The good morning thread

Andyk

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Had that about 10 years ago. Emptied my bank account on Christmas Eve. I didn’t notice until the New Year as I had no need for any money for the period inbetween.

Took 3 months to get my money back (after all the fraud checks). Fortunately things have sped up a lot since then.

Still. It’s very annoying.
Happen to me about 15 years ago as well...……..I think it was Just Eat issue this time as we had a issue on line with payment......I have tracked back and a few people have said Just Eat have had issues with fraud...…...
 

2b1ask1

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It is a superb track. One of his later more morose ones. Have you seen 'Walk The Line', the Johnny Cash biopic? Well worth a watch.
indeed I have, I got quite into his music about 10 years ago, odd because before that I thought it a joke, he never was able to hit a note out of the bag and even then had a tiny range to hit. His group early on were all talentless but somehow he endured.
 

rossyl

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Found out yesterday I'm not at risk of redundancy, but also that I am blocked from progression.

It's an odd state of affairs when some of those at risk will end up getting promoted. Some will of course no longer work for the company.

I'd of actually preferred to be put at risk, so that I could go for the promotion. Its now another 8/9months stuck at the same level.

Given I was told last year it was time to move up, but then I was blocked from applying for a role - I feel stuck in the mud. It'll be 15months stuck. I'm not getting any younger.

A morning moan, but it's pretty hard to be bothered and motivated about work today.

Oh these large bureaucratic organisations!
 

rossyl

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That's a sod, @rossyl I don't understand how orgs block people from progression. What's the score there?

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You are just blocked from applying for new roles within the organisation. You need approval to apply for any new role.

The "at risk pool" an apply for any role within that pool. As I'm not "at risk" I cannot apply. There'll be plenty of good opportunities within that "At risk" pool, particularly as some are fairly senior and will take the financial benefits of voluntary redundancy.

So all the roles will be allocated out and if there's any knock on effects, which there's likely to be, then I can potentially pick up the scraps atmfter they've completed that process. Quite possible that the roles I want will have gone by then. Might get more clarity on that soon.

But feels like I've been waiting for a while too longm
 

CatmanV2

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You are just blocked from applying for new roles within the organisation. You need approval to apply for any new role.
I'm going to gently boggle at this. What on earth purpose does this serve, other than to annoy people like you?

Thoughts are with you, chap!

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Gooner

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I feel for you. Sounds like your HR department have taken a thoughtless approach to the principle of pooling the at risk people. Fair enough that they should get a chance to apply for other jobs in the company. But if you got a promotion, they could apply for your now-vacant job. So they are being a bit short-sighted to say the least.
 

zagatoes30

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Morning all, drives me made when companies stop talented people progressing.

A guy I recruited 5 years ago as a bright kid just out of uni resigned yesterday, he has been telling his current manager that he needs to progress but n nothing was done. He spoke to me about this 3 months ago and after a conversation with the IT Director we put a plan together to move him into tech. architect role with all the necessary training only to have i blocked as his current manager insisted he was essential in the QA role he currently has. I warned her that she risked losing him but she didn't believe me. Now he is going and taking all the knowledge he has with him and because he was blocked from moving previously by his manager he is not prepared to reconsider even for the tech arch role I had set up. Finding good tech. staff here is difficult especially as a retailer we struggle to offer the same career progressions that the tech giants of Google, eBay, Amazon & Salesforce (all with big offices in Dublin) can offer.