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Got made redundant today...

Discussion in 'Education and Employment' started by AGXStarseed, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. AGXStarseed

    AGXStarseed Well-Known Member

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    I had a meeting with my manager today and got told in understandably no ceremonious terms that I'm been made redundant from my job.
    Once the end of February rolls around, I'm jobless unless I find something quick.

    As a whole, this news has left me shocked, angry, upset and generally just feeling numb and depressed.
    While my workplace has said they'll help me update my CV and try to find a new job based on what they know of my skill-set, it does have me worried as I've got stuff at home that needs sorting and there's other important stuff coming up this year and the next that I need to save up for.

    Apologies for the rant but I needed to get it off my chest.
     
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  2. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Sorry to hear that. I think everyone feels down (understandably) when that happens. Try not to let it keep you down. In the US we have unemployment insurance to help cover the gap between jobs. Is there something like that you qualify for?
     
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  3. Juliettaa

    Juliettaa Black Sheep. Society of One. V.I.P Member

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    I am really sorry to read this @AGXStarseed

    It must've been a horrible shock to receive such news and your feelings are perfectly understandable. It'll probably take some time for you to process your feelings and for the news to 'sink in'. Take care.
     
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  4. AGXStarseed

    AGXStarseed Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
    I'm in the UK, so I'm not sure. There's Jobseekers allowance (where you get paid a set amount as long as you prove that you're looking for work) but having gone through that for years while I was doing voluntary work, I can safely say it is hell - especially as they can take you off it for been a few minutes late to when you go to show them your paperwork to prove you've been looking for work.
     
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  5. Aspychata

    Aspychata My Art Work

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    Layoffs, that can be a tough thing. You still sound pretty upbeat, l assume you are feeling it but the fact they are offering a little help is good. I know nothing about the job market in UK but in the USA, it's booming in some places and completely non-existent in others. The big hurdle is speaking Spanish here. I saw that everywhere in LA. It's starting to creep in to requirements where l am now.
     
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    Sorry to hear. Let's hope you do indeed find something quick.
     
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    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

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    You could get employment insurance now but I don’t know if that so you couldn’t have it because you knew you were going to be unemployed insurance companies don’t have the highest morals
     
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    Gracey Well-Known Member

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    That sucks fish !
    Pants!

    Indeed.co.uk - chocker block full of vacancies if you're looking for something to tide you over.

    There is a government job search site, I'm not sure who is responsible for the input of details and updates,
    in the past I've found it lacking.

    Good luck with your search. Hope you find something soon.
     
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    tducey Well-Known Member

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    To bad to hear this. Hope you find something else soon.
     
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  10. Major Tom

    Major Tom Searching for ground control... V.I.P Member

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    Sorry to hear about your job. I dread the day that happens to me. I can understand how you feel I think. Good luck finding something new.
     
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  11. Rexi

    Rexi uwu owo uwu SlightlyFilterless Atheist Science=<3 V.I.P Member

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    Happened to me too. Comes out they only needed me and other few for the holidays, about 3 months.
     
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    There are often jobs for people with computer programming skills, even during bad economic times. If you can get into a IT training program sometimes companies will hire before you complete your training. I wish you all the best, and hope you find a new job quickly.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that AGX. Isn't there a law or workplace regulation that requires that they prove redundancy? And when that occurs that they find you another position on the same level within the business?

    It would be interesting to discover if anyone else has been made redundant there. And also to find out what the regulations are related to that. I've worked for two different companies one which went bankrupt, and another that was bought out by a larger company. Both had to provide some compensation and the second company had to find me a similar position in the larger company.
     
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    I know the feeling, I'm two weeks into unemployment, it will happen sometimes, just have to fight through it and stay positive...
     
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