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    Default Work vent - outsourcing

    I guess this is just a vent but I'm open to advice as well.

    I work for a large well known company. I've been there for 16 + years - virtually my entire adult life. I started when I was about 22 and working there has played a huge part of my maturity. I've worked my way around the company in different roles and I've got more experience in my current role than you could poke a stick at.

    So I've only just recently come back from Mat leave (for the 3rd time) and surprise! They are outsourcing 95% of my role.

    The sad thing is, is that they are getting me to do all the liaising with the outsourcing company. So in effect, I'm digging my own grave.

    The manager's line is 'there will still be plenty of work to do' - which might be true, but it will be admin and not worth the money that they current pay me. So I know what's heading my way sometime in the next 12 months.

    I'm heartbroken.

    I love my job, I love the company. I've grown up here. I'm so so sad because I know I'll be made redundant and thrown out with the trash.

    As lovely as it would be to collect a lump sum of cash, it would be nicer to keep a steady income doing something I enjoy.

    I know it's just business.

    And then I'll join the long list of women who will all be looking for a part time or job share role, working within school hours.

    All my training, experience, it will all count for nothing because I'm highly specialised, and besides that, I love the industry.

    The end.

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    Hugs, it must feel awful.
    My dad's just been made redundant for the second time in three years, he's 64 and should be thinking about retirement but just isn't in a position to. Ugh, it just kills me. I'm sorry you're going through this

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    Default Work vent - outsourcing

    It's very disheartening.

    I've only been back 4 months. How the hell do you just go in every day and play nice, when you know you're putting yourself out of a job.

    Ps, sorry about your dad.

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    I can relate. Some of us are about to get the tap on the shoulder at my work. I'm selfishly just praying it's not me.

    I just hope you get as long as you can there OP

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    Huge hugs! We relocated and while hubby has been in his position over his 3 months probation still not full time. I'm very anxious.

    Having no work for 2 years prior nearly killed me. Literally I'm not lying.

    I'm so sorry to hear this. But I'm sure all of you can find something with your skills.

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    Default Work vent - outsourcing

    My dh was in a similar scenario- required to liaise and train the very company they were outsourcing his role to. To make matters worse it was an overseas company. He had already been told he would be made redundant in 6-12 months.

    He started looking for jobs immediately. Thank goodness by chance he got another job in a similar field within a few weeks. He was able to leave without the soul sucking task of teaching people to do your job, knowing you are better and more deserving than they are, but they are cheaper

    Hugs misho. I'd honestly start looking elsewhere now. Life is unfair and cruel sometimes Xxxxx
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    If she's been there 16 years a package could make it worth having your soul sucked for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    If she's been there 16 years a package could make it worth having your soul sucked for.
    Usually I'd agree but if it's hard to come across work in your field especially part time, then she could be hunting awhile.
    I guess it depends what is more important to the individual - a big payout or remaining employed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    If she's been there 16 years a package could make it worth having your soul sucked for.
    Absolutely, but when your job is your 2nd home it still sux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Usually I'd agree but if it's hard to come across work in your field especially part time, then she could be hunting awhile.
    I guess it depends what is more important to the individual - a big payout or remaining employed?
    And that's what I keep telling DH. A lump sum on the home loan is great, but when that dries up and there's not as much income going in, then its c.rap.


 

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