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Thank you, Brigadier. Do you think just for once you could arrive *before* the nick of time..?

Those of you who follow this blog will be aware that I'm being made redundant on Monday.

You will also be aware that there have been vague rumblings that actually, for long and convoluted reasons connected to opportunities to get inebriated in a manufacturer of alcoholic beverages, my colleagues and I might be being kept on after all.

Had an email 22 minutes ago from my boss. "I have been told some good news! HR are extending our notices until end of September. So, no goodbyes, please keep coming to work as usual."

I'm still slightly in a state of hysterical shock about it. As Sarah said, it could have been worse - they might have told me on Monday... (For what it's worth, although some of my colleagues had earlier leaving dates than me, others had later dates. I'm the only one for whom this has pretty much come at the eleventh hour...)

The best bit, though, is the next line of the email:

"The end date of September, also, may not be the end of the "ends", either. It all depends how things pan out."

Erm. So. Yeah. I. Don't. Even.

I have things I need to do today, but my brain has been reduced to a state of mush.

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Posted by: gillo (gillo)
Posted at: June 7th, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
wtf Spike

Bloody hell. That is not good personnel management! Still, a few more paydays are probably not a bad thing.

Posted by: emmzzi (emmzzi)
Posted at: June 7th, 2013 12:36 pm (UTC)

I think this is good news. It's certainly less poor news :)

Beer, I suggest. And peanuts. And a towel.

Posted by: Diaries of a dolphin (luckykaa)
Posted at: June 7th, 2013 01:03 pm (UTC)

Income for a couple of months is nice to have. This sort of uncertainty is stressful though. Hope things stabilise for you soon

Posted by: Heidi (welshgirl15)
Posted at: June 7th, 2013 01:28 pm (UTC)
Merlin: Merlin

Wow, that's pretty last minute of them! But on the plus side you at least have a few more months of income guaranteed :)

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: June 7th, 2013 02:04 pm (UTC)
Flying monkeys

Wow - that is leaving things to the very last minute!

I guess it gives you more time to make your plans for what you plan to do when the job finally goes - but not knowing when exactly that is is a bit of a bugger, really!

Posted by: Stacey (geekslave)
Posted at: June 7th, 2013 04:58 pm (UTC)
amy and rory text

Wow, that really sucks that they waited so long and that things are still so up in the air. But at lease you have a few more paychecks coming your way.


Posted by: Rachel (rach74)
Posted at: June 7th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC)

Good news on the more paycheck thing, but urgh on the organisation.

Posted by: Karen (kazzy_cee)
Posted at: June 7th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)

Oh good grief!!! The 11th hour FFS!! Good news though??

Posted by: Thene (athenemiranda)
Posted at: June 8th, 2013 05:15 am (UTC)
law #10


Unreliable employers suck.

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