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I need a plan

February 22nd, 2018 at 02:45 pm

My work are being a nightmare. I had a meeting to discuss my hours. They want everyone to be as flexible as possible. Well, I explained that I'm not. They noted it down. I asked if redundancy was on the table? No, it's the last option. At the next meeting they will give me hours that some computer decided is best (to meet the needs of the company). I'm dreading it. Someone told me that she was offered hours, but she couldn't work that late and they wouldn't negotiate with her. So, it's all or nothing.

For now, I'm job hunting and resisting the urge to hand in my notice.

So, any idea what I should do meanwhile? Minimise expenses? Put away extra cash? Or towards debt?

13 Responses to “I need a plan ”

  1. Laura Says:

    I think you should conserve cash on hand and see what your budget looks like while collecting unemployment/receiving assistance.

    The more you know, the better you will feel.

    I hope they’ll work with you! Is the new schedule fixed or will it continue to cycle through a rotation?

  2. scottish girl Says:

    It would be fixed.

  3. DW Says:

    SG, if your income is the only household income then you will have to do the new hours and job hunt at the same time. I don’t think you could save enough to substation your family in such a short period of time.
    You’re upset now, but when things settle down, then you will be able to think clearly and come up with a good exit plan.

  4. DW Says:

    substation should be sustain

  5. snafu Says:

    Know the rules and requirements to be eligible for unemployment benefits and then to remain eligible to collect benefits during the period of unemployment. Typically, if you relinquish employment, you are not eligible for benefits. Employers, not employees are in the strong position to set requirements of hours, environment, qualifications etc. A lot of the rules are based on unemployment numbers in your specific region so they change like water levels. There are waiting periods for benefits, vacation time owed, and you are ineligible for benefits if an agent deems it. Check and double check, don't make statements until you are sure of facts. If unemployed, what other benefits can you apply for? Housing subsidy? Food cards? Transportation pass? School supplies/lunch for DKs? What can DH do to bring in # cash?

    Figure out how many weeks you might be eligible like 1 years, less 2 weeks waiting period, less vacation days, less statutory holidays etc. Keep a careful record of employment search as they can ask for and check every line. Sorry, it really hard to be specific as different country, different province, different rules.

    Start now, make lists of potential employers, potential positions you might seek. Most jobs result from referrals so let everyone know you may need to seek work. Apply for openings you may not qua;ify for because the employer may have other openings more suited to your skill sets.

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Save AND reduce expenses (and save more). And also prepare for looking for new employment.

  7. patientsaver Says:

    Yeah, whatever you do, don't hand in your notice or you won't get unemployment benefits.

  8. crazyliblady Says:

    I would put away as much cash as possible starting now. Look at all your expenses and see if there are any services that you can downgrade or get rid of altogether (at least temporarily). Also, make an inventory of all food, household supplies, etc. you have and do a pantry challenge. Make a resume and have a friend look it over for you for accuracy, spelling, etc. Ask friends, neighbors, family if they know about any available jobs. What sort of public assistance benefits are you eligible for? Are there any charities you can inquire for assistance with? Perhaps a church? Since you do have a child, is doing childcare in your home an option if you are let go to help tide you over until another job is available? Are there any other at home work options available to you?

  9. Rachael777 Says:

    No better suggestions then the ones already made.. just sending a hug. hang in there. you will get through this.Smile

  10. scottish girl Says:

    Thanks everyone.

  11. rob62521 Says:

    Sure hope things work out better than you anticipate.

  12. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good suggestions above. Hope the hours aren't as bad as you're expecting.

  13. Househopeful Says:

    Sorry to hear that they are being completely immovable on the hours. Whatever you are offered could be problematic. You already mentioned some of the worst scenarios - redundency, etc. So I would suggest going into a temporary safety net type of mode. Reduce expenses as much as possible, stash cash as much as possible. If you know the situation might not work out - I also suggest brushing up the resume and putting feelers out for a new position.

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