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  • chewkw
    Member

    Folks,

    Having struggle for nearly a decade working part-time hoping to have a more stable income, I just found out few days ago my career is ending even before it get started …

    So do not know what to do after that … part-time earning is less than £15K pa by the way in a large institution.

    How do you pick yourself up again?

    🙁

    don simon
    Member

    You do, quite simply you do. i would have a hard think about nearly a decade to just getting started. 😕 😀

    Ho hum
    Member

    Tough break 🙁

    Have a bit of down time, mourn a wee while and then pick yourself up and start fighting the next battle.

    Don’t let work and high-level decision makers get you down.

    chewkw
    Member

    The decision came as a shock when I thought I was doing the right thing all these years. I could have met the requirements for lower grade but one of the person in the panel decided that he would rather I go through the whole process again just to gain that lower grade. The person is a colleague … felt a cold sharp steel in the back now.

    🙁

    don simon
    Member

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS-zK1S5Dws[/video]
    You’ll be alright.

    chewkw
    Member

    Not only that I have to thank them with a smile for giving me the opportunity … then back to day responsibilities. One wrong move and my meagre earning would be gone.

    coffeeking
    Member

    Not sure what your career is, though I guess you’re in academia by your terminology and unstable part time earnings (not something industry gets away with normally)?

    I’m in a similar situation myself right now, only instead of being pushed I think I’m seriously considering jumping. Been doing notably more than my fair share and grading for 4 years with no recompense (despite a really helpful manager) but I just don’t see any way forward as I’m under-valued. Industry is looking tempting with even fresh graduates getting more than I currently do for fewer hours.

    Shame, I love the job and things were just getting cooking.

    bwaarp
    Member

    Join the foreign legion.

    yossarian
    Member

    Bummer, but look on it as a positive.

    Dust yourself off and do something else. Sounds like at least part of your brain works if you’ve been working in academia. 😉

    Go find a 9-5 that pays a proper wage, lots more shiny bike bits then.

    jota180
    Member

    There’s a lot of us in that particular boat right now – we’ll just have to do something else
    20 years in, I’ve been dumped

    chin up – you’ll easily find something to cover £15k

    ji
    Member

    Sympathies – but at least you have some income still (if I understand you correctly).

    I am on my penultimate day at work today, with nothing to move into and 4 kids/wife to support. The redundancy is pretty decent, but won’t last forever. I deal with it by seeing the challenge as a kick up the backside to move on (something I should probably have done a while ago) and keep telling myself that this is exciting. Most of the time it works.

    All the best

    samuri
    Member

    It’s an opportunity, not an ending. Sorry to get all American but really, you need to look at it as a positive thing, accept it’s happening and move on immediately. As one door closes two more open.

    Every career move that I’ve been forced into has just made things better for me in the end. Grab hold of that perspective and make something of it.

    I’m currently doing a job I really enjoy for a company that I think is doing something very important. I actually care quite a lot about what I’m doing but a re-organisation has left me feeling very demotivated about continuing to work here. So I’ve started looking elsewhere and I’m discussing a couple of opportunities one of which will give me a massive payrise and another that will provide some incredibly interesting work in a great location. I feel good again.

    HTH.

    chewkw
    Member

    Coffeeking,

    Your guess is right. Got guarantee pt work for another year but not sure if the hour will be sufficient but will just have to get through for the downgrade at this stage …

    Thanks Folks.

    Bloody hell … I hope some of you are not worst than me because I am potentially without employable skills by the look of things.

    … am thinking hard to find something useful as a backup …

    🙁

    scaled
    Member

    Well, you’re up before lunchtime, thats better than a lot of folk out there looking for work 😉

    cynic-al
    Member

    sorry but hos has the career “ended”?

    if you spent a decade to end up working part time for £15K I don’t think it’s working out well for you, try something else?

    Premier Icon Sandwich
    Subscriber

    Look now for something and leave when you find it. As the saying goes “it’s easier to find a new job when in work”. You have 12 months paid job-search time.

    Part time for £15K isn’t bad though, unless it’s for 31 hours!

    What would you really like to do? (Assuming no restrictions on time and location). Do you need to earn lots more than £15K or will a small increment do, say £3K rather than another £10K. At the larger end it will mean staying in the same field or close to it, the smaller end could be achieved with a major change.
    Good luck.

