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Waiting for redundancy announcement on 1 Sep

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MotherOfGirls Tue 30-Aug-11 08:23:04

Anyone else in this position? DH hasn't applied and it would be fairly disastrous for our DD2s education as she starts senior school in Yr 9 5 days after the announcement, but we will lose CEA at the end of her first year there if DH is made redundant. Feeling angry that we are in this position.

scaryteacher Tue 30-Aug-11 09:34:20

The RN has been quite canny as our announcement isn't until 30/09, by which time the school year is under way and fees have to be paid until the end of that key stage, which is important for KS4 and 5 in particular.

We are in the fortunate position that none of dh's rank/specialisation were needed, and they wouldn't save enough by making him redundant as he retires in just over 2 years anyway.

Fingers crossed for you.

whenIgetto3 Tue 30-Aug-11 13:56:07

We are thinking the same, if DH does get made redundant then he is thinking of training as a teacher so he can teach in a private school to get the discount for our DCs. They have all said that if daddy gets made redundant then they are not going to a normal school again so either mummy gets a job to pay fees or she home educates them shock Would have to be a pretty good job with 4 of them to educate grin

Lets hope that enough people volunteer, but this is something we need to get used to for the next 8-10 years unless there is a sudden U turn in redundancies.

scaryteacher Tue 30-Aug-11 15:02:29

The problem seems to be that not enough have taken up the option of going voluntarily, hence the forced redundancies. I know this is the case in the RN at least.

MotherOfGirls Tue 30-Aug-11 15:53:39

Sounds like the Navy is kinder than the Army, scaryteacher! Our CEA will stop the day DH leaves, which will be no later than 31 Aug 2012, unless children are within 2 years of pubic exams. DD1 starts 6th Form this Sep so CEA will cover her to her A levels but DD2 will just miss out and potentially have to change schools at the start of Year 10. Thanks for the good wishes smile

I think your plan is quite a popular one, whenIgetto3, and that the independent sector is going to have more teachers than it knows what to do with in the very near future!

scaryteacher Tue 30-Aug-11 16:32:34

Make sure she does some GCSEs early then?

MotherOfGirls Tue 30-Aug-11 17:29:31

I did wonder about that. I will investigate if necessary ........

madwomanintheattic Tue 30-Aug-11 17:33:39

good luck all grin
dh has been a civvie for 12 days now, as we decided to jump, rather than wait with uncertainty!

jcscot Tue 30-Aug-11 18:52:30

We're lucky - there were no redundancies in my husband's cap badge (although there will be reorganisation and restructuring of the existing manpower and a freeze on transfers by the so-called "Pink List Bandits"). Some of our friends are anxiously awaiting the announcements, though.

madwomanintheattic Tue 30-Aug-11 19:20:57

yy. there's a huge stack of envelopes on the SO1's desk waiting for distribution on thurs. including one for him. grin and lots of other friends too, so the waiting game is really on now. sooo glad we aren't playing.

whenIgetto3 Tue 30-Aug-11 19:48:10

Well looking at the new aff page it appears the wait will be longer traunche 2 will be delayed until the new year

madwomanintheattic Tue 30-Aug-11 19:49:26

yy, i heard that there are already more delays. yuk.

herbietea Thu 01-Sep-11 08:08:22

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RandomMess Thu 01-Sep-11 08:18:35

Thinking of you all today, same at our place of work (government) sad

herbietea Thu 01-Sep-11 09:19:18

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Saltire Thu 01-Sep-11 10:10:47

DH volunteered last time round, they wanted 25 Sgts in his trade, but they told him he didn't meet the criteria as he has x amount of annotations angry.

He wants to PVR but he's off somehwere hot next year for 6 months so they won't let him angry

Saltire Thu 01-Sep-11 10:11:30

Sorry actually, that's really selifish of me to post that, as I know there are people who are being made redundant, and don't want to be. sad

MrsSnaplegs Thu 01-Sep-11 11:04:14

Thinking of you all today, I hope everyone ends up in the situation they want to be ingrin

scaryteacher Thu 01-Sep-11 11:42:05

Yes, fingers crossed for you all. RN notices are 30/09?

MotherOfGirls Thu 01-Sep-11 14:08:04

We're ok. This time ........

whenIgetto3 Thu 01-Sep-11 15:54:05

The wait goes on here too... Ok for now smile

madwomanintheattic Thu 01-Sep-11 16:06:03

we have a few friends on the list, but they are chuffed to ribbons, so all's well that ends well here. (until next time)

herbietea Thu 01-Sep-11 19:11:17

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herdingcats Thu 01-Sep-11 20:41:44

MY Dh was told that they looked at only about 20 trades (RAF) in this tanch. Next tranch will cover other trades and 3rd if they do it will be a mopping up type operation to cover any areas where they are overmanned or they feel cuts have shown to be needed. Dh was not in the criteria this time, but as everything seems very fluid we are not assurec of security yet.

MrsSnaplegs Thu 01-Sep-11 21:03:48

My branch won't be announced until 3rd tranche in mar 12 have to wait until then sad

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