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    Might be losing my job . . .

    Last night I received an email from the head of my firm saying that due to the current economic climate etc there are going to be cut-backs. This would include overheads, budgeting and job-losses.

    Arrived at the office this morning for an office meeting, turns out my office of around 130 people will be have 10 redundancies! A little more information was given saying that if you are a graduate trainee or on a training contract you are "safe".

    I'm worried as I do not have a training contract, due to starting straight after A levels and could be without a job for Christmas.

    FYI: I am an auditor studying for AAT Intermediate rather than a graduate doing ACCA (which I will be doing after I qualify at AAT level)


    Just wanted to let you know and wandered if anybody else was in a similar situations.

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    Bummer sorry to hear that.

    My advice would be to sit tight and see what happens.

    One thing not to do is take notice of the inevetable gossip that will be floating around your place of work surrounding the issue.
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    Hopefully my industry/company are safe as there almosta worldwide builidng firm. Jobs all over the shop luckily! Sorry to hear your news tho mate
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    Had a similarly themed meeting with my director last week regarding overheads, current economic climate etc etc. No job losses at the moment but a tightening of the commission structure means most of us will be about 150 quid worse off each month. Have to say this is the first time i have felt the credit crunch directly and i think it will probably have an effect on us all in the coming months. Good luck people!
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    I thought my job was safe, being a worldwide company as well (Can't say who I work for cos I signed a contract saying not to etc).

    Really pisses me off cos I just started to save money for my turbo (Getting a black coupe with red leather for £3,500 ) and also Christmas is soon. Finally not a good time to get emplyed atm especially at 18! (19 in June).

    I know what you mean Tim, this is also the first time I may be affected. If this didn't come up I'd say I was doing pretty well for myself!
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    I was given the boot on Thurs along with another 130 employees

    Working in the city, its the worst sector to be looking for another job at mo, was shocked at first but its easier when you think you wern't the first and you wont be the last.

    Just stick in there mate!

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    my job finishes in december...

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    Looking at redundancies in the summer if things don't pick up..
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    That's harsh, i'm really sorry to hear that people are loosing their jobs.
    The government should be doing something about it, i.e lowering a few taxes and helping the people out.
    Will I know what you mean, employment at 17-19 is hard! Apart from perhaps supermarket work.
    I was a lucky one though, managed to get into the British Gas apprentiship scheme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ_Astra View Post
    That's harsh, i'm really sorry to hear that people are loosing their jobs.
    The government should be doing something about it, i.e lowering a few taxes and helping the people out.
    Will I know what you mean, employment at 17-19 is hard! Apart from perhaps supermarket work.
    I was a lucky one though, managed to get into the British Gas apprentiship scheme.
    Lucky isn't the word.

    The amount they charge for energy they will never go to the wall.
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