Good Day Bad Day – just joined the redundancy club
Ay well i gotta a bit of money and know real debts (student loan) no mortgage thank god. i was just thinking about tomorrows bike ride. I should be down but i feel pretty relieved to be honest, plus i got to chat up the chick from blackpool who worked in The Dole callcentre alas there are no jobs on the big dipper.
i see that pyramid thing, what a **** trying to prey on the unemployed mtbers hope he rides through a dog egg.Posted 8 years ago
Oh well it was kinda a relief as you know when you know its you but they spun it out for a good couple months, i did have some great sarcastic replies lined up but they are paying me until end of august so i kept them to myself.
The good bit i was awaiting some blood test results, which results could have been far graver, so moments after the bad news of the being made redundant I got the chills as a text came through from the NHS but all the results were positive (well actually negative but thats positive)
Anyway whilst your reading if anyone needs a furniture or exhibition designer with a HND in cabinet making a degree in contemporary furniture and product design, 2 years work experience and a owner of a lovely santa cruz chameleon – I'M YOUR MAN!! 😀Posted 8 years ago
Actually anyone got any advice, it was my first job after uni and as such my first redundancy. So far I have applied for "The Dole" am going to have a reshuffle of my CV and see whats out there 😕 Any other things I should be doing? Perhaps getting part time work or volunteering. Does volunteering really endear you to future employees?Posted 8 years agorichcMember
I find out a week today if I have got a job, if I get 'selected to participate in the workforce management program' and my position gets 'best shored' I will be finishing end of Oct.
Thing is staying will be worse than going, as they will have hardly anyone left, and the latest management buzzwords/strategy is based around the 20:80 theory. 20% of the effort, gives 80% of the results so the new plan is to aim to get things 80% done as that way we enable people to do five times as much in the same amount of time ……………Posted 8 years ago
i worked as a exhibition designer, but I am trained or have a degree in furniture design/cabinet making. I would much prefer to be designing furniture again much more rewarding.
Are there many jobs in your field?
WTF? my old place if they had a problem rather than look at it a fresh they just added another form to fill in.Posted 8 years agocycleworldukMember
why not start your own business? if i had a practical skill like yours id be tempted to do that(tax free if your careful) but i dont as i run a bike shop
i bet theres tons of grants/loans about at the mo for startups,i got bugger all 6 years ago…id really struggle doing the wage thing nowPosted 8 years agodanceswithcatsMember
Get in touch with Next Step. They're run by an arms company (Vosper Thorneycroft Services), unfortunately, but they've got the government contract to supply information, advice and guidance (careers advice) for adults. If you get a good one, and there are lots of good advisers about, it works like a counselling session, allowing you to explore what you would like to do with them linking your thoughts up to what is possible.
As Cycleworlduk says, this is a pretty good time to be looking at self-employment; commercial property rents are flexible (ie desperate) and there are a lot of governmental and quasi-governmental support schemes about.
If you've got a skill and an interest, it's a shame not to use it. I spent twelve years doing things I just didn't care about because I thought I had to take the safe option, and, as we're all finding out, there really isn't a safe option anyway.
Best of luck. I'd take a week off to go cycling, anyway. You've earned it, from the stress of being made redundant.Posted 8 years ago
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