The Great Redundo

So ANT have kicked me out.

I was told last week that they were proposing to outsource my role (and also all documentation, my boggling readers) and that consequently, unless alternative employment could be found for me in a two-week consultation period, I would be made redundant. (This was about three weeks after giving me more line management responsibility and telling me this was the first step in growing my team.)

Today they cut short the consultation period, told me there was nothing suitable, and asked me to clear my desk and sling my hook. Which I did, via the pub with some workmates. People were still asking me questions about JavaScript and DOM virtually as I was walking out of the door.

Their loss.

I suspect, but cannot prove, that the directors have been replaced with space lizards. I think I saw one of them devouring a stunned gerbil on Monday.

No concrete plan yet except to take some time off. I might go freelance again.

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3 responses to “The Great Redundo

  1. Sorry to hear your news, you can join the sit at home and be bored club with me!

    • Anonymous

      At least David has the use of his arms. He might be sat at home, but he ain’t going to be bored … not with Trisha on 32″ lcd widescreen!

      Did they give you a chunk of change to go away quietly?

      • I’m paid until April 20 (end of consultation period) and then I get one month in lieu of notice. Statutory redundancy is zero pounds and zero pence for me, and that’s what they’re giving me.

        I think it’s in my best interests right now to make a tactical withdrawal rather than push for more.

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