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    I think academics completely undervalue their skills and ability to provide interesting contributions to “industry” (as they rather quaintly call all non-academic/public sector jobs). In aprt, I think it’s the incredible specialisation, and also the doubt that’s sown from going from one 6 month contract to another.

    Go and get some decent careers advice.

    Samuri makes a really important point – try not to leave from something, but go to something. So, much as I like where I work right now, I’m always on the look out for something better.

    Good luck chewkw

    chewkw
    Member

    scaled – Member
    Well, you’re up before lunchtime, thats better than a lot of folk out there looking for work

    Well, now even earlier!

    cynic-al – Member
    sorry but hos has the career “ended”?

    if you spent a decade to end up working part time for £15K I don’t think it’s working out well for you, try something else?

    I called it a career because of the rather constant hours I got for £15K. So a career of pt work at £15K. Yes, not working well for a long time but I have to stick to certain rules.

    Sandwish,

    I rather earn enough than to work for someone else again after all these years … might think of something to offer.

    ourmaninthenorth,

    I think I need to start on my own as I am really fed up with all those power play working for others … earn enough with hard work is enough for me.

    … hmmm … need to get through the next few weeks first as I now even need to challenge the downgrade work i.e. they are asking a lot for a downgrade.

    scaled
    Member

    TO be blunt, what is it that you specialise in?

    Trimix
    Member

    Dont look for a career, you may be disapointed. Look for a job that pays enough and is with an organisation worth working for.

    Each time I got sacked / made redundant / left I ended up much better off. Keep looking till you find something better, dont wait more than 10 days to start looking, never mind 10 years.

    jonah tonto
    Member

    A father and his son owned a farm. They did not have many animals, but they did
    own a horse. One day the horse ran away.
    “How terrible, what bad luck,” said the neighbours.
    “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?” replied the farmer.
    Several weeks later the horse returned, bringing with him four wild mares.
    “What marvellous luck,” said the neighbours.
    “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?” replied the farmer.
    The son began to learn to ride the wild horses, but one day he was thrown and broke
    his leg.
    “What bad luck,” said the neighbours.
    “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?” replied the farmer.
    The next week the army came to the village to take all the young men to war. The
    farmer’s son was still disabled with his broken leg, so he was spared. “Good luck,
    bad luck, who knows?

    head up and crack on mate, who knows what is just around the corner

    Trimix
    Member

    Hopefully not a career in proverbs 🙂

    jonah tonto
    Member

    maybe its a career in proverbs, maybe it isn’t, who knows 😉

    Premier Icon Sandwich
    Subscriber

    Working for you will be tax advantageous and means the gross earnings figure need not be so high.

    cynic-al
    Member

    Have to say the whole thread makes little sense with the withholding of information crucial to the central point the OP is trying to make.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Ten years & your career was only just getting started…
    I’d say you’ve had a reality check mate. Welcome to the real world.
    Now get a proper job. And stop talking in riddles.

    allthepies
    Member

    I thought you were training to be a barrister ?

    Ah, sorry, barista wasn’t it, all those posts about micro-foam.

    don simon
    Member

    Have to say the whole thread makes little sense with the withholding of information crucial to the central point the OP is trying to make.

    If you don’t understand it, make it up (it wouldn’t be the first time).

    chewkw
    Member

    There is information that is not meant to be in the public if I want to avoid trouble, worst still I would be sued if I mention names!

    Hence, riddles they should be …

    I do not specialise in anything which is a pain but I am (not for long) or soon used to be in re- search in social science related to process of creating things. i.e. in a blunt way … the process of creating new things then understand the way they are marketed …

    Yes, was thinking about barista for a while and spent sometime learning but certain things hold me back.

    nealglover
    Member

    Hence, riddles they should be …
    I do not specialise in anything which is a pain but I am (not for long) or soon used to be in re- search in social science related to process of creating things. i.e. in a blunt way … the process of creating new things then understand the way they are marketed …

    Errrr….. What ?

    yunki
    Member

    maggot farming..?

    chewkw
    Member

    nealglover – Member

    Errrr….. What ?

    Yes, that is one riddle to solve as I cannot use technical terms. 🙄

    yunki – Member

    maggot farming..?

    Anyone donating their bodies? Might be a good idea to start using maggots to dispose of bodies environmentally … no?

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