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Old Apr 24th 2009, 6:16 am
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of the redundant.....but I have already lined up another job, which I am supposed to start from 1/6.

What I did not expect is that I would end up getting paid over 12 months (14.5 months to be precise) pay as a result!

Well, first they paid me a retention bonus, 2 months ago, so that I don't leave and then my redundancy pay to make me leave, and then a massive bonus - twice what I got last year (this after I've been made redundant and most unexpected). And as a result of all this, I'm now sooooo tempted to put my feet up a bit for a well deserved rest and forget the new job

The bad news is that you might see more of me on BE ....lol
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Old Apr 24th 2009, 6:17 am
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If I was in your position I would go off and work with Orangutans in Sumatra for a year.
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Old Apr 24th 2009, 6:19 am
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If I was in your position I would go off and work with Orangutans in Sumatra for a year.
Yeah, makes a nice change to work with some smart folks
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Default Re: I have now joined the ranks....

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of the redundant.....but I have already lined up another job, which I am supposed to start from 1/6.

What I did not expect is that I would end up getting paid over 12 months (14.5 months to be precise) pay as a result!

Well, first they paid me a retention bonus, 2 months ago, so that I don't leave and then my redundancy pay to make me leave, and then a massive bonus - twice what I got last year (this after I've been made redundant and most unexpected). And as a result of all this, I'm now sooooo tempted to put my feet up a bit for a well deserved rest and forget the new job

The bad news is that you might see more of me on BE ....lol
Congratulations on the new job and enjoy your month off.....
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Congratulations on the new job and enjoy your month off.....
month off?? nooooo - I'd like a couple of years off...may be 5....
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Old Apr 24th 2009, 6:24 am
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oh...well...that is sort of good news then isn't it....congratulations
if you have to think about whether or not you want to take time off, maybe that whole doing nothing thing isn't for you, lol...
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Old Apr 24th 2009, 6:36 am
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Default Re: I have now joined the ranks....

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of the redundant.....but I have already lined up another job, which I am supposed to start from 1/6.

What I did not expect is that I would end up getting paid over 12 months (14.5 months to be precise) pay as a result!

Well, first they paid me a retention bonus, 2 months ago, so that I don't leave and then my redundancy pay to make me leave, and then a massive bonus - twice what I got last year (this after I've been made redundant and most unexpected). And as a result of all this, I'm now sooooo tempted to put my feet up a bit for a well deserved rest and forget the new job

The bad news is that you might see more of me on BE ....lol
every cloud has a sliver lining Indie!! Well done
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Default Re: I have now joined the ranks....

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of the redundant.....but I have already lined up another job, which I am supposed to start from 1/6.

What I did not expect is that I would end up getting paid over 12 months (14.5 months to be precise) pay as a result!

Well, first they paid me a retention bonus, 2 months ago, so that I don't leave and then my redundancy pay to make me leave, and then a massive bonus - twice what I got last year (this after I've been made redundant and most unexpected). And as a result of all this, I'm now sooooo tempted to put my feet up a bit for a well deserved rest and forget the new job

The bad news is that you might see more of me on BE ....lol
I am so sorry for your loss...Things will pickup soon, I'm sure...
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
oh...well...that is sort of good news then isn't it....congratulations
if you have to think about whether or not you want to take time off, maybe that whole doing nothing thing isn't for you, lol...
Yes, it is good....nice to get a long paid holiday!


Thanks BC...

Conf...what loss?!
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Default Re: I have now joined the ranks....

Originally Posted by IndieG View Post
Yes, it is good....nice to get a long paid holiday!


Thanks BC...

Conf...what loss?!
Don't mind me...
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Old Apr 24th 2009, 7:29 am
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Default Re: I have now joined the ranks....

Originally Posted by IndieG View Post
of the redundant.....but I have already lined up another job, which I am supposed to start from 1/6.

What I did not expect is that I would end up getting paid over 12 months (14.5 months to be precise) pay as a result!

Well, first they paid me a retention bonus, 2 months ago, so that I don't leave and then my redundancy pay to make me leave, and then a massive bonus - twice what I got last year (this after I've been made redundant and most unexpected). And as a result of all this, I'm now sooooo tempted to put my feet up a bit for a well deserved rest and forget the new job

The bad news is that you might see more of me on BE ....lol
3 months in thailand.

Do it pet.
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Mmmmm..... sounds good Spugsy....
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congrats on the new job Indie.
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Old Apr 24th 2009, 1:00 pm
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Thanks Inse :-)

Am planning to take a longish, much needed break from the rat race, so doubt that I will take up the new job.
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Thanks Inse :-)

Am planning to take a longish, much needed break from the rat race, so doubt that I will take up the new job.
good on you Indie I worked for 20 years before giving it up, I miss it a bit now but do enjoy the free time I have
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