Post # 1
Feel kind of numb. And that’s not just from the Cognac and jaffa cakes I had instead of lunch…
I felt so bad after the final consultation meeting. They actually said thank you for being so cooperative during the process, which just made me feel like crap. And I had to clear my locker, and hand over my laptop, blackberry, amex and staff pass.
I avoided most of my former colleagues – just set my out of office according to the script they handed me, and left. Most of the people I used to work with have been completely rubbish, just avoiding me completely.
I’ve been applying for other positions, but haven’t heard anything in weeks, not even been called for a single interview, so starting to get depresssed.
Anyway, just felt like I needed to rant (even though the above isn’t much of a rant – I don’t have the energy)…
Have to go find a lawyer tomorrow to sign the ‘compromise agreement’ they handed me – basically signing all my rights away for a really measly settlement, but I need the money. They’re so tight fisted I think it’s disgusting!
Post # 3
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Keep applying. You might want to consider moving to a new city if you find a job somewhere else.
Post # 4
I’m sorry you got made redundant. I hope you find something fabulous soon 🙂
Post # 5
I’m sorry! Good luck with everything. Wish I had something more helpful to say.
Post # 6
@pink_sherbert: I’m so sorry :(. You should file for unemployment asap. Also, maybe have someone go over your resume. & what are you referring to in your “settlement”… why are you getting one?
Post # 7
I’m so sorry =( Keep applying places and working at it, I hope you end up finding a new position that’s even better and it turns out this was a blessing in disguise!
Post # 8
Thanks for the words of encouragement.
I live in the UK, and don’t qualify for unemployment benefits. The ‘settlement’ is the small amount my previous employer is prepared to pay me if I agree to sign an agreement not to sue them or say anything bad about them. I have to get a lawyer to sign it too, so they can sue me if I don’t stick to my side of the agreement.
I’ve had my husband and two recruitment agents go over my CV, so just waiting for appropriate jobs to come up that I can apply for. My company let 40 people go, and a similar company let 20 people go last month, so there’s lots of people in the same situation applying for the same jobs, which sucks. The market for what I do is pretty slow at the moment recruitment wise. I’m going to just have to stick to applying for all appropriate roles and try and keep my spirits up.
Post # 9
@pink_sherbert: So sorry. My position was made redundant almost 3 weeks ago and I have a little over a week left to work here. I work for government and there were quite a few positions lost. It feels horrible. Know that it was nothing you did. I’m sure you are a fabulous employee and its their loss.
Post # 10
@LarLa: Sorry you’re losing your job too 🙁
I’m being paid a lump sum instead of working my notice period (I’m client facing, so it’s usual protocol). Just have to find a lawyer to sign compromise agreement so I can get gross instead of net payment.
Best of luck with your job search 🙂
Post # 11
@pink_sherbert: You too! I worked for government which is supposed to offer some sort of job security what with unions and all. Over 1000 positions were lost in my province due to complete financial mismanagement. I have bumped into another position elsewhere in government but am still looking elsewhere. The new position is not in line with my career goals at all.