Focusing on Project
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: United Kingdom
My wife is a department manager at a large retail company and works 30 hours a week set shifts since having our boy,
The then manager bent over backwards to keep her as she is a very hard worker.
The manager has since left and new manager tried to change her hours and shifts without success because of childcare,
now 2yrs later the whole management team had been invited in to have 1to1 meeting regarding a business proposal.
In the meeting the store manager explained the company was changing structure and there jobs roles no longer exists and they have changed the management structure, so there are two roles that they have to apply for
A whole shop floor manager or team leader
Both rolls full time, both roles a pay cut for my wife
My wife asked if this is a redundancy situation and told no? Wife has 1 meeting a week for the next 4 weeks talking her in to applying for a role and the reason she can't.
She explains, both are full time so have issues with childcare (we don't have any family to help out etc)
Plus one role is a promotion yet 50p less a hour, other a demotion £1.50 less a hour but really same job I'm doing just different title.
The two other managers apply for the shop floor role and both don't get it and settle for team leader role. One of the other managers over heard a conversation between the manager and area manager about not having any redundancies but descression pay?
My wife hasn't applied for any roles because non are a suitable alternative job role and requested to have a meeting with hr and told in her last meeting she will/ 5th meeting.
The 5th/ last meeting is next week and today she has been told hr won't be there just on the phone for advise for the store manager.
Today my wife checked the rota's and all her sifts for next weeks are covered/ another member of management is mirroring her shifts, so she is now very worried this will be her last meeting and told to leave!
How can big company's screw just over the staff so easily!!
Last edited by jonalfaspider; 26-03-16 at 21:36.