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i feel awful
going to lose a lot of good people
STUPID FUCKING WORK BASTARDS
all is right in the world
sad about your office though.
I assume that means they have to pay redundancy to those who don't want to make the move. Canny businesses relocate to a place within the area where they don't have to do this.
Sounds bad, man. Sorry to hear that. How come you don't have to relocate?
we have offices in brighton, london and oxford. they have bought another block in the industrial park in oxford, and are closing one of the london offices.
Then they are merging the offices so that all the peoples who do the marketing, promotions and editing are going to be in brighton ( so relocating people from london to brighton) and all the people who do the production and journals and stuff are being relocated to oxford.
I just happen to be in the group that is being merged in brighton, I think we are only keeping the brighton office as we actually own it ( was bought years ago before we merged) and so only have ground rent to pay on it.
so yeah - i imagine there will be lots of voluntary redundancies
horrible horrible stuff
What's worse is if they don't get voluntary redundancies because their contract has a fucking 'mobility clause' in it, something that mine had so I don't really have a say. It doesn't even look innocuous, just has to say something like, "Will be based at xxxx office or any other office the company deems necessary for a given work requirement".
I feel shit
reminds me why i need to set up my own business
it's very sticky place, not all of us are dynamic go - getters like myself. Loads of people have been here for 15 years or so
Third best city in the South (after Bristol and Brighton)
Bit of a win for the people who get the option of ditching London for Brighton too.