Discussion in 'General Chat' started by roversd1, Mar 7, 2006.
Being made redundant again.... duh.
Any hints, tips, assistance greatly appreciated
All I can say is 'It's horrible isn't it?'
I have been made redundant twice in my life and it felt, for me, like my world was crashing down.
But, I've picked myself up and I'm still here.
Depends on the financial commitments you have. Could be good, could be awful. Perhaps time to reskill if you can or want to? Find a more stable industry, if one exists. I have been "self-employed" for the last 8 years because I don't believe that permanent employment offers any great security.
Anyway, best of luck and I hope it all works out for the best for you.
I'm really sorry to hear that you've been axed again.
Only the usual advice available from me I'm afraid, presumably you've been through the usual AV jobs sites again? Along with the CEN which has bits and pieces in which might suit you.
Crap...that really sucks...keep motivated and best of luck!
I know that feeling - its happening to me aswell. 2nd time in 5 years. Its a shame when its a job you really love!
Bummer. I feel for you, rover, I'm still smarting from being made redundant last August. Now stuck in a boring job that just depresses me more and more each day. Sadly it pays quite well and is close to home and so i'm forcing myself to be a bit choosy about what i chuck it in for.
Sorry about that, i'm meant to be cheering you up, aren't i?
Sorry to hear about this ... dont ya just hate life at times
sorry to hear that mate, best of luck with finding a new job, keep your chin up
get the phone book or yell.co.uk out and make appointments to see 6 job agencies and then visit the job centre. let the experts find you a new job
Didn't we sort you out last time?
Need another pointer?
I have a score of two redundancies and, possibly, another one looming - although the HR manager has assured me my job is safe....
This is my first week without a job after being made redundant for the first time...really odd feeling, almost like a bereavement (this bloody rain doesn't help )
The only advice I can give is to keep positive and set yourself a weekly target of job applications / networking / recruitment agency contacts and try and stick to it.
It happens to so many people mate and there is a strong chance you will end up with something better
I'm treating my situation as an opportunity and have just registered my own company..fingers crossed
Sometimes these things happen for the best, although it's hard to see it at the time. A few years ago I went through the same sort of experience - I wasn't made redundant, it was worse than that. The really nice company that I had worked for for a very long time was taken over by a huge corporation, and they didn't want to pay out any redundancies, so they made life so difficult for many people, forcing them to quit. I was one of them - I had no choice, because my blood pressure was going through the roof due to the stress, and the doctor told me that if I continued, I would probably be dead due to a heart attack or a stroke within 3 months.
So I quit, and decided to run my own business, and I haven't regretted it. I still have stressful moments (when you are your own boss, you often wake up in a cold sweat at 3:30AM for no good reason), but at least now I have rather more control of my own life.
Last time I was made redundant I had a face to face interview with a job agency person. He told me that the trick to job seeking was to keep looking until you got a job. That really helped! He had previously told me on the phone to bring in my CV. When I offered it to him he asked me to e mail it. Confirms everything I thought about recruitment consultants
if your job is made difficult on purpose to force you out, you may be able to resign your job (perhaps without giving or working notice) and claim "constructive dismissal", in which case you may end up getting paid the same as if you had been made redundant
best speak to ACAS or citizens advice (or do a bit of googling - but don't trust anything 100% that you read on the internet) if you want to do that
a few years ago i was made redundant after being with the company a few years, i made appointments with 10 agencies, kept checking the job center, and i had a temp job after 2 weeks (altho i perhaps could have got something less suitable sooner), and after 2 weeks at the temp job i had another position that was temp-permanent (and got kept on).
when that place went bust, i called a handful of the "best" (ie. the ones that offered me something) agencies who handled by case before, i got a temp job quickly, another one after that for a longer period, and took my time whilst getting paid on an easy job to find a position that would suit me and my pocket, and i've been here for a few years now
i hated my previous jobs, so my concern was to get something i would enjoy, or at least not hate. i had been made redundant from a job i really loved before, and that took me more time to get over, but i literally left on the friday, got an interview on the monday, and started the job getting paid a fair bit more on the tuesday, and at least i got better experience and skills there, which has lead to the past few years work, so i can't complain too much
but rather that stay home watching daytime tv, get yourself to agencies, they will make £2/3k at least on you if you get a job through them, so they will try hard to get you something (unless they think your not appropriate for them - some agencies specialise in speficic areas, and you might slip into thier field, but they just cant find antyhing for you - whilst another agency might have plenty of stuff thats in your area of expertise - so it is worth going to a few agencies). it wont cost you anything but your time. you are usually less likely to get mucked around by a new employer who has paid a couple of grand or more to an agency to take you on
Well cheers for the post/ prompting/ poking with a pointy stick.
I'm going to keep plugging away until something snaps.....
Hehe, as a contractor I am frequently out of work for months at a time and it has got to be one of the most frustrating things in the world. You just need to get into the habit of getting up every morning just like you would for work and looking for work. Then take a nice long lunch, rise and repeat .
Constructive dismissal is hard to prove, because it's hard to get witnesses. Those still in the job won't talk because they are stressed out, and those that have already left just want to get on with their lives. Anyway, I'm not bitter - they did me an immense favour, because I'm earning at least 3 times as much working for myself than I ever did with them. They did me the biggest favour.
I was made redundant last year, so I rang the local councils and Polices HR department and asked them which agencies they used for temp workers, got a list of 3/4 agencies and joined them and said I would prefer a public sector job. 2 days later I started with police IT dept dealing with Blackberry devices, and once I was there I had access to their intranet and could see what jobs were coming up and could get an application in straight away and get bods in HR to look over my application to make sure it's OK, 2 months later was made permanent as an analyst.
ANYWAY, the point is, going with an agency into the public sector is a good way to get in there, and the jobs are a little more secure. I know WYPolice has a no redundancy policy etc, which is good!
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