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autumn500 Tue 11-Oct-16 08:10:24

Hiya,just looking for some advice,although I think I already know the answer to be honest sad

My partner got a new job which he has been doing for two months. Yesterday one of the guys who used to work there (fell out with the boss,left,asked for his job back,was told no originally)was suddenly brought back. There are currently four people working there and now there are five-he has been brought in to 'help' but they really don't need five people there.the boss is quite cut throat and does have history of getting rid of people.

I'm currently anxious as hell with chest pains over this as I'm terrified they are going to tell my partner he has been replaced-there would be no reason to do this as nothing wrong with partners work and he gets on ok with the boss but apparently this guy who has come back is a bit of a golden child as he does loads of extra hours (I'm personally of the opinion that if you can't get the job done in the alloted hours then you aren't doing it right but that's another story).

My partner asked his boss a few weeks ago if it was ok for him to take the month of June 2017 off as we are getting married and going on honeymoon and he said that was fine,so he knows we have booked a big holiday (2500 deposit already down) so I really hope he wouldn't be that cold,but it's all up in the air at the minute

I know unless you have worked somewhere a year then you can lose your job for any reason and that's that,but is there any way to protect yourself in early employment? I'm terrified as we can pay bills from my wage alone but would only have around 100 a month left for fuel food gas electricity or anything unexpected that comes up.

We are in quite a bit of debt but it is manageable on the two wages and we will be debt free (apart from mortgage) in three years with the overpayments we are making.on one wage we would be making minimum payments and our interest free credit card periods would have run out and we would have to start paying interest

I'm jumping the gun at the minute as we don't know anything that is happening but I'm completely terrified-my partner doesn't have an English gcse so I feel like getting a job could be tricky sad

Sorry for the lengthy post,please be kind,I'm a nervous wreck over this

LIZS Tue 11-Oct-16 08:17:58

Well you can't change or control the situation for your oh and I wonder if this is just a focus for wider anxieties. Is it really sensible to book an extravagant trip if you have debts already and have insecure income. Will his leave be paid, do you work?

LIZS Tue 11-Oct-16 08:19:23

And it is 2 years within which you can be dismissed.

autumn500 Tue 11-Oct-16 08:40:46

Well we had taken the loan out before he changed jobs as interest rates were very low and we needed to do work to our house,leftover loan money covered the deposit and on two wages we can save the rest and spending money then bash the debt when we get back

I don't think there's much point asking if it was wise or not as it is done now,but thanks for the input.i had read that a lot of places in Northern Ireland it was one year

autumn500 Tue 11-Oct-16 08:41:20

His leave is paid and I work full time

EBearhug Tue 11-Oct-16 08:51:27

There's very little protection. But you don't know it will happen, either. All you can dois to plan for the worst case (have CV ready to go) and try to stop worrying - which I know is far easier said than done.

LIZS Tue 11-Oct-16 10:32:20

You hadn't mentioned N.I. Agree it may differ. Encourage him to go back and retake English gcse in case. Most colleges do evening classes for those working ft.

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