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I think management are trying to get rid of me

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by NoXion, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    I should probably have made this post a week ago, but I was struck with a strong case of "fuck it". I just wanted to spend a week smoking and pissing about without having to deal with boss bullshit. But anyways...

    They've been reducing my hours and as a result my income has suffered severely. I only got about £450 last month, and I haven't worked at all so far this month.

    The first major warning sign - that is, when I first started realising that my employer may be trying to force me out - came when I the rota on Friday last month - everyone else was getting two day's work the next week, but not me. This concerned me, so I went to have a chat with my supervisor - bad fucking idea, if I'm such a social disaster area that it takes me weeks to work when my bosses want to get rid of me, then I'm not going to fare very explaining myself in person to someone with authority over me.

    My memory of that meeting fails me for the most part, but I do remember him saying something to me along the lines that I should "think about whether I really want to work there" (paraphrased).

    At the time I think I said something fairly non-confrontational, but thinking about it now makes me fucking angry. I turn up to work, I do what I'm told, and I even managed to get through December without making any mistakes that have to be recorded. If I really didn't want the job I would fucking quit, but I have to earn a living somehow!

    The final straw was last Friday, when another supervisor phoned me up to tell me I had no work this week. I have to do something, I can no longer fuck it off.

    What should I do? I've been properly dismissed/let go from jobs before, it fucking sucks but at least I knew what to do afterwards.
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  2. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    What's your contract state for working hours per week?
  3. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Is it a zero hour contact or freelance thing?
  4. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    Zero hours. I'm fucked, aren't I?
  5. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    I'd start looking for a new job. Sorry. It's proper shit how they can do this.
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  6. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Zero hours, worst thing that ever got allowed.
  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model amid a crowd of stars

    UnderAnOpenSky has it right, time to get a new job
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  8. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    I'm about to find out how well it works the other way. I reluctantly chose to stay with the company I worked for 5 years when they got taken over, but switched to a zero hour so I could pursue opportunities elsewhere. They put me on the rota for March without asking me. They are quite short staffed and I'm about to tell them they won't be doing most of them. :hmm:
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  9. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    Well, I've already sent an email off to some recruitment opportunity, something I was keeping in my back pocket just for this kind of eventuality.

    I suppose I will have to start work on my CV some point this week.

    I was on Universal Credit before, :facepalm: and I still keep getting letters from them every month. What should I do about that?
  10. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    Hope you get another job sorted quickly NoXion - it sounds like a shit situation. :(
  11. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

  12. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    Welp, I'm fucked for the next month. Apparently I am only getting about £60 tomorrow because I got ~£450 last month. Which has mostly been spent already. Apparently if I am having trouble paying for my electricity, I can get assistance from the local council.

    You know what's really bad? I don't even have the energy to get properly angry. :(
  13. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    There’s a joke in there...which I’m not going to make because your situation is dire and I feel for you. I’ve spent a lifetime (seemingly) with management having it in for me.

    Solidarity and respect.
  14. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    Thank you, and yes I can see the funny side, I was almost cry-laughing when I wrote that.
  15. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    My sister is kindly giving me some money. It's not much as she and her partner are in the process of moving right now and are being ripped off by estate agents, but it will help.

    Food banks are an option if the money runs out, but I live in Slough and there's a Langar close by. Anyone with experience of that?
  16. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    Hope you're OK and manage through the month.
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  17. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Get that CV sorted if you haven’t already. :)

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