work frustrations

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by Pingu, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    So, my employment finishes tomorrow.

    My sick line ran out yesterday so I had agreed with my line manager I would be out sick for the remaining few days. Admin said I just had to email her and she would sort it out.

    Except she's on holiday. Line manager then texts me to say 'HR says you need a sick line'. For two days. Two days at the end of the notice period they gave me because they are making me redundant.

    So I told them to take it out of my holiday accumulation because I've banked more than enough. It's literally like they are thinking of as many ways as possible to fuck with me deliberately. The fucking wankpuffins.

    Plus, it's a month since my appeal meeting, so I should get the decision letter tomorrow (allegedly, according to HR). On the off chance it says 'yeah, our bad, you can haz job back, see you Monday' I will be resigning and claiming constructive dismissal. It will probably say 'no job for you, kthanxbai'.

    Oh yes, I'm definitely taking them to tribunal.

    New job starts Monday :)
     
  2. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    Pleased about the new job, appalled at their continued wankpuffinry...
     
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  3. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    I spoke to one of the union people yesterday and he said 'we have to assume that they're never going to run a fair process and, and that if they can find a way to fuck with you, they will. Even in small things.'

    Appeal decision letter has not arrived in today's post. If they are going to email it, it will arrive between 12.30 and 1, as the office shuts then.
     
  4. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    All of which is grist to the mill of an eventual CD claim. What a bunch of onanistic kittiwakes they are!
     
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  5. sorearm

    sorearm wanna buy some pegs dave?

    equationgirl what a bunch of cockwombles. Hope everything goes for you ok ...
     
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  6. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Well I've set up my "I've left" email autoreply which I'll trigger in a couple of hours and then I'll nuke my work machine...almost there.
     
  7. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Yeah, they're so consumed with being petty it seems to have slipped their hive mind that a tribunal will not view their actions favourably.

    The dickheads.
    Almost at the finish line chilango, what are your plans going forwards?
     
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  8. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Same shit, different arsehole I expect :D

    ...but you know what they say a change is as good as a rest.

    Not changing my line of work (SEN education ish) too dramatically but moving from the third sector into the public sector.
     
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  9. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    It's taking aaaages to delete my desktop.
     
  10. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    So I sent an email to HR saying 'appeal decision, any idea when i' ll get it, you did say today' and eventually got a response saying 'yeah, we did say today, but it will be early next week'. When I am no longer an employee.

    If I roll my eyes any harder I will dislocate them :rolleyes:
     
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  11. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Fingers crossed I'll be out within the hour. Desktop still deleting. There'll come a point where I'll walk away and just leave it doing its thing. Someone else can switch the machine off at some point in the future :D
     
  12. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    It might even switch itself off, even better.
     
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  13. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    It might.

    It'll be a bit like that old philosophical conundrum falling trees..

    If my desktop switches off after I've left will I give a flying fuck?
     
  14. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Got bored. Switched it off and on again.

    My profile is gone.

    Time to ditch the office :thumbs:
     
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  15. sorearm

    sorearm wanna buy some pegs dave?

    utter cunts
     
  16. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Well yes, but the tribunal will take a dim view of their behaviour. As will my union rep when I speak to him next week.

    I'm no longer associated with them, contract has expired :)
     
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  17. sorearm

    sorearm wanna buy some pegs dave?

    You give them absolute hell. Absolute hell!
     
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  18. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Better than that, I will give them facts and evidence :)
     
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  19. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    You sound far too efficient to be working with those wankers.
     
  20. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    I am usually quite organised and can get a lot done if people aren't interrupting me with stupid shit. The stress and anxiety of redundancy made me a bit slower (and completely unproductive sometimes) and then I felt guilty for not getting as much done as I should.

    But yeah, now I am released from my contract I feel a lot better :)
     
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  21. sorearm

    sorearm wanna buy some pegs dave?

  22. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Hopefully the union lawyer will take my case, but I can't send him the paperwork until I get my appeal decision letter.
     
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  23. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    Do you think it might be worth starting to explore a Plan B with them, in case the company decides to start playing cute with the decision letter? Because there's a slightly fishy odour beginning to pervade this appeal thing...
     
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  24. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    No leaving do but arrived home to my daughter and her cousins having put up banners and got the champagne/prosecco in :thumbs:
     
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  25. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    I will be talking to my rep about it when he comes back from holiday this week - I can't speak to the lawyer direct. But yes, they are up to something.

    It's amusing and insulting all at once. It's been six months since I got my at risk notice and HR have been quick to play the 'you're holding up the process' when it suited them. My delays were maybe two weeks total whereas they would go dark for weeks at a time.
     
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  26. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    They are probably very used to acting in bad faith, and having no comeback. Too used to it. I sincerely hope that you are able to offer them a rude awakening...
     
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  27. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    The tragedy is that I find myself cekebrating leaving a job where I made a real difference to young people's lives.

    I'm finding that hard to process to be honest.
     
  28. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat for the workers' breakfast

    :(

    separate the employer from the job?
     
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  29. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

  30. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    You have still made that difference to them, they can't take that away from you. And you will still make a difference to a lot of people in the future, without your ex-employer getting in your way.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
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