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Offline Dark-Strom

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Why is it always this time of year...
« on: November 09, 2019, 10:06:28 »
that redundancies occur.
Maybe it's time for a change from engineering and re-train as a pastry chef  :shrug: .
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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 10:22:39 »
Sorry to hear that.

Engineering was good for me, but harder to find something suitable now. I have done Project Management on new products for the last few years as a Contractor.
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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 10:33:52 »
Thanks Martin,
don't suppose you want to open a Kent franchise?  :smirk:
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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 11:20:48 »
Sorry to read that. I hope things pick up for you soon.
Look at the clock and the calendar.
It'll never be now again.
So just get out and do it.
As fast as you possibly can.
Because .........
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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 11:26:47 »
Yes , as above . Good luck in finding something new  :thumb:

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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 12:38:03 »
I was in engineering all my working life, now retired, and luckily I was only made redundant once as I recall. I was a time served plater/welder and there was always jobs to be had. Unfortunately there aren't as many engineering workshops about nowadays. When Maggie Thatcher got in in the 70s I could see the writing on the wall and so emigrated to Australia where there was tons of work. When I returned home in the 90s I was amazed at the change, and not for the good, of work opportunities. Luckily I still found plenty to keep my head above water until I packed it in all together 3 years ago. Feel for you mate. It's about time this country got back to its engineering roots and not rely on the white collar sector for employment for the youngsters out there. Hope things improve for you soon.
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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 13:33:02 »
Sorry to hear that. Good look in finding something.  :thumb:
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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 18:13:52 »
Sorry to hear that dark-Strom hope something comes a long soon  :thumb:

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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 20:00:20 »
There's never a good time to lose your job  :icon_no: best wishes in finding something new  :thumb:
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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2019, 20:08:02 »
Sorry to hear .... I was I that position many years ago when I worked on the roads... redundant 2 weeks before Christmas.

You could always apply for my job in the police ..  they are recruiting and will take anyone at the minute to make up numbers.

Good Luck.  :thumb:
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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2019, 05:33:10 »
I feel for you.

There is never a good time to be made redundant, Christmas or otherwise, it's always a kick in the bollocks.

I don't know how much a Class C HGV licence is these days but you will never be out of work again. You seem a bright chap, fuel delivery is calling you. Home every night, ultimate power on building sites, pissing on your wheels, what's not to like?

Good luck with what ever you choose to do. :)

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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2019, 09:41:27 »
Thank you all for the comments and advice / ideas.
I wasn't sure about posting about this, but glad I did.  :thumb:
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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2019, 13:02:49 »
Sorry to hear that.

It happens at this time of year because 6 months of accounts from April convince the bean counters to pull the plug. It's nothing personal or even a reflection on the people doing the work, just an arbitrary number that makes things look neat and tidy.

There is a huge skills shortage in engineering, so I would hope you'll find something. Don't get too caught up in your exact skills. You may be a left hand widget designer, but given the shortages you've a good chance at anything where there is a thingy involved and once you've got 6 months work on right hand whatsits the CV is getting better and better. The only ones I'd avoid are the dross jobs on fittings, seals and consumables that they advertise as engineering but are really for double glazing salesmen. Recruitment agencies are unfortunately hopeless with engineering jobs, so if you know competitors of your former employer go direct, they'll be happy to avoid the fees and the useless filtering the agencies apply.

Good luck

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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2019, 17:24:21 »
Feeling for you I have had the same experience more than once couple of years ago I was given redundancy after working for one of the largest utility provider it was smart meters that was the cause it hurts like hell I was there for 18 years I found a job fairly quickly but the monies shit  but take Hart you have skills and will I hope find work quickly
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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2019, 21:36:16 »
I feel for you, and fingers crossed you will get a good job asap.
It is a tough thing, especially as winter comes on.
Best of luck, we are all wishing for good news.

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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2019, 08:41:18 »
Sorry to hear that.

What sort of engineering are you in?  Decent engineers (especially time served ones) are getting more and more difficult to obtain.  There's a lot of call for them so hopefully you'll find something plenty quick enough. 
Have a nose on LinkedIn and make yourself some connections with agencies etc.

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Re: Why is it always this time of year...
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2019, 18:57:54 »
As already stated, there's never a good time to be made redundant and I deeply sympathise to hear your bad news. I hope you manage to find something soon, keep us posted.
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