tests but didn't get the job.

I know, I thought that too. I'm sure i did pretty gooseberry fool in my final interview too so maybe the fifth interview finally got to them and they just collapsed or something, amazed i got offered it.

Although HR were meant to be in touch with the details today and haven't been so already gonna have to do some chasing, fun fun.

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by Floex » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:22 pm

Annnnd been made redundant. 12 years with the company, god damn that is a long time looking back. Most of 20’s spent there, somber but I’ve got to look at is it the time to finally try for something I know I’m more capable of. I’ve been comfortable for years but got to remain optimistic that I can achieve more.

Off on mini break Thursday that I had planned, great timing :lol: :fp:

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by Qikzen » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:00 pm

Floex wrote:Annnnd been made redundant. 12 years with the company, god damn that is a long time looking back. Most of 20’s spent there, somber but I’ve got to look at is it the time to finally try for something I know I’m more capable of. I’ve been comfortable for years but got to remain optimistic that I can achieve more.

Off on mini break Thursday that I had planned, great timing :lol: :fp:


Sorry to hear that man :(

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by Death's Head » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:02 pm

I would think the only "loophole" is if they have run out of money. So if they are trying to stay in business, better to go whilst they have money to pay redundancy rather than holding off until they have nothing left....

*edit* that was a response to Blue Eyes. Thought I'd quoted him but clearly phone said "no".

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by jawafour » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:03 pm

Floex wrote:Annnnd been made redundant...

Oof - sorry to hear that, Floex. But, as you say, it could be the chance to start afresh. Enjoy your break first, anyway.

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by Floex » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:40 pm

Cheers guys, always great to know this place has got your back :wub:

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:47 pm

Floex wrote:Annnnd been made redundant. 12 years with the company, god damn that is a long time looking back. Most of 20’s spent there, somber but I’ve got to look at is it the time to finally try for something I know I’m more capable of. I’ve been comfortable for years but got to remain optimistic that I can achieve more.

Off on mini break Thursday that I had planned, great timing :lol: :fp:


That’s gooseberry fool to hear.

I’m sure you’re already aware but check out your rights and make sure you don’t get screwed over. 12 years service should mean 12 weeks notice as well as the redundancy pay they’ll owe you.

https://www.gov.uk/redundant-your-rights

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by Green Gecko » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:59 pm

Floex wrote:Annnnd been made redundant. 12 years with the company, god damn that is a long time looking back. Most of 20’s spent there, somber but I’ve got to look at is it the time to finally try for something I know I’m more capable of. I’ve been comfortable for years but got to remain optimistic that I can achieve more.

Off on mini break Thursday that I had planned, great timing :lol: :fp:

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by Floex » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:41 pm

Moggy wrote:
Floex wrote:Annnnd been made redundant. 12 years with the company, god damn that is a long time looking back. Most of 20’s spent there, somber but I’ve got to look at is it the time to finally try for something I know I’m more capable of. I’ve been comfortable for years but got to remain optimistic that I can achieve more.

Off on mini break Thursday that I had planned, great timing :lol: :fp:


That’s gooseberry fool to hear.

I’m sure you’re already aware but check out your rights and make sure you don’t get screwed over. 12 years service should mean 12 weeks notice as well as the redundancy pay they’ll owe you.

https://www.gov.uk/redundant-your-rights



Cheers Moggy, been going through the paperwork and now that link so I think I know what I’m owed.

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Floex wrote:Annnnd been made redundant. 12 years with the company, god damn that is a long time looking back. Most of 20’s spent there, somber but I’ve got to look at is it the time to finally try for something I know I’m more capable of. I’ve been comfortable for years but got to remain optimistic that I can achieve more.

Off on mini break Thursday that I had planned, great timing :lol: :fp:

If you get bored you can draw some T-shirts or decals and I'll do profit share on the net profit on each sale (non-exclusive license). :toot:


Ha, maybe I’ll be in touch sooner than later :P

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by Green Gecko » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:33 pm

I really want to do 50% no less so not mugging any artist off, think about it, just try to be sensible in terms of IP and trademarks :)

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by Dual » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:35 am

Floex wrote:Annnnd been made redundant. 12 years with the company, god damn that is a long time looking back. Most of 20’s spent there, somber but I’ve got to look at is it the time to finally try for something I know I’m more capable of. I’ve been comfortable for years but got to remain optimistic that I can achieve more.

Off on mini break Thursday that I had planned, great timing :lol: :fp:


Why made redundant?

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by Hexx » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:51 am

Death's Head wrote:I would think the only "loophole" is if they have run out of money. So if they are trying to stay in business, better to go whilst they have money to pay redundancy rather than holding off until they have nothing left....

*edit* that was a response to Blue Eyes. Thought I'd quoted him but clearly phone said "no".


I think if employer is Insolvent and can't meet it's staff obligations, the government will

https://www.gov.uk/your-rights-if-your- ... wed-to-you

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Advent7 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:28 am

My boss from the last place got in touch last night and asked me to come back for an increased salary.

Should have given me the money I asked for in the first place :roll:

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by Lastpostamorph » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:28 pm

Hopefully going to be getting a secondment at work to start working with VMWare NSX in the next month or two :toot:

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Advent7 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:27 am

Ad7 wrote:My boss from the last place got in touch last night and asked me to come back for an increased salary.

Should have given me the money I asked for in the first place :roll:


He's now offered me 6 grand more than I'm on at the moment which is 13 grand more than he was paying me before :fp:

Just plain insulting more than anything. I declined.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:41 am

Ad7 wrote:
Ad7 wrote:My boss from the last place got in touch last night and asked me to come back for an increased salary.

Should have given me the money I asked for in the first place :roll:


He's now offered me 6 grand more than I'm on at the moment which is 13 grand more than he was paying me before :fp:

Just plain insulting more than anything. I declined.


I thought you were made redundant? I didn't think companies were allowed to rehire like that after redundancies?

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