Started working as teaching assistant in Dec, temp contract to run til end of academic year mid July. Was told couple of weeks ago wouldn't be renewing contract as finances too tight and that was sole reason. Couple of others who started when I did HAVE had theirs renewed. Today in staff briefing (all staff present) Head announced three support staff positions being advertised so if "anyone wants to apply or knows anyone who's looking for work..." etc. More than a few people caught my eye and had the decency to look horrified. One of the three jobs advertised later this morning is same as my job. I'm fucking fuming. Advice welcome. No I'm not in a union because I'm a fucking idiot.