- Redundancy Opportunity
Well, its offical, another one on the redundancy heap.
On the plus side, apart from the inevitable cash supply worry, I’m actually quite pleased. I have the opportunity to gain a private life and start regular riding again, and stop being a weekend Dad and husband.
Plus, I’m not even sure I want to remain in the industry I’ve been working in for the last 7 years.
So, what job for an Environmental Pollution scientist with a background in Contaminated land assessment, Project and Site Management, with a smattering of COntract management thrown in?
I will be awarding points for the most creative suggestions. 😀Posted 9 years agogeetee1972Member
Serious suggestion – sounds like a perfect opportunity to become a consultant and self employed. With the way things are, there are likely to be lots of opportunities for consulting work as companies/organisations still need the work doing but don’t want the long term commitment and extra cost of a full time employee.Posted 9 years agoARTSubscriber
Sorry to hear that. Don’t know where you are located/ what you’re after but the consultancy field still seems to be recruiting (sure you’ve browsed ENDs already).
Although as you say, good opportunity to rethink it all if you’ve had enough of your current job … I know I have..! Still may be worth side stepping if at all possible to keep some income coming in while you work out what to do next. Good luck with it.Posted 9 years agocousinzekeSubscriber
some consultancies are recruiting – the one I work for are, but we don’t have an office near you. (At least one or two are meant to be in serious financial trouble though……) Contaminated land however isn’t an area with much work and a lot of consultanices have reduced the number of staff in that area of work – waste however seems to be booming. Try a couple of the recruitment agencies, I’ve been approached by two in the last month to move.
The EA are probably after staff following their latest restructuring, but you may not want to go back there.
I I’ve worked out how to put my email in my profile, email me and I may have a contact or two who could help.Posted 9 years agomartyntrMember
I got made redundant on December 23rd. I’ve been loving every minute so far. The Dole is sh1te, but the opportunity to ride your bike is endless, for a while.
Fortunately for me, having been stressing for the last month, a few things have now all come along at once. Hopefully I’ll be gainfully employed before the redundancy money runs out.Posted 9 years ago
Thats interesting. At the EA I was a ‘Waster’ for 6 years. I’d not go back to the EA unless I had too – you can’t really raise a family on an EA salary, but the other side of the fence could be quite interesting.
I’d rather stick pins in my eyes than do IPPC!
The problem is, at 35 I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up!Posted 9 years agoAmbroseMember
In all seriousness. A friend now runs guided rides and skills courses from his home here in South Wales. Business is good. He needed to register with the Tourist Board, do his tax returns, get a decent first aid certificate, get ‘qualified’ with the Scottish Mountainbiking peeps. Mapwork and general navigation brushed up. And away we go…
He uses his own home as acommodation for clients and kips with his partner when his house is otherwise occupied.Posted 9 years agobroadbeanMember
you’ve probably tried earthworks-jobs, but there are usually a few CL related jobs on there.
not sure about going it on yer own in this climate tbh. not sure i’d recommend it.
you could do research (possibly get sponsorship/funding/salary, which would be better than nothing) and in circa 3 years hope the economy has improved.Posted 9 years ago
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