Quick redundency interview check please
a) No, but you’re allowed to ask to see them and the points score that you’ve been given once you’re in there.
Make sure there is a work colleague with youPosted 9 years ago
Take your time answering any questions
Request to see a copy of the notes that they make during the meeting (if they aren’t taking notes, they damn well should be!)
You do need to know the criteria being used to make redundancy decisions. If this is a first meeting this will be discussed. If you are beyond this point then best practice is not being followed. Lawyer up if this is the case, you are allowed anyone within reason to accompany you take the lawyer. Shorthand notes should be taken for completeness otherwise a copy of the contemporaneous notes should be given to you mistakes and all. Any interpretation should be on separate cover.Posted 9 years ago
Good luckPosted 9 years ago
Don’t understand why people should be even suggesting lawyers at this stage
Just find out what they have to say and what criteria are being used
If this is the first stage it should cover the fact that your position is at risk and you will then have time to put forward alternative options for them to consider.NapalmSubscriber
Don’t be afraid to ask them to repeat anything that you are uncertain of or anything that is unclear. Even if you think it’s coming, your mind will be racing and going into survival mode. There will be a lot to take in and they may use terms that are unfamilier to you esp’ Consultancy rather then Redundancy (which you may be expecting).
This is your best chance to explore everything that they have to say and you may have nothing to lose either. You will have their undivided attention – maybe for the last time.
They may be looking for you to contribute to the outcome; Is there anything that you would consider doing to avoid or delay their decision? You may consider offering to work fewer hours or part time to fulfil current obligations until the current situation improves if it means that you maintain your salary.
Good luck, stay positive, treat it almost like an interview and leave a favourable impression. Do not be tempted to say something that you’ll later regret.Posted 9 years agocharlie the bikemongerSubscriber
Best of luck, but dont stress it. I know its not a great time to look for work, but sometimes these shake ups can drive you on to greater, better and different things.Posted 9 years ago
I know people who have lost jobs they hated (and instinctively fought to keep the hated job) and gone on to do what they actually want to do, rather than what they ended up with previously.
If it was me… I would be tempted to take the money and ride into the sunset….
Sincerely, best of luckchewkwMember
C) You’re buggered.
Friend at London Canary Wharf got it last November 2008 with one of the big 4 accounting firm. Was made redundant by some silly measuring technique. Friend knew the financial tsunami was coming even before all this economy problem …
Try your best to overturn whatever negative outcome you will get but put it this way … they are merciless.
😯Posted 9 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
There was a case recently about the extent to which, in employment related matters, the “friend” one takes in to a meeting (not nec red related) can be a lawyer. Decision was that it couldn’t be.
And, besides would you really want to shell out the best part of a grand if you’re to be told that you’re not “at risk”.
At my place – a law firm – they use scripts. They say nothing other than what’s on the script. And they still manage to f*** it up.
Good luck WCA!Posted 9 years agoJengaMember
At my last place I was “managed out”. Got a phone call to fix up a meeting, then went in with my union rep. Everything said to me both on the phone and in interview was read off a script, presumably after being vetted by the lawyers. Boss had been briefed as to replies to give, and there was no real room for debate. Meeting was on Valentine’s Day, snd the only concession I got was to allow me to leave on April 6 – the new tax year, so that I could reduce any tax liabilities on my payout.
Everything was so well prepared that I had no real negotiating position; I wanted out anyway, but they didn’t know that!Posted 9 years ago
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