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Employer trying to force me out

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Frozennova, 30 Apr 2012.

  1. rz30

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Oct 2008

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    You must have an idea what sparked this off, personality clash with the managers?

    People can become so twisted once they move up the chain of command, especially in small firms. Become dinosaurs.
     
  2. MrViper

    Hitman

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    Location: leicester

    being made to sweep the carpark while your boss does your usual job seems a bit ****
     
  3. Locky

    Capodecina

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    Location: Leicestershire/Derbyshire

    Tell the boss you have screwed his wife :D
     
  4. Dannyb01y

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,231

    Location: Brighton

    Whats your job description? If theyre making you things that arent part of it youre entitled not to do them within reason. If you dont have one then you need to get one!
     
  5. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Northampton

    Thanks for all the answers, I really have no idea what started it. Everything was fine when I left for a weeks holiday in Feb and came back to what has become this.
     
  6. Duke

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    Just either look for another job if your not happy or speak to the boss and see whats going on.

    No need to waste money on paying them.
     
  7. subbytna

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    Document everything with dates times, names etc....was in similar position 7 years ago and won constructive dismissal with notes as evidence. Took advice through a solicitor whilst taking notes in work to make sure I was covered on that front.
     
  8. MikeHunt79

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    I see what you did there... :D :p
     
  9. matt_fsr

    Soldato

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    Try and get requests for these 'menial tasks' or 'rubbish jobs' in writing if you can, ideally in an email.

    Forward the email out from your company account to a personal account, so you have a record of it, and if possible without being seen to do so print it out from the company, and take a copy home and store it as others have suggested.
     
  10. Will Gill

    Don

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    Location: Cornwall & Sail.Number: GBR 3936

    speak to them and arrange a without prejudice agreement, means you get cash, they get rid of you and they don't have to have a redundancy statistic

    I did that, netted me a reasonable sum :)
     
  11. Dave M

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    Just sit him down, explain you are both grown men and you understand circumstances change so negotiate a settlement or he can carry on the path he is and suffer a tribunal.
     
  12. Dave M

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    I'm not sure why they haven't gone down that route to be honest, unless they fear that because the owner is having to do the cnc operator job the position isn't actually redundant.
     
  13. ubersonic

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    :confused: I have instructed skilled people on triple the minimum wage and up to sweep/clean/paint/etc stuff in and around the company HQ when the is no normal work for them to do and they haven't complained they have just got on with it...
     
  14. Will Gill

    Don

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    Location: Cornwall & Sail.Number: GBR 3936

    Tis a good point matey, might be a small company with little understanding of employment law?
     
  15. Frozennova

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    There was CNC work to be doing at the time in question though as well as it raining and not supplying waterproof clothing.


    Without mentioning names its not a small company. We manufacture air filters for some rather large Bus and train companies as well as for fast road and competition use on cars bikes etc.
     
  16. "andy"

    Capodecina

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    exactly what i was thinking. if buisness is quiet then buisness is quiet.

    id much rather sweep the car park than be jobless


    speak to the highest in command if you think you are being discriminated against. they have to look into it and they cant hold it against you
     
  17. rz30

    Wise Guy

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    Which is another point, who here would actually pursue a legal route if you thought it valid to do so, you would pretty much become the bad guy and you could forget about ever staying there. Would you do that, i'm not sure i would, but you have to protect your integrity.
     
  18. Philz0r

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    I used to clean the shop floor when i worked in a factory when production was low.
    I just got on with it but the team leader was a right ..... And used to try and look down apon me while i was doing it, you know the type. "you missed a spot, should i get you a hairnet, blah blah". When the redundancies came, he received his notice and i didnt. Im smiling right now just remembering this haha.