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Hey all, 

 

This is more of a grip topic than anything else. So today I was made redundant from my job as a designer/technical draughtsman. To cut a long story short, I recently left my job as a draughtsman where I designed and prepared technical drawings for the manufacturing of furniture. I had been in that position for about 8 years. It was not without its faults and it was underpaid, but it was OK. 

 

I was recently contacted by a company that designed and fabricated staircases who were interested in my skillset. After taking an interview with them (I mean why not!), it was clear my skills were transferable from an CAD and I.T point of view and I would finally be on a far more appropriate wage.  I had to give my last job two months notice, though to be fair I did not HAVE to, but I was one of their more experience draughtsman as well as their internal I.T guy, not to mention I built their database. I thought two months was a fair thing to do as I am not one to up and leave people up shizzle creek. 

 

Unbeknownst to me, during my 2 month notice period, clearly business was not going well for the company I was to join. However for whatever reason they did not see it fit to let me know that things were not going as well as they could and warn me it was not a good idea to come over. Ironically I found out they had an internal chat about this, but the MD decided to bring me onboard anyway.  If I had known I would either have stayed with my prior company or made other arrangements.

 

So there I go joining a sinking ship, not knowing it was as such. After joining, it was really slow work wise, but all companies have slow periods. I only started becoming concerned when I was having conversations with suppliers who's invoices had not been satisfied, and for an extensive period of time. To compound this issue further, I actually learned that the company had not so long ago already gone bust.  There I was thinking "WTF man, what have I joined".  Then it got worse, I found out that the company was stealing the employees pensions !!!!  

 

I mean, who does that crap ?  This really is all in a nutshell as there are other things that make you think "What ?!?!" Ultimately the company had a meeting today to lay everyone off, this did not come as any surprise and fortunately I had been job searching, though for the moment I am still unemployed. I do not get redundancy pay as I have not worked there for the 2 years plus minimum. I also do get paid the last months wage, yay ! Fortunately I can claim it back through the government, though may not be the full wage. 

 

I digress, a complete unnecessary pain in the ass. What is worse is the team there were very good at their jobs and everyone got on, it was really good. However the people at the top really screwed the pooch !

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32 minutes ago, iamjanco said:

Sounds like a real can of worms, E. You recently bought a house too, didn't you? 

Yeah fairly recently, typically. However with my job searching I am hoping to have things sorted so that owning a house won't be an issue lol

22 minutes ago, Avacado said:

The world is full of shitty people doing shitty things. Sorry E. 

Ha, tell me about it man.  Seem to be coming across a few of those lately. I guess we all have those times.

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That's definitely lame af. Maybe a good time to get into stocks haha. What do you mean by being made redundant tho? 

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6 minutes ago, UltraMega said:

That's definitely lame af. Maybe a good time to get into stocks haha. What do you mean by being made redundant tho? 

Would like to get into stocks... Just no idea what im doing or where to start lol. Feel free to pm and educate me.

 

If you are made redundant, means the company no longer needs you, but its not the same as being fired. Just means you are surplus to requirements. 

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3 minutes ago, ENTERPRISE said:

Would like to get into stocks... Just no idea what im doing or where to start lol. Feel free to pm and educate me.

 

If you are made redundant, means the company no longer needs you, but its not the same as being fired. Just means you are surplus to requirements. 

Sure I mean it just sounds more like the company itself became redundant, not you. 

 

I'm not expert on stocks like I'm not making any magic awesome moves with it or anything. I just put most of my stock money on safe bets with large tech companies that seem like they only move in one direction like Microsoft and Apple. 

 

If you go into stocks just wanting to move your saving over into safe slow investments like that, there is very little risk. 

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...wishing you well, @ENTERPRISE ...after the trough comes the next rise ! 

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I'm sorry to hear this E.. Good luck finding a new job 👍

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On 26/08/2021 at 20:24, UltraMega said:

Sure I mean it just sounds more like the company itself became redundant, not you. 

 

I'm not expert on stocks like I'm not making any magic awesome moves with it or anything. I just put most of my stock money on safe bets with large tech companies that seem like they only move in one direction like Microsoft and Apple. 

 

If you go into stocks just wanting to move your saving over into safe slow investments like that, there is very little risk. 

Ha, well you could look at it that way I guess.

On 27/08/2021 at 02:37, J7SC_Orion said:

...wishing you well, @ENTERPRISE ...after the trough comes the next rise ! 

 

5 hours ago, Bastiaan_NL said:

I'm sorry to hear this E.. Good luck finding a new job 👍

 

Thanks guys :) 

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On 29/08/2021 at 15:22, schuck6566 said:

Damn, sorry to hear they did that 2 ya.Hope you find a better place that's to your liking.🙂

 

Thanks bud. 

 

I have been busy applying the last couple of days. Waiting to here back. Mainly in I.T and CAD as those are more my bread and butter. Ironically CAD might win out over I.T again.  Scrambling at the moment to get a new job as my other half is also between jobs, bad timing is all.  In the meantime if nothing of a "professional" nature comes along then I will take whatever there is while applying. 

 

Now I remember what a PITA being unemployed is ha. 

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Good news. 

 

I had a very good day the other day so far as jobs go. I had a zoom call with a company in the morning to which I was told I would find out if I would get a second interview sometime a week later. However 20 mins later I had a call to ask if I could come in that same day for a second interview to meet the department heads. After nearly 3 hours of talk and meeting everyone, I was offered the job and all paperwork has been signed and sent back to them as of today.  Apparently they were impressed with me, their words, not mine.

