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LemonSherbetFancies · 05/04/2021 15:02

Are you-

  1. Redundant

2. On furlough/flexi-furlough
3. Kept your hours and job as it was before the pandemic

Just interested to see. I was made redundant last year. So was DD and a couple of other family members and friends. Been looking for several months and none of us been successful yet but some have had interviews.
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Racoonworld · 05/04/2021 15:05

  1. I must be lucky but I don’t know anyone whose been made redundant or is still on furlough.

Soubriquet · 05/04/2021 15:07

Kept my job and actually increased hours


Gerla · 05/04/2021 15:07

3 - very lucky. I have been wfh for over a year now.


Cheeeeislifenow · 05/04/2021 15:08

Gained two jobs during lockdown


angelopal · 05/04/2021 15:08

  1. Only know one person on furlough. Everyone else I know is still working as normal.

Aqua55 · 05/04/2021 15:08

Business as normal for us


Lazypuppy · 05/04/2021 15:09



V1tam1nDd · 05/04/2021 15:09

No overtime in the last year
No payrise this year
Happy to still have a job Grin

I know people that have been furlough & made redundant.


Pebbledashery · 05/04/2021 15:10

I was furloughed during the first lock down, then went back to remote working, now I'm about y I start a new job in the NHS in 6 weeks as I got fed up of remote working.
I feel for those who have been made redundant or lost their jobs. It can't be easy at all :(


ScottishStottie · 05/04/2021 15:10

Im on flexi furlough. Been on furlough/flexi furlough for the last year.


Boredof2020 · 05/04/2021 15:10

I'm on furlough since Christmas


JemimaMuddledUp · 05/04/2021 15:10

3 - been WFH for over a year now.


qualitygirl · 05/04/2021 15:10

  1. Including pay rise and bonus. I have been very lucky. same with dh.

MyFloorIsLava · 05/04/2021 15:10

  1. I got a promotion and a payrise last year, in post at the start of this year.

RosaBaby2 · 05/04/2021 15:10

  1. As normal now although did close through 1st lockdown but worked from home. Special education.

WeAllHaveWings · 05/04/2021 15:11

  1. with WFH since March last year.

    But sales are down over 25% (alcohol/drinks business) and big reorg on the way. Should be announced in next couple of weeks fingers crossed 🤞 it is nothing negative.

    No-one I know has been made redundant. Niece was furloughed because she was shielding. The people I know who have been hit the hardest are a few who are self employed, including dh.

DramaAlpaca · 05/04/2021 15:11

3 - exactly as before, still in the office


shivawn · 05/04/2021 15:11

  1. I'm a nurse, being working full time as usual the whole way through.

    I really sympathise with your situation OP, the last year must have been so much harder on people who have had their jobs affected.

Sidewalksue · 05/04/2021 15:13

1 😢


Formulation123 · 05/04/2021 15:14

3 I don’t know anyone who was furloughed


jay55 · 05/04/2021 15:14

4 Started new job a month ago after not working for a year.


Thehawki · 05/04/2021 15:14

  1. My business is tentatively hanging on by a thread. I keep starting to work and then getting closed in lockdowns.

    My partner is 1. Things are a real struggle right now for us. We only got our first house just before lockdown last year. I think we have 3 months until we’ve ran out of money completely, fingers crossed my business can remain open from now and my partner finds a job soon!

Hagqueen · 05/04/2021 15:14

3 and feeling very lucky about it, as my previous profession would’ve seen me without work most of the year and probably would’ve ended me financially.

My current role is in a critical profession (but not directly doing a critical role) and also already working from home so little change.

I personally only had one immediate family member furloughed but once the company got itself sorted for home working/covid safe working he was able to go back in the late summer 2020.


onemouseplace · 05/04/2021 15:15

  1. Was SAHM and about and applying to postgrad courses when covid struck. Put plans on hold while homeschooling/ DH on 80% hours.

    DH has now lost his job and we’re both looking and no money for me to retrain so I’m looking at NMW stuff which, to be honest, won’t even cover the bloody mortgage. Not a great place to be.

Stuffin · 05/04/2021 15:15

3 very lucky

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