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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:17 pm 
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I got made redundant about 5 weeks ago Jon it's not a great feeling at least you have some kind of notice it was a bolt out the blue for me on a Monday morning.

Just for a bit of a happy ending I actually scored another job within 6 days and apart from commuting further the new company is so much better. Been bit of a blessing in disguise ! Just need to blag my way through the 3 months probation :facepalm:

Your an intelligent guy Jon you will be fine :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:21 pm 
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daj wrote:
Your an intelligent guy Jon



blimey i've blagged that then!! :lol:

cheers guys, sent a few messages out this morning, seeing what's out there from previous places so they know i'm looking, it's not an immediate thing so my plan is drop into what i used to do, bike trade, then look for something while i'm there.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:48 pm 
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:wink: All the best bud..i have been there 20 odd years ago..still remember the sh1t feeling in my stomach...good to see you are "looking forward" and keeping positive :wink:

Ernie :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:49 pm 
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That's shite that is. Best of luck with it.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Come to the Wobble and drown your sorrows :D
Are they shutting everything over that side of the water then? My dad told me the power station had shut/is shutting?
Bad news but life goes on :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Well, I think it's brilliant that you have that attitude to it; seeing it as another opportunity rather than the end of the world. Dare I say 'everything happens for a reason', I know that's been proven over and over in my life.

Yeah, I know it's easier without the responsibilities of kids and a mortgage, but we still have to eat like everyone else, and it's just nice to hear a bloke seeing something as a blessing, rather than whining! :wink: Good luck with it all, sounds like you'll get far, or at least to where you want to be, which is all that matters. A 'good' job in everyone else's eyes means nothing if you don't like the work or the people, so all the best for finding something more satisfying.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Cream always rises to the top, as they say. Plenty of opportunities out there for people willing to make it happen.

Good luck with it OP.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:40 am 
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Given the fact that every company has some form of HR dept / person; how come this kind of announcement is so often made in the run up to Christmas?

I was made redundant in 2012, and the company actually waited until after the Christmas break to inform us, which I guess was making the best of a shitty situation.

Best of luck Jon and also well done Dave on finding something so quickly.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:32 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:25 am 
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Best of luck Jon. Have to say that being made redundant was pretty positive for me. Not at the time, but it was the kick up the bum I needed ;)


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