30 years with same employer, no time-keeping, attendance or disciplinary issues. I'm flexible and work hard. At end of shift today, I was asked into Finance Directors office and told my workload has decreased (it hasn't!!!) and that they are thinking of merging my job with another job (basically they want rid of me!). If my job is being given to someone else, is my job actually being made redundant? I have to go into another meeting on Monday to discuss this situation. What can I do to save the job I love? What do I say? Please, please, please, anyone any advice to help me?
It's not my area but I think you can only make a 'role' redundant and not a person and they are obliged to try and find Person X who is in said role, another role within the company. If they are merging two roles, currently filled by 2 people - you and someone else - I think it would be a case of seeing who is best suited and that would have to be documented.
CotswoldStrife - They have worded my letter "no alternative but to consider the redundancy of your position in a pool of one with no other roles being at risk"
userofthiswebsite - my job will still be have to be done on a weekly basis but by someone else, they will pass my duties on to the person who covers my job when I'm on holiday???
I'm so confused, peed off, sad!!!
I want to go in to the next meeting armed and ready for a fight against the management. I've worked bloody hard for 30 years and given my all. I don't waste time, I don't use my phone at work, I've only had 5 days of sick in the last 30 years and the new management regime (arse lickers) have come in and stuck it to me right well and true.
Hi, it depends about what's actually going to happen to your work. If they propose just stopping doing some and a few remaining tasks then being picked up by someone else then they would not have to pool the two of you for the one remaining role but if it was a genuine merge with 50/50 or prob even 40/60 (although these figures are anywhere I law) then by singling you out then you could argue it is not a fair redundancy. I'd ask for more info about how your tasks will be carried out in the future and take it from there
Thank you all for your advice, support and just being there, I really appreciate it.
As a single mum to 2 lovely boys, I've not really got anyone to cry to or burden with my problems. I've basically lived all my adult life at one organization and at 47 scared that no other employer will want anything I've got to offer as I already know my job has gone.
@hazel1910 I went through similar several years ago I can't actually remember the ins & outs of it to be honest but I joined Unite & they were worth their weight in gold.
Not sure what your job is but they cover most industries (I was an administrator). It worked out quite for me at the time as I found out I was pregnant not long after & probably wouldn't of returned after that anyway but my union rep handled everything on my behalf & got me a good settlement out of it.
Look at their website & join up, was well worth it for me.
I think I've just hit rock bottom, I have no confidence and the thought of trying to sell myself to another potential employer scares me. Its just that I've worked damn hard in this job, I've sacrificed time at home with the kids to make sure the job is completed.
If you have worked for 30 years of course you will have transferable skills. Spend time updating your CV and Linked In profile. If they make you redundant get everything in writing. If you are in UK the first 30k is tax free. You can claim Universal credit or job seekers allowance (contributions based) you need to apply the day after redundancy it won't be back dated. Use all your contacts to try to get another job. Goodluck