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alfs barnet 10:18 Fri Mar 20
Covid-19 Job thread?
Looks like there well be a lot of jobs lost over the coming weeks, and months.

Is it worth pinning a thread at the top to see if we can help each other out? I seem to remember this happening quite well back in 2008.

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Mike Oxsaw 11:09 Thu Oct 15
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People should be retraining in anticipation of a big change in the jobs market. "They" won't train you, it's not "their" responsibility.

It's not difficult (but you can choose to make it so). Match up your skills with what you want to do. If you lack skills, bone up on them and practice while you're not able to work; people are quite happy to use the internet for leisure activities, but seem reticent to use it to add value to their skill set.

Many people have had since March on furlough/home working. That's plenty of time to have got basic certification for many trade jobs, certainly in IT.

Not knowing when the lockdown/furlough will end is no excuse to not start reskilling yourself now.

Russ of the BML 1:31 Wed Oct 14
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Yesterday was a bit mental.

Starmer done his speech calling for a lockdown. But obviously forgot to tell everyone else in his party as they spent all of last night squirming and looking stupid whilst trying to tell everyone why a lockdown was a good idea when in reality they don't actually think that and know it could kill off an already struggling economy.

So Starmer has backed the scientists. Obviously just a political gamble and he will obviously hope in a couple of months time that he stand up and say "I told you to lockdown".

This worries me as we now clearly have a Labour leader hedging his bets on the situation getting worse and people dying. Which is worrying.

Boris is now obviously sitting with public opinion and not locking down fully. Despite being advised to do so. Which also worries me because is he putting the economy before public safety? Well, seeing as in the last two months all I have heard is lefty's and labour voters shouting "Free us from this tyranny" and "We can't live under this authoritarian shadow" and so, unbelievably, Boris is actually now siding with those people and trying to maintain some sense of freedom and normal life for the majority.

What is funny is now where all the lefty and Labour voters go. There leader has quite directly put his eggs in one basket and in doing so has gone against a lot of what his voters and supporters want.

Liverpool public are now threatening mass protests against lockdown's and on the same day the bloke they will mainly vote for calls for a full lockdown.

You couldn't make it up!

Takashi Miike 3:29 Fri Oct 2
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
I hope you're ginger, the cunt part was confirmed a long time ago

Lertie Button 8:29 Fri Oct 2
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It's got the ginger cunt please God he dies

The_Phantom 9:34 Tue Sep 29
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
Thanks Mike, will consider that

Mike Oxsaw 5:02 Mon Sep 28
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
Phants, is your job something that can be done remotely? I suspect not otherwise that option would probably have already been offered.

As has been suggested, see what package is on offer - it may be the perfect opportunity for you to change from actually doing the job to advising others how to do it, and if it's a role that occurs across many companies/sectors then that opens up other avenues of opportunity.

I'm basically suggesting moving into a consultancy role which, with a decent severance package, gives you a lot more control over your time/life.

The_Phantom 6:19 Sun Sep 27
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
Thanks for the replies so far
Appreciate it

Pickle Rick 6:11 Sun Sep 27
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?

As harsh as this sounds you need to read between the lines, contact ACAS for advice just to ensure you are not being discriminated against due to your age. Also wait to see what kind of payoff they offer, it might be too good for you to kick up a fuss about keeping your job or applying for the restructured post which you will not get.

Dicko75 11:33 Sun Sep 27
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
So...you need to separate the person (phantom) from the role (the job he is employed to do).

A company can determine whatever roles it wants or needs in its structure to run the business and they will often be different to the current roles.

As a rough rule of thumb, if the new role has 80%+ of the same responsibilities as your current role then you could expect to be mapped to it and not made redundant assuming there are the same number of those types of role in the new structure. If the responsibilities of the new role have materially changed or there are less of them in the new structure then redundancy may apply.

I would have a sensible and open conversation with the seniors about the change and whether they see you as part of the go forward business. At least then you know exactly where you stand and can plan your future and next steps around this.

mashed in maryland 9:28 Sun Sep 27
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?

The_Phantom 7:47 Sat Sep 26

I'm no expert but is there any way you can ask that they provide training for this role, or offer to self-fund so you'll be qualified?

If you can get anything like a "no" to that question in writing then that might possibly help you out if push comes to shove.

Again I'm no expert but I've heard of similar situations and there's potentially some unspoken obligation that the employer keeps employees up to date on training etc.

Dicko75 1:11 Sun Sep 27
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
They’re allowed to do this but with 18 years service you would hopefully get a decent pay off? Take the money and go do something else for a few years

The_Phantom 7:47 Sat Sep 26
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
Anyone here good on employment law?
Basically my work is manoeuvring me out of my job. I have been there for 18 years and they’re ‘restructuring the department ‘ such that my position is not needed but one with more skills is. The new position has skills I don’t have and they’ve told me I’m welcome to apply for it. They did this years ago too-an old boy used to run the photocopier room and the management didn’t like him and wanted him out. So they changed his job spec such that it involved some heavy lifting which they knew he couldn’t do. I’m 57 and about to be cast on the scrapheap so any help/advice would be gratefully accepted.Cheers.

Takashi Miike 12:49 Sun Sep 20
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
that's been happening since this bollocks started

penners28 9:33 Wed Sep 16
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
anyone see the research today that 28.8% of deaths from 10/7-28/8 were not as a direct result of covid, but were put down on the death certificate?


normannomates 1:32 Sat Sep 5
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
Mr anon
So you filled your boots
now crying into your shit infested slippers

NO sympathy from me you cunt

Block 12:02 Fri Aug 21
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
Alright cuntys

I now work for a Electrical Company as a Business Development Manager, we specialise in doing the Electrical Inspection Condition Reports on residential properties due to the changes meaning every rented property needs one before the tenant moves in, We're based in Leigh on Sea and gong to be looking for engineers to cover Essex and London.

WHOmail me if interested.

Bungo 8:53 Tue Aug 18
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
Iqvia, who are a well known company in the pharma world, are currently involved in hiring for the national Covid 19 testing programme, and have been advertising for field based Covid testers. I believe other agencies are also handling these roles?

I understand that this is a 6 month contract and about £40k pro rata with car allowance etc.

Not sure how advancd they are with recruiting for this programme but worth emailing them them if you are interested.


Hope that's useful to sombody.


SarfendWHU 11:34 Tue Aug 4
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
Have some Fibre Splicing and Telecoms Surveyor roles in Bathgate Scotland, Aylesford, Basingstoke, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Worcester. These are Perm roles with a major UK Construction/Civils/Utilities company butmay look at Contract basis as well. Will happily pay a referral fee of £150 if you know a man ( or woman Reg ) who we place. Please drop me a Whomail if any interest.Cheers

Peckham 10:16 Sat Jul 18
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?

HAMMERS LOOKING FOR WORK set up obviously by Hammers and supported by some of our past playing legends.

Mr Anon 4:18 Thu Jul 16
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
Late to the thread but to the plunge in October last year, asked for voluntary redundancy to do a bit of traveling and do a Masters course, got back to UK late Feb and have been living off the remaining money ever since, now I'm so desperate I took a 2am start job for a supermarket that's slowly killing me. Any jobs for a 40 year old Resource Planner with a degree in Archaeology would be greatly appreciated :)

Westham67 7:50 Sun Jul 12
Re: Covid-19 Job thread?
MPI thats the first wave this the second wave *Waves white hanky

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