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Discussion in 'Personal' started by giraffe, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    Possible that may lose job in restructuring this week...

    ...and OFSTED are in as well...
  2. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    Possible that may lose job in restructuring this week...

    ...and OFSTED are in as well...
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    But you haven't been there very long - I remember when you got the job
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  4. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    12 months and this is second restructure!!
  5. acertainsomething

    acertainsomething Occasional commenter

    They appointed you in March? April;? Now they might get rid of you? Strange very strange.
  6. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    It's not personal - they are getting rid of several others too. My dept has been subject to substantial rearrangement over and over again, according to those who've been here longer than me. I've been here a year.
  7. acertainsomething

    acertainsomething Occasional commenter

    Did they warn you about the possibility of restructuring when you were appointed? That sort of thing is usually planned well in advance.
  8. A school near me has made people redundant every holiday for the last year.
    Imagine, you're happy the holiday has come. You take your marking home and prepare your lessons or schemes of work or whatever other work is normal or they've put your way. You get your hair done, maybe buy new shoes or a couple of tops and then the last day of the holiday you get the redunancy letter. (It's always dated the last week of term as well so you could have been told before you'd done all the extra work.)
    It makes for a fabulous trusting place to work I would imagine.
    Hope it doesn't come to that for you Giraffe.
  9. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Lead commenter

    So sorry, Giraffe. I hope it doesn't happen.
  10. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Really sorry to hear this, giraffe. [​IMG]
    I'm in the private sector and my latest redundancy was a sickener too. They launched our entire team (so, nothing personal... [​IMG]) less than15 months after setting up the the division. Hilarious that they picked Valentine's day to let us know. We definitely weren't feeling the love on that particular day!
    I still have very dark thoughts about that particular organisation.
    Try and stay positive. You're a smart lady and you deserve so much better.
  11. Don't feel persecuted. We've just lost three, plus support staff, and there'll be another round next Christmas.
  12. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Why would they do that? I can see the argument for not telling people just as the holidays start. At my school they make sure they tell people at least a week before the holiday.
    I add to the hopes that it doesn't happen.
  13. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    It's bad news - still have a job of sorts, but flippety flippin' nowhere near what I'm supposed to be doing. Demoted due to yet another restructure.

    Time to get out of teaching, p'raps
  14. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    No, no, no - that would be a loss to the teaching profession. Just get out of that school.
    Really sorry, giraffe. What an utterly squitty situation. [​IMG]
  15. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    It really helps to have a right old moan about it, thanks for indulging me.
    I feel like using some very rude words to some very senior people
    But I probably won't
  16. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Not a problem, g.
    Creative swearing works very well in situations like this. Consider the benign word 'custard', which is also a creative amalgamation of the 'see you next Tuesday' word and barsteward. I often use it and the objects of my ire are blissfully unaware.
    Makes ME feel a whole lot better though. [​IMG]

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