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Cry Like A Baby It's firing day today

Yep, a chunck of the workforce is being let go today. Will I make the cut? Still don't know, hope so.

Great Christmas coming up for quite a few families
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What is it with large companies doing the dirty November/December time??

Uncertainty isn't a nice bedfellow

Hope you make it through BF San
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Oh dear I hope it goes well for you BF. Fingers crossed.
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Good Luck Bf
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Blinking heck! Fingers crossed for you
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Thanks for the well wishes guys. Will let you know how it shapes out.
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Good Luck with that M
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Good luck BF, that would be the last thing you need at Christmas.
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Don't take the Maser' to work! Go in a Nissan Note or something...

Good luck dude.


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Hope you don't get downsized mate, good luck
 
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I seem to be ok (for now)... what a horrible feeling
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Glad to hear that matey !!
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Mate, you'll be fine. Don't worry.
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jesus how can they fire people so close to christmas!!!!
hope u dont get the chop mate. good luck.
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magicsy, it's probably how they get their own Chrissy bonus!
 
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Indeed, a relief, I know the feeling you had earlier. I was made redundant from a multinational a little over 10 years ago. There was a period of endless meetings about "How wonderful these changes are going to be", when all the time I'd been doing the sums and realised I was looking down the barrel. Several days before "telling day" my manager walked into the office and gave me a look that made it obvious he'd just been told. Then, on the day, the system was that the fingered ones would get a phone call to go see the HOD. So, I sat there for about an hour just looking at the phone and about 11.00 it rang, there's the HOD's secretary on the end, could you come to the office now please, and a very empty feeling in the pit of the stomach. Then I go there and the ******** is just (literally) reading from a script. So I told him "Look, we both know why we're here, can't we just cut this BS and get on with it".

I got outplacement support and went to see the guy for that straight away. His very first advice to everyone was "Don't thump anyone, or it's bye bye to your redundo".

then back to the lab, and everybody treats you like you've got some contagious disease, like redundancy is catching. I didn't have to work off any notice, so I got out of there straight away.

I know these days it can be done by text message, but I'd honestly prefer that to sitting there having to look at this ****** go through the prepared words some HR person had written for him.

Still, I got the thick end of 30 grand and a year's notice, not bad for 6 years there. I even went off and got a postgrad diploma in HR management at their expense, but after I passed it I escaped and returned to the wild. And I hated it there, so it was a relief for everyone really. A bad time at the time though.
 
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Well, I had the axe come down on me a few years ago, just after my first son was born and it wasn't pretty.

I think today I managed to make the cut. But remedial action needs to be taken, as this situation is no longer sustainable. Sorry to be cryptic but too much going on right now.
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Good luck, anyway. And if it's bad luck, well it's just for now.
 
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fingers crossed!
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Sorry to hear about all this BF - I know from personal experience how unsettling it all is even if your neck isn't the one getting chopped

I do sincerely hope you find something suitable to jump ship to
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Thinking good thoughts for you and yours.
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You'll be alright mate, I can feel it in my water.:
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You haven't wet yourself have you Zed





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