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Not for me

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No Job, No Money, No Prospects unless you take not...

Introduction This is one of those reviews which I hoped I would never have to write, having been in paid employment with a number of different employers from the day I left school back in 1985. However, the topic of my review (I can’t even bring myself to say the R word) is very much the norm...

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Not for me

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Job Centre, Project managers at Job Centres

Redundancy, a word that is hardly out of the news these days, as the country suffers one of its worst recessions in modern times, millions of people have or will become redundant. For some it’s just a job that is lost, a job they never enjoyed in the first place, but for most it can be...

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Satisfactory

If you've been in your job a while you could get a...

Can be very demoralising

You might not expect this sort of review to be written by someone who is currently employed full-time but I am writing this from personal experience - I have been made redundant on 3 separate occasions in the last 8 years. Actually strike that, I was not made redundant - my job role was made...

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Not for me

Can be an opportunity to make changes

Emotional and financial stress

It was a Friday afternoon in mid March 2005 and thoughts were drifting to the approaching night’s debauchery and a weekend doing stuff with the kids when the little ping that tells me I have new mail went off on my PC. Given that in recent weeks my workload had reduced substantially and no new...

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Excellent

makes you reassess your lifestyle

lots!

I remember Halloween 2002 incredibly well! Only the day before I had been over the moon as I had done a pregnancy test and discovered that I was pregnant with our first child. I couldn't believe it when 24 hours later my bubble burst entirely when my husband phoned me from his work to say that he...

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Good

see op

see op

Been there, done it, got the tea shirt. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Back in 1986 my husband was made redundant from a job he had been in 13yrs, and it was just after we lost our house, and were made homeless. So we were in a bit of a pickle at that point, and this just topped it...

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Good

Time to reflect on your career direction

You will be flat broke and worried sick!

You’ve just been made redundant. It is like a bolt from the blue. How will you cope until you get another job? Redundancy is a stressful time for anyone, it rates up there on those stress charts along with moving home and the like. I have been made redundant twice in the last year. The first time...

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Not for me

“It happens to the best of us”

published 15/07/2003

none

no money, depression, low self esteem, mood swings

This review is also going to relate to my partner as we live together and it affected me as much as it did him. My partner was made redundant in September 2002 from his programming career. He has had no luck in getting back in since and is still unemployed. It was a very tough time when he was...

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Not for me

“BE POSITIVE”

published 01/10/2003

It forces you to take a good look at yourself

It is stressful

As many of you are aware my husband was made redundant in April of this year. Well the good news is that he is now at last in permanent employment, (unless he does something silly within the 12 week probation period!). So I thought that I would write about our experiences during this time in the...

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Excellent

Its never nice to lose your job but you now have t...

You may not find a new job on the same pay.

Have you ever been made redundant? I have. I can tell you now that going through redundacy is one of the most stressful times you will ever go through in your life. The first things that always go through your mind are...Will I find another job? Will I be able to find something that will pay me...

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Satisfactory

“Surplus to Requirements”

published 26/09/2002

Chance to change your life, make a fresh start

Boredom, depression, low self esteem, lack of dosh...

September, being the month of new shoes and shiny pencil cases and ‘back to school’, has always been a time of reflection for me – looking back on the past year and trying to move forward positively to the next. This year in particular has dredged up a whole raft of memories...

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Good

“This is GOODBYE for now”

published 11/07/2003

You may go to big and better things.

The way you feel when it first happens

This is good bye for a while I am afraid to say, as I have been given the option by work of relocating or being made redundant and unfortunately relocating is not a viable option. So I will be leaving my computer and you guys behind for a little while or until such time that a new job presents...

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