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18 hours ago, A'Villan said:

Basketball career getting better with age and continues for another season, this week a coach confirmed I am part of his plans once restrictions are lifted and I will sign soon.

Literally playing with and against guys who have averaged 20+ppg in the NCAA division one, and whom have had opportunities with NBA teams, many NBL heads too.

The league I'm playing in had a report written recently that stated that the league is a legitimate pathway to the NBA, with a number of players being scouted and recruited.

I gave up on myself in life, hard. Like you don't understand. Today, I'm looking and seeing that there's a guy who made his NBA debut age 35 and got a four-year contract.

About 20 past 5 mate. 

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My boss has been politely invited to leave the company at his convenience and his job is being advertised. I'm pretty much the only internal candidate remotely suitable for it, but I don't want it. The guy was incompetent, definitely, but the job is a poison chalice, they want someone to lead a team of 60+, define the strategy for the team, and work towards improving the quality coming out of them, whilst also being a hands on technical lead as well. It's simply too much, and whoever takes that job will fail.

I've sent an unsolicited mail to my boss's boss, and his boss, outlining what I see as the problems, suggesting how I'd split the responsibilities in two, and made it clear that it's essentially a covering letter for the second role which they haven't made yet.

I'm hoping their reaction is "this guy has balls, and a good point" rather than "who the **** does this guy think he is?". :D 

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Me this morning:

I'm a genius. I can do anything. I'll tell these guys how **** amazing I am. My balls are this big.

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Me this afternoon: 

I've emailed a bloke on the board to tell him his job posting is misguided, and that I am the guy that can solve all of his very big problems that nobody else wants to go anywhere near.

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3 minutes ago, bannedfromHandV said:

Missus lost her job, liquidation too so naff all redundancy payout by the looks of things, she’d been there for 15 years.

Pretty sure I’ll be losing mine in the coming months too so it’s gonna be an interesting ride.

Sorry to hear that mate. I have a feeling it’ll be like the crash of 2008/9 with tens of thousands of job losses yet to be announced which makes me nervous too.

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21 minutes ago, bannedfromHandV said:

Missus lost her job, liquidation too so naff all redundancy payout by the looks of things, she’d been there for 15 years.

Pretty sure I’ll be losing mine in the coming months too so it’s gonna be an interesting ride.

Pretty sure she'll be entitled to the below from the government:

Employees get:

  • 1.5 weeks’ pay for each full year of employment after their 41st birthday
  • a week’s pay for each full year of employment after their 22nd birthday
  • half a week’s pay for each full year of employment up to their 22nd birthday

Length of service is capped at 20 years and weekly pay is capped at £538. The maximum amount of statutory redundancy pay is £16,140.

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1 hour ago, bannedfromHandV said:

Missus lost her job, liquidation too so naff all redundancy payout by the looks of things, she’d been there for 15 years.

Pretty sure I’ll be losing mine in the coming months too so it’s gonna be an interesting ride.

Sorry to hear that mate

Have a read

https://www.gov.uk/your-rights-if-your-employer-is-insolvent

https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-redundancy-pay

 

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2 hours ago, Wainy316 said:

Pretty sure she'll be entitled to the below from the government:

Employees get:

  • 1.5 weeks’ pay for each full year of employment after their 41st birthday
  • a week’s pay for each full year of employment after their 22nd birthday
  • half a week’s pay for each full year of employment up to their 22nd birthday

Length of service is capped at 20 years and weekly pay is capped at £538. The maximum amount of statutory redundancy pay is £16,140.

Yeah she’s looking into that already thanks, just wank that 15 years service and they just dump the business and cut ties but hey ho, that’s life (these days).

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2 hours ago, Stevo985 said:

I'm re-furloughed as of Monday.

I'm not going to bother worrying about it this time. nothing I can do about it. Just going to enjoy the time off

Which is all you can do man, bloody strange times getting stranger by the day at the minute it feels.

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2 hours ago, Stevo985 said:

I'm re-furloughed as of Monday.

I'm not going to bother worrying about it this time. nothing I can do about it. Just going to enjoy the time off

How long for?

With the extension to October I wonder if I’ll be furloughed, I’d rather not though even if on 100% pay.

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4 minutes ago, Genie said:

How long for?

With the extension to October I wonder if I’ll be furloughed, I’d rather not though even if on 100% pay.

Didn’t say. Minimum 3 weeks again and I assume it’s probably for a month. 
 

Said it’s purely because the numbers don’t add up. They’ve obviously been given a target of amount of money to save and Director said he couldn’t hit it without furloughing me. 
 

I’ll wait for my letter from HR

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1 hour ago, Stevo985 said:

Didn’t say. Minimum 3 weeks again and I assume it’s probably for a month. 
 

Said it’s purely because the numbers don’t add up. They’ve obviously been given a target of amount of money to save and Director said he couldn’t hit it without furloughing me. 
 

I’ll wait for my letter from HR

What industry do you work in? 
Seems different companies and industries are tackling the furlough situation very differently. 
Friend of mine was forced to take holiday leave (full pay but using up their holiday entitlement), followed by 5 weeks furlough. Back in for 10 days and then likely to be furloughed again (I may have got the length off slightly wrong). 
 

Im lucky really as my company hasn’t furloughed anyone and has us all working from home. If anything it’s strengthen my claim to my role (I’m currently on a secondment promotion), as I’ve shown How much an asset I’ve been in this period. 

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