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Old 01-11-2017, 02:12 PM   #1
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Redundancy help

So after 11 years of loyal service, it looks like I am being made redundant. Does anyone have any helpful advice? Also they are offering me the minimum severance package, any advice on how I can challenge that amount?

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Old 01-11-2017, 02:25 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that you are losing your job its happened to me a couple of times and the last time totally out of the blue, what I would say is stay upbeat about it as it may be the best thing that has ever happened.

What do you do for a job and what is your back ground?

Regarding the minimum payment you get I'm not sure that you can do anything the minimum required by legislation is very very low.
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:53 PM   #3
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Very sorry to hear this mate hope you get some good advice and it all works out to your benefit
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:58 PM   #4
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Very sorry to hear this also, keep PMA as that will shine through in any future interviews, as for getting better package, IMHO if they are willing to let you go they ain't looking to pay out anymore than min required by law, but if it was me I'm sure I would have to pose the question to them or would always be wondering if I could have done better out of it, that's just me though.
Good luck on the job hunt
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Thank you very much for all the kind words, they are a great help at this tough time.

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So sorry to hear that, bud. Totally agree with the advice given above. Keep upbeat, and definitely ask the question regarding your severance package. Also, for what it's worth, keep on good terms with your current employer. If you find another job, you'd like any feedback from your current employer to be as positive as possible.

As some of the guys have said, this could always be a fantastic opportunity for you to find something better for you. Keep positive chum. I really hope you get sorted

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All I can say is get a new job sorted before the final day comes.
I got made redundant in 2009, and had a new job lined up for a month after I finished.

Meaning I got a month off work, no money worries. We went on holiday, and I did a few things I had been unable to do for the last 4 years. Mainly seeing a few Grimsby Town matches on a Saturday, going out with my mates on a Friday night. All the things I couldn't do with my old shift pattern.
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Contact Citizens Advice as they are free and should have all the information regarding current employment law.
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I'm sorry to hear it and chin up!

Here is the gospel on it: https://www.gov.uk/redundant-your-rights/redundancy-pay

Are they following the right procedures, as well?

I'm afraid you'll see that their obligations are few but worth knowing precisely what they are.

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All I would say after being in your shoes is use this time as a 'learn' concentrate on finding a new job, but use it as a spring board to maybe get your **** in gear to pursue a career or things you actual want to do, rather than a means to an end.

I got made redundant in 2012 & where I am now I never thought would have happened!

Best of luck, chin up & always, always be positive!
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