I' m currently employed by my local council - I work for their agency arm, so I am really a "temp." I've been in post for almost a year'; when I started there were 3 people working in my office, one by one they all either left or retired and weren't replaced, so now I'm the only one. I have basically been running the building I work from virtually single handedly, with little management input. Because of the cuts, it was touch and go whether the building was being kept open. Now a decision has been made that it is going to be kept on. So my job will continue, only not for me. My year's funding ends in 3 weeks and I've been told today that I've got to go because they have no funding for me to continue. Basically they'll be expecting me to do a handover/training for someone (probably someone on the redeployment list) who will then take my job and I'll be back on the dole. Two managers came in this morning; they're obviously panicking because they know diddly squat about the building and what goes on there (I work in a community centre/youth centre.) I may as well have been invisible - they were talking to each other as if I wasn't there. One of them said (of me) "she's finishing on 22 Feb" - I hadn't actually had confirmation of this so hearing it like this was quite upsetting. I am actually very upset as I was obviously hoping I would be taken on as permanent or extended, having done a damn good job for them for the last year. Now, because of the massive public sector cuts being made, I'm out of a job in 3 weeks time. I just want to go ... NOW. I dont have to give them any notice. I know if I go under my own volition then I cant claim benefits but I just feel I can't carry on there anymore.