 

The job role will be a dual role, like many other companies I have worked for before, so it will be CAD & I.T Management. 

 

This means I avoid working in the Amazon Warehouses which I was to start today as a short time money solution. Obviously not my bread and butter but glad I was able to avoid it. I have just spent the rest of my day cancelling other interviews etc. 

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That's good that you actually got a job you want and weren't forced to work in an Amazon warehouse. There's an Amazon warehouse not too far from me and it's consistently one of the worst places to work as far as health and safety goes. I think they have the highest death rate for any job in the area. But still, it could be the US warehouses where they ambulances on standby instead of paying for AC in the summer because it's cheaper to treat heatstroke than to prevent it.

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1 hour ago, ENTERPRISE said:

Good news. 

 

I had a very good day the other day so far as jobs go. I had a zoom call with a company in the morning to which I was told I would find out if I would get a second interview sometime a week later. However 20 mins later I had a call to ask if I could come in that same day for a second interview to meet the department heads. After nearly 3 hours of talk and meeting everyone, I was offered the job and all paperwork has been signed and sent back to them as of today.  Apparently they were impressed with me, their words, not mine.

 

The job role will be a dual role, like many other companies I have worked for before, so it will be CAD & I.T Management. 

 

This means I avoid working in the Amazon Warehouses which I was to start today as a short time money solution. Obviously not my bread and butter but glad I was able to avoid it. I have just spent the rest of my day cancelling other interviews etc. 

 

Congrats ! 😃

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10 hours ago, Andrew said:

That's good that you actually got a job you want and weren't forced to work in an Amazon warehouse. There's an Amazon warehouse not too far from me and it's consistently one of the worst places to work as far as health and safety goes. I think they have the highest death rate for any job in the area. But still, it could be the US warehouses where they ambulances on standby instead of paying for AC in the summer because it's cheaper to treat heatstroke than to prevent it.

Thanks bud. Tell you what though, with all the paperwork you must complete to become an Amazon worker is nuts. From the surface it all looks very pro and safe...but theory always does.

9 hours ago, J7SC_Orion said:

 

Congrats ! 😃 

 

5 hours ago, iamjanco said:

Congrats, E--glad you were able to take care of that relatively quickly.

 

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Thanks guys. Glad I was able to secure quickly. Aside from money wise, job trawling and countless interviews is not my idea of fun.

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9 hours ago, ENTERPRISE said:

Thanks bud. Tell you what though, with all the paperwork you must complete to become an Amazon worker is nuts. From the surface it all looks very pro and safe...but theory always does.

 

Thanks guys. Glad I was able to secure quickly. Aside from money wise, job trawling and countless interviews is not my idea of fun.

So, dropping my name helped? 🤣 Seriously, Glad you found something you'll like and where you'll be appreciated from the sounds of it.👍

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Great news E, I'm happy to hear it worked out for you. 

Good luck with the new job 🙂

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20 hours ago, schuck6566 said:

So, dropping my name helped? 🤣 Seriously, Glad you found something you'll like and where you'll be appreciated from the sounds of it.👍

 

1 hour ago, Bastiaan_NL said:

Great news E, I'm happy to hear it worked out for you. 

Good luck with the new job 🙂

Thanks guys ! Much appreciated.

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I'm glad things are looking up!

 

I'm also glad you are not in the Amazon warehouse. One of my friends recently started working in a UPS warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia and he couldn't tolerate the heat so he resigned after a week. 

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On 17/09/2021 at 14:19, ENTERPRISE said:

Good news. 

 

I had a very good day the other day so far as jobs go. I had a zoom call with a company in the morning to which I was told I would find out if I would get a second interview sometime a week later. However 20 mins later I had a call to ask if I could come in that same day for a second interview to meet the department heads. After nearly 3 hours of talk and meeting everyone, I was offered the job and all paperwork has been signed and sent back to them as of today.  Apparently they were impressed with me, their words, not mine.

 

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I knew you'd find a great job soon!  A good guy like you is hard to find these days.  Hope you love the job!

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4 hours ago, damric said:

I'm glad things are looking up!

 

I'm also glad you are not in the Amazon warehouse. One of my friends recently started working in a UPS warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia and he couldn't tolerate the heat so he resigned after a week. 

Yeah that heat must have been unimaginable if there is no AC or through wind.

3 hours ago, Minotaurtoo said:

I knew you'd find a great job soon!  A good guy like you is hard to find these days.  Hope you love the job!

Thanks bud. Appreciate the kind words 🙂

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PSU: EVGA Supernova T2 1600Watt
SOUNDCARD: Sound blaster Creative AE-9
CASE: be quiet Dark Base Pro 900 Rev 2
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CPU: AMD RX-427BB
RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600MHZ DDR3L
SSD/NVME: WD Blue 250GB M.2 SATA SSD
NETWORK: Intel I350 -T4
CASE: HP Thin Client T730
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CPU: 2 x Xeon|E5-2696-V4 (44C/88T)
RAM: 128GB|16 x 8GB - DDR4 2400MHz (2Rx8)
MOTHERBOARD: HP Z840|Intel C612 Chipset
GPU: Nvidia Quadro P2200
HDD: 4x 16TB Toshiba MG08ACA16TE Enterprise
SSD/NVME: Intel 512GB 670p NVMe
SSD/NVME 2: Samsung 1TB 980 NVMe
SSD/NVME 3: 2x Seagate FireCuda 1TB SSD's
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