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    Redundancy...

    I have a conundrum...

    Am I one of the 13 that applies for 3 jobs that will be available..

    Or...

    Do I take the money and run...

    I have 2 choices...apply and get a job within the same company, but having to cover 2 other peoples jobs and work with complete strangers and possibly have to leave because I'm unhappy, with nothing but a reference.

    Or not apply for these jobs and take the £5.5k redundancy money.

    Telecoms company BTW.
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    depends on how easy you could find another job imo,

    if you could get a job in 2 months take the money,
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    I could get a 'job'...just might not be exactly what I want, and less money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SRi-Andy View Post
    I could get a 'job'...just might not be exactly what I want, and less money.
    how long would you think to get a job you would want? are the jobs around you would like or are they hard to find?
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    I work in Telecoms...they are all outsourcing to India. It's a case of 'how long can I get a job before I get made redundant again?'...

    I don't really have any paper qualifications...5 years in telecoms, 8 years in the Army, and a whole lotta luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SRi-Andy View Post
    I don't really have any paper qualifications...5 years in telecoms, 8 years in the Army, and a whole lotta luck!
    qualifications arnt everything mate, make no difference for me (or people who work with/for me) general attitude/people skills will play more of a part, what did/do you do for telecoms?
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    I'm a Geographic Number Portability Planner.

    Basically I'm responsible for number portability for my comapny between all UK operators who have GNP agreement with us.

    Like when you move your number from BT to Virginmedia (for example)...I ensure the number can port, I plan the network routings that would make that happen.

    In the past I've been an Apprentice Marine Plumber/Pipe Welder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SRi-Andy View Post
    I'm a Geographic Number Portability Planner.


    glad you explained that,

    is a difficult one, personally id seriously consider the money, but only if you knew it could tide you over to finding another job you want, otherwise grin and bear it where you are,
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    I'm thinking about spending some of it and going to visit friends in Canada...

    ...and maybe staying there!
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    5.5k redundancy money is nothing really by the time you have paid tax on it, i'd take the other job and see how it goes for 6 months and then decide.

    What company do you work for, where I work they have just outsourced quite a lot of work to India, doing a job very similar to yours.

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