thread I found out yesterday that I am being served redundancy notice soon.
So I have updated my CV and I am going to find a new job.

The phrase "right-sizing" was bandied about.

I need to buy a laptop as well which is fun.
permalink Welcome to the club.
permalink I had fun sanitising my Twitter account last night
we've had many silly conversations on that platform
permalink Haha!
I ended up deleting my entire account and just starting a brand new one - same name.
permalink that is a more
sensible use of my time
permalink My missing cat turned up last night.
It was only for about 30 seconds, but at least I now know it lives somewhere else and has not been eaten by an Alsatian.
permalink Make sure they follow procedure
See how much you can get out of the bastards (absolutely make big asks). Remember that in this HR are very, very much not on your side
permalink yes, exactly
HR are actually still hiring as well.
permalink do make sure to ask about retraining for those roles
just to get the employment lawyers ears twitching.
permalink how big an ask as well?
a new laptop + phone right?
permalink 3 months salary
3 months notice (without working it)

that sort of thing.
permalink yes, that is already on the cards
permalink then double it
permalink noted, thank you
permalink christ fucking almighty
permalink bugger, will you get three months consultation?
if they are doing a lot of people they need to.
permalink I'm not sure yet
they're appointing staff representatives and then pushing it through in about 6 weeks.
permalink Well.... they THINK they're pushing it through in 6 weeks.
It might not prove quite that simple if they try to shaft people...

Sorry to hear, mate.
permalink thanks
I'll be grand
permalink it's 30 days minimum
for 20-99, 45 days for 100+. Staff reps have to agree that there's nothing left to discuss though before that concludes, but aren't allowed to just drag it out.
permalink (was a staff rep at the one two years ago
learned a fucking lot)
permalink is that people on site
or jobs cut?
permalink total jobs cut
within the company/organisation
permalink from what I remember
the clock I think starts ticking once reps are appointed, trained and have their first meeting. And notice doesn't start till the end of the time (the period may though include the selection procedure if there's pools that are being reduced but not eliminated)
permalink I've volunteered to be a rep
realistically I think I am just an extra layer, they'll do what they want and claim a moral victory
permalink I volunteered as well
managed to negotiate up the package for everyone and helped ensure that the selection process for multi-person pools was fairer.
The latter didn't help me much as I was a pool of 1, but the former definitely helped. Even some of the older guys from the factory, who'd been union reps at other companies, were impressed with me.

permalink I think this is very much as case
of you will get what you're given.

Would you be alright answering any questions I have? (through the process, not right now)

I've just had the ballot as well and there are two of us on it.
permalink yes
permalink Thank you so much
my email is 't j p0c0ck' at gmail dot com where the 0s are actually o and which no spaces. Please can you drop me a line when you have a moment
permalink I am going to video my dog doing zoomies and send it to you

I would send a dick pic, but you do not need cheering up quite THAT much.
permalink I've replied to the email, cute dog too
I'm going to state it here as well. You had that email anyway. Although the last correspondence was 2010
permalink I knew this.
I just had a prompt.
permalink I have sent email
it has no dick pics
permalink I never did get around to
wanking into his hat.
permalink I don't wear a hat
all the time any more, I'm a real adult!
permalink That is straight off the
stable floor.
permalink thanks