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Old 30-05-2014, 07:20 PM   #61
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Dan, having been through it, being made redundant does have some perks.

Job hunting, you now have immediate availability, take advantage short term at least. Get on the job boards and look for some freelance work. Yes, it's a stop gap to most, but freelancing / contracting is the best thing I've ever done. Couldn't recommend it enough.

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Old 30-05-2014, 07:41 PM   #62
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Dan, having been through it, being made redundant does have some perks.

Exactly what I was thinking - you were looking at leaving anyway and, with being made redundant you're entitled to some redundancy pay which should hopefully get you through until the next job.

Definitely fingers crossed for the new job now, but another bright side - if you get it you can start immediately.
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Old 30-05-2014, 07:46 PM   #63
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That sucks Dan , Really hope the new job comes up for ya and soon!!!
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Well I am now hoping that I get this job and pick up the 9 years statutory redundancy...but...I'm not that lucky
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Sorry to hear that Dan.

Hopefully it leads to better things.
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OK...has all gone a little "weird" to say the very least.

Not heard back from that job that I thought went so well...maybe it didn't go well. Just bloody rude imho.

Came in Monday to get some bits along with the others and then my MD asks me to work for him with 2 others in a new company. I would still get the 9 years redundancy and would start immediately. So have taken some time to think about it and I want it on my terms and stuff done properly. At the end of the day...I still have a job.
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Take the redundancy, take the job for now & keep looking,
the guy doesn't sound like part of a career plan ..
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Take the redundancy, take the job for now & keep looking,
the guy doesn't sound like part of a career plan ..

Exactly!
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And the company who I wanted the job with have just left a voicemail...ARGH!! You wont believe how stressed I am lol
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OK...has all gone a little "weird" to say the very least.

Not heard back from that job that I thought went so well...maybe it didn't go well. Just bloody rude imho.

I wouldn't be so quick to discount it. It's only been four working days since their final interviews and if there was more than one person doing interviews then it may have taken them a bit longer than expected to decide who to hire/move onto the next stage. And with the voicemail turning up today, it's not that bad - I've known a lot worse.

I must say that given what you've said about the MD earlier in the thread, and the action of closing the company to start a new one the next week, I would be wary of jumping into bed (metaphorically speaking) with him again. But equally, I have to acknowledge that it's much easier to say that from an outside perspective than it would be in your situation.
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Ok.......this has been my week.

Friday - Redundant
Weekend - not knowing what to do
Monday - go in to collect stuff. Then find out I have a job still plus redundancy pay.
Tuesday - work as normal...then...



I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!! Got the job I wanted and start on Monday! MD has been on the phone 3 times begging and even offered 15k more to stay. I said no and I will be leaving. Sadly this means the end for the other 2 who would of joined me which I feel bad about. I am not a selfish person but now is the time to think for "me" and get the hell outta Dodge.

I want to say thank you all for the support and help. I really appreciate all of the advice and input.

Happy Dan now!
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Well done mate. Good luck with it!

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And, redundancy couldn't have come at a better time really

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Bucket of sh** & roses spring to mind

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Well done Dan. Really happy for you
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Great news Dan, and as John said perfect timing with the redundancy.

It's surprising how often life can develop a habit of things falling into place.
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Awesome stuff.. congrats! Good luck with it
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seems like you have had a really few **** months dan, glad thinks have gone your way for a change hope the new job goes well
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I really cannot tell you guys how happy I am at the new job. It is like comparing chalk and cheese. I feel like a different person. The work, people, atmosphere is just so great. I'm actually looking forward to going in! First day was seriously tough and was thrown right into the deep end. 5 hour meeting with client and going through all procedures and my head was spinning. Prince then I have loved it! Off to play golf with the MD at lunch tomorrow ;-)

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I really cannot tell you guys how happy I am at the new job. It is like comparing chalk and cheese. I feel like a different person. The work, people, atmosphere is just so great. I'm actually looking forward to going in! ...

I know where you're coming from there - very much like me 9 years ago. It's easy to forget, but typically we spend about a third of our waking hours at work plus travel to and from it, so if you hate work it will have an impact on your life. Sounds from what you've said that even a bad day at the new job will be the equal of a good day at the old one.
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