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Offline BlackAck

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Re: Worse Than An IA
« Reply #2520 on: December 16, 2017, 07:08:28 PM »
I've just been laid off from my job.  Merry Christmas.  Here's the story,

the Acting CEO who is leaving for a high paying job with a technology giant at the end of the month wanted to leave on a high with a positive achievement for her career by reducing the employee headcount across the company and putting the FY2018 budget in the black. 

I was selected because my performance evaluation scores from last year were the lowest in my department (3.x out of 5, I had only been employed for three months when evaluated). Apparently my supervisors tried to get me reassigned internally but since cuts were being made across the board, other managers couldn't help.

It might put a dent in my UK plans.  Leaving the building yesterday, the first person I saw was the Acting CEO chatting on the phone.   ::) 

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Re: Worse Than An IA
« Reply #2521 on: December 16, 2017, 10:26:45 PM »
I've just been laid off from my job.  Merry Christmas.  Here's the story,

the Acting CEO who is leaving for a high paying job with a technology giant at the end of the month wanted to leave on a high with a positive achievement for her career by reducing the employee headcount across the company and putting the FY2018 budget in the black. 

I was selected because my performance evaluation scores from last year were the lowest in my department (3.x out of 5, I had only been employed for three months when evaluated). Apparently my supervisors tried to get me reassigned internally but since cuts were being made across the board, other managers couldn't help.

It might put a dent in my UK plans.  Leaving the building yesterday, the first person I saw was the Acting CEO chatting on the phone.   ::)
I'm so sorry to hear that at Xmas. Our generation seems to be bearing the brunt of 'cost savings measures' with multiple layoffs in most careers.

Silver lining - Maybe it could speed up the UK plans if you find a job there?

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Re: Worse Than An IA
« Reply #2522 on: December 17, 2017, 12:31:46 AM »
I've just been laid off from my job.  Merry Christmas.  Here's the story,

the Acting CEO who is leaving for a high paying job with a technology giant at the end of the month wanted to leave on a high with a positive achievement for her career by reducing the employee headcount across the company and putting the FY2018 budget in the black. 

I was selected because my performance evaluation scores from last year were the lowest in my department (3.x out of 5, I had only been employed for three months when evaluated). Apparently my supervisors tried to get me reassigned internally but since cuts were being made across the board, other managers couldn't help.

It might put a dent in my UK plans.  Leaving the building yesterday, the first person I saw was the Acting CEO chatting on the phone.   ::)

That really sucks, BlackAck.

Margo's got a good point - could this change your plans and get you to the UK sooner?
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Re: Worse Than An IA
« Reply #2523 on: December 17, 2017, 08:07:05 AM »
I'm really sorry BlackAck. That would be lousy at any time of year.  :-\\\\

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Re: Worse Than An IA
« Reply #2524 on: December 17, 2017, 08:34:01 AM »
I am so sorry.  My company in the UK laid off 300 people the week before Christmas last year.  It just seems particularly harsh this time of year!

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Re: Worse Than An IA
« Reply #2525 on: December 18, 2017, 12:59:47 PM »
I'm really sorry BlackAck.
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Re: Worse Than An IA
« Reply #2526 on: December 18, 2017, 01:16:42 PM »
That really sucks... what a rude thing to do just before Christmas.  I understand cost-saving measures to benefit the company as a whole, but maybe give a little warning, and don't do it a week before Christmas!  I'm sorry, BlackAcK.  :(

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Re: Worse Than An IA
« Reply #2527 on: December 18, 2017, 07:43:10 PM »
Me too!

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Re: Worse Than An IA
« Reply #2528 on: February 14, 2018, 10:16:07 PM »
So effing ticked off right now.  [smiley=bomb.gif] [smiley=bomb.gif]

Because I was just caught out by this.

In case you didn't know, if you have a joint account with your spouse and one of you updates your account information, this will not change for both of you. Each of you need to change your registered address.

If you don't, you'll be like me without being able to have a new debit card sent to you because your "registered address" is your previous one and the ATM ate your card for unknown reasons.
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Re: Worse Than An IA
« Reply #2529 on: February 15, 2018, 02:47:18 PM »
So effing ticked off right now.  [smiley=bomb.gif] [smiley=bomb.gif]

Because I was just caught out by this.

In case you didn't know, if you have a joint account with your spouse and one of you updates your account information, this will not change for both of you. Each of you need to change your registered address.

If you don't, you'll be like me without being able to have a new debit card sent to you because your "registered address" is your previous one and the ATM ate your card for unknown reasons.
Wow :( can you go to a branch and have them make the correction? I'm sorry you have to go through that!

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Re: Worse Than An IA
« Reply #2530 on: February 15, 2018, 08:22:43 PM »
Wow :( can you go to a branch and have them make the correction? I'm sorry you have to go through that!

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I have to do that, but I can't until Saturday as I'm traveling or at work from 7am to 7pm.
The usual. American girl meets British guy. They fall into like, then into love. Then there was the big decision. The American traveled across the pond to join the Brit. And life was never the same again.