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Oh fuck - redundancy
« on: October 13, 2021, 01:01:11 AM »
Shitting it lads to be honest, its happened before but Ive got a family to feed now. Have had some daft and unhelpful ideas and will not follow through but didnt like em one bit.

Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 07:12:28 AM »
When I faced redundancy a couple of years back I started applying for every relevant job I could. If your redundancy package is good you might have more time to find your next job to support your family, but if not it feels like an amazing weight off your mind if you get something else lined up to keep the money coming in as quick as possible. Having that job hunt as the focus helps your deal more with the what will the future hold thoughts because you're living in the moment.

If you're the breadwinner, then there is a lot of pressure on you. It's OK to be bloody scared. But change can lead to opportunity and you might find yourself in a better place.

Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 07:50:01 AM »
I got redundant at end of June after 7 years with the company. Best time of my life. But I have no kids or responsibilities. Feel bad for anyone who has.

Good luck.

Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 07:52:01 AM »
will not follow through

I thought you said you were shitting it?

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 08:05:19 AM »
Shitting it lads to be honest, its happened before but Ive got a family to feed now. Have had some daft and unhelpful ideas and will not follow through but didnt like em one bit.

Yep could be an opportunity; I was made redundant a couple of years ago I started lining something up before I left despite getting a good redundancy payment; almost immediately got another job and then ended up back  part-time (well ish they offered me a paid PhD) at my old employer within a year - bit of strange one with me but as I'd say with all employment things; be proactive and remember you are a commodity that employers want, they are not giving you a job you are deciding to work for them. 

Must be very stressful with a family to consider so make sure you are being good to yourself.


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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 08:35:06 AM »
"Hi guys so how are we doing today, some bread and olives for the table? I'll be over with the universal credit forms in a sec, hang tight guys'

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2021, 08:37:37 AM »
Get on the amphetamines ASAP.

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2021, 09:27:11 AM »
My own experience of redundancy was positive in the end.  It seemed like a calamity initially but over weeks and then months I began to see something better coming towards me.  That’s it really, what seems insurmountable and impossible now will not always be that way.

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2021, 09:47:30 AM »
This might not apply to you but have you got an Amazon warehouse, sorry fulfillment centre nearby?

As an absolute last resort they can fill a gap whilst you hunt for a ‘proper’ job. It’s coming up to what Amazon calls ‘peak’ where they hire heaps of extra staff to cover upcoming Xmas demand.

The job is soul destroying but needs must when the Devil drives. They hire and fire seemingly on a whim, I worked there a couple of years ago and lasted about thre months on nights which pays a premium. You meet some interesting people and the best thing about working there is you will be glad when it’s over.

Good luck whatever you do though.

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2021, 09:54:23 AM »
Redundancy? Little Lord Fauntleroy with his redundancy! Living the dream! I walked out on my career with a mortgage to pay and family to support and no job on the horizon and I’m still unemployed and running out of money at a terrifying rate. Would kill to be redundant, to be a nothing, to be a speck. Paid off to fuck off. Ta, Bossman! Even for a quid and a kick into the mire. Beautiful. Suck on your gorgeous, plumpy redundancy, gargle it, spit it up into the air so it lands with a smack on your redundant face. I’ll just be down here, grovelling in the shite like a worm.

Best of luck job hunting! Alright cheers.

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2021, 10:14:35 AM »
Get onto universal credit and apply for all the benefits you can whilst waiting for a new job I would say.

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2021, 10:23:11 AM »
Use the redundancy package to purchase drugs, then cut the drugs by half with some form of cutting agent, then sell the drugs. Doubled your money. Simple.

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2021, 10:24:20 AM »
Obviously getting another paying job, even if it's not something you relish, just money coming in, is the primary - you can keep looking then for something better.  And remember, keep your head in the now.  Gaming out future disasters can be debilitating, fucks up your sleep and everything.  My advice is, use your energy to create the best now you can.  Your best now is also your best option and pathway towards positive future.  Big hugs, old sport.

Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2021, 10:24:51 AM »
Redundancy? Little Lord Fauntleroy with his redundancy! Living the dream! I walked out on my career with a mortgage to pay and family to support and no job on the horizon and I’m still unemployed and running out of money at a terrifying rate. Would kill to be redundant, to be a nothing, to be a speck. Paid off to fuck off. Ta, Bossman! Even for a quid and a kick into the mire. Beautiful. Suck on your gorgeous, plumpy redundancy, gargle it, spit it up into the air so it lands with a smack on your redundant face. I’ll just be down here, grovelling in the shite like a worm.

Best of luck job hunting! Alright cheers.

Can you lend me a tenner until my money comes through?

Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2021, 10:26:53 AM »
Cheers all. Good luck to you too Twit2.

The recriminations and bitching has started now the shock has worn off. Hopefully can keep busy, with headphones in for the most part and ignore most of it

Best bloody job I ever had though.

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2021, 10:43:39 AM »
Why don't you just get a job?

Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2021, 11:58:44 AM »
Couldn't you just go round someone's house and clean up? Then ask for money for it?

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2021, 12:00:53 PM »
Couldn't you just go round someone's house and clean up? Then ask for money for it?

Yeah they could do that, it's a bit demeaning but yeah.

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2021, 12:26:28 PM »
It's how I earn my living.

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2021, 12:56:21 PM »
It's how I earn my living.

Is it just in the Cowsick area or?

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2021, 02:58:12 PM »
This might not apply to you but have you got an Amazon warehouse, sorry fulfillment centre nearby?

As an absolute last resort they can fill a gap whilst you hunt for a ‘proper’ job. It’s coming up to what Amazon calls ‘peak’ where they hire heaps of extra staff to cover upcoming Xmas demand.

The job is soul destroying but needs must when the Devil drives. They hire and fire seemingly on a whim, I worked there a couple of years ago and lasted about thre months on nights which pays a premium. You meet some interesting people and the best thing about working there is you will be glad when it’s over.


Amazon workhouse.

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2021, 03:41:17 PM »
yeah fuck amazon, get on the xmas mail sorting, that'll see you through until january and it's basically being paid to do light exercise while listening to podcasts

Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2021, 09:43:43 PM »
Been made redundant twice in the last 11 years and both times have been fortunate to be relieved from what had become awful working conditions to a newer better job, in my last company a great many people went onto bigger and better things and just had a big weight of their shoulders  - it’s not necessarily the death sentence it seems

My advice
1) don’t immediately panic, weigh up your finances, reign in the fat and your money will go much further than you think
2) avoid taking a mortgage holiday if you can
3) don’t just take the first job you’re offered unless it happens to be one you quite fancy
4) interview for ones you don’t really want as practice
5) update your LinkedIn but don’t do the “open to work” shit - it looks really desperate and a bit pathetic

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2021, 10:00:48 PM »
Sorry to hear that BF, and good luck. Wooders’s sounds like good advice.

Given all these millions of vacancies the press are crowing about, I’d be interested to know whether that is translating into actually easily-obtainable desirable decently-remunerated jobs.

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Re: Oh fuck - redundancy
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2021, 10:58:34 PM »
Sorry to hear it BF. Hope all works out okay.

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