Hi to all those who have been following my interminable saga (and any who are new to it, as well).
Well, today, Redeployment backed down, and said it was OK for me to be doing the work I had been doing - the work they told me only yesterday I must stop, because it was “against the rules”.
So it looks like the chap who’s been trying to get me a foot in the door has won this round, at least - they’re NOT going to stop me doing the only thing I was doing that might have potential as an ongoing role.
In other news, I still haven’t found out for certain whether I’ve been selected for redundancy. They had intended everyone should be told either way by tomorrow. They’re now saying they’re a bit behind, and nobody will be told before Monday. This means I cannot, under the procedure, leave the company any earlier than 18th July, instead of the 16th. Woohoo, two extra days’ money! I must be desperate. It’s a few quid though, so every couple of days is something.
I talk about being told “either way”, but in reality, that still won’t be the case, because those of us selected (I’m assuming, at the moment, that includes me) will be told it’s still subject to mitigation attempts.
So it aint over 'til it’s over.
Our little group of 28 needs to lose 15; more than half. I’ve heard “credible” rumours that two have volunteered (they’re at an age when they might have considered retiring anyway). But that still leaves 13 who’ll go, but don’t want to.