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I'll be next

john64 > john64 Blog > I'll be next
30/01/2009 - 4:21 PM

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As I've mentioned elsewhere before, our parent company are closing our site because of the financial climate. Production finished at Christmas, along with all of the production staff, which was a sad day indeed. The company, through a couple of corporate buy-outs, used to be one of the many factories in Birmingham belonging to the Lucas empire. Most of which are long gone now.

As it's the last working day of January, we've had a few more staff leave us this afternoon. Not many of us left now. Then it dawned on me that I'm one of the next to go, at the end of February. Only the senior managers will then be left to wind up the operations and the financial side of things.

I've had my CV out on the net since the turn of the year, but there's not too much about in my line of work. Redundancy is nothing new to me (this is my sixth time !!), but there's usually more activity in the job market than I'm seeing this time.

I'm seriously considering re-training for something different. I know I won't get paid at the same rate, but at least it will be something to do and better than government handouts. I just need to think of what I want to do.

Tags: The exit is this way sir


LisaRose  8172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2009 - 9:28 PM

A major company in my town is letting a lot of people go. We had to take a pay cut, but at least hubby still has a job. I wish you luck John.


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Rees  7 Wales
31 Jan 2009 - 10:03 AM

So sorry to hear of your situation John, six times is unfortunate though. Soon this country will have no real jobs and certainly no-one will be entering into engineering and who can blame them. All I can do is wish you well, retrain (I did) and carry on enjoying your photography - Regards,

john64 Plus Member 10824 forum postsjohn64 vcard England
1 Feb 2009 - 1:27 PM

Thanks for your good wishes Lisa & Rees. I am still optimistic about finding something and want to use this as an opportunity for change if I move into another career.

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